COMMANDO is gay nü metal band from San Francisco, California.
Featuring five of the most powerful queer vocalists in California music history--Juba Kalamka (Deep Dickollective), Lynnee Breedlove (Tribe 8, The Homobiles), Drew Arriola Sands (Trap Girl), Krylon Superstar (Double Duchess), and Honey Mahogany (San Francisco Democratic Party)--COMMANDO simultaneously confronts our shared cultural past while making music unlike anything that has come before it.
Quarterbacked by a rhythm section of bassist Van Jackson-Weaver and virtuosic San Francisco experimental chamber duo The Living Earth Show (drummer Andy Meyerson and guitarist Travis Andrews), COMMANDO synthesizes rock, punk, hip hop, experimental music, metal, screaming, shredding, and poetry create something entirely unique.
COMMANDO's self titled debut album, released in 2022 on the venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars, unleashes a new type of bombastic, melodic, sensitive, and explosive queer rock music: gay nü metal for a gay nü world.
Lynnee Breedlove: Tribe 8, Homobiles
Juba Kalamka: bisexual artist/activist & co-founder/producer of legendary “homohop” group Deep Dickollective
Drew Arriola Sands: lead singer of Trap Girl
Krylon Superstar: lead vocalist of Double Duchess and SF drag legend
Honey Mahogany: first Black and Trans chair of the SF Democratic Party, vocalist and first SF performer on RuPaul’s Drag Race