After returning to Philly from a short East Coast tour, local hip-hop masterChill Moody made a stop on the most recent episode of Joe Manno’s Oh Word?! podcast. Introduced as “rapper, activist, man of mystery,” the West Philly native delves deep into his music career in the hour-long conversation with Manno, talking candidly about everything from his career milestones to social media to the NBA. Continue reading →
West Philly fave Chill Moody just announced a short run of tour dates starting at the end of October and taking him along the east coast.
If he’s new to you, all good: Moody is a talented MC equipped with a sleek voice, smart punch lines, and a very catchy flow. His last full-length project was 2015’s TV Made Me Do It, but he’s been releasing a steady stream of singles in the couple years since, and his live band of late has been fantastic — opening for Low Cut Connie at Union Transfer, playing Spruce Street Harbor Park, Firefly and more. Check out theItsGonBeAniceTOUR announcement video and dates below. Continue reading →
Donn T‘s newest track “Clear” featuring Chill Moody is a rhythmic ode to life’s seemingly insignificant constants. The Philadelphia alternative R&B singer recently made her literary debut in a young adult anthology titled Behind the Song, edited by K.M. Walton. Her piece, “Time to Soar,” discusses the inspiration she pulled from Amy Winehouse’s “October Song,” about the late singer’s pet canary.
With the publication of her piece, Donn T took to the studio with Philly’s own Chill Moody to write a new track inspired by her story. The result: “Clear,” which is a companion song to “Time to Soar.” For the story behind the lyrics, she says “For almost 8 months, this bird would appear outside my window at various times of the day and call. The call was distinctive. I created the song around it.” Continue reading →
Penn’s Landing is the place to be on Thursday nights – Spruce Street Harbor Park presents local artists for a free summer concert series in its awesome waterfront space, and tonight is one not to miss. Hip hop sensation Chill Moody will perform with The Bul Bey, and it is sure to be an evening of chill and breezy summer vibes. For more information, click here. Continue reading →
The official release of Katie Ellen‘s debut LP Cowgirl Blues is tomorrow, but you can hear it live a night early at the band’s record release show tonight at PhilaMOCA. The new project of Anika Pyle, former frontwoman of punk outfit Chumped, Katie Ellen is her platform for anthemic, cathartic, feminist “sparkle pop twang punk fuzz core” jams. Listen to leading single “Sad Girls Club” below and check out the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information. Continue reading →
The NFL draft comes to town this weekend, bringing a three day “football festival” to the Ben Franklin Parkway on Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29th. There will be autograph signings, interactive games, equipment demos, and apparently a well-curated roster of free live music.
Chill Moody’s style of hip-hop is so freaking fun, finding head-bobbing anthems of confidence and reassurance. Furthering that narrative, Mr. Moody just released the lovely six-track record It’s Gon Be A nice Year.
Local DJ Gun$ Garcia headlines a free night of music at Ortlieb’s. The D.C. native honed her record-spinning skills while at art school here in Philadelphia, joining up with the Brick Bandits collective and getting tapped for sets at the Mad Decent Block Party thanks to her dance-centric style of DJing. Stream Garcia’s remix of “A Little More” by Ariana Grande below and get more information for tonight’s show here.
More and more artists are turning the tables on this country to speak out against the past and future injustices (probably having something to do with the new guy in the white-colored house), and local rapper Chill Moody joins the crowd with the energized “This Ain’t My America”.
Chill Moody has shared the third installment of his documentary series Progression, giving us an inside look at what he’s been up to recently. The theme of the episode is collaboration, as we see Chill working with artists in the studio, on stage and on live TV.