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Hypnotic Jesika von Rabbit video – Best Musician Award – SOCAL shows


JESIKA von RABBIT NEWS; NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO – BEST MUSICIAN AWARD, SOCA SHOWS


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

JESIKA von RABBIT WINS BEST MUSICIAN IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

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.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

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

Jesika von Rabbit plays 9th Annual Desert Stars Festival 9/23!


Experience the whimsical world of Jesika von Rabbit at the 9th Annual Desert Stars Festival!

The Jesika von Rabbit crew including the wonderful and weird Grundles will be performing at this year’s Ninth Annual Desert Stars Festival taking place at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA.. September 23-24! JvR plays on Friday, outdoor stage, 5:00 – 5:40, after Ancient River, and before Sloan, followed by Strawberry Alarm Clock, Moon Duo, and …Trail of the Dead! Weekend passes are available at this link. You can’t beat the Hi-Desert weather this time of year! Have a look at the full line-up and schedule here, and we’ll SEE YOU THERE!

www.desertstarsfestival.com – Event Facebook page at this link.
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Jesika von Rabbit, Gram Rabbit Freaky Fall 2016 Dates


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Jesika von Rabbit, Gram Rabbit Freaky Fall Dates!


Spend Friday Night 9/9, that’s TONIGHT, with Jesika von Rabbit at The Satellite in Silver Lake with special guests Dr. Fadeaway and Pageants. Doors open at 8:30, Jesika goes on at 11pm. Facebook event page at this link.

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Have you purchased your Desert Stars Festival tickets yet? Jesika von Rabbit will be performing the festival this year, on the outdoor stage, Friday, September 23 at 5 PM, sharing the night’s bill with the likes of Strawberry Alarm Clock, Moon Duo and …Trail of the Dead! Check out the full weekend lineup, festival and ticket info at this link.

A new Jesika von Rabbit video for the track “Going Down” (which, by the way, isn’t about oral sex) will be released any day now. The video was shot and edited by Giuseppe Asaro, who did Gram Rabbit’s epic “Final Clap Fever” clip. Jesika will be sharing a link to the video as soon as it is up, on her Facbook page, so check it often!

Speaking of Gram Rabbit, the band has just booked seven shows for late October – early November, kicking off with 12th Annual Grim Rabbit Halloween Weekend at Pappy & Harriet’s.

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GRAM  RABBIT FALL 2016 DATES
Friday, October 28: Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown with The Creepy Creeps
Saturday, October 29: Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown with Death Valley Girls
(ticket info on the Pappy & Harriet’s calendar
Wednesday, November 2, Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
Thursday, November 3, Casbah San Diego
Thursday, November 10, Bunkhouse Saloon Las Vegas
Friday, November 11, Rafters Mammoth Lakes
Saturday, November 12, Rafters Mammoth Lakes
(check venue websites or Facebook pages for more info)

Jesika von Rabbit’s Sizzling Summer Showdown!


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July 14Hollywood, CA: Jesika von Rabbit’s Bunny Birthday Ball at Harvard and Stone Hollywood, CA with Sean Wheeler and Kirpatrick Thomas (Spindrift) and Friends. FREE! Starts at 9 PM. Facebook invite page

July 16Pioneertown, CA: Jesika von Rabbit headlines Pappy and Harriet’s with Death Valley Girls. $10 at the door or purchase tickets on the P&H website. Starts at 8 PM. Tickets and more info at this link

July 26Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas, NV: Take a gamble with Jesika von Rabbit and Spindrift at Bunkhouse Saloon  www.bunkhousedowntown.com

August 6Palm Desert, CA: Jesika von Rabbit with Yip Yops and Herbert at The Hood in Palm Desert – event invite at this link 

August 26 – Campout XII Festival:  Jesika von Rabbit will be performing with Camper van Beethoven and others at the Campout festival in Pioneertown, CA Tickets and more info at this link

September 23 –  Desert Stars Festival: Jesika von Rabbit will be performing at the Desert Stars Festival with Strawbery Alarm Clock,  You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead, Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and others. Event website at this link

Jesika von Rabbit will be debuting two new songs, including “I’m a Dog at a Human Party” which she is currently shooting a video for with director Jessica Janos. von Rabbit and Spindrift’s Kirpatrick Thomas have scored and recorded music for a full-length feature, “Pretty Face”, also directed by Jessica Janos.

