“Derby girls skate hard, fall hard, and the ones who party, party hard! They take their sport very seriously but love to let loose at the after-parties,” says San Diego Derby Doll Shiva Mi Timbers, otherwise known as Jacquie Bazinet. Bazinet is the lead singer and founding member of the Stooges/New York Dolls–influenced punk group the Unruly Bangs.
The band writes songs about funny haircuts, lost loves, nights of lust, waking up in strange beds, and staring at ceilings.
The Unruly Bangs began in 2008 as a jam session in the upstairs office space of an El Cajon industrial rubber factory. The original lineup included Bazinet, Darla Tucker on drums, Neil Revenga on lead guitar, and Carl Froelich on guitar. After their first gig at the Radio Room, Zeroes bassist Hector Penalosa offered to play with the Bangs, and they were off and running.
After Penalosa and Tucker left the band, the group recruited bassist Eric Sangre (VV Morgue, Severed Reds, Ray Mo) and Victor Penalosa on drums.
As of 2010, the band is based in Normal Heights, El Cajon, and National City. They can be seen frequently at Lestat’s Coffee House in Normal Heights.