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Joshua Tree’s Jesika von Rabbit to sing the National Anthem for the Coachella Valley Firebirds, Feb 17

Joshua Tree’s “Queen of the Hi-Desert” musician, songwriter, and former leader of Hi-Desert trailblazers Gram Rabbit, Jesika von Rabbit has been chosen to sing the National Anthem for the Coachella Valley Firebirds vs the Colorado Eagles, at the Acrisure Arena, 75702 Varner Rd, Palm Desert, CA 92211, on Saturday, February 17, at 6 PM.

“I am thrilled to be singing our National Anthem and honored to represent the Greater Coachella Valley and the CV Firebirds,” says von Rabbit, whose rich history in the Coachella Valley includes a cover story in Palm Springs Life, and being awarded “Best Female Performer” several years in a row at the Coachella Valley Weekly Awards.

von Rabbit’s song “Going Down” was recently featured in the Morgan Freeman film 57 Seconds. She is releasing a single and video of her live-show favorite, “Dog at a Human Party”, in April and is currently putting the final touches on a series of singles leading to her third solo album to be released in the Fall.



Tiki Oasis 19: Catch the New Wave – Focus on Music!

TIKI OASIS 19: “Catch the New Wave”
August 7-11, 2019
Wed., August 7, Bali Hai – Shelter Island, San Diego
Thursday – Sunday, August 8-11 – Crowne Plaza Hotel – Hotel Circle, San Diego

Tiki Oasis 19 Spotify Playlist
Tiki Oasis TV
Tiki Oasis Facebook Group

Ticket info at this link
Wednesday Meet and Greet at Bali Hai and Sunday Night Tiki Oasis Showcase tix can be purchased a la carte or with the full ticket package. Seminar tickets can also be purchased separately from event tickets!
Thursday – Saturday main event tickets must be purchased as a package. As always, car show, art show, and marketplace are open to the public, art show Thurs-Sun, car show, and marketplace Sat-Sun.

Tiki Oasis, is the original and largest Tiki event in the world and features in five nights and four days:  live music, dance, DJs, marketplace vendors, fashion shows, costume contests, poolside entertainment, miss Tiki Oasis contest, car show, kids activities, art exhibit, plus top experts giving educational presentations on everything from cocktails and food, art, architecture, pop culture history, and tiki carving!

As always at Tiki Oasis, the event is all about the Tiki lifestyle. In addition, every year, the event explores a theme which adds dimension or explores a different aspect of Popular Culture tangential to Tiki. 

Tiki Oasis 19: Catch the New Wave

“Catch the New Wave!” is an obvious nod toward Surf music, while “New Wave” is a blast from the early 1980s. In the 1980s, simultaneous to New Wave, was the “Second Wave” in the swell of Surf Music history. At Tiki Oasis 2019 we present acts that relate to 1980s New Wave with a surf or exotica twist, “Second Wave” Surf music, and a few original “New Wave”-ers to create a totally radical weekend that will leave you stoked.

Agent Orange, Debora Iyall of Romeo Void, Drifting Sand, Tiny Bubbles featuring Gerald Casale of Devo, Jesika von Rabbit, Joey & The Showmen, Jon & the Nightriders, Josie Cotton, Los Freneticos, Los Tiki Phantoms, MongoLounge, Par Avion, Tiny Bubbles, The Fleshtones, The Greasy Gills, The Hula Girls, The Insect Surfers, The Intoxicats, The New Waves, The Outta Sites, The Surfrajettes, Tikitronic, Tikiyaki Orchestra, Tim Polecat


Agent Orange
The original punk/surf power trio is one of only a handful of bands who have been continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast punk scene. The first to combine the melodic California surf guitar sound with the frantic energy of punk, Agent Orange invented the formula that would come to define the Orange County punk sound. Agent Orange continues to deliver with a never-ending schedule of tours in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, and Pacific Rim.

Burt “Fuzz” Nutley w/ The Tiny Bubbles
Burt “Fuzz” Nutley (a.k.a. Django Ramone) plays guitar for The Tiny Bubbles and The 16 Eyes. His past musical associations include Doc And The Pods, The Cybermen, and The El Guapos. When he’s not designing tiny pieces of electronic glass for your car, he designs and builds fuzz and distortion pedals. .

Deborah Iyall
Debora Iyall was the singer and lyricist for 80’s post-punk band Romeo Void from San Francisco. Their 1982 single “Never Say Never” was a bold provocative dance club, college/alternative radio, and MTV hit. Two years later they burst into the Top 40 with the funky “A Girl In Trouble (is a temporary thing)” which earned them an appearance on American Bandstand. Iyall’s Native American heritage made her unique among punk-poet-goddesses as she challenged female rock singer stereotypes with her look and her unabashed lyrics and delivery.

