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B Boys open for Shame at Market Hotel 03.23, playing Coachella

Last year’s Dada was a mission statement from B Boys, highlighting the group’s late ‘70s-early ‘80s art-punk influences and earning the band some well-deserved critical praise (ours included). It’s 30 minutes of sharply cut punk dressed in the disjointed musings of its titular dada philosophy. Since then, the Brooklyn trio has kept busy and, so far, 2018 looks to be no different. On March 23rd, B Boys will open for UK post-punkers Shame before heading west next month to play both weekends of Coachella along with a handful of dates around the region. ­– Cameron Carr


Trace Mountains brings hypnotic indie-pop to Alphaville 03.30

Trace Mountains, fronted by LVL UP's Dave Benton, is a local act you want to keep your ears on: just listen to "Cary's Dreams" off their forthcoming LP, A Partner to Lean On, dropping March 30th on Figure 2 RC. "Cary's Dreams" is at once subtle and upfront, humming with muted emotion and the crackling-yet-contained energy of a thundercloud. Benton's lyrics have a quality of magical realism, infusing mundane social observations (by an unreliable narrator) with a sense of profound clarity, all the while imploring the listener to follow him into a state of mystical, ineffable otherness. "And while Robert opened his mouth to me/She was crawling in the carpet/Deep in disbelief of me/And right there I could see/That Bobby and her friends were part of me/In Cary's dreams there are always animals in the greenery." On their own, the lyrics may not carry much significance, but combined with Benton's alluring pop melodicism and the song's fuzzy, synth-pop arrangement, the total package is downright compelling. Trace Mountains is playing a record release show at Alphaville on March 30th, with support from Operator Music Band and Spirit Was. Listen to "Cary's Dreams" below! - Ethan Ames



Ticket Giveaway: Instupendo & Digitalism at Coda March 30

Philly's own Instupendo and Germany's Digitalism will be bringing their ethereal dance grooves to Coda on Friday, March 30. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "Faces I Know". Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck! 


New Track: "Troublemaker" (Chrissy Zebby Tembo Cover) - Ecstatic Vision

While creativity and originality are often linked, music can also branch out from past roots. Once we dig into a band, tracing the elements that formed the foundation of its sound, it can give us clues into the musical mystery. Ecstatic Vision pay homage to their psych-rock forefathers with a collection of covers, titled Under The Influence, which is set for release on May 5 via Heavy Psych Sounds. The first sampling, a spin of “Troublemaker” by Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family, elevates the raw fury, so to speak, of the original, as the band provides its personal stamp.


Brooklyn folk duo Skout plays Rockwood Music Hall 03.20

Skout, the New York indie-folk duo consisting of Laura Valk and Connor Gladney, is playing Rockwood Music Hall on March 20th, as part of a tour in support of their latest single, "These Bones." A raw and moving song, its arrangement is alternatingly thunderous and intimate, a portrait of vulnerability and its accompanying ambivalence. Valk sings, "Please don't touch me/I know you're only here to help/But I'm so scared." She seems to know that salvation lies in her opening up to another person, yet fear remains nonetheless. Listen to the single below! - Ethan Ames



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