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HIPS & THE LIPS, VOL. 1

It's begun! THE HIPS & THE LIPS Sessions, a co-production of Joe Nicolo (Ruffhouse Records) and Johnny Showcase, began in the summer of 2017, and its fruits are finally able to touch your lips. Here is the first single... Better eat this one over the sink.

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THE OCTOPUS!  has arrived!

"[The Octopus!] is a thick, sweaty psychedelic funk masterpiece."  - Philadelphia Magazine

Now Available on iTunes!

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Johnny Showcase is an electrifying experience.  A 10-piece absurdist soul outfit based in Philadelphia, it is an innovative, joyful tour-de-force that blissfully toes the line between performance art and a psychedelic soul revival. Carrying the torch of our funk-rock pioneers, they have gained a massive following and propelled Johnny to something that of a funky Philly folk hero legend.

 Johnny Showcase is a sweaty, charismatic showman from Rhode Island who is equal parts Andy Kaufman and Prince.  Surrounding him is a rag tag group of performers, including spiritual adviser Rumi Kitchen, two vacuous vocalists collectively named The Truth, and knife sharp backing band the Mystic Ticket.

 

Johnny on WXPN!

In September, we were featured on XPN The Key Studio Sessions!

It was a blast. Dig below!
 

 

Last August had the opportunity to share the stage with the legendary George Clinton. Seeing Parliament play is like going to school and church at the same time, and we were honored to be in the congregation. #ParliamentApproved

 

 

 

 

 Photo by Stefanie DiStefano