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Anarkizt Orkiztra / Bio

"Your travelling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind, a journey into a wonderous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. THATS THE SIGN POST UP AHEAD! - YOUR NEXT STOP, ANARKIZT ORKIZTRA!
This is an outlying idea. Songs, poetry & so on. Be warned, may contain personal thoughts & opinions.
Dont judge. Judge yourself. An idea starts as a seed, planted & grows into a dream. This is our dream laid before your feet, so tread lightly for you tread on our dreams.

The sound of ANARKIZT ORKIZTRA is a unique one compared to most bands out there today. Instead of sticking to a certain style,they explore & mix a variety of different styles. From Alternative to Hard rock, Experimental to Punk, Ska to Reggae, Jazz to Rock n Roll & everything in between. ANARKIZT ORKIZTRA guarantees an in your face, phat & loud, Rock n' Roll sound with lots of heart and emotion that demands attention at their live shows.
If you want to be technical, ANARKIZT ORKIZTRA started brewing in the summer of, back in the days. (1990's).

With Roger Crews starting his very first band as "UNBORN EMRIYO" (1994-1995), then "YR MOM" (1995-1999) Basically a crappy Nirvana cover band with some original songs. (Roger Crews, Jason Weiller, Ceasar Ramos)
& later "DEZSPYZE" (1999-2012). The blue print to what was becoming, "ANARKIZT ORKIZTRA" Roger Crews started playing guitar as a teen. Bought his first guitar (acoustic guitar) that only had 3 strings, at a yard sale around his neighborhood .Self taught. Later learned notes & theory from his fellow high school classmate, Estuardo Alvarado.( Estuardo has been in bands such as UMO VERDE. A gifted guitarist as well. Estuardo and his friend Robert, a.k.a. "Skater Robert" gave Roger a first taste of a band. Roger got to jam with them a couple of times as friends in high school. Roger recalls Estuardo and Robert playing along to some Metallica and D.R.I..
And Ben Thomer's bands "ORGANIZED NOISE" & "STRESS" (1995-1999).
"DEZSPYZE" started when Eddie Guerrero answered a musicians wanted ad from Roger Crews in a local music store. Soon after, Ed called Roger up & they started jamming and letting out feelings & emotions thru their instruments in the garage. Known as the "SMFTG days". ( Shit Music From The Garage) The name of their demo debut album. Over the years, band members have came and gone. From friends filling in to bassist joining the band.Then they hooked up with Eddie Martinez for a while but he was already busy doing his own bands, "THE SLINGSHOTS" , "THE RIFF RAFF" , "SHE'S LYING DEAD" and now, "JOHNNY DROP DEAD".
Roger Crews also tried to get his friend/guitarist , Mauricio Del Toro to join his bands. Mauricio auditioned a couple of times but worked best as a solo artist. Talented guitarist. Roger and Mauricio would record on "Acoustic Guitars" as "LOS ACOUSTIQUIADOS" folk /experimental/classic rock stuff. Friends Freestyling vocals/ rap/ poetry at bonfires/ house parties/kickbacks in the hood. Maria Torres jammed with them a bunch of times on acoustic guitar as a 3rd guitarist. "LOS ACOUSTIQUIADOS" recorded couple of tapes on the old school 4 track tascam on Streetnote Records.
Ben Thomer was added as lead guitarist for "Dezspyze" for about a year or so. Guitarist Extraordinare. Left the group to do his own project, ANARKIZT ORKIZTRA . Roger & Ben go way back to H.P. (Huntington Park) { 90's) When Roger would kick back in his friend George's garage and watch his brothers band (Robert Lomeli) (ORGANIZED NOISE / STRESS) play Minor Threat,Nirvana,Suicidal Tendencies, The Vandals, Descendents, Marilyn Manson, originals & any other punk songs they could cover. Roger Crews got to jam with "STRESS" in the garage as a 2nd guitarist and was trying to join Ben's band, which broke up in 1999.
( Skinny Ben, Big Ben, Robert, and Jr.)
They released one live demo on Streetnote records.
Ben Thomer started playing guitar as a teen. Ben played blues, as a bassist with his pops (a gifted guitarist as well) and cousin (vocals & harmonica) at various clubs in L.A.

So the story goes....... Roger Crews & Ben Thomer joined forces again, along with their former drummer Eddie Guerrero.
John Doh came along and joined on bass guitar, putting his own mark in the twist. The Icing on the cake. The missing piece to the puzzle.
And they became ............
"ANARKIZT ORKIZTRA " (A.O.) (Est. 2012) .

After all these years spent in the garage & studio,working on songs,drinking 40's, smoking pot, & farting, its now their turn to put their own stain on the L.A. music scene and through out the world.
Streetnote Records.

General Info

Band Members
Roger Crews (Vocals & Guitar), Nick (Drums), John Doh (Bass), Ben Thomer (Lead Guitar)
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Anarkizt Orkiztra
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Los Angeles, CA
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