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Arizona Tiki Oasis Brings Tiki Culture to Hotel Valley Ho April 12-14

Mid-Century Beacon of Hollywood Past and Present to Host Arizona’s Premier Tiki Event

Arizona Tiki Oasis (AZTO) is excited to announce its signature island lifestyle party in the middle of the desert at sunny Scottsdale’s mid-century marvel, Hotel Valley Ho, from April 12-14, 2019. AZTO is the sister event to the long-running and beloved Tiki Oasis, which returns to San Diego this summer.

We are thrilled to introduce Tiki Oasis’ rich and varied history to Scottsdale travelers and locals. Hotel Valley Ho is the ideal location for the largest and longest-running Tiki festival in the world, as the property perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the 1950s that we celebrate through classic Tiki culture. – Tiki Oasis / AZTO organizers Otto and Baby Doe Stroheim.

Arizona Tiki Oasis Events

The weekend will kick off with the Tiki-Tiki Ho-Ho Luau, a stylish luau at Hotel Valley Ho’s hip OH Pool, complete with a traditional pig roast, fresh poke bowl station, grilled options including Crispy Cola Marinated Short Ribs, Hawaiian-themed desserts, and of course an array of delicious Tiki cocktails. The Tiki festivities continue with a bustling marketplace featuring more than 60 curated artisans. AZTO presents over 20 educational seminars with topics ranging from tropical cocktail mixology, to the history of Tiki in the Southwest. A pop-up art show will feature international Tiki artists including Japan’s Mookie Sato and Josh Agle (AKA Shag) from Los Angeles, and Scottsdale’s Fashion by Robert Black will be doing a poolside fashion show. Authors Sven Kirsten (The Book of Tiki and Tiki Pop), Beachbum Berry (Grog Log and Sippin Safari), and Shannon Mustipher (Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails) will also make appearances at weekend seminars. Evenings will be filled with rooftop parties, cocktail-lounge-style dinners and a swanky suite open to those with the evening resort pass.

In between Tiki cocktails and programming, guests can lounge poolside at the signature OH Pool, indulge in spa treatments at VH Spa and explore the city with the hotel’s new Insider Mid-Century Tour of Scottsdale. Event tickets are sold a la carte and range from $10 seminar tickets to an $80 evening hotel pass. A limited number of Tiki-Tiki Ho-Ho Luau tickets are available for purchase for $99 until April 12.

Tiki Oasis was originally founded to preserve a historic Palm Springs Tiki hotel, so it is only fitting that AZTO be hosted at one of the country’s best preserved mid-century hotels. Benefits will go to the Arizona Preservation Foundation.

More about Tiki Oasis

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2/1: Music Heals Everyone Charity Event featuring Jesika von Rabbit – Palm Springs

Music Heals Everyone Charity Event
Featuring Jesika von Rabbit

Friday, Feb 1, 2019
7PM – 2PM
Everybody (21 and over) Welcome – must show ID
Admission is Donation Based

Palm Canyon Roadhouse
535 S Palm Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmcanyonroadhouse.com

Join us for a night of Hi and Low Desert Talent at the Palm Canyon Roadhouse, Palm Springs. The event features Joshua Tree’s Jesika von Rabbit (recently featured on the cover of Palm Springs Life Arts & Culture Magazine) along with Jaybird (Jason Nutter of Music Heals, Inc.), Plastic Ruby, After Lashes, Giselle Woo, and House of Broken Promises. There will be raffles from event sponsors and of course a full bar and food menu will be available from the Palm Canyon Roadhouse.

The event benefits Music Heals, Inc., providing special needs children providing instruments & music programs. Music Heals Everyone is produced by Jason Nutter & Music Heals Inc., Palm Springs, Palm Canyon Roadhouse, Palm Springs and Dionysus Records, Joshua Tree.

