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

Fright Night Creep Out - New Album Out Now!


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Upcoming Shows

Flyer Date Venue Details
Wedesday, Sept 5 at 8 pm Sky Bar, Tucson AZ FREE Show with the Schisms from Austin, TX
Saturday Sept 15, 2018 Chopper John's in Phoenix, AZ 16 Eyes CD Release party withthe 16 Eyes, The Rebel Set and French Girls
Friday Sept 28, 2018 Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, AZ Tempe First Art Show
Saturday Oct 20, 2018 Alex's Bar Long Beach, CA with Deadbolt and Vooduo
Satuday October 27, 2018 191 Toole Tucson, AZ Halloween Haunt Fest wtih 7 Bands, Dancers, DJ, Contests and More!
Friday Novermber 2, 2018 The Annex Tucson, AZ Night of the Living Fest


The Mission Creeps hail from Tucson, the strange music scene that spawned Calexico AND Bog Log III. 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 take their cues from bands following similar inspirations, such as The Cramps, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Joy Division, and Echo and the Bunnymen.

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 -of the Jungle Beat- 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:

Miss Frankie Stein: Bass, Accordion, Melodica, Vocals,
James Arrr: Vocals, Guitar, Theremin, Samplers
George of the Jungle Beat 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

Let's Get In Touch!

Contact the Mission Creeps for Booking and all other Inquiries!