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.
The Key kicks off its month of curating Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA with a special solo performance by local multi-instrumentalist Eric Slick. Best known as the drummer for Dr. Dog and Norwegian Arms, Slick will be improvising a set to his new short film Primal Essence, filmed specifically for this event. Opening up the night will be short sets by Jonathan Pfeffer (Capillary Action) and Michael Johnson (Ape School). