Wednesday, September 18, 2013


We are super excited to return to play for our friends in NYC. Our set is at 10:30, and there are lots of other great groups playing, too! Viva la Hop, Sibling Band, and Indigroove. Tickets and more info here!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

TONIGHT!!! #REDBULL #SoundSelect

Tonight the HiPSHiP is landing at Sigma Sound. We go on at 9:30 sharp!!!
Details here

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Redbull #SoundSelect 9/17

Would you like to know a secret?
Too bad. We don't know where we are playing either.
Not yet....
Hope we find out before you do. See you there!! (where?)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

August 10th at Johnny Brenda's!!

Summer in Philly is heating up. Rumi Kitchen has been tending to his sculpture garden, and snipping up basil for a delicious pesto. Johnny is in back Rhode Island, taking care of Ciacassi family matters. Vincent the Lion and Noami Salami are deep in the Philly hustle, playing Michael Jackson Covers over Jobim chord progressions. You know the deal.

Our Rockwood Music Hall gig last week was incredible, but we can't wait to come home to Philly and play for the people!! :::Johnny Brenda's::: Get tickets here!

We are also excited to be reunited with our brooklyn glam lady cock-rock crushes MOTHER FEATHER. They have been tearing it up in New York, especially at Rockwood. We want to bring them out to Philly again, especially because this is probably the last time they will be opening for us. Next time, we will be opening for them!

Also on the bill is RED 40, who is also opening for my theatrical love Martha Graham Cracker this month at L'etage!

Rockwood Music Hall, NYC

Friday, June 28, 2013

COMING to NYC ::: JULY 6!!!

The wait is over!!
Come see us in our full-band NYC debut on JULY 6th!!!
Rockwood Music Hall!!
It's Free!!
Please spread the word. We want to funk for as many people as possible!!
See our facebook event page here.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

First Friday at the Arden!

Come down and groove with us at the Arden Theatre Company this Friday! We are doing two shows, and the first one will be for kids! Cupcake Sandwiches!

Shows at 6:15 & 7:15

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tonight at Underground Arts (and Newsworks) !!

Tonight is going to be ecstatic. We are back at Underground Arts with our brilliant friends the west philadelphia orchestra.

We are reuniting after our incredible NYE dance party, and it feels so good. You might remember. It looked like this:

See you tonight!! More info here.

Also, we were fortunate to be featured on WHYY's NEWSWORKS.ORG today, and on the radio! Check it out!
Special thanks to Lindsay Lazarski, and Marty Moss-Coane.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Milkboy Philly This Saturday 4/20 !!

We are so excited to return to Milkboy Philly this Saturday, April 20th. Get green for the scene, then come groove with the mystic ticket!!
Get yer tix here

Also, not to be missed is our glamsex opening guests, MOTHER FEATHER

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hip Ship Live!

Our March 16 show at Johnny Brenda's was simply exquisite. Thanks to Martha, my loving theatrical wife/ ex-wife, and Juliet Hope Wayne for making it a spectacular, sold out evening!

Here is some footage from the show... More to come!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Fri, 1/18- THE STATION w/ Nicos Gun, Robotrippers
Come freak with us for $5 in South Philly! 16th and Mckean. Music at 9:30. We go on at about 11.

Fri, 2/1- THE TROCADERO For the Love of Pig Iron: Hogs and Kisses (tix here)
Our favorite night of the year!! Come see us bless the Trocadero stage, joined by the most incredible performers to benefit some of our fave theatre makers.

Sat, 3/16- JOHNNY BRENDA'S w/ Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
Don't miss this show!! Two forces of nature meet on one of the best stages in Philly...

More shows to be announced soon!!

New Years Eve!!

New Years Eve was the 2013 was the most incredible night that ever was. We are glad that we didn't invite the fire marshal down to the Ric Rac, because we reached capacity and then we reached capacity again. The West Philly Orchestra was incredible and we quickly became besties.

The horns joined us on some funky numbers.

Our balls dropped at midnight, and I'm pretty sure that my confetti cannon smashed a florescent light bulb on the ceiling.

We are so excited for 2013. More to Come!

We are totally besties.

Monday, November 5, 2012


This past week, we celebrated five incredible years of Johnny Showcase & The Lefty Lucy Cabaret!

Nestled between the storm of the century, and an equally ugly and tempestuous election, we gathered for a night of love and pure pleasure.

That love was made manifest in the most exciting event of the evening, when our friend Alicia proposed to her partner Evan on stage...

We also honored our guitarist and longest standing member of the group, Vince, presenting him with a medal and dubbing him Saint Vincent the Lion Federici.

Thanks to our opener, Panther Thomas, and Miss Martha Graham Cracker for joining us on this special night. Special thanks to Frank, Pete and Joe and all our friends at the Ric Rac. There is no place like home.

Panther Thomas before his set.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Binder Full of Women

I, like everyone else I imagine, can not move on emotionally until this election is over. I watched the debate tonight with Dotty, and we were actually encouraged by Mitt Romney, especially his views on women in the workplace. I can't believe I hadn't thought of keeping a binder full of women. I am now compiling one. If you would like to apply to be in my binder, please send a picture to Til then, I thought I would offer this song...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Deli Philadelphia Featured Artist!

Thanks to all or friends who voted for us to become the Deli Philadelphia's Featured Artist! We totally won by three votes!
What did we win? What didn't we win?!!
Well, we got this great interview, for starters, and they reposted our Sensual Video.

Does this mean we are, like, "indie"? We think so!! Well, we are certainly EMO, and by that we mean EMOTIONAL.

We get so emotional.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Funny or Die!

Reception has been remarkable for our video of Sensual, Pts 1 & 2...
We thought, what the heck... Let's put it up here to and see what the funny people say. Please view here, and tell em we're funny...or DIE! (Sorry about the lame Ad)

New Video!!

We are pleased to present our brand new video for Sensual, Pts 1 & 2!
It was directed by the very talented Rachel Gordon, and features our friends Kristy Chouiniere as the sexy lady and the Six Lady Dancer Jaundice as the Temporary Truth.
Here are some photos from behind the scenes. See more here!