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!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Our 7/28 show at Underground Arts was nothing short of transparent. Transparent? Translucent. Transcendent! Here is a photo of the group before the show.

Sadly, it was the last performance of the Half-Truth (known to some as Jamie McKittrick...not me, of course), who has left us for adventures beyond. We will miss her dearly, as demonstrated in the on-stage presentation of this Carvel ice cream cake.

It was also the release of our new EP Mystic Ticket I: The Pump Fake, which we played in its entirety, with some help from my emotional extension, The Six Lady Dancers.
It was such a killer show... setlist below:

intro (Shakin' Your Hand)
Chairman Mao
Hit it
Golden handshake/ Hip Ship
Coconut Water
Rumi Kitchen: Stop Fooling Around
The Truth: The Whales
Mystic Ticket:
Rubber Glove
Forget about the World/Scorpion
Woman you my Woman
Fingernail Clipping of the Moon
Cocaine Sandwich

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Underground Arts / MYSTIC TICKET

Psychedelic soul cabaret crooner Johnny Showcase is pleased to announce his return to Underground Arts, 12th and Callowhill, on Saturday, July 28th at 9pm. (tickets!)
The July 28th show will coincide with the digital release of his four song EP MYSTIC TICKET I: The Pump Fake.
On the 28th, we will play the EP in its entirety, front to back!
A follow up to his 2011 soul/ comedy masterpiece LOVE IS THE MESSAGE, Johnny turns in his 8-track 70’s sound for a futuristic fantasia, putting the analog aside for an almost completely digital synthetic-sound.
Each track nibbles on a different genre of spacey funk, from the Herbie Hancock kinetic shuffle of Screwdriver (I’m Sorry Michael) to the Prince / D’Angelo- drenched ballad Rubber Glove, finishing with the anthemic Bowie-flavored disco of Forget about the World. Also included is a dub-heavy reworking of Johnny’s stalker love song, Shalamon (Future Mix).
I began work on MYSTIC TICKET after a terrible bicycle accident left me with a fractured elbow. Jobless and stranded at home, I spent the winter of 2010-2011 with Dotty on my lap, self-producing the record, enlisting friends such as Rumi Kitchen, guitarist Vinnie Federici and bassist Andrew Nelson to help create this futuristic deliciousness. It was mixed/ mastered at Waterfront Studios by blood sister/ collaborator Rachel Alina, who co-produced Love is the Message with us and Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz, Madonna).
Starting July 28th, Screwdriver (I’m Sorry Michael) will be available for a free download in exchange for following Johnny on Twitter and liking Johnny Showcase and the Lefty Lucy Cabaret on Facebook.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Night Market!

One of my favorite gigs happened at the Philly Night Market. Hundreds of people showed up to 9th and Ellsworth to get down.

We broke out our brand new hit "The Octopus (A Philosophical Discussion)".

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Playing 6/28 at Night Market

Stuff your face... then come dance! We re going to be playing tomorrow night at the Philly Night Market at 9th and Ellsworth, and debuting a brand new song!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Johnny in Exile

Last week we played Theatre Exile's annual cabaret benefit. They are our good friends, and we were excited to lend our celebrity to their cause. It was also our very first gig with our dreamy new drummer, Charlie Heim. We have been in the incubation stage with Charlie, feeding him tubes of funk and injecting his soul into our sound. Also working on new stuff! Bam, I said it.
Here is Charlie's nasty silhouette, in a photo by Christopher Collucci.

We also got to share the stage with someone very special. Senator Arlen Specter came to perform his hilarious stand up act.

I finally got to shake his hand and tell him how much I loved his earlier work with the Beatles.

I have to admit, I am a little disappointed that he cut his hair.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It was wonderful to be back in Hudson, working on MYSTIC TICKET. The tracks sound incredible, and I can't wait to share them with the world. I also happened to spy LOVE IS THE MESSAGE, hanging one the wall, two guys above Michael's posthumous album. Just to be on the same wall as Micheal...even posthumous Micheal... I feel like I've made it.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Mystic Ticket Singles!

I am excited to announce that this month I will be heading back up to Waterfront Studios in Hudson to mix and master two new singles for my upcoming album, MYSTIC TICKET. It was exactly a year ago this month that we were there, cutting our teeth on LOVE IS THE MESSAGE with Henry Hirsch and the dreamy Rachel Alina.

Where LITM was recorded to analog tape with all living, breathing instruments, MYSTIC TICKET is a digital, psychedelic fantasy, recorded 100% on Logic, produced and engineered by myself in collaboration with Noami Salaami, Vinnie Federici, and Rumi Kitchen. The sound is shimmering and glistening with digital sweat, inspired by the past and barreling towards the future.

The sessions began last winter, when I fell down the basement steps on 7th and Shunk, and fractured my radial head. The pain was like giving birth out of my elbow, and left me out of commission for months, with nothing but Dotty on my lap, Logic Pro, and the deranged artistic freedom of emotional and physical healing. These sessions lead me to my sessions with Henry Hirsch, and now they will finally come to sweet fruition.

Stay tuned!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Thursday with El Malito!

Come see us this Thursday night, back with our good friend El Malito at one of our favorite Philly spots, Milkboy!

We are celebrating the Ides of Aries, the sign that is governed by Mars.

El Malito did an interview about the upcoming show and his act. Check it out here!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Big Things!

Hey friends~

We have really fantastic things in the works! First we just shot our first music video for "Love is the Message (For Miles Davis)"! It was shot by our good friend, El Malito, who we are joining at Milkboy Philly for a Birthday Bash on March 29! Look out for this crazy thing....

Also, Join us this Wednesday for a live filming of our first concert film, directed by Harvey J Wallbanger!

Wed, March 14
Connie's Ric Rac
1132 s 9th St
7:45 doors
8:30 show, $5

More info here!

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Years!

New Years at Milkboy was an overwhelming success. The show sold out, and the crowd was hungry as pack of hyenas. We played for two hours, working it out. Here are some photos taken by the great Harvey Wallbanger.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

This Friday in Wilmington

After the overwhelming success of NYE, Johnny and el Malito are going on the road. 95 South, to be specific. The Hip Ship is going to descend upon World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. If you haven't seen el Malito yet, you are living in sin. Get Tickets!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Milkboy was Silkboy

Here is our photo 5 minutes before our two hour megaset at Milkboy Philly. What a night! Photos and video to come...