Tonight, New Years Eve in Palm Springs, join D Jay Vee Are (AKA Jesika von Rabbit) and DJ Lee 10 PM – 1:30 AM – NO COVER
at TRYST 188 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262!
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.
Queen of the High Desert, Jesika von Rabbit, will be supporting Eagles of Death Metal on the Midwest / East Coast leg of their 2015 worldwide tour. von Rabbit will be performing songs from her recently released Journey Mitchell album.
Prior to the Eagles of Death Metal dates, von Rabbit will grace her local desert following with two shows, including the Campout 11 fest with Cracker and Camper van Beethoven at her home base, Pappy and Harriet’s.
von Rabbit desert dates:
Aug 28 2015: Schmiddy’s Tavern – Palm Desert, CA
Aug 29 2015: Campout 11 at Pappy & Harriet’s with Cracker and Camper van Beethoven –Pioneertown, CA
with Eagles of Death Metal
Sep 09 2015 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
Sep 10 2015 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Sep 12 2015 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Sep 14 2015 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Sep 15 2015 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Sep 16 2015 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Sep 17 2015 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 18 2015 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Sep 21 2015 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Sep 22 2015 – 20th Century Theater, Cincinatti, OH
Sep 24 2015 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
Sep 25 2015 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL
Jesika von Rabbit with local bands TBA
Sep 27 – Beerland – Austin, TX
von Rabbit will re-unite with Gram Rabbit in October for four shows with Eagles of Death Metal before playing their annual two-night Halloween ball at Pappy & Harriet’s.
Also, von Rabbit will have a new video out this fall for the track “Glamorous Misery” directed by Jessica Janos who also directed von Rabbit’s “Psychic Spice” video, both from her Journey Mitchell album available via digital from iTunes and Bandcamp, via LP on Dionysus Records and via CD from Royal Order.
Jesika von Rabbit “Journey Mitchell” – first pressing of 500 on clear vinyl with digital download code – available here or get it from Amazon or your favorite record store!
Voodoo Organist “Organ Voodoo” first pressing of 500 on red vinyl with digital download code – available here or get it from Amazon or your favorite record store!
Thursday, July 9, 9 PM at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown:
53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268, (760) 365-5956 www.pappyandharriets.com
Tickets at this link
Saturday, July 11, 10 PM at BAR in Palm Springs:
340 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 537-7337 www.barwastaken.com
Dionysus Records announces the release of two hi-desert area artists on vinyl: Jesika von Rabbit ”Journey Mitchell” (Dionysus Records ID1233164) and Voodoo Organist “Organ Voodoo” (Dionysus Records ID1233160). Both artists will celebrate the release of their albums at the renown Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown on Thursday, July 9, and at BAR in downtown Palm Springs on Saturday, July 11. Albums and other merchandise will be available at both shows.
Winner of Best Front Woman at the 2015 Coachella Valley Weekly (CV Weekly) Music Awards, Jesika von Rabbit along with Todd Rutherford formed cult favorite Gram Rabbit releasing several well-received albums, netting a long list of television and film licensees, and playing successful string of shows including a main stage appearance at Coachella. Taking a break from Gram Rabbit and armed with a stockpile of songs celebrating her love of electronics, von Rabbit has created and released her first solo album;, a playful, poppy, and psychedelic ‘adult theme park-pop’ experience titled ”Journey Mitchell”.
“… Part pop princess parody, part desert gypsy, Jesika takes us on a strange trip. Journey Mitchell, is laden with new wave influenced synths, keyboard melodics and infectious dance beats… Jesika von Rabbit wants to penetrate and disturb you. The undercurrent of Gothic industrial baselines, ghostly echoes and Jesika’s hallowing voice, leaves resin in your system that will bewitch you long after the music fades.”- Coachella Magazine
“Organ Voodoo” is the exotic, hypnotic, erotic, and rhapsodic ninth album by Scott Wexton a/k/a Voodoo Organist in which he leaves behind the rough-edged blues, rock, punk, goth and vaudevillian industrial sounds of previous releases and sails into the seductive Space Age sounds of exotica. The album is influenced by his love of exotica, lounge, and space-age pop music and was inspired by artists such as Sir Julian, Enoch Light, and Martin Denny (who he shares a birthday with).
In the mid ’90s Wexton left his Detroit home for the Music City—Nashville, TN—to work with Amphetamine Reptile noise legends Today Is the Day. He eventually moved to California and ended up in the Mojave Desert. He began performing as the Voodoo Organist in 2001, has self-released several albums, and played over 800 shows nationwide to the delight of fans and press.
The first run of von Rabbit’s LP is pressed on clear vinyl and includes a vinyl only bonus track. The first run of Voodoo Organist’s LP is pressed on red vinyl. Both contain a free digital download. Dionysus Records is distributed by ILD www.ildistro.com.
Jesika von Rabbit Journey Mitchell LP on Dionysus Records / Royal Order
exclusively available at shows until official street date via ILD Distribution July 14!
CD available now at this link – Digital via iTunes available now here
There will be LPs, CDs, and T-Shirts for sale at the shows!
