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14th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival around the corner!

The 14th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival
Oct 10-13, 2019 

Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground, 
2601 Sunfair Rd, 
Joshua Tree, CA. 92252
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The 14th Annual Fall Festival Spotify Playlist gives an idea of the diversity of music attendees can expect.

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Joshua Tree Music Festival – Dive a little deeper at the 14th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival, October 10-13. 

Live for music and compelling live performances but not so much the large ‘music festival’ crowd? Joshua Tree Music Festival may have just what you need! This sweet festival, happening since 2003, is unassuming, unpretentious, and as un-mainstream as it comes. Prepare for a festival experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and engaged, rather than depleted and overstimulated.

The Desert is Freedom, Music is Power, and Community is Crucial.

This simple but potent phrase underlies everything that Joshua Tree Music Festival is. In the lead up to the 14th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival, Oct 10-13, festival founder Barnett English elaborates. 

The Desert is Freedom. The desert energy is undeniable, calling people to let go, open up, learn, grow, express. This energy is heightened even further at the festival. Potent live music, multidisciplinary musical, movement, and spiritual workshops, interactive art, and yoga classes are all invitations for attendees to fully immerse themselves. A space is created to be present, seek connections, ask questions, express yourself. Leave that cell phone in your car until Monday and soak in everything the festival has to offer!

Music is Power. By design, the JTMF line-ups are a diverse, spicy gumbo of talented artists from around the globe. Variety is the spice!  The weekend of music is like a live mixtape, sequenced to take you on a joyful ride. Artists on the rise. Ones you don’t see at other fests. Many of the previous JTMF artists have gone on to have phenomenal music careers (Edward Sharpe, Trombone Shorty, Avett Brothers). So be prepared to have some new favorite bands – yes, plural – and to witness their goose-bump inducing magic up close and real personal!

Some not-to-be-missed performers on the roster for the upcoming 14th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival Oct 10-13 include; Hill Country trance blues maestros North Mississippi Allstars, New Orleans meets Bay Area soulsters The California Honeydrops, Mongolian heavy metal folk band The Hu on their highly anticipated first North American headline tour, live electro global funkateers Balkan Bump (with a live band), and the afro grooves of the Cole Williams Band. 

Community is Crucial.  The Joshua Tree Music Festival experience is community-centric, where family and friends share deep connections and communal emotions.  In our modern digital times, the festival setting carves space for much needed real human connection. Happiness and euphoria occur when we are a part of something bigger than us. The capacity for collective joy is encoded into us almost as deeply as the capacity for the love of one human for another.  We encourage these shared experiences by having just one stage live at a time, so everyone witnesses a performance together.

“A long weekend of positive vibes, feel-deep tunes, and activities centered on centering yourself (or at least shaking off some of the stress burrs that life so predictably throws our way).” –NBC Los Angeles 

“Take a trip to the Joshua Tree Music Festival and you’ll find a different kind of environment…It’s definitely not the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but that’s kind of the point.” – San Bernardino Sun

“Everywhere I looked, there was an art installation or mural. I realized nobody was fighting and everyone was friends. There was no room for hate. We stepped, swayed, and sang together to gather all the precious moments we could.” –Bolder Beat 

The 14th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival takes place Oct10-13, 2019 at the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground, 2601 Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree, CA. If you’re looking for an event that’s true to its humble beginnings, where you can drop right in and feel like you’ve instantly joined the family, this is it!

More event info and tickets are available at joshuatreemusicfestival.com.

About Joshua Tree Music Festival

Founded in 2003, the Joshua Tree Music Festival takes place every May and October at the gateway to the world-renowned Joshua Tree National Park. The four-day festivals are immersive, inclusive, and inspiring experiences catering to music-loving funsters and families with a sense of adventure.  Family and friends come together with passion, purpose and a mission to foster social interaction on a deep level, and to create positive, life-changing moments. For more info log on to:  www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com

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17th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival Spring 2019

17th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival – swaggering blues, gospel-fused folk, Afro rock/soul, LA house party punk/funk, dreamy psychedelic synth pop and more to round out the lineup this May.

