04.15.2016 IMPOSE MAGAZINE // Week In Pop
"Rolling on the horsepower of galloping guitar rhythms, the mean-seeming momentum is the motor by which Miss Jupiter uses to illustrate the natural tenets of enlightenment that all posses."
ϟ PSYCHEDELIC POWER ROCK ϟ
The story of Miss Jupiter begins a very long time ago and very far away, in some senses at least… for in all likelihood this story is not at all unique and is probably happening constantly everywhere at a fairly consistent pace…
It was amid a particularly nasty nebula of wastefulness and cruelty, that a tiny new star painstakingly escaped and made its way out into a clearing in space. After about 3 billion years of shaking off the cosmic debris, sighing over its inability to save the small family of stars it had loved so dearly, and searching for a new home, this teensy spark of light found its way into our galaxy, and pinned itself in the sky just far enough to barely glimpse with the average mammalian eye. As the star peacefully watched over all the other solar systems, it began to witness the descent into darkness of one of the most graceful, balanced & beautiful planets, Earth, which began to remind it of the nebula it had once escaped. Being a dwarf star, in fact not much larger than our sun, this little ball of gas decided it could help this time.
The star's energy embodied a human Earthling, and asserted that the best way to initiate the force of positive change would be through music, for it is vibration that unites all life through shared sensation. It gave its host the gifts of song, word, and magic, and the stage name of Miss Jupiter to express the concept of massive power despite diminutive size or circumstances.
Miss Jupiter’s gravitational pull has engaged Earth-based musicians Rachel Fannan (Only You, Bomb), Angelica Tavella (TV Heads, Nyx), and Quincy Larsen (Future Shoxxx) to contribute their talents to her mission. The current lineup revolves around Rufo Chan, Jr. (Shirley Rolls, Familiar Howlings) on drums, Bill Sanderson (Haunted Summer) on rhythm guitar, Michelle Vidal (Spindrift, Linda Perhacs, The Fur Traders) on bass, Alan Passman (The Terrapin) on lead guitar, and Mike Carson on keys.
Host person for Miss Jupiter, Michelle Rose is also the proprietor of a Los Angeles boutique, Spacedust, which serves as retail home to artists and creators of all kinds. Michelle also provides custom pinback buttons to the local music community through her business Naked Merch, and is the chief stage costumer for Miss Jupiter and bands such as Deap Vally & Fever the Ghost.