"Imagine a blend of The Cramps, The Black Angels, Joy Division, Tom Waits, and Lightnin Hopkins. Now drench it in blood and make it play a theremin extremely well at gunpoint.">Dia de la Luches Nuff said." Santa Fe New Mexican

There's a lamp at the end of a road
There's a lamp at the end of a road
A road where no one goes
A road that no one knows
A lamp...
A lamp...
That somehow glows...
But no one

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2020 and beyond Dead Animal Room, Tucson AZ James and Frankie Nightly live performances by special invitation only.


The Mission Creeps hail from Tucson. The Mission Creeps spin tales of a different, darker kind of desert, one of lonesome highways and ghost stories.

Inspired by art and film noir and horror movies, The Mission Creeps play dark psychedelia and take their cues from bands following similar inspirations, such as The Cramps, The Black Angels, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Joy Division, and The Sonics.

Rue Morgue Magazine described their sound as awash in surf guitar and noted singer James Arr’s ability, much like Nick Cave, to switch between seductive narrative and a raving yelp.

Supported by the throbbing rhythms of bassist Miss Frankie Stein and drummer George Palenzuela, a scary good time can always be had at their shows.

With six releases, they continue to offer up musical tales populated with witches, killer gnomes, and parties for the undead while providing beats that keep the body moving and the demons at bay.

The Mission Creeps are:

James "Arr" Roebuck: Vocals, Guitar, Theremin, Samplers
Miss Frankie Stein: Bass, Accordion, Melodica, Vocals,
George Palenzuela: Drums, Vocals


Not as Wicked as You

By H. Barragan, Jr. from The Mission Creeps album, Fright Night Creep Out


Creepy by Gene Torres from the album In Sickness and In Health

Dark Cells

Dark Cells by James Arr from the album Dark Cells


Monster by Gene Torres. From the album Ghouls Among Us


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The Mission Creeps love playing festivals and are always open for more!

San Diego Music Thing, Ink & Iron, Tiki Oasis 2007, 2016, Tombstone Two Gun Throwdown, In-ko-pah 1, 2, 4, Friki Tiki Garage Festival, Friki Fest II, Santa Fe Film Festival, Jerome Film and Music Festival, Nightmare in Mesa, Southwest National Rocky Horror Picture Show Convention, El Fishnet Fiesta, Nightfall at Old Tucson Studios residency, City of Bisbee New Years Celebration, Southwest Fetish Ball, Tucson Club Crawl, Nightmare on Congress Street, Tucson Zombie Walk, Wild Wild West Con 1 and 6, The National Art Car Festival, Keen Halloween

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Contact the Mission Creeps for Booking and all other Inquiries!