Joshua Tree Music Festival has announced the rest of its lineup for the upcoming 17th Annual Spring Festival happening May 16 – 19, 2019. Music lovers will relish in the eclectic lineup featuring artists and inspiration from around the globe.  Expect to be taken on a musical journey over the course of this 4 day event in the Mojave Desert.

The Joshua Tree Music Festival is known for hosting a variety of musical artists that do not adhere to any specific genre. What they do have in common, is that they deliver powerful, potent, and authentic performances which leaves an impression on attendees.

We work really hard to deliver a truly diverse and well-rounded line-up that you won’t see at every other major music festival. A lot of these artists are on the rise, honing their craft, and creating unique, original sounds says festival founder Barnett English.

The latest additions to the lineup include: Vintage Trouble; rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret distilling swaggering rock, soulful blues & R&B grooves, My Baby; the roots driven hypnotic dance with gospel, blues and folk influences, The Cole Williams Band; a genre breaking melding of Afro rock, soul, R&B, reggae, and blues, Thumpasaurus; Punk/funk stew with traces of Zappa, Devo, Prince, and Night Glitter; Loulou Ghelichkhani’s (Thievery Corporation) new dreamy psychedelic synth-pop project.

They join dancefloor masters Dynohunter, renowned Berlin-based DJ Oliver Koletzki, Japanese avant-garde rock band Dachambo, Toronto based soul-funkers, After Funk; recent ‘Best New Austin Band’ winners, Trouble In The Streets.

The lineup also features a strong representation of local music talent.  Gene Evaro Jr, Desert Rhythm Project, Myshkin Warbler, The Amritakripa Band, Gabriella Evaro, The Adobe Collective, DEGA, Megan Hutch all make their homes in the high desert.

Also on the lineup: Earth Arrow, Diggin Dirt, Smoked Out Soul,, Baraka Moon, Radio Skies, Revel in Dimes, Moontricks, Youssoupha Sidibe, City of Trees Brass Band, Sahba Motallebi, Jesus Gonzalez, Beats & Rhymes and Subko.

The JTMF experience features several multidisciplinary musical, movement, and spiritual workshops. Yoga classes are held from sunrise to sunset. A diverse selection of vendors can be found in the World Market. Attendees can enjoy a range of bodywork and healing services at the JTMF Healing Oasis. Art is featured throughout the festival grounds via live painting, art installations and more. Numerous food options are available on-site. An action packed Kidsville provides all-day activities and entertainment for the younger attendees, and places JTMF among the leading family-friendly festivals in the USA.

The 17th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival takes place May 16-19, 2019 at the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground, 2601 Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree, CA.

Pre-sale tickets are now on sale via the website at:  www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com.

About Joshua Tree Music Festival

Founded in 2003, the Joshua Tree Music Festival takes place every May and October at the gateway to the world-renowned Joshua Tree National Park. The four-day festivals are immersive, inclusive, and inspiring experiences catering to music loving funsters and families with a sense of adventure.  Family and friends come together with passion, purpose and a mission to foster social interaction on a deep level, and to create positive, life-changing moments. For more info log on to:  www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com

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12/9: The First Annual Quema Del Diablo Celebration in Joshua Tree


Joshua Tree, CA — Announcing Joshua Tree’s most interesting music and arts celebration yet with Quema del Diablo (the burning of the devil) on December 9th, 2017 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center off Highway 62.

The two-day event is a recreation of the Guatemalan spiritual tradition of the releasing of evil spirits and bad vibes in the form of paper mache sculptures and figures. The weekend celebration will feature a host of bands, artists and other performers from places near and far. Headlining the event will be Boston’s Dead Poet Society along with featured acts Lujuria, Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal) with a special dj set, and Joshua Tree’s own Jesika Von Rabbit.

