The Hydrogen Jukebox Circus Sideshow
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The Hydrogen Jukebox Circus Sideshow

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EP- Eat Your TV Watch Your Meat- 2002
LP- Birth of the Squid 2005

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Founded in 1999 The Hydrogen Jukebox started as a small rock band driven by the recent suicide of Jelly and Matters' older brother Jason, artist and musician. The music was made to honor artists who have passed on, focusing on the themes of death, dying and rememberance. Over time members changed and the band began incorporating other musicians and performers to create a more interactive show involving horn players, percussionists, dancers, poets, puppets, live painting and comedy. During a brief stay in Ithaca NY, where the band met Angel the Fire Clown, Jelly boy came up with the idea of a show called 'Carnivolution', involving fire art and sideshow to the existing list of disciplines. A celebration of art and death, performers for a free society, an anti-new world order movement for alternative thinkers. Carnivolution happenings have occurred for the past three years in the courtyard of the Tiberino Museum in West Philadelphia. Recently in Brooklyn at The House of Yes and Rhubulad. Older happenings have occurred at/on/in South Street during multiple outdoor street festivals and parades, The Church of Devine Energy, The Fest and The Big Art Show in Asbury Park. The scale of the show changes with a rotating cast of performers and always adapts to the occasion altering the group in consideration of space and budget.
The band influences are many, here's a few to get an idea: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, The Beatles, Primus, The Melvins, Bob Dylan, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, King Crimson, Ween, The Misfits, The Ramones, The Dead Kennedy's, Skinny Puppy, Negative Land, Cab Calloway, The Residents, Lead Belly, Johny Cash, Link Wray, Louis Armstrong, Pantera, Slayer, Tom Waits...Circus, Swing and Rockabilly.