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Has-Lo Opening for Open Mike Eagle at KFN April 14

Has-Lo delivers the goods with an old-school lyric-first sensibility embracing a both sides of the coin, with narratives delving deep, documenting the tireless climb upward. Hitting with a low-key bounce, the stories roll forward in a relentless sense of purpose, slickly combining phrases with a keen wit and an eye on the prize, which lies in the distance. However, all isn’t heavy; with his new EP Hard Writer, he finds an introspective manner of levity. Speaking of levity, with a freshly minted new album Hella Personal Film Festival, Open Mike Eagle headlines this late night gem, connecting the cognitive dots through personal commentary that depicts reality, with a humorous scope. DJ Bearbait, a.k.a. Chris Ward, opens the evening concocting a mix of R&B, soul, and funk, while kickstarting a bill worth waiting to the wee hours. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 11pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita

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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





Come fool around at tonight's hip hop house show

Not fool around as in hook up with people...unless you want to. That's your own prerogative. I'm talking April Fools, which is today. This show, however, is not a joke. Korgy and Bass, Eric Fury and Coco Columbia will all be blasting their ecclectic and addictive beats in the basement space at the Dacha tonight for $5. Come out and bob your head a little bit. Or maybe even pull a Busta Rhymes and break ya' neck. Whatever you choose to do, it'll be fun. Just keep the pranking to a minimum, we're all adults here. -Cervante Pope





Wally Clark releases "Dear Daniel" and "Year of the Goat"

If you've been sleeping on Wally Clark, it's about time to fix that with a pair of albums released recently on Gummy Soul. One is a collection of original compositions with roots in soul and funk, and the other is a riff on tracks by MF DOOM. Clark follows through with the requisite amount of braggadocio on the albums, but fortunately it's backed up his talent as a rapper. We would've pegged DOOM as a heavy influence even without the presence of the tribute EP, but while his flow comes straight from the mouth of the Madvillain with a little Atmosphere thrown in for good measure, Clark's tonal range is, impressively, a bit stronger than that of his forebear.

Check out the pair of releases and find your song for summer '16 well in advance. -Austin Phy

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Rich Jones

Rich Jones has released the first video from his latest project, Pink Slips. The video for the laid back track "Call First". Jones blends soul and hip hop in a causal and effective way.

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