Continuing in the tradition lead by former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Connor Barwin, current Eagles center and Philly icon Jason Kelce is throwing a concert dubbed “A Night of Philly Music” this Saturday at The Ardmore Music Hall. Similar to Barwin’s benefit shows, all of the proceeds will be donated to the Make The World Better Foundation. Continue reading →
Earlier this year, the Philly rapper Voss released his second album Lost & Crowned, preceded by a listening party in the late January. Now, the BET 106 & Park Freestyle Friday Hall of Famer is back with another surprise. In honor of his birthday, Voss will be celebrating it with a roast, and I’m not talking about the one you eat. Continue reading →
Come by Johnny Brenda’s tonight for a live music & spoken word event titled The Healing. Featuring an abundance of artists, from Chill Moody, Killiam Shakespeare, Jacqueline Constance, and a ton more,it’s going to be a great night of tunes. And it’s for a great cause, as proceeds from the night will benefit families in the Caribbean for hurricane relief aid. Find more info on the show over at the XPN Concert Calendar. 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 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.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Philly rapper Voss has grabbed our attention here at The Key for his onstage charisma and lyrical wit, so when he hit us up pitching some musician’s-eye stories for the site, we were all ears. His first piece, a behind-the-scenes account of his gig opening for Cam’ron in Ardmore, is below.
Cam’ron is unquestionably one of the most beloved figures in hip-hop. He’s worshipped by 30 and 40 somethings who came up in the Dipset era, still wearing leather Pelle Pelle jackets and oversized fitteds with pride; but he’s also fully embraced by the younger hipsters who love his music for its tongue-in-cheek wit. The man has hits upon hits, and even at age 40, still has some of the best crowd control in the game. While I won’t say Killa Cam has been a direct influence on my personal musical style, he’s certainly one of my favorite rappers to listen to. Therefore, it was a no brainer for me to accept when I was offered an opening slot on the PA stop of his “Killa Season 2” tour. Continue reading →
Every Wednesday since this summer, The Grape Room in Manayunk has been host to an awesome and all-inclusive open mic nights put together by the rock-funk-jam band The Jawn. If you have yet to check it out this Wednesday may be the time to change that. Continue reading →
Philadelphia rock-funk-jam band The Jawn released a new single called “Poltergeist.” The band recorded the song with Paul Hocynek as part of his Free Song Friday series. The spooky and groovy “Poltergeist” is just in time for the Halloween season, which The Jawn will be celebrating in full force with the sequel to their annual Halloween party, “Jawn Of The Dead II: From Dusk Till Jawn” at Bourbon and Branch on October 30th. Get tickets and more information on the show here, and grab a download of the song below. Continue reading →
There isn’t yet a single word best suited to describe the music Philly band The Jawn makes. In a song you’ll hear hip-hop, blues, pop, soul, funk and more, all blended together. They burst on the scene in 2013 with a fun-loving sound, so much so they won a contest to open a Disco Biscuits New Years Eve after-party in Times Square. Fast forward two years through lineup changes and a hectic recording process, and The Jawn are ready to show the scene just what made them so special in the first place. Continue reading →