Schedule:
7:00 PM – Jaybird (Jason Nutter acoustic set)
7:30 PM – Plastic Ruby
8:30 PM – After Lashes
9:30 PM – Giselle Woo (acoustic set)
10:15 PM – Jesika von Rabbit
11:30 PM – House of Broken Promises

Event Facebook Page
Music Heals, Inc. Facebook Page
Jesika von Rabbit Website
Jesika von Rabbit EPK
Dionysus Records

Sponsored By:
CV Weekly
Dionysus Records, Joshua Tree
Melrose Music Studios, Hollywood & Palm Springs.
Music Heals Record Shop, Palm Springs.
City of Dank, Cathedral City
Dank Depot, Cathedral City
Crystal Fantasy, Palm Springs
Joy Dispensary, Palm Springs
Tonga Hut, Palm Springs.
All New BANK, Dispensary Lounge, Palm Springs.

For more information:
Music Heals Record Shop, Palm Springs (909) 435.9705
Reverberations Media: lj@reverberationsmedia.com
Palm Canyon Roadhouse: (760) 327-4080

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1/19: Figurine by Haleh Mashian at Mash Gallery

January 19 through March 2, 2019
Reception for the artist:
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6 PM – 9 PM

Mash Gallery
1325 Palmetto St,
Los Angeles, CA 90013
www.mashgallery.com
Facebook Event Page

Los Angeles artist and gallery owner, Haleh Mashian presents Figurine, a thematic painting collection, Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Mash Gallery located in the heart of the LA Arts District.

Curated by Helene Brown of Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Figurine by Haleh Mashian presents a diverse selection of contemporary and figural paintings working together to evoke a harmonious narrative. Deeply personal, Haleh’s compositions are painterly reflections fashioned during pinnacle times of her life. Haleh Mashian shares, “Figurine walks inside the mirror of my life.”

Haleh Mashian is also an accomplished composer and fascinated by the similarities shared between color theory and musical composition. Haleh unites euphony with painterly expression and transcends an emboldened symphony of painterly techniques. Figurine is a visual concert featuring Action Painting, Figural art, and Abstraction.

Figurine by Haleh Mashian, opens Saturday, January 19 at 6 PM and entwines three unique painterly themes: Roses, Tears, and the Female Figure. All three motifs represent a twenty-year focus on boldly painting in the moment, working with live models, and incorporating a variety of different mixed media.

Figurine by Haleh Mashian opens at the Mash Gallery, Saturday, January 19 from 6 PM – 9 PM, and on exhibit through March 2, 2019.

Article on Mash.com

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8/4: The 11th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention at Alpine Village


THE 11TH ANNUAL SURF GUITAR 101
Saturday, August 4
11 AM – MIDNIGHT


What: 11th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention (SG101)
When: Saturday, August 4th, 12, noon to 12 midnite
Where: The Alpine Village Steinhause
833 W. Torrance Blvd. Torrance Ca. 90502
www.alpinevillagecenter.com/alpine-steinhaus
$40 CASH AT THE DOOR


The 11th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention

Featuring:
The Blue Hawaiians (Los Angeles)
Tremolo Beer Gut (Denmark)
Surfer Joe (Italy)
the Kaisers of Kalifornia (Argentina)
Les Agamemnonz (France)
Urban Surf Kings (Canada)
PJ & the Galaxies (South Bay, first wave band)
Frankie & the Pool Boys (San Francisco)
a tribute to The Sentinals (So Cal)
Black Flamingos (New Jersey)
King Pelican (Texas)
Fascinating Creatures of the Deep (Santa Cruz)

Also, special guests, amazing raffles, vendors galore, all taking place at Alpine Village! Meet and greet friends from all over the world as we gather for a day dedicated to the Surf Guitar!

Do you have a love for traditional surf music played on a Fender Jaguar, straight through a 1963 Fender Reverb tank, then blasted through a blonde Fender Showman? So do the members of SurfGuitar101!

The SG101 Convention started in 2008 when the members of www.surfguitar101.com agreed there should be an annual meet & greet for members. The convention features bands, gear, and gives the occasional performing enthusiast a chance to show off their skills on stage. Additionally, a plethora of vendors present their music, merch, and gear up for sale.