Jesika von Rabbit at Boogaloo Festival 4/29 + Tarzana 5/7


Joshua Tree’s Jesika von Rabbit has been added to this year’s Boogaloo Music and Art Festival, in Oak Canyon Park, Silverado CA., playing the Mountain Stage on Friday, April 29  at 5:30 PM. The Boogaloo Festival  is a music, art, yoga fest featuring live music, DJs, art installations, live paitning, food, a kids zone and much more. the Boogaloo Festival website can be found here, the Boogaloo Facebook page is at this link and, while you are clicking links, the check out the Boogaloo 2016 Facebook event page.

 

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von Rabbit will be performing in Tarzana, CA on Saturday, May 7 at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon with The Hellflowers and The Freedom Ledges. The Maui Sugar Mill is located at 18389 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA. Maui Sugar Mill’s Facebook page can be found here, and the May 7 Facebook event page can be found here.

If you haven’t yet, check out Jesika’s newest video “Looking for a Weirdo” at this link, as well as her appearance in Cindy Lauper’s video for her cover of Wanda Jackson’s “Funnel of Love” (shot at von Rabbit’s home base, Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown) at this link.

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Jesika von Rabbit has also been added on the Mammoth Root Jam festival August 19-21 and Campout XII in Pioneertown, August 25-27. Dates and stage times TBA. Watch for the digital release of a new von Rabbit Song soon!

10/24: Jesika von Rabbit in LA @ HM157 – Gram Rabbit October Shows


MarinaChavez-GramRabbit15-9241_72In 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

JvRPyroMadhouseBopHM157 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!

HM157
3110 N Broadway,
Los Angeles, California 90031
www.hm157.com
Click for Facebook event invite

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.

Jesika von Rabbit tour dates with Eagles of Death Metal


Jesika von Rabbit to open for Eagles of Death Metal
on their 2015 Midwest / East Coast Tour

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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
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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.

von Rabbit’s second solo video has been released! “Glamorous Misery” is 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.

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For more info, images, and audio, contact Reverberations Media on the website’s contact page.

Dionysus Records Release Parties at Pappy’s and BAR


 Jesika von Rabbit and Voodoo Organist celebrate the release of their new Dionysus albums  at Pappy & Harriet’s and BAR in July

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.
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Jesika von Rabbit Vinyl LP – June Shows – Portland Gay Pride


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Photo by Marina Chavez

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 of 7/14 via ILD Distribution when the album ships to retail.

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

Among her live dates –  von Rabbit will be appearing main stage at Portland Gay Pride on June 13th,

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 showtime
June 14: Deadbeat, 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 26th The Rogue Bar 423 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
June 27th Backstage Bar & Billiards 601 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Writers and DJs can contact lee(at)reverberationsmedia.com for digital or a CD, images, etc.

Jesika von Rabbit Album Release Parties L.A. / Palm Springs


Jesika von Rabbit Album Release Parties:
Los Angeles & Palm Springs

Gram Rabbit’s Jesika von Rabbit will be performing songs from her new solo album
Journey Mitchell along with a stage show featuring her entourage of dancers.

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Saturday, March 21, 11 PM
with The Controversy and Deleyaman
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1652 N Cherokee Ave,
Los Angeles, California 90028
www.barsinister.net
$10 cover – $15 after midnight
$5 off before 11 pass available via Bar Sinister Facebook invite

Saturday, March 28, 11 PM,
BAR PALM SPRINGS
340 N Palm Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
www.barwastaken.com
Free show – no cover!

Celebrate the release of Journey Mitchell, von Rabbit’s electronic “adult theme park pop” solo debut. CDs will be available for purchase at the shows – a vinyl LP version of the album is in the works and will be released later this year.

Jesika von Rabbit is perhaps California’s penultimate post-modern inter-galactic pop provocateur. First thrust upon this unsuspecting world as co-founder of groundbreaking freakno rock oddballs Gram Rabbit, the buxotic blonde vixen became such an inescapable force in her Joshua Tree-adjacent headquarters that she even has her own menu item (Nachos Von Rabbit) available at cosmic desert honky tonk Pappy & Harriet’s. Now operating as her own free agent, the Von Rabbit solo assault comes in the form a characteristically sizzling celestial psych-disco sound –while the kinetic stage presentation is one significantly enhanced by a writhing trio of terpsichoreans. Put over with equal measures of artful expression and droll entertainment, after you flip, trip and slip down this rabbit hole, you’ll never want to come back. – LA Weekly

The album includes the track “Psychic Spice” which is the subject of must-watch video directed by Jessica Janos featuring a cornucopia of outrageous imagery starring a warehouse of weirdoes which von Rabbit refers to as her “prairie gangsters.”

Have a listen to her electro -lounge version of The Dickies’ “You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)” here (to be a bonus vinyl track)

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