In addition to the music, there will be a collection of some of LA’s more progressive artists and sculptors Emmeric Konrad, Damon Robinson of Nomad, and Bad Otis Link, who has provided much of the festivals devil-inspired character. A pop-up art gallery will feature works for sale by the show’s participating artists along with a few surprises.

Event organizer Rolo Castillo thinks this is a great time to release your demons: “This event is a great way for people to release whatever bugged them this year by bringing paper-mache sculptures or other effigies that can be burned in the ceremony. For years we celebrated this event in Pomona and people would always comment after about how cathartic the experience was for them.”

The event will also include fire performers IgNight Flow and will culminate in a large parade featuring amazing costumes and sculptures that will be part of Saturday night’s symbolic burning ceremony. Overnight camping is encouraged with limited space available for RVs.

Proceeds from the event will help redevelop the Joshua Tree Retreat Center Farm.

For more information on the event, please visit quemadeldiablo.com. Tickets are $20 each and available at quema.eventbrite.com

Other Desert folk joining the fun:
– The Flusters
– Trumpets of the Young
– Cody White & The Easy Ride
– Megan Hutch
– Brightener
– Kevin Stetz
– ESS O ESS
– Killjoi
– Spencer Keizer
– Robin Zimmermann
– Annachristie + The Saphires
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All this plus fire performers IgNight Flow; DJ sets by Kate McCabe and Kim Green; a marching band and tons of cool artists:
Bad Otis Link
Matt Aston
Jason Hadley
Conchi Sanford
Tania Jazz Alverez
Tod Lychkoff
Emmeric Konrad
Marcel DeJure
Kat Green
Patrick Webster
Rae Anne Robinett
Antonio Mendoza
Ben Allanoff
Gina Bost
Jose Sigre
Chris Wagganer
Pablo Romero and more!

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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

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Mikal Winn A Desert Home Companion studio visit


Mikal Winn A Desert Home Companion studio visit and interview

LaLuzWinn33cropMikal Winn – A Desert Home Companion
showing with Dave Lebow – Prime Time

May 6 – 29, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, May 6th, 8-11PM

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

Mikal Winn’s jewelry has appeared in the pages of fashion rags such Elle, Lucky, and Teen Vogue, Country star Keith Urban even wore his work on the cover of Playgirl. His commercial creations are collected the likes of Halle Berry, Britney Spears, and many others in the mainstream universe.

On the opposite end of Mikal’s commercial work, he has been creating giant jeweled animals; boars, deer, coyotes and snakes. Using real and faux gemstones, crystals, fossils, vintage chains, buttons and frames, he concocts bizarre, funny, over-the-top beasts.

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A former resident of Columbus Ohio where he attended art school, Mikal moved to LA to be with his now husband. At the time, he was designing beltbuckes, which were picked up by a local LA showroom during the “beltbuckle craze” of 2000. He then became interested in making jewelry. Mikal stayed in LA a year and a half then then decided to make the move to the hi-desert.

Mikal originally hooked up with La Luz de Jesus owner Billy Shire a few years back when they met in Joshua Tree. Shire came to Mikal’s studio, was impressed by his giant jeweled animal assemblage pieces, and asked him to be in the Rouge Taxidermy Show. Other than a piece in the Taxidermy show, and a small 29 Palms show attended by locals, this is Mikal’s first proper gallery exhibition.

At the beginning of this year, Mikal Winn and his husband purchased a beautiful spread in the barren, homesteader dotted area of 29 Palms, in between Joshua Tree and the 29 Palms Marine Corps Base. It is a lush, green oasis in the middle of the dusty desert, with grass and trees, remnants of a horse stable, a vegetable garden, a roofed outdoor area where Mikal states he wants to hold hoedowns for his friends, and of course living quarters, one of which now houses Mikal’s studio. Their spread is fix-up project which they are busily working on, but even in its’ current state, is a beautiful paradise!


This interview with Mikal took place in his studio in April of 2016.

 

What’s the difference in your approach in making jewelry for commercial sale, and creating your assemblage art?

With art you can do whatever you want. With jewelry, I have to stay within the limits of what sells. Throughout the years I’ve learned what sells, if I were to do something really crazy it wouldn’t sell as far as jewelry goes, with art, I can do whatever I want.