The 11th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention event celebrates surf music in all forms, from the instrumental tunes that influenced the forefathers, to the bands that created and developed that unmistakable sound, to the current domestic and foreign bands today, either carrying on the tradition of instrumental surf ‘n’ drag tunes in their pure form or progressively changing the face of the genre. There is something for everyone!

Web links:
FB home page
FB event page
SG101 forums

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Jesika von Rabbit: June L.A., July Southern States, SFTRI, New Album


JESIKA von RABBIT, the former leader of Joshua Tree’s hi-desert trailblazers, GRAM RABBIT, will be performing two shows in Los Angeles, and touring through the Southern states with her longtime musical cohorts, the cinematic psychedelic spaghetti-western SPINDRIFT. A new 45 has been released on Sympathy for the Record Industry and her second solo album will be released the early fall.

Jesika von Rabbit by Jessica Janos

Photo Credit: Jessica Janos

(download a PDF of this press release at this link )

In the past few months, JESIKA von RABBIT has released a stream of digital singles, as well as a 45 RPM record featuring “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” b/w “Din Ho” on the revived Sympathy for the Record Industry label. In the fall of 2018, von RABBIT will release Dessert Rock, her second solo album and the follow-up to her 2015 LP Journey Mitchell, both on Dionysus Records. While Journey Mitchell is laden with new wave-influenced synths, keyboard melodic and infectious dance beats, Dessert Rock is an avalanche of appetizing amalgams that incorporate hints of calypso, sci-fi, psychedelic, rock, electro, and funk.

von RABBIT’s current band line-up includes former GRAM RABBIT guitarist and independent producer Ethan Allen, Dionysus Records’ Lee Joseph on bass, and drummer, Dan Kashuck. von RABBIT has performed at Desert Daze on the bill with IGGY POP and SLEEP and has shared stages with a diverse roster of acts including WANDA JACKSON, CAT POWER, DEATH VALLEY GIRLSTHE CRYSTAL METHOD and has toured with EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. Dubbed “The Queen of the Hi-Desert”, von RABBIT has a menu item named after her at the world renown Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA – the delicious “Nachos von Rabbit” and in spring of 2018, once again won Best Front Woman of the Coachella Valley at the Coachella Valley Weekly Music Awards.

She is drop dead gorgeous and has an absolutely incredible voice. But von RABBIT is more than a pretty chick singer. She is an innovative creator and expressionist as well as one hell of an entertainer… Her show is brilliantly nonsensical; a sonic and visual spectacle that is unlike any other and you cannot take your eyes away. She is an artist that you just have to keep coming back to see because you evolve every time you do. – Coachella Valley Weekly

JESIKA von RABBIT LINKS
EPK
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM

JUNE 2018 LOS ANGELES DATES
6/21: Harvard and Stone
6/22: Boardners

JULY 2018 SOUTHERN TOUR DATES WITH SPINDRIFT
7/10: Club Congress, Tucson, AZ
7/11: Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX
7/12: Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX
7/13: Hotel Vegas, Austin, TX
7/14: Armory D.E., Dallas, TX
7/15: Santo’s Bar, New Orleans, LA
7/16: The Earl, Atlanta GA
7/17: The Cobra, Nashville TN
7/19: The Yeti, Tulsa OK
7/21: Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos NM

UPCOMING JESIKA VON RABBIT HI-DESERT SHOW DATES
9/1: Campout Festival, Pioneertown, CA
10/5: Joshua Tree Music Festival
10/27: Halloween Show at Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA.

