Hailing from Joshua Tree, California, and dubbed the Queen of the Hi-Desert, Jesika von Rabbit serves up an Electronic Psychedelic Pop Explosion, and her live shows deliver sonic thunder with a dose of Wonka-esque eye candy, complete with choreographed costumed dancers.
Von Rabbit’s new single “Bombay Beach Bunny” is currently in heavy rotation on broadcast radio throughout the Coachella Valley, with a tripling of her Spotify numbers. The “Bombay Beach Bunny” video has exceeded 85,000 views in just two months after its release and was recently featured on CBS San Franciso’s Eye on the Bay segment.
The Jesika von Rabbit band recently co-headlined an anti-poaching benefit festival with Jesse Hughes who co-stars in her upcoming western-themed music video, an updated cover of the ‘80s pop hit, “I Want to Be A Cowboy”, featuring Rancho de la Luna’s Dave Catching on guitar, to be released in the fall of 2021.
Von Rabbit was also invited to appear in a Billy Gibbons video, “My Lucky Card”, filmed at Pappy and Harriet’s and released in May 2021.
Von Rabbit, the former leader of hi-desert trailblazers Gram Rabbit, was recently featured on the cover of the prestigious Palm Springs Life magazine. She has toured sold-out theaters nationally with Eagles of Death Metal, was a regular performer at the yearly Cracker/Camper van Beethoven Campout Festival, performed twice on the main stage at San Francisco’s Gay Pride Fest, has performed at Desert Daze, and has shared the stage with a diverse roster of acts including Wanda Jackson, Cat Power, and Crystal Method. Dubbed
Jesika even has a menu item named after her, at the world-renown Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA., the delicious “ Nachos von Rabbit”. Jesika von Rabbit has been identified with the high desert music scene since before it was a scene. The Desert Sun.
Many of Jesika’s original compositions have been placed to film and television; here is the shortlist: Hollywood Blockbuster Crazy Stupid Love, Ewan McGregor’s Long Way Round, CSI Las Vegas, NBC’s Life, Sons of Anarchy, Crash, Hit & Miss, FX’s Better Things, War Inc. starring John Cusack, an episode of Grace and Frankie, as well as a commercial spot for Fruit of the Loom that aired during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Jesika Von Rabbit is one of Los Angeles’ great musical one-offs. She’s simultaneously pop and art, accessible and avant-garde. She’s a mass of contradictions in the most glorious way and her influences, which touch on everything from ’80s MTV pop to ’70s tie-dye psychedelia, betray that very thing. In the live environment, she excels. She’s part Berlin chanteuse, with dabs of Nico, and part performance artist. She’s also a force of nature, and a local gem. – Brett Callwood – The L.A. Weekly
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
Danceable, commercial, and first-to last-catchy, this album’s assortment of deliciously sweet and pretty poisons indicates von Rabbit rapidly Wonkafying, cybernizing, and de-rusticating. She may well have more reinventions in her than David Bowie. — Ron Garmon – L.A. Record