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Great Time, &More, Camp Candle are on tap for the 35th annual Molestice Festival

from top: Great Time | photo by Senia Lopez for WXPN // &More | still from video // Camp Candle | photo by Joe Del Tufo | courtesy of the artist

Every summer, the 100 block of North Mole Street in Center City is blocked off for a block party meets musical celebration. Philadelphia’s Molestice Festival has been a cultural touchstone of the community for 35 years. Since the block party’s roots, it has since expanded to include food trucks and an assortment of activities for all ages. Continue reading →

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Philly’s &More were welcomed home in Fishtown on Friday

&More | Photo by: Ellen Miller for WXPN | ellencm.com
&More | photo by Ellen Miller for WXPN | ellencm.com

Philadelphia’s Chilly Moody and Donn T teamed up a little while back to form a hip hop collaboration duo by the name of &More. The duo just released their debut album Ethel Bobcat a few weeks ago that they are currently touring in support of, and this past weekend the tour brought them back home to Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown where they performed to a room full of friends, family, and fans. As headliners they shared with bill with fellow local artists Dahi Divine and The Great Time for and all around high energy Philly local show. Continue reading →

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Two To Tango: &More’s Donn T and Chill Moody

&More | photo by Dejanaya Spicer | courtesy of the artist

Two members of Philly hip hop royalty such as songstress Donn T and rapper Chill Moody would usually be found headlining their own shows and making their own records. Yet, for 2018 and 2019 — and beyond, in accordance with their wishes in this interview — the regal twosome will be known as  &More. The pair’s poignant, passionate debut is Ethel Bobcat, and that release’s celebration / live reveal is April 26 at Johnny Brenda’s. Continue reading →

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&More wants you think about your life with new single “Future Come Round”

&More | photo by Dejanaya Spicer | courtesy of the artist

&More is having a big week. After performing on NPR’s Tiny Desk on Monday, they’re back with a new single, “Future Come Round.” The song made an appearance in the Tiny Desk performance but this newly released studio version is glossed up and smoothed out. Chill Moody and Donn T collaborate seamlessly on the track, switching between Donn T’s R&B vocals and Chill Moody’s rap while beats from producer Ben “Private School” Thomas float in the background. It is the chillest existential jam you’ve likely ever heard with haunting lines like “Live for today / Tomorrow’s not promised” and “Where will you be when the future come around?” Continue reading →

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Watch &More bring Dock Street Beer, birthday cake, and Ethel Bobcat to NPR Music’s Tiny Desk

&More at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk | still from video

Chill Moody and Donn T were beaming a little bit more than usual when they performed at the fabled Tiny Desk at NPR Music HQ earlier this month. For certain, they were excited about a dream gig — one they landed after their Tiny Desk Contest entry from last year got them on the Tiny Desk on the Road tour’s Philly stop at World Cafe Live upstairs in May. But it was also Chill Moody’s 34th birthday, and they marked the occasion by bringing out a strawberry shortcake and clinking cans of Dock Street Brewery’s #NiceThings IPA. And of course performing an engaging and uplifting live set. Continue reading →

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The Roots are performing Things Fall Apart at The Roots Picnic this year (plus Raphael Saadiq, Tank & The Bangas, Yasiin Bey, &More, and more)

The Roots @ The 9th Annual Roots Picnic | photo by Wendy McCardle

Beloved Philly hip-hop trailblazers The Roots are moving across town this year. After a decade at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, the annual Questlove-curated Roots Picnic has found a greener and more spacious home in West Philadelphia’s Mann Center for the Performing Arts. As Quest wrote on Instagram, “finally we have GRASS to have a real picnic!”

The festival is set for Saturday, June 1st, and the band is using the occasion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its breakthrough album Things Fall Apart by performing it in full…though, since this is The Roots we’re talking about here, don’t expect a note-for-not recreation. Continue reading →

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&More shares “4Ever 1st Lady” for Michelle Obama’s birthday

&More | photo by Deej Spicer | courtesy of the artist

Former first lady Michelle Obama celebrated her birthday on January 17, and the occasion wasn’t overlooked here in Philly — especially by local duo &More, who just released a new single called “4Ever 1st Lady.” The project of local artists Donn T and Chill Moody, the R&B/hip-hop duo has gained traction playings gigs around town over the past year, and the new single is accompanied by the announcement of their debut album Ethel Bobcat, which will be released on April 5. &More has also announced a string of tour dates throughout the spring, including an April 26 show at Johnny Brenda’s. Continue reading →

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&More will perform at La Colombe’s next Hope and Fury event

&More | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN | agellmanphotos.com

The Fishtown location of La Colombe Coffee continues its Hope and Fury concert-and-discussion series Hop and Fury tomorrow night with an appearance by &More, the Philly collaboration of R&B singer Donn T and rapper Chill Moody. The event also features a spoken word performance from André Wyze, of Humble Genius Media, and a discussion panel on de-stigmatizing mental health issues, featuring Chill Moody, Donn T, and Dr. Tim Barksdale. Continue reading →

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XPN Fest Recap: &More brings wisdom and soulful energy to the stage

&More | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN | agellmanphotos.com

&More, the powerhouse duo of Donn T and Chill Moody, took the stage as the sun beat down on day two. As the band got the energy started, R&B singer Donn T slid in with her honeyed vocals singing the intro to their February released debut track “My Own Light.” West Philly emcee Chill Moody made his way to the stage, coming in hot and ready to spit some wisdom, as Donn T put the crowd into a daze. Shortly after, the duo brought in their dreamlike harmonies, performing “Gravity.” Continue reading →

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The Week Ahead: Mondo Cozmo, &More, Dr. Dog, Paramore and more

Paramore | photo by Phoenix Johnson | via facebook.com/paramore

Maybe it’s those 90+ degree temps. Maybe it’s just that a lot of the best gigs are sold out. But it’s a quieter week than we’ve seen in a while for live music here in Philly. But that still means shows almost every day, including the possibility of setting up camp at Festival Pier on Friday night and staying straight through Paramore on Sunday. Here are nine concerts to see in Philadelphia in the next seven days.  Continue reading →