Gram Rabbit, The Ross Sea Party, Birds Of A Black Feather

Moheak Radio and The Satellite presents TK's Birthday Party with

Gram Rabbit

The Ross Sea Party

Birds Of A Black Feather

Fri, February 15, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA


This event is 21 and over

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Gram Rabbit
Gram Rabbit
"Dry and tough as mule jerky, sexy as a swayed hip, the music weaves elements of electro-dance, Byrd's-era country rock, inner-space jazz, and gnomic meditations in the manner of Spiritualized and Pink Floyd into a sound that's unaffectedly homey, profoundly ambitious, and frankly revolutionary."
-Ron Garmon, LA CityBeat

Gram Rabbit's highly anticipated fourth record, Miracles & Metaphors, is now complete and plans for a spring release are underway. Produced by Ethan Allen(The 88, Luscious Jackson, Patti Griffin)who decided he loved the Rabbit so much he now joins them live on guitar, Miracles & Metaphors takes the listener on an epic journey of beauty and depth that has become all but extinct in today's market.

Founded in 2004 by Jesika von Rabbit and Todd Rutherford in the desert landscape of Joshua Tree, California Gram Rabbit quickly gained attention for their offbeat styles as well as their decidedly bent take on modern music. Using beats, twangy guitars, programmed samples, a healthy dose of mind-altering lyrical illusion and super-charged sexual energy, Gram Rabbit were hailed as best new LA Band in 2005 at the LA Weekly Music Awards.

Momentum built as the band sold out West Coast clubs and earned rave reviews in monthly, daily and International publications. Their rapid ascent from outsiders to the top of the L.A. club scene could be attributed to the dichotomy of their audience. Well-heeled
hipsters in low-slung jean and ironic t-shirts could be found next to actress Scarlet Johansson. Uberfan John Cusack rounded out his iTunes celebrity playlist with music from the band. It's easy to see how the bands classy image combined with it's dirty sound was a lethal combination for their divergent audience.

When the band hopped the pond for some shows in the United Kingdom, the toast of Southern California made quite an impression on the tight-knit world of the London press with write ups in Time Out London, Dazed and Confused, The Independent and others. They were then invited to perform at the Wireless Festival in London sharing the stage with Basement Jaxx, M.I.A and LCD Soundsystem.

Gram Rabbit's must-see live show, their fantastic sound and their geographic desirability helped secure a much sought after gig at the desert music festival, Coachella. The trade magazine Daily Variety commented: Sunday's Coachella fest got off to a slow start with unimpressive performances by hyped artists like Fiery Furnaces and M.I.A. (with the definite exception of the acid-trip costume show by local, sexy psych-rockers Gram Rabbit.)

The adulation was not lost on Hollywood. A bevy of licensing opportunities were presented to band landing spots on CBS's "CSI", MTV's "The Assistant"' with Andy Dick, NBC's "Life" and "Dateline", Fox's "Head Cases", ABC's "10 Things I hate About You", Bravo's "Long Way Round", STARZ' "Crash", and FX's "Sons of Anarchy" to name a few.

With Miracles and Metaphors complete, Gram Rabbit is set to embark on the next phase of their career. Their fans are set for more hare-raising gigs, vital new additions to the live band and a sound that will surely get their asses moving and minds bending. Beatrix Potter couldn't have written it better herself.

Jesika von Rabbit- Vocals, Keys, Guitar
Todd Rutherford- Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Programming
Ethan Allen- Guitar, Programming
Hayden Scott- Drums

LP's to Date:

"Music to Start a Cult to" 2004 Stinky Records
"Cultivation" 2005 Stinky Records
"RadioAngel & ther RobotBeat" 2007 Royal Order
"Miracles & Metaphors" Coming soon!
The Ross Sea Party
The Ross Sea Party
The Ross Sea Party is a typically unusual Los Angeles family. Five friends who wanted to transcend the disconnected and nonsensical nature of life in the city to create something consequential, the band embarked with hollow-body guitars, well-tuned drums, and a glockenspiel.

Like its namesake (a little known yet heroic wing of Ernest Shackleton’s famed 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition), The Ross Sea Party can be characterized by their easy navigation across an ever-changing atmosphere, as expeditionaries of boundless inspiration. From the idiosyncratic guitar work of Neil Young and the irreverent pop of The Talking Heads, to indie contemporaries Delta Spirit, Arcade Fire and The Dodos, The Ross Sea Party pay homage to their influences, while simultaneously creating an unmistakable sound of their own. Spacious instrumentations atop energetic, pervasive rhythms provide the foundation for singer Brady Erickson’s unique voice and the band’s emanating harmonies, as the songs remain simple, catchy and melodic at their core.

Erickson formed The Ross Sea Party in 2009, with fellow LA-scene veterans Michael Nussbaum (drums) and multi-instrumentalist Will VanderWyden. Atlanta transplant and songwriter Mark Tillman joined on guitar soon after, with native Angeleno Jacquelyn Thropay (keys/glockenspiel) solidifying the lineup to move fervently into 2011.

Following the 2010 release of Plains of Id, The Ross Sea Party’s debut EP, the band has steadily become a primary name in LA’s indie music scene and beyond. After several SXSW showcases, three west coast tours, and immensely successful residencies at Silverlake Lounge and Central S.A.P.C. in Los Angeles, the band spent Autumn of 2012 recording their ambitious debut full-length album, Hotel Pool. Set to be released on October 16th, the album promises to expand on and surpass the band’s already substantial list of merits.
Birds Of A Black Feather
Birds Of A Black Feather
Sisters, Katie and Sarah, share vocals in this raw blend of Indie Rock, Folk and Soul.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027