June 4: Harvard and Stone, 5221 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles (East Hollywood), CA 90027
June 11: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh St., San Francisco, CA 94103
June 13: Portland Gay Pride, Portland OR, main stage, 5:30 show-time
June 14: Deadbeat Olympia, 226 Division St NW, Olympia, WA 98502
June 15: El Corazon 109 Eastlake Ave. East, Seattle, WA 98109
June 25: The Flycatcher 340 E. 6th ST. Tucson, AZ 85705
June 26: The Rogue Bar 423 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
June 27: Backstage Bar & Billiards 601 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
July 9: LP Release Party at Pappy and Harriet’s with Voodoo Organist
53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown, CA 92268 www.pappyandharriets.com
July 11: LP Release Party at BAR with Voodoo Organist
340 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 www.barwastaken.com
July 18: Club Underground at The Grandstar,
943 N Broadway Los Angeles, CA (Chinatown) 90012 www.clubundergroundla.com
August 27-29: Campout 11 at Pappy and Harriet’s with Cracker, Camper van Beethoven and others – JvR on the 29 – tix at this link
Journey Mitchell LP cover collage by mrtamale – T-shirt design by Eric Tolles.
Joshua Tree’s Jesika von Rabbit has released her new LP, “Journey Mitchell” on iTunes. The album will also be available on vinyl (including a vinyl only bonus track) as a co-release on Dionysus Records and von Rabbit’s own Royal Order label, early summer, exclusively at live shows, until its’ official street date via ILD Distribution – to be announced soon.
The lead singer, keyboardist, and songwriter of Gram Rabbit’s first solo outing is a playful, poppy, and psychedelic “sextronic” experience, and includes the track “Psychic Spice” which is the subject of von Rabbit’s first video off the new album. The video, directed by Jessica Janos, starts with von Rabbit auditioning to be a new Spice Girl and unravels into a cornucopia of outrageous imagery featuring a warehouse of weirdos which von Rabbit refers to as her “prairie gangsters”.
After trailblazing high-desert rock as the front woman in her band Gram Rabbit, Jesika now steps out on her own with solo project, “Journey Mitchell.” Her album, music video, and stage show debut this month, with release parties in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Part pop princess parody, part desert gypsy, Jesika takes us on a strange trip. “Journey Mitchell,” is laden with New Wave influenced synths, keyboard melodics and infectious dance beats. But make no mistake — this is not a collection of pop songs that induce a brief sugar high; Jesika von Rabbit wants to penetrate and disturb you. The undercurrent of gothic industrial baselines, ghostly echoes and Jesika’s hallowing voice, leaves resin in your system that will bewitch you long after the music fades. — Coachella Magazine
von Rabbit will be appearing main stage at Portland Gay Pride on June 13th, 2015 and has also booked shows in San Francisco and Olympia around that date. The show specifics are:
June 11: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh St., San Francisco, CA 94103
June 13: Portland Gay Pride, Portland OR, main stage, 5:30 showtime
June 14: Cryptopia, 421 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501
and July 18 at Club Undergound (at Grand Star Jazz Club, Chinatown) 943 Sun Mun Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Writers and DJs can contact lee (at) reverberationsmedia.com for digital, a CD, images, etc.
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Playlist: track – LP (or 7”) – label – year of release
Imitation Situation (Toccata & Fuge) & Where Do You Go – Fever Tree – S/T – Uni 1968
The Great Edwardian Air Raid – Paul Roland – Confessions of an Opium Eater – DiDi 1988
Sadie – The Cake – A Slice of the Cake – Decca 1967
Red Reflection – Spindrift – Goin’ Down EP – Vacancy – 2008 (recorded 2002)
Electricity – Spiritulized – Dedicated 7” – 1997
Kalyani & You Can’t Ever Come Down – Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies – American Metaphysical Circus – Columbia Masterworks 1967
Knights of Cydonia – Muse – AME 7” pic disc – 2006
Children of the Sun – The Misunderstood – Fontana 7” – 1969
14 Hour Technicolor Dream – The Syn – Deram 7” – 1967
As for Marionette – The Marionette – Bell 7” – 1968
If Looks Could Kill – Camera Obscura – Elfant Records 7” 2007
Love Comes Down – Baby Woodrose – Love Comes Down – Bad Afro Records – 2006
Hiroshima Mon Amour – Ultravox – Ha Ha Ha – Island – 1977
Rocks Off – Primal Scream – Creation Records 12” 45 – 1994
Live With Me – Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed – London – 1968
You Don’t Understand – House of Love – Fontana 7” – 1992
I’m a Man – Spencer Davis Group – Fonatana 7” – 1967
Love in a Trash Can – The Ravonettes – Sony BMG 7” – 2005
Wrap it Up – Whitey – Pure Groove 7” – 2007
Mortuary Bound – Elise – S/T LP – Tetragrammaton Records – 1968
It’s A Nice World To Visit (But Not to Live In) – Ann Margret & Lee Hazlewood – LHI 7″ – 1969
Rockin’ Bed – Valerie Carr – Rockin’ Bed – Atlas 7″ – 196?
Help Yourself – Little Johnny Taylor – Galaxy 7″ – 1962
Desert Fantasy – Tommy Stevens & His Orchestra – ABC Paramount 7” – 1957
Mojave Midnight Moonlight – Voodoo Organist – Organ Voodoo – soon to be released Dionysus 2015
Land of the Endless Sun – Cisco and Dewey – self released CD 2015
You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla) – Jesika von Rabbit – self released CD single & soon to be released LP 2015
Yucca Valley Beat – Johnny Arch and Frank’s Hi-D Tree – DEK 7” – 196?