Drifting Sand

NorCal’s Drifting Sand sing and play songs about birds, sharks, perfect waves, root beer floats, sea stars, blue water, and going surfin’ with Britney! They believe that every day is summer and provide your beachin’ soundtrack for drivin’ down the coast with their fun new wave surf-pop sounds. The sun’s out and the surf’s up but, watch out for Drifting Sand!

El Vez
El Vez is the Latin sensation that is sweeping the Nation, and the world! A modern multicultural hybrid of Americana & Mexicano, he is more than entertainment, he is a thinking man’s Elvis, a post-modern King with a Latin twist, the Chicano experience presented and told through the songs of Elvis. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, Oprah, MTV, HBO, CNN, and Live with Regis & Kathy Lee. He has even been a question on Jeopardy!

Tiny Bubbles featuring Gerald Casale
Tiki Oasis is excited to announce a special performance for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Thursday night by The Tiny Bubbles, featuring DEVO’s Gerald Casale and Judd “The Fink” of The Maikai Gents LIVE on stage with The Hula Girls!! The group will perform Devo tunes Hapa Haole Hawaiian style!

Gerald Casale is a musician, composer, music video director, and vintner. His music career spans more than 40 years. Gerald (“Jerry”) found fame in the late 1970s as co-founder and bass player of the legendary and influential new wave band Devo, who were formed on the basis of the theory of de-evolution (The De-Evolution Band) at Kent State University in the early ’70s. His interest in wine started when the band moved from Ohio to California where he met several cutting edge restaurateurs and became a fan of the then-new California cuisine and California wines that went with it. In 2012, Casale, with his love of Pinot Noir, produced his first vintage of wine, bearing the name The 50 by 50. His winery of the same name is located in the Wooden Valley of Napa, California.

Jesika von Rabbit
Jesika von Rabbit, the versatile former front-woman and prolific songstress of Joshua Tree’s trailblazers Gram Rabbit has released two solo albums since the group’s demise. In her two-piece electro and full-band live configurations, Jesika has shared a diverse list of bills with Wanda Jackson, EoDM, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Melvins, John Doe, and many others. Upon release, Boy George tweeted his followers the video of her beautiful interpretation of “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”. JvR’s bassist is Tiki Oasis veteran, Lee Joseph.

Joey and the Showmen
This original 1962 SOCAL based band is not an imitator or limited only to instrumentals. Joey and the Showmen blend their pre-surf instrumentals and vocals with several generations and genres: the 60’s west coast beach culture, 50’s R&B, 50’s rock, exotica, and 40’s big band, creating a sub-genre classified as the West Coast Beat.

Josie Cotton
In the early 1980s, Jose Cotton’s hit “Johnny Are You Queer?” was included on the soundtrack of the seminal film Valley Girl. Josie is known for her quirky stylizations and musical experimentation from pop to rockabilly, electronica, swamp, lounge, Western, garage and beyond. She has recorded seven albums including Invasion of the B-Girls, a collection of B-movie theme songs, which included liner notes by John Waters. Josie is playing select dates with her stellar band which includes Paul Roessler (Screamers/Twisted Roots).

King Kukulele
King Kukulele
King Kukulele is a comedian, actor, and ukuleleist with inexorable energy who has performed around the world, singing hapa haole and novelty songs at all kinds of shows from Hollywood movie premieres to Disneyland. He composed a promotional song about tropical fruits and fish for the Orange County Fair, as well as “I Don’t Eat Poop,” a song written for the California Board of Public Health. The latter song was not used.

Los Freneticos
Los Frenéticos
Since 2008, Córdoba, Argentina’s Los Frenéticos have been whipping crowds into a frenzy with their hybrid of instrumental rock, beat, punk, Spaghetti Western, and surf music. Their album El Sonido que Perdura was nominated on the category of Best New Rock Artist Album by the Gardel Awards (the most important prize of music in the country) giving them a great recognition at the national level.

Los Tiki Phantoms
Los Tiki Phantoms
Los Tiki Phantoms are four thugs from marshy and dark lands. Guitars, bass, and devilish drums are their weapons, their ammunition is twang, surf and Latin rock in the finest inspired Dick Dale style. The Tiki Phantoms have released the albums Los Tiki Phantoms Regresan de la Tumba (The Tiki Phantoms Returning from the Grafe) in 2006, Los Tiki Phantoms y el Ejército de las Calaveras (The Tiki Phantoms and the Army of Skulls) in 2009, Los Tiki Phantoms Mueven el Esqueleto (The Tiki Phantoms Move the Skeleton) in 2011, and their new album for 2019, Tiki Phantoms y el Misterio del Talismán (“The Tiki Phantoms and Talisman Mystery) in celebration of the band’s tenth anniversary.

