Clique

Weekend Warrior, April 7 - 9

The world continues its trend of being a chaotic and confusing place. So as the week reaches its tail end, the Pilam Human BBQ XXXIX will be offering a refreshing daylong reprieve this Saturday combining music, eats and whatever your debaucherous heart desires. The noon till midnight billing will include nearly 20 acts in all. Among them, the incisive lyricism of Sad13 delivered on an enthusiastic uplifting danceable platform and the emotive electro-pop/rock of Brandon Can’t Dance, who hovers between a solemn solitude and then swims in a sea of infectious grooves. With a new album Dark Nuclear Bogs set to arrive on April 28, the candy-coated psych-carnival of Laser Background will alter one’s perspective, while the reverberating, relatable melodies of Clique lock into your head as will the spellbinding narratives of this year’s Deli Philly Best Emerging Alt Rock Artists Poll winner, Curtis Cooper.  These are but a small sampling of the lineup, which can view in full HERE, so head over to Pilam for a day of sonic sustenance. - Michael Colavita
 
More places to enjoy this weekend…
 
Pilam (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Human BBQ XXXIX: Sad13, Brandon Can’t Dance, Laser Background, King Azaz, Curtis Cooper, JamForceF!ve, Darling Run, Glassgrade
 
Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) SAT Electrifest: King Azaz, Wordz the Poet Emcee, Downtrodder, Sour Spirit, Interminable, EX. By V., Pinkwash, SUN Madam Data, Kilamanzego, Anatomy Of An Outcast, Carl Kavorkian, Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds, Swarm, Mighthaunt, Solarized
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI Vertical Current, SAT Jesse Hale Moore, Birdie Busch, Rosali, Zach Eggleston, Lord's Delight, SUN Beaucoup Blue
 
Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI Grandchildren, SAT Lizdelise, SUN Eaten Alive, Sweet FA
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.)  FRI The GTVs, Sarah M. /Coronal Mass Ejection, Acolytes/DJ Deejay, SAT Sour Kid, Gender Work/Fame Lust
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) FRI American Dinosaur, SAT The Tough Shits, Taiwan Housing Project
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Chestnut Grove, Whiskeyhickon Boys, The Hoppin' Boxcars, Christine Irizarry & The Foolhardy, SUN The Evergreen Drive, Bodies Under Siege, Kevin Cox
 
TLA (334 South St.) FRI  30 and Over League, Warchyld, SAT Jealousy Curve, Pawnshop Roses
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) Conjunto Philadelphia, SAT (Upstairs) Matt Duke
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Karl K BMA, Funklord,, SAT E. Grizzly, Teef, Yorito
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Among Criminals (Release Show), Alright Junior
 
MilkBoy South Street (401 South St.) SAT A Day Without Love
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Thom McCarthy, Katie Jo Knaub, Cult Class, SAT The Binary Sea, Secret Nudist Friends
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) FRI DJ Dav, Reed Streets, SAT DJ Deejay, SUN Francisco Collazo
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) SAT Dave Steel Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI The Virus, SAT Joe Jack Talcum, Dandrew, Bunny Savage, Whiskey Effect, The Founders, Dirty Soap Blues Band
 
Voltage Lounge (421 N. 7th St.) SUN Mass Folk Commons
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Palaceburn, Sucker, SAT The Space Cats, The Electives, Vanderlyle, Jac Carson, George Obrien
 
Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.)  SUN Steal Your Peach
 
Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Brandon Can’t Dance, Shannen Moser, Russel the Leaf
 
The Pharmacy (1300 S. 18th St.) SAT Joy Again, Heavy Harold, Buster/Sonic Screemers, Action Party
 
Tralfamadore (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Busy Bee, Blushed, Elissa Janelle Velveteen, xo alice
 
   

New Music Video: "Wishful Thinking" - Clique

The video for Clique’s “Wishful Thinking” finds the quartet stepping outdoors, however, remaining in the comfortable seclusion of their living room setting. Directed by the band’s own Travis Arterburn, the footage also features Shannen Moser, whom provided backing vocals on the track, found on Burden Piece, which is available via Topshelf Records. You can also find Clique indoors (thankfully) tonight at Everybody Hits with Ursula, Stove, and Sun Young.

   

Tutlie Opening for Trails and Ways at KFN Oct. 27

Particularly on a day when the sun takes refuge behind the celestial bodies, one could use a shimmer of solace. Tutlie emerges as a break in the clouds this evening at Kung Fu Necktie. Fusing elegantly ascending vocal harmony with the strong, revitalizing wonderland of instrumentation, hovering in a substantial yet feathery floatation, Tutlie is a refreshingly crisp musical breath, especially when they'll be playing a set of material from their new record. Tonight, they’re paired with the unfiltered emotive pensions of Clique, whose melodic ebb and flow simmers and swells with a tranquil but unsettled energy. This local pairing sets the stage for the brimming bubbles of dream pop from Oakland’s Trails and Ways, whom recently released their sophomore LP Own It. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $10, 21+ (Photo by Bob Sweeney) - Michael Colavita

   

Clique Record Release Show at Everybody Hits June 10

On their sophomore album Burden Piece, recently released via Topshelf Records, Clique continues to leave their vulnerability unsheltered. The resulting accessibility resonates as the band expresses daily contemplations of emotions in quick flashes of melodic rock, spilling out doubts, fears, and frustrations of the daily routine in a downhill thrust. Tonight, at Everybody Hits, a celebration of the record will occur, where they’ll be joined by grungy tourmates Stove, while the speed-up-and-cruise pop-punk of locals Loose Tooth and the relaxed, incisive, open, bedroom-rock tones of Self Help complete this slate. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave., 8pm, $10, All Ages (Photo by Timothy O'Donnell) - Michael Colavita

   

New Clique LP Available for Streaming

Clique just premiered their sophomore album Burden Piece at Stereogum. The LP officially comes out on May 27 via Boston indie label Topshelf Records. It was recorded at Headroom Philly and features backing vocals from Philly singer-songwriter Shannen Moser. (Photo by Sabrina Jacot)