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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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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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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)

Press and Radio – Want a review copy? Contact me: lee (at) reverberationsmedia.com

Join Jesika’s Facebook page,
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and Instagram!

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3/6-8: Jesika von Rabbit International Radio Debut


Jesika von Rabbit’s spicy track, “Psychic Spice”, from her upcoming Journey Mitchell album on Royal Order (CD to be released March 21) and Dionysus Records/Royal Order (LP to be released late Spring – early Summer)  will debut on INTERNATIONAL radio via Jonathan L’s “Lopsided World of L” Radio Show, to air March 6-8!

The track is also featured in a video directed by Jessica Janos.

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Listen to Lopsided World of L – March 6- 8

See set-list here Website www.jlradio.com

Featuring the international radio debut of  Jesika von Rabbit


 

Friday March 6 on www.rockxs.com Athens Greece 14:00 GMT- 15:00 CET- 16:00 EETin America: 6am Pacific- 7am AZ- 8am Central- 9am East Coast

Friday March 6 www.merseyradio.co.uk Liverpool, England6- 8 pm in United Kingdom – 7pm Central Europe America:10am Pacific- 11am AZ- Noon Central- 1pm East Coast

Saturday March 7 www.indie1031.com Los Angeles 11am Pacific- NOON AZ- 1pm Central- 2pm East Coast in Europe: 19:00 GMT- 20:00 CET- 21:00 EET

Sunday March 8 on www.kingfm.net Berlin, Germany 21:00 GMT- 22:00 CET- 23:00 EETin America 1pm Pacific- 2pm AZ- 3pm Central- 4pm East Coast(rebroadcast following Tuesday & Thursday (same times)

Sunday March 8 on www.kfma.com Tucson, Arizona 11pm- 1am Rock 102 FM

Sunday March 8 on www.indie1031.com Los Angeles (rebroadcast) 10pm Pacific- 11pm AZ- Midnight Central- 11pm AZ- 1am East Coast (Europe is wee hours Monday morning)

Sunday March 8 www.andhow.org 107.5 FM New Zealand 8-10pm in New Zealand –6-8pm Sydney, Australia Saturday March 7 11pm Pacific CoastSunday March 8 morning 7am U.K.- 8am Central Europe

Same edition runs following Wednesday on KWSS 93.9 FM Phoenix www.kwss.org at 10pm AZ time

Same edition runs following Thursday on Radio Andra Gothenburg 11am Pacific- NOON AZ- 1pm Central- 2pm East Coast in Europe: 19:00 GMT- 20:00 CET- 21:00 EET

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2/25: Jesika von Rabbit on OUSD – LuxuriaMusic.com


It’s a platter and chatter party featuring special guest Jesika von Rabbit on Over Under Sideways Down, with your host Lee Joseph, on LuxuriaMusic, Wednesday 2/25, 3-5 PM PST. Join in on the chatroom! It’s Listener Sponsorship Week at LuxuriaMusic.com  – listen in, nab some cool premiums and help keep Lux on the air another year! For those of you who are website challenged, here’s the direct listen link and chatroom links.

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Jesika von Rabbit Releases New Video “Psychic Spice”

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Lead singer, keyboardist, and songwriter of Gram Rabbit, Jesika von Rabbit has released her new video, “Psychic Spice”, which is also a track from her upcoming solo album titled “Journey Mitchell”. The album reflects a shift in energy for von Rabbit now that Gram Rabbit are on a sabbatical of undetermined length. For her new project which was entirely written and recorded on her own, von Rabbit is extending the electronic element of Gram Rabbit with “Adult Theme-Park Pop”.

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.”

Jesika von Rabbit will be performing on Valentine’s Day, opening for Dengue Fever at her favorite cosmic honky-tonk, Pappy and Harriet’s, which features a menu item called “Nachos von Rabbit”,  created by, and named after her.

Watch the video before von Rabbit and friends are committed to the nearest mental ward…

“Psychic Spice” video link via Video Static
“Psychic Spice” video link via APAR France

Join the Jesika von Rabbit Facebook Page
Jesika’s Twitter Feed
Jesika’s Instagram too!

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LA@JT Just Add Water Live in Joshua Tree!

RFJT170pxRadio Free Joshua Tree Listening Lounge presents
LA @ JT: Just Add Water
a night of spoken word and music by Los Angeles and Joshua Tree writers and musicians.

Saturday, May 31
Spoken Word starts at 8 PM Music starts at 9 PM

Radio Free Joshua Tree Listening Lounge
61597 Twenty-Nine Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
760 475-4860 www.RadioFreeJoshuaTree.com

$5 Suggested Donation

Members of a longtime Los Angeles writer’s workshop will be gathering in Joshua Tree to create some hilarious and sometimes personal verse and prose about life, fantasy and everything that oozes up from the desert and Hollywood.

“Including a few notorious J.T. writers like Listening Lounge proprietor Teddy Quinn, the workshop will happen during the day,” says event curator and “promptress” Jane Cantillon. “and we will cook up some compelling stories to share that same evening with our live audience. “Just Add Water” will make a very entertaining hour of spontaneous ‘misspoken’ word.”

Immediately following the reading, the Dick and Jane Family Orchestra featuring La Luz de Jesus proprietor Billy Shire on harmonica will perform, along with special guest singer/songwriter Sarah Stanley.
For more info contact lee@reverberationsmedia.com www.reverberationsmedia.com

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