Exotic Melancholic Noir: Jimmy Vargas & The Black Dahlias

Dionysus Records welcomes  Jimmy Vargas & The Black Dahlias! Jimmy Vargas is a racketeer and crooner, reincarnated from the twilight side of Los Angeles’ sin alley circa 1947. Lilana is a sorceress and exotique from the Mission Dolores San Francisco by way of Buenos Aires Argentina. Brought together in the Broadway dancehall on North Beach … Read more

Today – the official launch of our new distributor – ILD!

LOS ANGELES, CA & RICHMOND, VA. (TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011) – Call it punk, call it gangsta or simply call it good business – Independent Label Distribution (www.ildistro.com) announced today the formation of a new indie record label-run company for physical and digital distribution of some of the best-known independent bands and labels in music today.

Happy 62nd Birthday to the 45 RPM Record – Launched March 1949!

Just a quick note to wish a slightly belated Happy Birthday to one of the most marvelous joys of life on this earth – the 45 RPM Record! Check out this link containing text from RCA Victor’s press releases regarding the launch of the 45, and have a listen to RCA’s “Whirl Away” demonstration 45 which introduces the format.

Lotsa new stuff in the Dionysus cart!

The Treasures of Long Gone John DVD $19.95 Teen A Go Go DVD $9.95 JJ and the Real Jerks – The Future Is Now (and it stinks) 7″ $3.95 The Love Me Nots – The Demon and the Devotee LP $14.95 VA – Dangerhouse Volume 1 LP $12.95 Middle Class – Out of Vogue The … Read more

3/20: After the Eastside show come Messaround in Burbank!

Jonny Whiteside Presents The Messaround’s Lucky 13 Edition with wah-wah overlord Del Casher, punk legend Dave Drive & The Zoomies, roots alchemists The Skip Heller Trio, destructo-rock sensations The Ingrates! Dick Deluxe fronts the houseband! All Ages! No Cover! No Prisoners! Viva Cantina – Burbank, CA!

Luxuria Music Needs Your Help to Survive

Reposted from the LuxuriaMusic.com site:
Luxuria needs your help to survive and thrive!
For eleven years, Luxuriamusic has provided YOU PERSONALLY with a seductive variety of international music, chat, and interweb bonding. it’s our pleasure to do this, but it doesn’t come cheap. (Click Read More below to read more, or just click here to go straight to the Donate page.)

3/3:La Luz de Jesus’ Everything But The Kitschen Sync – 121 artists!

La Luz De Jesus Gallery will be holding their annual juried group exhibition, “Everything but the Kitschen Sync” this coming Friday, March 4. This gigantic, no-theme show features works from some of the freshest and most relevant artists working today. Commercial illustrators, graphic designers, tattooists, scenic painters, students, and animators and other have been invited to submit images. The show includes artists the gallery has previously exhibited, who consistently produce some of the most interesting paintings and sculptures in pop contemporary, as well as a large selection of work from a brand new batch of undiscovered, underground talent.

2/10: Ding Dong Devils, Dick and Jane, Casino 66 at The Redwood

This Thursday – 2/10 – Dionysus Records brings you three bands at The Redwood featuring exotica with a twist from The Ding Dong Devils, The Dick and Jane Family Orchestra with Dionysus’ Lee Joseph on bass, and Casino 66, formerly The Huntington Cads and featuring ex members of The Finks, The Witchdoctors and The Tiki … Read more

11/21: Destroy All Movies!!! Punks On Film – book signing at La Luz

Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film. Book signing by the authors Zack Carlson & Bryan Connolly The Complete guide to every appearance of a punk or new waver to hit the screen in the 20th Century. Forward by Richard Hell Sunday, November 21st 5pm – 7pm La Luz de Jesus 4633 … Read more

Over 3000 at Beyond Eden opening – Robert Williams honored

BEYOND EDEN: Over 3,000 attend opening – Robert Williams honored – opening night pictures L to R: Andrew Hosner (Beyond Eden organizer, Thinkspace Gallery, Sour Harvest,)  Matt Kennedy (Gallery Director – La Luz de Jesus,) Robert Williams, Billy Shire (Owner, Curator – La Luz de Jesus,) Lee Joseph ) (Beyond Eden publicist and coordination assistance.)  … Read more

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