Tune in Over Under Sideways Down with your host Lee Joseph on LuxuriaMusic.com 5-7 PST for a Jan 2015 rebroadcast featuring guest Keith Morris who takes us back to the Whiskey A Go Go in the early ’70s, playing tracks from albums he first heard there, during a time when record labels would service the club with new releases to play on their DJ system!
Jesika von Rabbit has been added to the Starry Nites Festival in Santa Barbara on March 18-19, 2017. Headlining acts include The Alan Parson’s Project, The Kills, Cat Power, The Dandy Warhols, She Wants Revenge, Black Mountain, Teenage Fanclub and The Strawberry Alarm Clock (50-year anniversary show). The full line-up along with details and ticket info available at the festival’s website www.starrynitesfestival.com .
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DJ Lee Joseph will play for you many marvelous mono mixes from 1967 released LPs and 45s by The Rolling Stones, Mothers of Invention, Pink Floyd, The Who, Pretty Things, Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Small Faces, Big Brother & The Holding Co., Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, Grateful Dead, The Hollies, Country Joe and the Fish, Paul Revere & The Raiders, and many more!
One time Dionysus co-pilot and forever Dionysus friend Aime McCrory wrote a beautiful post today about a long out-of-print album from the label’s catalog. This inspired me to create a FREE download of the compilation, artist and track listing, plus download link below. Thanks Aime!
As holiday times approach, a fond memory comes to mind. In 1997, as part of Dionysus Records, I had the privilege of co-producing Rodney on the Roq’s Santa’s Got A GTO album for dear friend, Rodney Bingenheimer, with rock writer and publicist at the time Harvey Kubernik. Rodney’s mom had just passed away, and Harvey and I, who had worked together in the Kim Fowley days came up with an idea of doing a Christmas album to help raise funds for the property tax costs of his late mother’s estate. Some amazing bands wrote or contribute tracks including Nina Hagen, Jane Weidlan of the Go’sGo’s, The Ramonas and Evan Douglas Foster’s Boss Martians. Lee Joseph graciously green lighted the project and oversaw the production and the CD was released on Dionysus Records. We were blessed to have Mordam Records, the legendary indie distribution company and the support their senior staff, including the talented Michelle Gearhead Haunold and awesome Mike Jones behind the sales of the album. Jonathan L who was with Album Network and the Senior Editor of its sister publication, Virtually Alternative, gave us our first piece of mainstream press and we were all over the moon! While the CD didn’t raise the money any of us hoped for, the album was a project of love and brought together many wonderful and talents folks. Happy holidays and enjoy the music! – Aime McCrory
1. Santa’s Got A GTO – Ramonas
2. Like A Snowflake – Ride
3. Frosty The Snowman – Frosted
4. Ski Party – Wondermints
5. Christmas Crush – Home Grown
6. Santa’s Sack – The Diaboliks
7. Runaway Christman – Pencil Test
8. Mary X-Mas – Nina Hagen
9. Christmas Time – The Boss Martians
10. Super Sunny Christmas – Redd Kross
11. Deck The Halls – Geolyn
12. I Don’t Believe In Santa – Methadone Cocktail
13. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – Jigsaw Seen
14. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Sleepington
15. ‘Til Next Hanukkah – Velouria
16. Christmas Here – Wednesday Week
17. Last Christmas – Sugarfree
18. Santa Doesn’t Come To Little Jewish Children’s Houses – Yid Kids
19. The Christmas Angel – Cranes
20. Silent Night – Olivia Barash
21. The Characters Visit Rodney – The Characters With Rodney Bingenheimer
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Over Under Sideways Down LuxuriaMusic with your host Lee Joseph returns to Wednesdays starting tomorrow 12/21, with the show’s third annual Xmas Special! Hear two hours of NOT THE SAME XMAS MUSIC YOU’VE HEARD ALL YOUR LIFE!! That’s www.LuxuriaMusic.com – Ho Ho Ho! And to whomever’s awesome pic this is that I borrowed from Pinterest, hope you don’t mind, I’d love to credit you!
DJs Lee and Bobby California will be layin’ down four hours of mod soul funk off of 45 RPM from 9PM till 1 AM on Friday, December 16; Saturday, January 14; and Saturday, February 11 at Tonga Hut Palm Springs located at 254 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, www.tongahut.com/tonga-hut-palm-springs. Join the Desert Soul Club Facebook Page at this link.
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm, $15.00
Pappy & Harriet’s
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
All Ages – Get tickets at this link
Born out of a desire to challenge themselves musically, Mariachi El Bronx is the alter ego of Los Angeles punk band the Bronx. Conceived in 2006, the idea came about when the Bronx were asked to play an acoustic set and, rather than simply pare down their sound, they took their music in a whole new direction, moving away from hardcore and exploring Latin sounds. The band worked on material for the new project while the Bronx toured, and in 2009, Mariachi El Bronx released their eponymous debut. True to the form of their main gig, the band members followed up with a second self-titled album in 2011. In 2014, the group returned with Mariachi El Bronx (III), which found them fusing synthesizers and electronics into their traditional mariachi sound.
Opening for Mariachi El Bronx: Creepxotica!
San Diego’s Creepxotica combines the more exotic elements of surf music, the more surfy elements of exotica and the creepy elements of both, along with a bit of sea and jungle danger. Add in a shrunken head or two, a refreshing Mai Tai and a Zombie (not the kind you drink…) as well as numerous scantily clad go-go wahinis and you have a pretty accurate description of the group. A favorite of the Tiki Oasis crowd and beloved in their hometown of San Diego, Creepxotica sounds just like what their name implies. Oh, and Creepxotica is the alter-ego of a well-known San Diego surf skater aggro tiki garage band. The “Creep” in Creepxotica should be enough hint for you… The group will have two new albums out on Dionysus Records in the Spring of 2017!
Ghosteye Pictures presents a new Jesika von Rabbit video, “Going Down” which was shot, cut, and directed by Giuseppe Asaro. The video was filmed live at Harvard and Stone in Hollywood on July 14, 2016. “Going Down” is the latest collaboration between Ms von Rabbit and Italian director Mr. Asaro. The two have worked together on and off for a decade, with Asaro directing the videos for Gram Rabbit’s “Final Clap Fever”, “Shiny Monster”, “Candy Flip”, “Lost in Place”, “Wheels in Motion” just to name a few. Many songs by Gram Rabbit can also be found on the soundtrack of Giuseppe Asaro’s latest feature film Thrill Kill.
“Going Down” is available via download as a digital single at this link
In the recent Coachella Valley Independent Best Of Readers Poll, Jesika von Rabbit has once again won Best Musician of the Coachella Valley, decided by CV Independent readers.
Dec 17: Chellavision – Coachella Valley: Lo-Desert fans are invited to a taping for Coachella Magazine’s Chellavision w/ Jesika von Rabbit interview and short live set at IPAC in Indio – RSVP for free ticket at this link
Dec 18: Joshua Tree Winter Wonderland – a series of Holiday shows in JT, click for Facebook event page
January 28: Sumo Princess Presents at Monty Bar, Los Angeles – Click for Facebook event page