Pixies meet The Police. XTC meets Converge. Fugazi with melody. We are tropical punk.


With a three man effort and enough on stage antics to blind God himself, Cactus's self proclaimed style of tropical punk is taking Nashville and beyond by storm.
Currently touring the East Coast of the US and Canada, the boys are heading to Europe next, with plans to conquer.

This isn't the Cactus's first rodeo. All three members have come from nationally touring acts. and have each spent years self promoting.

Lead singer Asher Rogers rips into his guitar as if it had an affair on him. Formerly of the band The Smartest Monkeys, Asher's scarecrow jinking and jerking make you wonder if he's more influenced by the world of Jim Henson than the world of music.

Bassist Sam Rogers is Asher's brother and former lead "throat" of Nashville cult metal riot "They Said We Were Ghosts". Sam is the calmest of the lot, watching the boys with beaded eyes and a southern sneer.

Last but not least (sitting center stage we might add), is Drummer Jru Frasier, formerly of the Korean metal band Unroot, has been known to play his drums so hard they've had to be held together by audience members.

With influences ranging from XTC and The Pixies to Converge, Cactus's offer an intense and lyrically smart brand of music that can apply to the musically inclined as well as the musically blind.

Industry Quotes:

“This band is very tight indeed. They could reach a very broad audience. They are a better band than most in this genre. I like the bright colors imaging, and I love the [genre] name tropical punk” - Kevin Kookegey, Manager of Mute Math on Teleprompt/Warner Bros.

“I think it’s amazing. I love these guys. Everyone is looking for the next big thing to come out of Nashville and this could be it” – Dave Stuenebrink, Showdown Management – Paramore on Atlantic

“Whoever is gonna sign these guys, better hurry up and do it” – Mike Grimes owner Grimeys Records, Nashville, TN

"The best band I have seen in 10 years!" - Greig Nori, Producer (Sum41, Broken Social Scene).

"Amazing. Reminds me of the first time I heard At the drive-in" - Justin Erdman Universal Music Canada

“Holy #$%^! Who are these guys?. I love the song Daddy!” – Roger Nichols, producer

“I am totally jealous that this drummer gets to play these ferocious songs! Amazing” – James Childress – Love Drug on The Militia Group

“I can’t wait to tour with this band” – Kenny from Starting Line on Virgin Records


tropical terror EP. Released on Beat Crazy 7/2008

Currently on the air in Toronto Canada CFMU in rotation also plays on other college radio WSMU. Front page of and streaming on Insomnia Radio UK daily dose.

Set List

Set-25 Minutes in length
original songs. fast and catchy.

1) Where is My Skeleton
2) Daddy
3) Queen Bee
4) Perverted Shark
5) Purple Coyote
6) Tiny Teeth
7) Kamikaze Kangaroo