Gram Rabbit’s demented desert rock always hopped inside its own little hole, and the weirdo wantonness of lead singer Jesika Von Rabbit had a lot to do with why so many fans joined them. Now that she’s on her own, JVR has spiced up her style, entrancing fans old and new with her sexy-hexy solo mesh of electro and pop.
Bar Sinister’s gloomy environs might not be the most obvious locale to celebrate her new release, but the fishnets fit. The dance club expanded on its “goth” branding years ago. The dark denizens here favor provocative artists who challenge the norm and give good spectacle, and Rabbit fits the bill fiercely and fiendishly.
Her new record, Journey Mitchell, sounds as quirky and entrancing as the title suggests. The stage show — which we hear still involves her infamous bunny-play — should follow suit. Also playing: The Controversy and Deleyaman, plus dark ’80s, gothic and industrial DJs Tommy, John C and Rocky Slaughter.
BAR SINISTER AT BOARDNER’S
1652 N. Cherokee Ave.,? Hollywood | Saturday, March 21, 11 p.m. | $10; $15 after midnight | barsinister.net