SELECT VIDEO LINKS
PSYCHIC SPICE” (2015)
GOING DOWN” (2016)
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME” (2017)

SELECT AUDIO LINKS
INNUENDO” (2018)
MAKE ME FEEL BETTER” (2018)

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June ’18: Jasmine Worth, Christopher Ulrich, Ave Rose, Frank Forte at La Luz de Jesus


June 1 – July 1
Artist Reception, Friday, June 1, 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

In June 2018, La Luz de Jesus Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by four artists with very divergent styles and practices; Jasmine Worth, Christopher Ulrich, Ave Rose, Frank Forte

Jasmine Worth  Future Past
Future Past is Jasmine Worth‘s fifth exhibition with La Luz de Jesus.  She is a contemporary painter who creates depictions of the symbolic and surreal using techniques and imagery of classical painting. Worth draws on personal experiences that parallel the more significant cultural background, the subconscious being a gateway for commentary on the world around her. The seamless blending of the iconic with the visceral blurs the line between what is sacred and what is profane.

Christopher Ulrich – Into the Light

 

Christopher Ulrich is a painter of surreal, iconographic images. He is influenced by the richness of ancient mythology, the mystery of alchemy, and the vastness of cosmic reality. Illuminating this dark journey with insight, heart, and determination he strives to understand the revelations that are uncovered in the work.

Frank Forte – The Exploration of the Cartoon Myth

Frank Forte‘s second exhibition with La Luz de Jesus is inspired by a steady diet of classic cartoons, comics and horror films. Frank continues to explore the realm of disturbed characters that seem trapped in a nightmarish animated world. This new series of paintings incorporate the re-appropriation of figures and images we know from the yesteryear of the animated film as well as introducing Frank’s original characters. The Exploration of the Cartoon Myth tries the fuse the old and the new and act as a launching point for the next series of works.

Ave Rose Whimsical Windows

Ave Rose’s Whimsical Windows are vignettes of Taxidermy Automata each their own unique story of life and death fortune and tragedy. A gold-gilded Amazon Tree Boa skeleton plays the role of sorcerer spinning and twisting protecting the sacetimental rose with its beautiful striped petals that are said to hold the power of eternal youth. A coyote skull with its fangs and jaw opened full revealing beehive bouquet a jeweled wasps nest filled multicolored gems that are attended to and lovingly cared for by gold gilded honey bees.

To view full show statements and previews, check out the La Luz de Jesus Current Exhibitions page

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3/17: Glenn Barr @ Warshaw’s Provisions during San Diego’s South Park Walkabout


Glenn Barr Drawings and Prints show at Warshaw’s Provisions
during South Park San Diego Walkabout

Saturday, March 17, 2018
6-10 PM

Warshaw’s Provisions
2209 30th St,
San Diego, CA 92104
www.warshawsprovisions.com

On March 17th the legendary Detroit artist Glenn Barr will be having a prints and drawings show in San Diego. This first time appearance of Glenn Barr in San Diego will take place in the gallery at the iconic Warshaw’s Provisions during the South Park Walkabout.

Glenn Barr’s surreal creatures, specters and tragic characters live in a seedy universe, drenched in the grit and haze of a post-apocalyptic urban dreamscape. His Detroit work has been labeled Pop Surrealism, Pop Pluralism, Lowbrow, Underground, Regional, Outsider, Ashcan or as he coins the phrase “B Culturalism”. www.glbarr.com

The event will feature musical performances by The Lucky Charms featuring Robert Lopez a/k/a El Vez and members of the Schizophonics, The Loons, The Nephews, and The Slashes.

Warshaw’s Provisions is a South Park, San Diego shop specializing in mid-century modern goods and hand crafted home decor featuring fireplaces by Modfire, Malm Fireplaces and Radiate Campfires. Curator / owner Dave Warshaw is a founding member of San Diego bands The Creepy Creeps, and Creepxotica.

Upcoming art shows at Warshaw’s Provisions
7/28/18: Grant Brittain
10/20/18: Doug P’Gosh
12/1/18: Marco Almera

 

Check out Warshaw’s Provisions at
www.warshawsprovisions.com
Instagram: @warshaprovisions
Facebook: facebook.com/warshawsprovisions

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2/24: tokidoki x iHasCupquake Launch Event & Signing


tokidoki x iHasCupquake Launch Event & Signing
Saturday, February 24, 11am–3pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Soap Plant / Wacko
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-0122
www.laluzdejesus.com

tokidoki has teamed up with iHasCupquake for an adorable collaboration!
To celebrate, we’re hosting a pop-up shop, signing and a bunch of fun activities!

