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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Active: Unknown - Unknown
  • Number of gigs played: 1
  • Number of other acts played with: 4
Sceneroller, The Cokers
About This Act


Twin brothers, Alvin and Calvin Coker, who play blues and 60’s R & B. They moved to California from the backwoods of Louisiana. I answered their manager’s ad in the Reader. Played a lot of gigs in San Diego and Los Angeles and started to get a pretty good following over about a year’s time. A lot of the punks were suddenly into our music. Alvin and Calvin were square to the point of eccentricity. When we practiced they didn’t want to explain things to anybody else in the band. Alvin always said, “Read my mind!” like I suppose his twin could. Once at a party we had to explain to Calvin what a lesbian was. Alvin was thought to be a virgin until a robust groupie pulled him into the bathroom at the Bacchanal Club. Alvin played guitar; Calvin played bass; we had a number of drummers, and on guitar was Mike, ladies man and wannabe ballet dancer. More than once when we lost power or broke a guitar string, he leapt off the stage and ballet danced wildly, confusing everyone. Our manager, Paul Wong, eventually decided that too many clubs thought the Cokers was a drug reference, so he changed the name of the band to SAINT JAMES & THE VOODOO ROCKERS.

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