Where do you find the objects you put in your pieces?

Thrift stores, antique stores, everywhere. I go through the desert on hikes; I collect all kinds of stuff. Everyone says I’m a hoarder but I’m not a hoarder, everything you see (in his well-organized studio) is going to go into something. You see stuff and know you can do something with it, you just put it in a pile and it eventually comes together.

When you are looking at a pile of junk, what is it that attracts you to the things you pick out?

Anything stupid and silly, I love that stuff, could be scary too, a little off. You see things that are supposed to be cute but are actually scary.

What inspired you to do these assemblage pieces?

When I was a kid, watching Goonies and Indiana Jones. I always liked the gems and jewels and all those flashy things. I’ve always had skulls and bones in my stuff, then gems and Swarovski’s and crystals and jewels. I like to mix them together and bring the dead back to life.

In regards to your jewelry business, do you keep a stock of items, or do you custom make your pieces to order?

I do two seasons, the holiday and then spring summer – I’ll do 30 necklaces, 50 bracelets and 10 earrings for each season – for those I keep it basic as I reproduce them, but in-between (jewelry) shows I do a lot of one of a kind pieces which I’ll take to the shows and sell on hand, something a little more outrageous.

Mikal Winn’s A Desert Home Companion
shows with Dave Lebow’s Prime Time
Opening reception: Friday, May 6th, 8-11PM
and runs through May 29
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
View full show at this link

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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!

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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
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.

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.

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

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7/29: Late Nights w/ Dylan book event w/ Cisco & Dewey Performance

LaLuz_LateNightsLate Nights with Bob Dylan by Tony Marsico
Book Reading, Signing and Performance
Live Music by Cisco & Dewey
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
7-10 PM

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Soap Plant / Wacko
4633 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.laluzdejesus.com

Written in a plain-spoken style that mirrors his own down to earth personality, Tony Marsico‘s book Late Nights with Bob Dylan takes you on a journey from the mean streets of Philadelphia, where he got his start playing in cover bands, to the main stage of David Letterman’s late night variety show, where Marsico and his friends found themselves backing Bob Dylan in a one-off performance that Dylan fans are still talking about today. If you’ve ever dreamt of a successful career in the music business, Marsico’s book will give you hope that anything’s possible as long as you work hard and enjoy yourself as much as possible along the way. Tony Marsico has been involved in making music for over 30 years.

Marsico’s bands The Plugz and Cruzados were staples of the California music scene throughout the late 70’s and early 80’s. The bands’ wide-open, desert sound was a hybrid of Tex Mex and rock and roll that helped set the tone for the L.A . scene that consisting of X, The Blasters, Los Lobos, Dwight Yoakum and more. Marsico would go on to record as a session bassist with Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Roger Daltrey, Marianne Faithful, Dr. John, Matthew Sweet, and of course, Bob Dylan among others. Tony’s lounge band, The Martini Kings, have a large and faithful following throughout the southwest.

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It was on a session for songwriter Gerry Goffin where Marsico would first run into Darran “Dewey” Falcone who had been putting down some vocals and harmonica on the tracks. The two struck up a friendship and started writing songs together. Marsico got called on the road for the next ten years with Matthew Sweet and Dewey pulled up stakes in Los Angeles for a simpler life. In April of 2014 Marsico started thinking about his friend Dewey and after a long search tracked his pal down who had settled into Joshua Tree, California ten years prior. Dewey had built his house and took up racing motorcycles full time. Now Cicsco & Dewey have been reunited, and will perform a live set at this book reading and signing event.

Tony Marsico – Late Nights With Bob Dylan
Retail price $17.99
Paperback: 102 pages
Publisher: Scam-Co (October 5, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0557015456
ISBN-13: 978-0557015450
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounce

Only books purchased at the gallery will qualify for signing.
Reserve your signed copies today!
Contact the book store for purchase information.
(323)663-0122 or sales@soapplant.com

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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.

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