Event details:
Get a chance to shop the full collaboration
We will have a signing with Simone Legno from tokidoki and Tiffany + Mario from IHasCupquake

Photobooth
Sweets
tokidoki costume character
Games
Giveaway poster for the first 300 people

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12/7: Rodney Bingenheimer Xmas LP Release Party La Luz de Jesus


Rodney Bingenheimer
Santa’s got a GTO Vol. 2
Record Release & Gearhead Magazine Release Party
Thursday, December 7th 7-10PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

Rodney Bingenheimer, or Rodney on the Rock as he is better known, has introduced the world to some of rock’s most beloved bands. This December, Gearhead Records is proud to be releasing Rodney On The Rock Presents: Santa’s Got a GTO Vol. 2., join Rodney on this album as he shares some of his favorite Christmas songs by some of his most beloved bands including CJ Ramone (bass player of The Ramones), The Glitter Critters a.k.a The Wolly Bandits (with Clem Burke of Blondie on drums), actress Tipper Newton’s pop girl band Color TV, UK’s Peter 118, The Tearaways who wrote Rodney’s Sirius Radio theme song, David Bowie collaborator KristeenYoung, The Ramonas, Kat Meoz, Frankie and the Studs (featuring the daughter of Gilby Clark from Guns and Roses), The Dollyrots, Karen Basset of The Pandoras. Lisa Mychols and more! Released on limited edition vinyl this album includes a free digital download coupon with bonus tracks and is available as a digital download card. The album sports eye-catching original album art by Doug Mansfield, guitarist for The Mansfields who have a track on this album as well.

The album retails for $21.95 and will be available for purchase in advance from the gallery, or at the event.

Also in December, the yearly print edition of Gearhead® Magazine Issue #20 will be released! Known for its coverage of rockers, custom cars, rebels, and artists since 1993, the new issue features an interview with, Dean Moon: Creator of Mooneyes Go With Moon, an interview with world renowned tattooist “Cuz’n” Bill Lorenz (his eye-popping painting graces the cover of the magazine), World Famous DJ Rodney Bingenheimer and his GTO, The Race of Gentlemen: Up Close and Personal, Hollywood legend Fantastic Fig and His Curious Cars, Eva Von Slut and the San Francisco Music Scene and fabulous Indie Record, Book and Music Reviews.

To support the release of Rodney on The Rock Presents: Santa’s Got a GTO Vol. 2 album and print magazine, Gearhead® will be celebrating at La Luz De Jesus Gallery with performances with bands from the album including The Mansfields, Peter 118, The Tearaways, Kat Meow, Color TV and other surprise guests! There will be magic by Fantastic Fig, food, drink and merry mischief for all. Join us for an evening of fun, music, art, drinks and pop-culture at its finest! Both items will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public on a first come first served basis.

Date: Thursday, December 7th, 2017. 7-10pm
Location: La Luz de Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Bl. Hollywood CA 90027

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Preview Images – Krofft Super Art Show at La La Land Gallery


Krofft Super Art  Show
August 26 – September 25
Reception for the Artists, August 26 at 7 PM – 11 PM

La-La Land Gallery
6450 Santa Monica Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90038
www.lalalandgallery.com

Sponsored by Greenbar Distillery & TheLitJungle
Facebook event invite at this link

JUST IN! SELECT SHOW PREVIEW IMAGES!

Sid & Marty Krofft were the creative imprinting for a whole generation. The colors and the concepts were one of a kind. The amazing stuff they did you couldn’t get away with today. It was like Willy Wonka every Saturday morning. Sid’s career stemming back to The Barnum and Bailey Circus till now is such an amazing untold story that artist and La La Land Gallery curator Kii Arens felt it was time to pay tribute, with this fabulous Krofft Super Art Show !

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