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Human BBQ XXXVIII at Pilam April 9

Get up, and grub down for the 38th annual Human BBQ at Pilam. The all-day affair showcases a roll call of talented bands (17 in all); the majority of which are sprung from local soil. Among those are the psych-pop of Grubby Little Hands, whose new album Garden Party is set for release on April 29 via Lefse Records. The coasting, casual wave of Blue Smiley amplifies in intensity, pushing its loose air into a turbulent state. The melting point of electro-hip hop and ambient noise with Moor Mother Goddess brings a broad spectrum of sound together. Emotively sprinkled, reserved and then raucous sounds Bone Bats and the somber, twisted, rockin' melodies of Cold Foamers juxtapose the 0 to 100 grind thrash of +HIRS+. The subtle, lilting, experimental textures of Japanese Breakfast help to round out this festive day into form. Pilam, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 12pm, $15, All Ages - Michael Colavita

   

New Music Video: "Ennui" - Carol Cleveland Sings

Wishing Well, the new EP from Carol Cleveland Sings (which includes Thomas Hughes of The Spinto Band and Gretchen Lohse) was released yesterday. Directed by French artist Anne Horel, the video for “Ennui” captures the joyful electro-pop vibe, added with an assortment of feel-good home-video pet imagery running across the screen, adorned in glasses, costumes, imposed singing etc. It is silly and playful in a way that’ll make you smile. Carol Cleveland Sings debuts their expanded lineup on April 22, at Everybody Hits on a bill that also includes Lomez Place of Worship and Jo Passed.

   

New Music Video: "Floaty Feeling, Blue" - Weekender

Director Jay Yachetta captures a panoramic perspective in Weekender’s new music video for the title-track off their latest EP Floaty Feeling, Blue (PaperCup Music). It utilizes textures of illumination as well as the broader picture to create a pleasant pensive state. Editor Ryan Putnam challenges the natural vibrancy, when an intense tonal change briefly triggers warping/curving of the imagery. The band will be performing in Philly on Saturday, July 9 at Johnny Brenda’s.

   

Aüva brings their dreaminess to O'Brien's Pub on 4.11

Listening to Aüva is like losing yourself in a photograph whose colors have faded under the sun. The brilliance is still there but it’s like walking through a hazy dream. From the sugary sweetness of the three piece harmonies and gum drop plops of the guitar in “Into Place” to the prithy drumming and twangy melancholy of the rhythm section in “Nothing Else,” Aüvas Light Years is an aural technicolor reverie dripped in nostalgic beauty. Losing ourselves in this sunburnt masterpiece was a breeze, and easing out of it left us longing it a little more. Prepare for cool summer nights with Light Years and catch Aüra perform at O’Brien’s Pub on Aprill 11. - Adriana S Ballester

   

Ticket Giveaway: Humans, Blood Sound & Risky Disko at Underground Arts Tomorrow

There is a serious dance party a brewing this Thursday, April 7 at Underground Arts with Vancouver electro-pop duo and JUNO Awards nominee Humans (who will be performing at Coachella this year), Philly dark/new-wavers Blood Sound, and Risky Disko! To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "Wuder Wuder!" Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!