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E. Grizzly, Carl Kavorkian, and Static Brothers plot triple release party with special guests

Moor Mother | photo by John Vettese for WXPN
Moor Mother | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

When it comes to Philly DIY, it’s not often that a weekend passes without a slew of record release shows, but it’s even less often that we get a triple release show. That’s going to change this December 17th, though, as Philly’s E. Grizzly, Carl Kavorkian, and Static Brothers have joined forces to do just that. They’ll be joined by special guests Moor Mother and Hirs for what is sure to be an evening of celebration and brutal, righteous noise. Continue reading →

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E. Grizzly memorializes a close friend on Felipe Pupo

E. Grizzly | photo via egrizzly305.wordpress.com
E. Grizzly | photo via egrizzly305.wordpress.com

Philly’s E. Grizzly is no stranger to expressing anger through his music, but on new album Felipe Pupo, he’s got a lot more of it to go around. The album was initially conceived as a punk/reggaeton collaboration with friend and musician Jason Pupo, but just as they were about to begin work on it, Pupo passed away. Grizzly was understandably distraught when a project that originated from a place of joy becomes a friend’s obituary, and he channeled that into the music. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jacob Augustine at Trinity Place, E. Grizzly at Kung Fu Necktie

Jacob Augustine | Photo by Shervin Lainez | via facebook.com/jacobaugustine
Jacob Augustine | Photo by Shervin Lainez | via facebook.com/jacobaugustine

Northern Maine singer-songwriter Jacob Augustine brings his band and his powerful voice to Philly tonight for a Folkadelphia showcase with promising locals Friendship. This spring, Augustine released a split single with Philly’s Bad Braids – listen to the emotive “Salvation” below and get more information on the show at its Facebook event page. Continue reading →

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Listen to E. Grizzly’s newest mixtape, assembled from Trent Reznor beats

E. Grizzly | via facebook.com/egrizzly305
E. Grizzly | via facebook.com/egrizzly305

Though it’s not a pairing you might immediately think of, Nine Inch Nails and hip-hop go quite well together. Sure, most people know Trent Reznor for his cathartic delivery and emotionally-expressive songs (both of which have earned him some teasing over the years, like we see in this Whitest Kids U Know sketch), but the man has long been an outspoken fan of rap music; he was an enthusiastic supporter of Wu-Tang Clan long before it was cool for people in the alternative rock world to be into the Wu. Continue reading →

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Find out what’s behind the mask in E. Grizzly’s new music video for “Moore”

egrizzlyPhiladelphia hip-hop artist E. Grizzly has released a new music video for his track “Moore.”   The local rapper and Radio Ghost member went up to Brooklyn to film the clip, pulling in clothing and lifestyle brand RA-NYC to take over the art direction and editing.  Following the summer’s video for “Waterwheel²,” “Moore” shows E. Grizzly laying his raps down next to elevated train lines as a narrative plays out between a masked man and woman in the streets of Brooklyn. The lyrics’ underlying sentiment is the liberation and happiness that can come from taking off the proverbial mask and getting close to other people, whether the mask is make-up, adopted social identities or, in the case of the video’s narrative segments, ski masks.

E. Grizzly will perform at The Fire on February 13th for the Northern Liberties Winter Music Festival. Tickets and information for the 21+ event can be found here.

RA Presents: Moore by @egrizzly305 (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) from RA-NYC on Vimeo.

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Check Out a New Music Video (and download) “Waterwheel²” from E. Grizzly

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Local hip-hop artist E. Grizzly just released a music video for his track “Water Wheel²,” which features him riding and cruising through the streets of Philly at night. E. Grizzly has been releasing music since 2010, much of which you can listen to on his website. In “Water Wheel²,” he raps over an original instrumental track by Philly-based DJ and beatmaker RJD2 In fact, the entire mixtape, Generation 01000001, is backed by RJD2 songs – thus the squared symbol after each track. Cool concept (be sure to also check out “Might As Well Step Forward²”).

The video for “Water Wheel²” is part of an upcoming series of videos called “Generation A” that the rapper will release with PKG; Together, the videos will form a story, but the chronology is up to the listener to decide. Check it out below, and download the tune from E. Grizzly’s site. To get a taste of what RJD2 is up to these days, listen to his latest single here.