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Philly R&B squad Good Girl teams up with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie on “I Can Be Yours”

Good Girl | still from video

Late October seems like an odd time for a summertime jam to hit our radars, but maybe Philly R&B four-piece Good Girl is working on California time with this one. The latest from the America’s Got Talent alums, “I Can Be Yours,” is an ear-candy earworm of the sort that Megan Nicolle, Arielle, JL, and Bobbie do so well. But it seems their collective sound is coming into its own a bit more, and relies less on TLC-era throwbacks (awesome as those were on the 90s Kind Of Love project). Continue reading →

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The Districts, Son Little, Good Girl, The Dove and The Wolf and more to play #AmplifyPhilly SXSW showcase

The Districts | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

For the third year running, the Philly music scene has its own SXSW showcase on 6th Street in Austin. This year’s #AmplifyPhilly party, co-sponsored by the City as well as the folks from RecPhilly, takes place March 14th, 2017 — the second night of SXSW — at Buffalo Billiards, with a headlining performance from rock and roll force of nature The Districts.

Also on the lineup is electro-rock / soul soundscaper Son Little, eclectic pop visionary Bilal and dynamic R&B four-piece Good Girl. Philly / LA artist Julian King joins the lineup as well, along with breezy indie poppers Queen of Jeans and spacey folk duo The Dove and The Wolf; between sets, DJ Aktive spins.  Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Good Girl at The TLA, Bel Heir at Ortlieb’s, Goddamnit at Bourbon and Branch and more

Good Girl | via facebook.com/wearegoodgirl

Philly R&B / pop four-piece Good Girl get an early start to your Labor Day weekend with a headlining show tonight at the TLA on South Street. They’ve had a pretty awesome summer, from a great showing on America’s Got Talent to a feature in SPIN Magazine and a hot new track called “All Mine,” which you can groove to below. Tickets and more information on the gig can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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It’s been a good summer for Philly R&B crew Good Girl

Good Girl | via facebook.com/wearegoodgirl

Philly R&B / pop four-piece Good Girl is awesome – we’ve known that for quite a while. But they’ve been having a hell of a 2016, from their massively well-received appearance on America’s Got Talent (they didn’t make the finals but still slayed all the same) to a killer collaboration with rising local MC Joie Kathos (appropriately titled “Slay”).

They’ve also been dropping a sick string of standalone singles this summer, from the trap banger “Have Mercy” to the playful club jam “My Shit” and the rhythmic house rager “All Mine” (a personal favorite over here). The crew has been out in LA recording these jams and more in preparation for a debut record, and wraps its summer by returning to Philly to kick off labor day weekend by headlining the TLA on Friday, September 1st. Continue reading →

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Watch Philly rapper Joie Kathos pay tribute to Queen Bey with R&B crew Good Girl

Joie Kathos
Joie Kathos | Photo by Josh Runs | joshruns.us | courtesy of the artist

Talk about a killer collaboration: after a few weeks of teasing it, Philly hip-hop dynamo Joie Kathos today unveiled her new single and electrifying music video made possible with a huge assist from R&B four-piece Good Girl.

The song is called “Slay,” a term that’s has become a huge part of our global lexicon this year thanks to Beyonce. True to that lineage, the Good Girl ladies incorporate the hook from “Formation” into this song, with a drum line and visual cues in the Josh Runs-directed video also drawing inspiration from Queen Bey.  Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Rosali at Ortlieb’s, Modern Baseball at The Fillmore, Good Girl at The Trocadero

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Rosali Middleman | photo by Alyssa Maloof Photography | courtesy of the artist

With the release of her debut LP Out of Love just last month, Rosali is in Philly tonight for a hometown record release show at Ortlieb’s. The folk singer songwriter premiered her music video for the track “Black As Ashes” with us earlier this month and you can check out the kaleidoscopic world she creates below. Check out the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information on this show. Continue reading →

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Watch Philly’s Good Girl totally slay their America’s Got Talent audition with an En Vogue cover

WE GOT 4 YESSES❗️ Thank you @nbcagt ITS OUR TIME lets go #GOODIEGANG ❗️❤️💛💚💙

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YAAAS QUEENS, in the parlance of our times. It’s looking like Philly R&B vocal four-piece Good Girl – who we’ve been fans of since hearing the 90s Kinda Love mixtape a while back – might be making its way onto TV screens around the nation this summer, care of NBC pop star radar America’s Got Talent.

The band appeared on the show this week, and auditioned for judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel with a fierce performance of En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go.” Everybody seemed to love it…even Cowell who, in a far cry from his dream-crushing days in American Idol, is all smiles and sunshine.   Continue reading →

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Watch Good Girl cover K. Michelle’s “Hard to Do”

Good Girl | Photo via Facebook.com/wearegoodgirl
Good Girl | Photo via Facebook.com/wearegoodgirl

When Philly R&B four-piece Good Girl stopped by for a studio session with The Key back in March, they brought just the right sound, fitting to the title of their 2014 mixtape 90s Kind of Love: intimate R&B that was reminiscent of female vocal powerhouses of the 90s (like Destiny’s Child, TLC and Janet Jackson, as John Vettese mentioned).

Now the group is breaking into more recent turf by covering singer-songwriter K. Michelle’s “Hard To Do,” off of her 2014 album, Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: Good Girl

Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese

It doesn’t take long to get hooked on infectious Philly R&B group Good Girl; I’d say about 60 seconds into their 2014 mixtape 90s Kinda Love was about all I needed. As somebody who grew up in the 90s, this charismatic four-piece captures everything that was great about TLC, Destiny’s Child, En Vogue, Janet Jackson…all those feel-good pop jams that soundtracked our bus rides and school dances. But as much as the ladies – Morgan, Megan, Arielle and Courtney – play off of this sense of nostalgia, you don’t need to be pushing 40 to appreciate what they’re doing. Continue reading →