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 →
Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head
What does “Young Professional” even mean? It’s such a nebulous term that gets bandied about with no concrete definition, and until Sunday night I had never really seen how actually strange the young professional crowd can be. Forbes 30 Under 30 summit is taking over Philadelphia this week, for better or worse, and kicked off Sunday with a one-day music festival at NoLibs social engineering space The Piazza at Schmidts.
Local young rap-fessionals OCD Moosh & Twist got the brisk Fall night off to a fun start. Even though it’s fair to say most of the twenty-going-on-fifty-something crowd didn’t know any of their music, it didn’t keep hands from being thrown in the air, and plenty of smiles from showing as the trio bounced its way through a tragically short and sweet opening set. The group has been steadily climbing in popularity over the past year or so, and it’s really great to see them getting on bills like this one, and Made in America earlier this year. Continue reading →
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 →
The British electro influenced R&B band Jungle, make their Philadelphia debut tonight at the Union Transfer. Listen below to “The Heat” a track layered with swooning and swelling tech sounds, R&B grooves, all mirrored by soothing vocals. Get tickets and more information about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar here.
Playing tonight at the Junction Center in Manheim, is Jake Shimabukuro, the Hawaiian ukulele genius. His shows are nothing short of breathtaking and he is indeed a master at his instrument. In “143 Kellys Song” from Peace Love Ukelele, as in all of his music, Shimabukuro pours his heart into acoustic melodies that roll and tumble through him. Tickets and more information about the show here.
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, an infectiously fun Zydeco band, are playing tonight at Building 24. Chubby Carrier fuses 70’s funk, blues, rock and roll and Zydeco sounds into high energy dance songs. Carrier can liven up even a standstill crowd and often pulls audience members onstage as he jams out on his accordion. Below is audio for “Shake it” one of Chubby’s funkiest dance tunes. Tickets and more information about the show here.
Moosh & Twist, a hip hop Philly duo, is playing tonight at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster. Hands down, they’re one of Philly best live hip-hop groups and the duo have an exorbitant amount of energy on stage and are out on tour in support of their new Living Out Loud album. Tickets and more information about the show here.
Local hip hop favorites OCD: Moosh & Twist announced yesterday that they will be opening for Hoodie Allen, an independent rapper from New York who begins his “Party With Your Friends” tour this fall. The two young artists from Philadelphia have already built a large fan base by combining the easy flow of Moosh and the sharp and raspy rhymes of Twist. This past March, the duo shared their fourth mixtape, Back to the Basement, which proved another testament to OCD’s extensive enthusiasm and energy. Joined by fellow openers Mod Sun and D-Why, OCD: Moosh & Twist will perform at the Electric Factory on November 23rd. Check out the video for “Top of the World” and find tickets and information here.
Friends since childhood, rap duo DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman McRae and Oliver “Twist” Feighan, better known by their performance name, OCD: Moosh & Twist, continue their rise as one of Philly’s most popular hip-hop acts. The pair have been recording together since they were still in high school–which, surprisingly, was not so long ago, despite their seasoned performance style.
Moosh and Twist caught audiences by surprise in 2011 with a fresh perspective on following dreams and keeping cool under pressure with addictive tracks like”Possibilities” and “Take Me Back.” After the explosive success of their debut mixtape, Up Before The World, Moosh and Twist continued recording and started popping up in different venues throughout the area, which landed the pair to a tour with Aer this past summer. In the midst of the chaos preparing for their upcoming headlining tour, we swapped e-mails with Moosh and Twist to get the skinny on how they started, what they’ve got coming up projects and their shared excitement about performing. Continue reading →
Recent JUMP Philly cover stars, OCD: Moosh & Twist headline a show tonight at the Theater of Living Arts. The duo met in elementary school and instantly found a musical connection in one another, they’ve been making mixtapes and playing shows ever since. They had the opportunity to perform at The Roots Picnic this year and have been touring the country at only 19 years of age. Tonight’s performance begins at 7 PM, tickets to the all ages show are $16.50. Check out their music video for “City Kids” that was released in late 2010 and now has over 1 million views.
Crills Wilson has a unique sound, and his rootsy voice combined with punk rock instrumentation makes for one catchy outcome. They play tonight at Kung Fu Necktie along with Miracles of Modern Science, High Kick, and Organik Theory. This 21+ show begins at 8 PM, tickets are $8.
One of the highlight’s of the Roots picnic last month was the dynamic, energy filled performance by OCD: Moosh and Twist. Friends since first grade (at the Philadelphia School) and recent high school graduates, Moosh & Twist are two young, charismatic rappers that a lot of people are starting to take notice of. It’s their rhymes, their charm, their beats, their feverish energy and their absolute uncompromising ability to entertain, that thousands of music fans are taking notice of. Watch the video below for “Love Y’all,” much of which was filmed at the Roots Picnic, to get a sense of how much fun and talented these two kids are. Moosh and Twist play the TLA on Sunday, July 15th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Go here to download their mixtapes for free.