We honestly can’t say what the best thing is about this new Chill Moody song, premiered over at Ashley Outrageous; Chill’s always dexterous flow or Joe Logic’s incredible job at stitching together some of A Tribe Called Quest’s classic jams for this song, “A Tribe Called Nicethings.” So we’ll say both. In fact, we just did. Jam on it.
Annachristie Sadler brings her new project Murchant to Puck Live in Doylestown tonight. Formerly one third of local folk collaborators Sisters 3, Sadler’s musical history includes backing up Hoots & Hellmouth and Hezekiah Jones, as well as recording a handful of full-lengths with her sibling bandmates. With Murchant, though, Sadler takes a turn from the three-part indie pop/folk harmonies of Sisters 3 and instead lends her soaring vocals to more mystical, acoustic arrangements. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with Reverend TJ McGlinchey can be found here. Watch Murchant perform in the NYC metro below.
It kind of makes you wonder if Philly rapper Chill Moody is like this during his “guest bartending” sessions at Mikey’s American Grill & Sports Bar. The sage, all-knowing character dispensing wisdom to the brokenhearted with towel over his shoulder, bottle at his hand. In the new music video for this track from Chill’s RFM, that’s what we get – hook-master Beano arrives at an unidentified pub, proclaiming to our man serving drinks that “Today has been the worst day of my life.” He then goes on to drown his sorrows in Jameson while Chill provides him with some much-needed perspective. Check it out below; on Friday, Chill will be at Hard Rock Cafe in his performing (not serving) capacity. Tickets and information on the show can be found here.
The Hot Philly 15 is a completely subjective list of Philly-made and Philly Local music happenings we love this week. It’s somewhat informed by what we’re playing on the radio, what we’re blogging about and what you’re talking about.
1 – Waxahatchee: With an excellent new album, Cerulean Salt, a fantastic Key Studio Session, a high profile upcoming gig at SXSW with NPR Music, and Best New Music on Pitchfork, we’re in love. You should be too.
2 – The Delfonics – Who would have thought 45 years after the release of “La La Means I Love You,” William Hart would still be kickin’ it? Listen to Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics here. Download the new song, “Enemies” here.
3 – Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel: Philly Bands heading to SXSW include: DRGN KNG, Blayer Pointdujour and The Rockers Galore, Creepoid, Lantern, Bleeding Rainbow, Norwegian Arms, A Life Once Lost, Dangerous Ponies, The Fleeting Ends, Lushlife, The Kalob Griffin Band, Katie Frank & The Pheromones, Nothing, Cold Fronts, Free Energy, Thee Idea Men. If we forgot you, sorry. We never got your press release.
6 – Heavy Rotation: The Fleeting Ends release their poptastical new album, Our Eyes Are Peeled, on March 22nd. It’s getting lots of advance play in the office here.
9 – Tara Murtha’s Philly Weekly cover story on the closing of Fluid. Read it here.
Tonight the legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia will play host to the third annual Lets Move It Philly! benefit concert emceed by Black Thought of The Roots Crew and featuring performances by Marsha Ambroisus, Chill Moody, Malene Younglao, and Money Making Jam Boys’ Dice Raw, Truck North, and STS. The event’s goal is to raise funds and awareness for the GrassROOTS Community Foundation and its programs.
GrassROOTS was formed by sociologist Dr. Janice Johnson Dias back in 2010 with long time friend, Black Thought from The Roots to bring health awareness to African American and low-income communities. Based on some alarming statistics, Dr. Johnson Dias and her colleagues at GrassROOTS decided to that the best way to make a difference was to work directly within the community. Continue reading
After celebrating the release of his RFM LP with a sold-out crowd at The TLA a couple of months ago, local hip hop artist Chill Moody comes to The Blockley for another celebration – this time a celebration of love. Moody will team up once again with Beano and Hank McCoy to perform the last installment in their Valentine’s Day mixtape Who Do You Love? in its entirety. Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here. Below, watch them perform a track from the mixtape live in Love Park.
This might be the first year in a while without a Chill Moody x Hank McCoy Valentine’s Day mixtape, but that’s okay. The frequent collaborators in the Philly hiphop scene have had their hands full with other things – namely RFM, the full-length commercial debut Chill released to a sold-out crowd at The TLA this winter. Lest the romantic holiday go by unobserved, Chill and the gang will be performing the last in the V-Day series – the Who Do You Love? mixtape – in its entirety at The Blockley in West Philadelphia this Friday, February 15th. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the WXPN Concert Calendar. This isn’t the first time the crew played WDYL in its entirety, either – you might call it an encore from their Love Park show back in September. Watch a video of that free outdoor concert below.