An excellent live video of Jesika von Rabbit performing “Psychic Spice” with The Grundles and Lee Joseph on bass has popped up on YouTube – this performance was shot at Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama on 9/25/15 which was the last of their September dates on the EoDM “Zipper Down” tour. Check it out – turn it up!!
The Hi-Desert’s Voodoo Organist, aka Scott Wexton, has released his ninth album, which is his first full-length on vinyl, on Dionysus Records. Organ Voodoo is a exotic, hypnotic, erotic, and rhapsodic collection of songs in which he leaves behind the rough-edged blues and vaudevillian industrial sound of his previous releases, and sails into the seductive Space Age sounds of exotica. The Voodoo Organist “Organ Voodoo” album is available for download via iTunes, eMusic, Amazon and all other digital music outlets – you can purchase a limited first pressing of 500 on red vinyl from the Dionysus Records mail order cart, by clicking this link
Recently, “Bombay Beach Bondage Boogaloo” from Organ Voodoo by Voodoo Organist was aired on over 400 NPR stations on the Here and Now “DJ Session: ‘Music That’s Shaken Not Stirred’’ episode with guest DJ Darrell Brogdon from “Retro Cocktail Hour” as heard on on Kansas Public Radio. Brogdon also played Dionysus artist, the late Robert Drasnin whose Voodoo III will see vinyl release in 2016.
Check out the NPR broadcast here!
Join host Lee Joseph for Over Under Sideways Down on LuxuriaMusic.com in its’ new time slot – MONDAY’s 8-10 PM, starting tonight, November 9! LuxuriaMusic has completed a move to their new, improved live and production studio in Glendale, CA. Live programming returns this week! Click here to listen!
6:30-7:00- Kristian Hoffman
7:00-7:30- Michael Quercio & Lina
7:30-8:00- Brian Waters
8:00-8:30- Lee Joseph
8:30-9:00- Gary Schneider
9:00-9:30- Allen and Allen
9:30-10:00- Agent Kari
10:00-10:30- Howie Pyro
10:30-11:00- Ron Sures
The Martini Kings only vinyl album, Palm Springs Serenade has been repressed on transparent red 180 gram vinyl! This will be the final run of this album, once these 500 LPs are gone the title will be deleted so grab now!
Purchase from Dionysus Mail Order at this link
Palm Springs Serenade is a vinyl compilation of the group’s favorite tracks from numerous The Martini Kings CDs, and features a guest appearance by Buddy Greco. The cover is illustrated by SHAG, with liner notes by Cocktail Nation’s Koop Kooper, printed on a thick, old-style LP jacket called “tip-on” which consists of slicks glued on board. The LP was cut on a vintage Scully lathe using a classic Westrex 3D cutter head. The album is packaged in a poly sleeve and includes a free digital download code. The first pressings of this LP were 400 black 180 gram vinyl and 100 clear vinyl.
The Martini Kings will be performing at Don the Beachcomber on Friday, November 7 with the Hukilau Hot Shots and DJ Senior Amor!
In September, Jesika von Rabbit, bassist Lee Joseph and von Rabbit’s dancers The Grundles opened 12 sold out shows for Eagles of Death Metal’s “Zipper Down” tour in the mid-west, south and East Coast. The packed rooms all responded enthusiastically to von Rabbit’s set which included songs from her recently released “Journey Mitchell” album (self released CD and Digital, vinyl LP on Dionysus Records), a twisted, searing industrial electro version of Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places” and a couple of von Rabbit’s country songs which were recorded by Gram Rabbit.
Photo by Marina Chavez – www.marinachavez.com
Click here for Washington City Paper DC show review and photos
Click here for “Journey Mitchell” review by Ron Garmon in LA Record
Click here von Rabbit’s latest video “Glamorous Misery” directed by Jessica Janos (NSFW)
von Rabbit and crew will be playing their first post-tour Los Angeles show, DJ Howie Pyro’s Madhouse Bop – Pre Halloween Dance Party starring Chief labotologist DJ Howie Pyro, plus live performances by Geneva Jacuzzi, Haunted George, L.A.Drones, Nora Keyes and special guest DJ Roger Mar
HM157 feels very fortunate to still be standing after the horrific May 1St Fire. Rumor has it that it was the Devil who spared the house* Halloween being their all time favorite holiday. The venue is putting on a monstrous pre-Halloween costume dance party where you will lose your mind! The winner of the costume contest will recieve FREE ENTRANCE to all HM157 events for a full year!
Saturday, Oct 24 at 8:00pm to 3:00am
$13 Entrance @ Door
$11 in Advance @ http://localbuy.me/tickets/events/45
In October, von Rabbit’s group Gram Rabbit will come out of hiatus to perform four shows with Eagles of Death Metal
10/20/2015 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
10/21/2015 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
10/23/2015 The Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
10/26/2015 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
and on Halloween Weekend, Gram Rabbit will perform their 11th annual Grim Rabbit Halloween Ball at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown. On October 30, Spindrift will be opening and on the 31st Misfits cover band Astro Zombies will be opening. More information and tickets can be found at this link.
DJ Joey Altruda hosts Shanghai Noir record party every Wednesday at General Lee’s in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Come out & groove to an array of collectible vinyl ranging from Exotica, Jamaican, Brazilian and Cuban, to Funk, Soul, Weird Psych, Novelty and beyond. Festivities begin at 9:00 P.M. Free!
FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE MOUNTAIN BAR
FREE PARKING in the lot at the corner of College & Hill St. (behind the Shell station)
The Bar is situated at the far end of the Main Square, directly across from the kiddie rides (Look for Winnie The Pooh).
Tonight’s guest DJ, Lee Joseph of Dionysus Records!
Towards the end of Robert Drasnin‘s life – he set out to work on the third, and final, volume of Voodoo which he left unfinished. Drasnin had requeseted Skip Heller to complete his works and turn them into a releasable album. 11 songs, plus one bonus were completed by Heller and Voodoo III was finished and rushed out just in time for Tiki Oasis 15 featuring cover art by Claudette Barjoud, designed by Thomas Kimball. The works encompasses all the elements that made Voodoo I and Voodoo II legendary entries in the world of exotica music. We have less than 40 copies of this Drasnin family produced disc currently. Please limit yourself to one copy unless purchasing for family or friends.