Brooklyn indie pop quintet Snowmine and Philadelphia favorites Norwegian Arms team up for a show at Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The former are celebrating the release of their new record Dialects, a cinematic and textural experience that the band pulls off exquisitely in a live setting. Bright alt-folk trio Norwegian Arms released their impressive and immersive Wolf Like a Stray Dog LP in 2012, following it up last year with a 7″ single for “Jitterbug,” which you can listen to below. Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Dream Safari can be found here.
If you yearn for the glory days of Eighties New Jack Swing, then look no further than the new album from Philly soul patrol including rapper Chill Moody, producer and songwriter Hank McCoy and R&B singer Beano.
The three have collaborated together over the last several years on a series of Valentine’s Day related releases and they have just released their latest, Who Do You Love…More?. It’s confident, well produced, well sung and well rapped and points to huge potential for this combination.
Back to the New Jack Swing thing, this new collection of songs is definitely rooted in the crossover world of R&B, pop and hip-hop. Highlights on the album include “StillYoung,” which nods to Keith Sweat’s “Nothing Lasts Forever, “WhatsForBreakfast,” and the sultry “KelisThing.” McCoy works in some pretty smart samples including the Paul Mauriat version of the Tom Jones classic, “It’s Not Unusual.” If you want to bridge the gap between 80′s New Jackers like Keith Sweat, Guy, Teddy Riley and New Edition and the latest interpretation of R&B and hip-hop, then McCoy, Moody and Beano’s new release is right on time.
The Chill Moody x Beano x Hank McCoy Who Do You Love…More? record release show is this Friday evening, February 7th at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Below, listen to “LastNightInTown” from Who Do You Love…More?
Philly’s Chill Moody is asserting dominance via hashtag rap on his new Mike Zombie-assisted track “Godzilla”. Both rappers spit lethal rhymes over the beat which includes a loop of what sounds like a shrieking Godzilla. Before getting sentimental at Hard Rock Cafe for his annual Valentines Day show (inspired by his mixtape Who Do You Love) on February 7th (tickets here), Chill Moody will blaze the Trocadero stage on January 30th. Get tickets here (for 96 cents!).
With September comes the inevitable end of summer, which, sadly, means the end of free summer concerts. But for its part, Third Thursdays Live and Local (the inaugural run of free shows at the Race Street Pier) has saved one of its biggest events for its final night. On September 19th, the Delaware River Waterfront welcomes local hip hop artist Chill Moody to the pier, alongside Osiris Rex and the Joe Jordan Experiment. The show is free, all-ages, and will have a complementary beer garden courtesy of the Philadelphia Brewing Company. Attendees will also have a chance to win tickets to September 26th’s Kid Cudi / Tyler the Creator concert at Festival Pier. More information for the show can be found here. Below, watch Chill Moody’s new promo video for the event filmed by BITBY
Since 2009 when he got in the rap game, we’ve been fans of, and following the career of, the charismatic and very talented Chill Moody. Chill’s “Nice Things” musical philosophy, along with his incredible hard work ethic, has gotten him far in the local music scene and he’s starting to connect more than ever to fans outside the Philly area. If you’re not yet hip to Chill’s music, check out his music on his Bandcamp page here. Below, watch FuseTV’s Behind The Unsigned: Chill Moody.
The Mad Rapper (a.k.a. Deric Angelettie) tapped Philly hip hop artist Chill Moody for a new track called “Mad Moody.” The seasoned, Grammy nominated producer and emcee included the gristly collaboration on his Appreciate the Hate Vol. 2 mixtape, released in June and available as a free download via Datpiff (other featured guests on the compilation include Kanye West and Meek Mill). Take a listen to “Mad Moody” below. Catch Chill Moody at Foxtail Fest in Wilmington, DE on September 14th and at the Race Street Pier on September 19th.
The Do Good Festival will be held August 16th at the Hard Rock Cafe. Ranging from rock to indie folk to hip hop, the all–ges festival will be hosting six artists including Chill Moody, Kuf Knotz, and Market East. With advanced tickets at $10 and $15 tickets at the door, all proceeds from the festival will be donated to Philabundance to aid the organization in its emergency hunger relief services. Can’t make it to the show, but still want to help? More information on donating to the cause can be found at festival organizers DCS’s (Davis Concert Staging) website here. Find more information and tickets for the 7 p.m. festival here. Get ready for the show with Market East’s album Summer of Children and Chill Moody’s video for “Chains” below.
For the latest single from his outstanding Peaceworld LP, local rapper Mic Stewart is joined by Chill Moody and DJ Damage in this lively performance video shot by French Street Films. The concert scenes make you feel like you’re in the middle of the fray, waving your hands in the air; the 3-up shots create a sort of visual surround, giving you multiple angles on a single sunny-day park hang in the afternoon. Immerse yourself in the video below; download Mic Stewart’s Key Studio Session here; and watch Chill Moody’s Key Session video (and download his performance) here. Mic plays the Broad Street Music Group Launch party on 8/17, Chill plays Do Good Fest to benefit Philabundance on 8/16.
West Philly rapper Chill Moody continues to work his late 2012 / early 2013 release RFM, and yesterday his recent music video for “Chains” – which premiered on MTV Jams last month – showed up on YouTube. It’s got definite Reservoir Dogs overtones, along with hints of kinkiness and lust (ie. the woman keeping him captive) and an undeniable social-commentary edge to it too as well. From Chill:
one of the most emotional songs from the RFM album. shoutout to the Redd Pen Media team for bringing my words to life. JoeLogic on the beat, this song holds a special place in our catalog. Shoutout to my homie Indy aka Little Foot for coming through to star in this video, at 3am, in the snow, I appreciate you. Enjoy.
Watch the video for “Chains” below. Chill’s next live appearance is on the very eclectic lineup of Do Good Fest, a Philabundance benefit held at Hard Rock Cafe on Aug. 16th; tickets and information can be found here.
This week’s Key Studio Session brought in a long set from The Downtown Club. Dark and broody, the trio recorded a mix of old and new songs – they’ll be releasing an EP in August. Stream and download “Victoria” below and get the full six-track set here.