Rockets Red Glare

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Rockets Red Glare
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1999 (1999)–2003 (2003)
LabelsDie Venom Records, Sickroom, Blue Skies Turn Black Records
Past members
  • Jeremy Strachan
  • Evan Clarke
  • David Weinkauf

Rockets Red Glare was a Canadian alternative rock band from Toronto, active in the early 2000s.[1]

Rockets Red Glare formed in the winter of 1999 following the demise of hardcore band Blake and instrumental trio Blue Light Blockade. They released their self-titled debut album in 2002.[2]

The band's second album, Moonlight Desires, was released in 2003.[3] The album appeared on the !earshot National Top 50 chart in August 2003.[4] That year Rockets Red Glare disbanded; members went on to join Sea Snakes (Strachan), Burn Rome in a Dream (Clarke), Jim Guthrie (Clarke), and Picastro (Clarke). In late 2004 Strachan and drummer David "Gus" Weinkauf formed Feuermusik, a free jazz duo with Strachan on saxophone and Weinkauf playing percussion on buckets.[5]

In 2006 the band reunited to play a series of shows.[1]


  • "Redshift" / "Halifax" (2001, single) on Die Venom Records
  • Rockets Red Glare (2002) on Sickroom Records
  • Moonlight Desires (2003) on Blue Skies Turn Black Records