Mongo Lounge
In their noble quest for viable new hybrids, the earnest chemists behind San Francisco de-evolutionary outlet, Mongoloid, have taken “the sound of things falling apart” and made it swing. The resultant concoction: Mongolounge. It’s Devo poured over ice and served with a twist.

Motu Nehenene Polynesian Dancers
Motu Nehenehe means “Beautiful Islands” in Tahitian. This San Diego based group provides Polynesian dance entertainment and classes in Tahitian, Hawaiian hula, Maori and Samoan.

Par Avion
Here’s something special for your Tiki Oasis Sunday morning “lei over”. Par Avion, an eclectic instrumental trio featuring Bernard Yin, Rebecca Ramirez, and Derek O’Brien, will be taking off poolside at 11 AM. Bernard has been touring abroad all summer and although now an L.A. resident, grew up in San Diego. Many years ago, he frequented Otto’s backyard tiki-themed parties in Los Angeles while tiki was still a very underground affair. What we’re trying to say is that this is a homecoming on many levels and the band plans to make their Tiki Oasis debut fun! Be on the lookout for special guest musicians or hit up the band if you care to join them for a surf session later in the day.

The Fleshtones
In a career that spans over four decades, garage rock superheroes The Fleshtones truly have done it all. They’re one of the final remaining original CBGB bands, they’ve played on Andy Warhol’s short-lived MTV show while Sir Ian McKellen read Shakespeare over their jamming, and was the last band to publicly perform at the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World. However, what’s most incredible about The Fleshtones is that they’re putting out some of their best music yet forty years into their career, as evidenced by their brand new limited edition 45 single “Layin’ Pipe” b/w “Lady Nightshade”.

The Greasy Gills
The Greasy Gills are an all-gill instrumental reverb ‘n’ roll band from Northern California. Their new release, The Spring Collection sprung from a semi-spontaneous recording session with the infamous Evan “Mugs-o-Plenty” Foster of the Boss Martians, at No-Count Studios in Seattle.

The Hula Girls
The Hula Girls
The Hula Girls formed in 2008 and have been busy playing their self-described ‘hulabilly’ music all over Southern California. The group’s sound is up-tempo hapa-haole, tiki, and surf-themed music, all filtered through the late 1950’s and early 60’s rockabilly, surf, and rock n’ roll! The Hula Girls are Spike Marble on guitar and lead vocals, Shorty Poole on upright and electric basses, Gary Brandin on steel guitar, and Doug Sanborn on drums! They are always accompanied by their Hula-A-Go-Go dancers.

The Insect Surfers
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Insect Surfers, “the planet Earth’s longest running modern surf band.” Active since the new wave era in 1979, the Insect Surfers have performed throughout the US and Europe and have appeared on over 45 releases. Their latest record Datura Moon has been specially issued on purple vinyl, along with the new CD collection of rare tracks titled Living Fossils.

The Intoxicats
Originating from Kauai, Hawaii, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, Intoxicats were born of a rum haze one steamy tropical night at Tiki Iniki. Picture Gilligan’s Island with access to MTV, and an unlimited bar tab… you get the picture. Featuring members of The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Prince’s NPG and more, Intoxicats are a dance party with a twist!

The New Waves
The New Waves
Out of the ashes of such beloved local artists as Apollo 14 and The Vermin comes The New Waves. Formed in 2013 by Mr. Gerald “Turbo” Proctor, The New Waves set out to recreate and pay homage to new wave music. Taking cues from godfathers of surf, The Ventures, The New Waves take all your favorite new wave songs and reproduces them as ’60s surf classics.

The Night Times
L.A. garage group The Night Times are as authentic as it gets. Featuring ex-members of The Neumans, they have formed one of the best American revival groups since The Miracle Workers. Following a debut 45 that flew off the shelves, they returned this year with their first LP. Here We Go on Outro Records features 12 vicious cuts that combine the best of the ’60s with real songwriting skills. Expect an imminent single release on the British label State, recorded while the group was in the UK.

Tikiyaki Orchestra
The Tikiyaki Orchestra
The Tikiyaki Orchestra has been wowing audiences since 2008, and with four great album releases. The Tikiyaki Orchestra is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the release of their much beloved 2nd album, Swingin’ Sounds for the Jungle Jetset! To commemorate, the band is releasing a limited vinyl pressing of Swingin’ Sounds on blue vinyl, which will be available at Tiki Oasis 19. Otto Von Stroheim calls The Tikiyaki Orchestra as “The greatest Exotica band in the world”. High praise indeed!

The Surfrajettes
The Surfrajettes are Ontario Toronto’s premier all-girl psychedelic instro surf foursome with a modern, upbeat flair. Nicole, Shermy, Sarah and Amber have wowed crowds all over eastern Canada and the US, and with their debut CDEP release, Cha Cha Heels on Hi-Tide Records, they are sure to win fans the world over!

