Boston, Massachusetts Native, Cliff Notez is an film maker, poet, musician, p...
Boston, Massachusetts Native, Cliff Notez is an film maker, poet, musician, photographer, and producer/engineer working with people and places like Harvard, Russell Simmons, MIT, Blavity, Allston Pudding Boston University, RAW Art Works and more. He is the founder of Media brand HipStory and New Media Programs associate at the Institute of Contemporary art in Boston. Cliff is an extremely versatile artist and musician, able to sing your lead as a baritone, or back you with some bass, both vocally, and on guitar. Once classically trained as a vocalist, Cliff has been singing in choirs and musicals since he six years old, and rapping since he was 9. Cliff has been no stranger to the stage, and immediately proves it with his humble-confidence and pure talent. Cliff has worked to score film projects for himself, Russell Simmons and MIT, produce records for Oompa, Tim Hall, Forté and many more. As a music student at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, Cliff created his first band, The ValidDictorians, with which he self produced and recorded 5 records to date, which he has toured along the east coast. Cliff is now finishing production for VQnC’s debut disco-dance album, The Vitiligo Film Soundtrack. When he’s not working at being a film maker, music producer, or poet, he’s working on everyone else’s as the founder and creative director of media brand HipStory, writer for Blavity and Allston Pudding, and as lead administrator and educator for the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Teen New Media Programs. Cliff recently graduated from Northeastern University  with a masters in digital media and was 2016 Vox Pop Poetry Slam Champion with the Haley House slam team and is currently touring his new film, finishing his first solo music project in over 5 years and filming his new project.
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It’s difficult to define a band like The Quahogs by a genre. Equal parts tend...
It’s difficult to define a band like The Quahogs by a genre. Equal parts tender and heavy rock, singer/songwriter Steve DelMonico’s lyrics are witty, wise, and delivered with a mentholated authority. Steve Donovan’s lead guitar meanders from gently weeping to chainsaw shredding, oftentimes in the same song. Amato and Nick on bass and drums round out the sound by hanging in the back pocket like a full wallet. Their most recent release, an 11 song LP titled Sunny Waste, was recorded at the revered Columbus Theatre in Providence. It highlights their eclectic vision of rock-and-roll - think of Townes Van Zandt shaking hands with The Meat Puppets and 70s era Rolling Stones. They are becoming well-known for their high-energy live performances, but are equally comfortable in a stripped-down environment.
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