Jesse Jo Stark

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Jesse Jo Stark
w/ Rachel Bobbitt, Charity Cunningham
Tue, Sep 26 Show: 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
$16 - $18
Jesse Jo Stark LIVE at the Grog Shop with Rachel Bobbitt and Charity Cunningham!

Tuesday, September 26th
7pm doors / 8pm show
$16 advance / $18 day of show
All Ages
+$3 at the door if under 21

An LA-native with a lifelong immersion in rock 'n' roll, Jesse Jo Stark’s story seeps through her music — a heady, stylized mix of earthy Americana and Hollywood allure. The music is timeless with unmissable nods to 70s rock, classic country, and ethereal pop, while heavy strokes of sex and kitsch add a playfulness to the workmanship of her songwriting. In 2014, she worked with former Sex Pistols guitarist, Steve Jones, to record her debut EP, Down Your Drain. Stark reappeared in 2017 with a new single, the moody, Mazzy Star-esque "Drift-wood." She then released her second EP, Dandelion, and went on to tour both the US and internationally supporting acts such as Guns & Roses, The Vaccines, Sunflower Bean, The Heavy, and more. The full-length debut from Jesse Jo Stark, DOOMED, is a high-drama movie in the form of an album, the kind of immediate cult classic that inspires unending infatuation. Over the course of 11 elegantly feverish tracks, the Los Angeles-based artist conjures up an atmosphere informed by her intense fascination with the more macabre edge of the pop-culture underground: Elvira, The Cramps, late-80s horror movies. With its in-depth exploration of desire and surrender and newfound self-possession, DOOMED ultimately blurs the edges of truth and fantasy to build a gorgeously warped world wholly defined by Stark's own dream-logic.

Jesse Jo Stark
Los Angeles native Jesse Jo Stark grew up at the crossroads of fashion and music. The daughter of fashion designers Richard and Laurie Lynn Stark, whose luxury rock & roll brand, Chrome Hearts, is a staple worn by everyone from Jay-Z to Nikki Sixx, Jesse's immersion in rock culture and show business has been a constant in her life. As a teenager she created her own signature designs for both her parents' brand and for skate shoe empire Vans. Musically, Stark has gravitated toward a punk attitude with gothy-Americana undertones and cites the Cramps, Loretta Lynn, and David Bowie as influences. In 2014, she worked with family friend and former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones to record her debut EP, Down Your Drain. Launching her own label, Stark reappeared in 2017 with a new single, the moody, Mazzy Star-esque "Driftwood."
Rachel Bobbitt
Charity Cunningham
Charity Cunningham, a former member of Cleveland’s Samfox, is set to release her first solo full-length album, Existential Crisis. It follows her 2021 EP, Pour Les Hantés. Using a collection of samples, midi and real instruments, Cunningham, along with collaborators John Chips, Nathaniel Hunt and several different artists, put together this groove-studded, 11-song album.

A Twinsburg native, Cunningham grew up traveling frequently with a musical family. Her father taught her how to play piano and sing harmonies, and she played and sang in church in her youth.