The Gris Gris

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The Gris Gris
The Gris Gris (2006).jpg
Background information
Also known asGris Gris
OriginOakland, California
GenresPsychedelic rock
Years active2003 (2003)–2009 (2009)
MembersGreg Ashley, Joe Haener, Oscar Michel, Lars Kullberg

The Gris Gris were an American four-piece psychedelic rock band from Oakland, California.


The Gris Gris first signed with Birdman Records in 2003 after a friend of theirs, a member of the band The Cuts, sent a copy of the Gris Gris' demo to them. Birdman then published Ashley's solo album, Medicine Fuck Dream, in 2003 and Gris Gris' debut self-titled album the following year.[1][2]

The band released three albums together to reasonably positive reviews.[3][4][5]

Lead-singer Ashley also released three solo albums, Medicine Fuck Dream, Painted Garden, and Requiem Mass and Other Experiments.[2]

Band members[edit]

  • Greg Ashley (formerly of The Mirrors, the Strate Coats, and Sir Lord Von Raven)
  • Joe Haener (formerly of Battleship, The Rocknroll Adventure Kids, Blanche Devereaux. Also played in The Dodos' 2008 touring lineup.)
  • Oscar Michel (formerly of the Rocknroll Adventure Kids and currently Lil' Queenie)
  • Lars Kullberg (formerly of Boot Party)



Singles and EPs[edit]


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "The Gris Gris - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  2. ^ a b Trageser, Stephen (2014-04-28). "Hate Life Presents Greg Ashley and The John Brothers Piano Company Tonight at Fond Object". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  3. ^ Moerder, Adam (2005-11-13). "The Gris Gris: For the Season". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  4. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (2004-11-16). "The Gris Gris: The Gris Gris". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  5. ^ "The Gris Gris, 'For the Season' (Birdman)". Spin. 2005-11-11. Retrieved 2016-01-15.