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Download The Key Studio Sessions Volume 13 (featuring Bardo Pond, Girlpool, Moosh & Twist and more)

The Key Studio Sessions Volume 13
Photo by Ola Baldych | facebook.com/ola.baldych

I don’t want to gush. But I’d be lying if I said that this latest collection of performances from The Key Studio Sessions wasn’t special to me.

In the past four months, I’ve recorded one of my favorite Philadelphia bands of the past 20 years – shamanistic psychedelic rock masters Bardo Pond, whose performance was a thrill – as well as one of my favorite new Philadelphia bands – the brilliant duo Girlpool, transported locally from LA this winter with a unique sound and an incredible collection of songs in tow. I also recorded a local guitar icon whose work I’ve admired since I first began covering the scene for City Paper 15 years ago, Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner, doing a set of his raga-influenced compositions on the 22-stringed chaturangui. (Brenner also sat in on lap steel with folk outfit Kicking Down Doors.)

And that’s only the beginning. Continue reading →

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Philadelphia will be positively present this year at SXSW

Ground Up at Union Transfer | via facebook.com/skilloverswag
Ground Up at Union Transfer | via facebook.com/skilloverswag

So there’s an official Philadelphia-centric music showcase at this year’s SXSW festival, and we’re psyched for it.

But that’s not the only showcase of Philly’s musical talent that’s going to be rushing Austin this week. Back in October, we heard that Cheerleader and Low Cut Connie landed showcases. Eventually, another slew of Philadelphia artists joined the lineup, including Philly bedroom rocker Alex G, sultry electronic duo Marian Hill, hip hop duo Moosh & Twist, alternative crooner Son Little and indie pop outfit CRUISR, among many others. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Ryley Walker, Darla and more

Ryley Walker
Ryley Walker | photo courtesy of Folkadelphia

Folkadelphia has presented its session with Ryley Walker. The Chicago guitarist will release his sophomore LP Primrose Green at the end of March, but stopped by the WXPN studios last summer to record a few tracks as preview. You can now hear “Griffith Bucks Blues” off of the new LP (below), as well as a handful of others by visiting the Folkadelphia bandcamp page here.

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The Key Studio Sessions: OCD: Moosh & Twist

It wasn’t all that long ago that DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman McRae and Oliver “Twist” Feighan were Haverford High School kids matching up beats with their rhymes and envisioning one day when they’d be rocking massive crowds with their party-positive jams. In just about five years, OCD: Moosh & Twist has grown from being an after school hobby of two dudes who have been friends since sixth grade to becoming their legit careers. They’ve put out a string of well-received mixtapes - The Welcome Mat in 2011, The Vestibule in 2012, and Back to the Basement in 2013 – and last year dropped their first official album, Living Out Loud. Continue reading →

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Help end world poverty with Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, LP and Moosh & Twist this weekend at The Piazza

Photo via OCD: Moosh & Twist Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/teamocd/)
Photo via OCD: Moosh & Twist Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/teamocd/)

Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, LP and Philly’s OCD: Moosh and Twist have all come together to put on an enticing show for a good cause this weekend at the Piazza at Schmidt’s.  The free, 21+ event kicks off the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and is part of a series of free concerts held by Global Citizen Nights.

Yep, I said it. You can see all of these big-ticket artists for free this weekend. Some big names in a such small venue, right? Well, the aim of these shows is to involve major artists with intimate concerts to join the movement to end severe poverty by 2030. Continue reading →

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Watch the new Moosh & Twist video, “Every Single Day” (playing Electric Factory w/ Hoodie Allen on 11/23)

OCDMooshTwist Two of our most favorite Philly rappers, Moosh & Twist, have just released a new video, “Every Single Day,” that you can watch below. The song was produced by D.K. The Punisher and the video was done by Rex Arrow. The always charismatic duo have made yet another uplifting video. Moosh & Twist are with Hoodie Allen on his Party With Your Friends tour, coming to the Electric Factory on Saturday, November 23rd.

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My Morning Download: “Top of The World” by Moosh & Twist

moosh&twist One of our favorite local hip-hop duos, Moosh & Twist recently released their new mixtape for free, Back To The Basement. From start to finsh, it’s the duo’s best work so far and one of the highlights on the record is the song “Top Of The World,” an inspiring tune about the duo’s rise. Moosh & Twist filmed a video for the song at the Philadelphia School – where Moosh & Twist met as first graders. Download the song (or the full album) and watch the video below.

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Watch Moosh & Twist go back to school for their new video, “Top Of The World”

Screen Shot 2013-03-18 at 3.34.35 PM Last week, the Philly hip-hop duo Moosh & Twist released their excellent new mixtape Back To The Basement that you can download here. To go along with it, there’s a new video for one of the new songs, the anthemic “Top Of The World.” The video was filmed with a classroom of adorable elementary school kids at the Philadelphia School (at 25th and Lombard in Center City, Philadelphia), which is where Moosh & Twist met in 1st grade. Watch the video below, and go here for a close behind-the-scenes look at the day Moosh & Twist went back to their former school.