Cliquey Bitches

Scorpio Scorpio (Fettakao) import LP

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Cliquey Bitches is a Los Angeles pop-punk supergroup brought to you by pals Seth Bogart (Gravy Train!!!!!, etc.), Alice Bag (The Bags, etc.), and Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile, etc.). In the summer of 2018, after filming a skit as a make-believe band for Seth Bogart’s World of Wonder TV series Feelin’ Fruity, the trio decided to create a project band for reals. Featuring Wolfe (Scorpio) on lead vocals, Bag (Scorpio) on keys and backing vocals, and Bogart (Pisces) on guitar and drum machine, Cliquey Bitches delivers melodic pop-punk narratives of lust gone wrong, game-playing big mouths, and straight-white-dude dominance in “alternative” music. 

 

Cliquey Bitches have played three shows under three different names: as Double Scorpio opening for Screaming Females and Kitten Forever at Los Angeles’ Bootleg Theater, as Scorpio Scorpio at the Ace Hotel for Palm Springs Pride, and finally as Cliquey Bitches sharing a bill with the Younger Lovers for Punky Reggae Party at La Cita, Los Angeles. In October and November 2018, the project band recorded six songs with Mark Rains at Station House Studio in Echo Park. These songs comprise Cliquey Bitches’ Scorpio Scorpio EP debut on vinyl for Fettkakao.

 

Alice Bag is a singer/songwriter, musician, author, artist, educator and feminist. Alice was the lead singer and co-founder of the Bags, one of the first bands to form during the initial wave of punk in Los Angeles. The Alice Bag Band was featured in the seminal punk rock documentary, The Decline of Western Civilization. Alice went on to perform in other groundbreaking bands, including Castration Squad, Cholita, and Las Tres. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Violence Girl and Pipe Bomb for the Soul. Her self-titled debut solo album received critical acclaim and was named one of the best albums of 2016 by AllMusic. Her second album, Blueprint, made Best of 2018 lists at NPR and the Los Angeles Times. Bag’s third album, Sister Dynamite, was released in April 2020. 

 

Allison Wolfe co-founded the fanzine Girl Germs, all-girl band Bratmobile, third wave feminist punk movement riot grrrl, and non-profit music festival Ladyfest within the 1990s Olympia, Washington and Washington, DC indie music scenes. She also sang in Cold Cold Hearts, Deep Lust, Partyline, Cool Moms, Sex Stains, Ex Stains, and Cliquey Bitches. She lives in Los Angeles where she got a masters in specialized journalism in the arts from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Wolfe is a freelance music journalist and produces I’m in the Band podcast, teaches English, DJs, sings in Magic Witch Cookbox, and is slowly-but-surely working on an oral history of riot grrrl book and audio archive.

 

Seth Bogart is a multidisciplinary artist and musician living in Los Angeles, California. His work has been shown at 356 Mission, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Fierman Gallery, Soccer Club Club, Participant Inc, MoCA, One Archives, and more. Bogart’s art and music have been featured in publications such as the New York TimesInterview MagazineThe New YorkerPitchfork, and The Observer. His latest solo album, Men on the Verge of Nothing, was released in September 2020. Bogart is also a member of the band Hunx & His Punx and runs the fashion/art/music shop Wacky Wacko.