THE HIPS EP RELEASE
with Clibbus, Period Bomb, Thee Deluxe and Lucky Baby Daddy
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Sunday January 26, 2020
A loud, punchy, attack of sound that only needs two members. The Hips are a DC based garage noise duo featuring Carl Vanasse on vocals and guitar, and Thomas Gauntt on the drums. The band is turning one this month and has an album on the way. Earplugs provided!
Related bands: Lightning Bolt, Hella, Death From Above 1979, Thee Oh Sees, and The White Stripes.
Alex “Beefus” DʼAurelio (B. 1992 ) “An Elliptical in my jaw holding a stick and capturing the the sounds of vehicles and animals in a tin can with one arm. While I donʼt generally care for much , it more than likely has the capability of being captured with a different scent or color or time allowing me to make it easier for documentation purposes. If itʼs even harder pressed, extending my throat might help it sit still for a cognitive photograph. Are you going to say itʼs not that or what it might be, maybe you are right but its still not true by both sides”
You may have heard that unique scream or stream of conscious verbal flutter before. Some say it is reminiscent of a contorted mammal with a mouth full of candy and marbles, sprinting towards its ticklish demise into a 10ʼx10ʼ microwave oven. Whether you heard it on a stage, record , video, the radio, or even a random street corner it is a sound unlike any other. In fact it was the first thing Ann DʼAurelio head on the afternoon of June 20th 1992, when she squeezed out her baby “Beefus”.
Alex “Beefus” DʼAurelio is based out of Rochester, NY, where he runs his multimedia company “Clibbus International”. His main focus Is on making music and drawings to accompany those sounds. His band “Clibbus” started as a solo recording project in his late teens, and although he has been very active in Rochesterʼs underground music scene and playing in various other musical groups Clibbus always remained a personal outlet for his musical ideas that were considered more “off center” by many thus making it harder to use in any of his projects at the time.
In just a few short years Clibbus would release 2 official full length solo records for Clibbus (2015ʼs Pabloom Mannequin Palace, and 2018ʼs Spider Collection), various comedy records for DʼAurelios friend Denis Chibhammer (Under the moniker 8=Denis to society) through Clibbus International, an industry started in his head turned bedroom, that would operate all of the outlets of the Clibbus world in which he would combine Audio, Video, and drawings amongst other platforms to release with the Clibbus International aesthetic.
Years later in late 2018 DʼAurelio joined forces with Graham Balcomb and Mike Mcgee to finally turn Clibbus into a band that would expand upon both old and new ideas of DʼAurelios, as well as collaborating as a trio to fashion a whole new sound and material for the live element. In less than a year the Trio has gone on 2 mid-west/ east coast tours, released a full length album (2019ʼs Crowning For Dog) and recorded various B-sides which have been released as singles or featured on compilations.
While much of the music clearly reflects itʼs influence of punk rock, avant-garde, and experiential sounds of the past century, there has never been any limitation as to what sounds can be made as Clibbus has always been an outlet to create what you want at that moment. In fact most of the sounds are extensions and documented perceptions of various fascinations of that moment and are supposed to be just as much a visual endeavor as they are an aural one. With the right hand on the record button, DʼAurelioʼs left hand is usually holding a pen drawing most every day drawing in note books making small crude comics or large detailed surrealistic pictures that are either used as muses for the music or scatter brained ideas to be turned into a larger reality. Alongside with various forms of prose and poetry he collects these drawings into zines that become a larger story on perceptions of the human condition and subversive thoughts on the current state of existence. Over the years he has released various zines and most recently his first book of drawings titled “Thereʼs No Runway Here” through Clibbus International.
Aside from the music and drawing, Clibbus International also tackles various other artistic platforms including video production (Releasing his own short film “The Parade of Naked Clowns”, in which DʼAurelio wrote, directed, scored and starred in) performance art, clothing design, photography, painting, and had a radio show on 104.3 FM in Rochester (The Hey Doggy Variety Hour). Bearing no hesitation to learn or create DʼAurelio has used Clibbus International as a vessel to take any artistic platform and put the sauce on it to his taste without any consideration for the rest of us at the table, he is clearly using any outlet possible to redesign the facts of his reality and mold it into his own world.
DʼAurelio was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He has only a high school diploma and is completely self taught in all fields of his production. He currently works as a freelance Guitar/ Backline Technician and audio engineer spending most of his time on the road with various touring musical groups. Aside from running Clibbus International he spends time studying electrical / audio engineering learning how to build and repair guitars, amplifiers, pedals, and other musical equipment, which he is planning to integrate under the Clibbus International output. He also enjoys traveling (aside from work) and spending time in nature interacting with animals, most notably Dogs, but also horses, birds, llamas and turtles when they are near.
Period Bomb Industries began in 2014 with a big boom in LA (as seen on Period Bomb TV) but has always been a fluctuating collective of rejects and musical freaks, of which DJ Deyo and I, Cam Alvarez have been by far the most consistent.
Related bands: Lydia Lunch, Ariel Pink, The Residents, The Slits, Inflatable Boy Clams, Mike Watt, Harry Pussy, Teddy & the Frat Boys and Nina Hagen.
Garage punk three-piece from Front Royal, VA. Their debut album came out early 2019 via Sockhead Records, and they have been tirelessly playing shows throughout the DMV since.
Related bands: The Oblivians, Guitar Wolf, The Mummies, The Hospitals
LUCKY BABY DADDY
Comedian from LA