Hailing from San Diego and Los Angeles, TikiTronic was formed by “recovering studio engineers” Rick Roessler (Freddy Canoe) and Andy Tolley (Captain Coconut). The duo uses a unique arsenal of equipment; Moog synthesizer, balafon, theremin, analog drum pads, ukulele, electric and slide guitars – to reinvent 1970’s and ’80s classics. TikiTronic’s high energy live performances are not to be missed!

Tim Polecat
Tim Polecat
Tim Polecat grew up in suburban North London, obsessed with American comic books, British sci-fi TV, fifties rockabilly, ’70s glam, and punk. His band The Polecats had several UK chart hits in the early ’80s and international success with “Make a Circut With Me”. In the 1990s Tim formed 13 Cats who crossed boundaries into the surf and garage rock scene of the era. Tim now resides in Palm Springs and currently tours with The Polecats, and the Tim Polecat Trio.

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Tiki Oasis 19 DJs
After School Special, Astro138, Becky & Nikki (Bubblegum & Other Delights), Bigtikidude and Emilio, Farbror Fuzz, Flashback George, Lee Joseph, DJ Nuria, djgirlgroupgirl, El Nova, Howie Pyro, Jon Burchard, LuxuriaMusic, Mike & Anya Stax, Paul Cinnamon, Professor Rex Dart, Shindog of New Wave City, Swankenstein, The Stately DJ Wayne Manor & DJ Hardly Quinn, Tiki Thomas, Tony the Tyger, Vanessa Burgundy, Will Torres, Will’mer, Zombierella, Zorch

Tiki Oasis was conceived in 2000 as a fundraiser to support the rehabilitation of the mid-century Palm Springs Caliente Tropics Motel which attracted a small gathering of tikiphiles. The event, which moved to San Diego in 2006 and has grown to include two locations, three hotels, over 15 seminars, 100 vendors, numerous sponsors, a slew of talent which is enjoyed by over 3000 attendees.

Tiki Oasis is a family produced Polynesian Pop lifestyle weekender which takes place in Southern California each August, is the largest tiki gathering in the world and the only event of its kind on the West Coast. Each year Tiki Oasis presents a different theme which explores, celebrates, and preserves mid-century aesthetics via entertainment, fashion, food, drink, and education while showing its relevance in contemporary lifestyle. Tiki Oasis attendees experience four-plus days of live and dj music sets, symposiums, book signings, marketplace shopping, art, burlesque, comedy, vintage cars, mixology, fashion, and events for kids and tweens.


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

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.

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


9/15: Jesika von Rabbit Dessert Rock Release Party at Soap Plant/Wacko

Jesika von Rabbit
Dessert Rock Release Party

Saturday, September 15, 7-10 PM

Soap Plant / Wacko
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Photo by Jessica Janos


The Queen of the High Desert, Jesika von Rabbit cordially invites you to the unveiling of her new album Dessert Rock.

Enter the whimsical world of Rabbit… Costumes are encouraged as we create a space adorned with desserts, drinks, and dancing girls. Jesika von Rabbit videos will be playing on a loop, interspersed with projections by visual mastermind Mr. Tamale along with the sweet sounds of Dessert Rock playing all night.

Dessert Rock, Jesika von Rabbit‘s second solo album, is an avalanche of appetizing amalgams that incorporate hints of calypso, sci-fi, psychedelic, electro, and funk, and will be available for purchase on both LP (white vinyl) and CD. Digital will be available through iTunes, etc.

Freak Out with us on this delightful night, as the Desert meets the City!

Street Date: September 14 2018
Artist: Jesika von Rabbit
Title: Dessert Rock
Label: Dionysus Records
SRLP – LP $18.95
SRLP – CD $10.95
UPC LP: 0-534877-31741-6
UPC CD: 0-534877-31742-3
Distributed by ILD Distro

Journey Mitchell LP on Dionysus Records
“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” 7″ on Sympathy for the Record Industry

Upcoming Jesika von Rabbit live dates:
9/1: Campout Festival – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown
9/9: Matinee Show – Alex’s Bar – Long Beach
10/5: Joshua Tree Music Festival – Joshua Tree
10/27: Halloween Show – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown



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


6/21: Harvard and Stone
6/22: Boardners

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

9/1: Campout Festival, Pioneertown, CA
10/5: Joshua Tree Music Festival
10/27: Halloween Show at Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA.

GOING DOWN” (2016)

INNUENDO” (2018)


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
– Killjoi
– Spencer Keizer
– Robin Zimmermann
– Annachristie + The Saphires
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!


Hypnotic Jesika von Rabbit video – Best Musician Award – SOCAL 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


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.


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

Get Your Fall Freak on with the Royal Order of Rabbits!
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.


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.


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!

Join the Jesikult! Jesika von Rabbit Summer Schedule!

Jesika von Rabbit on stage

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.


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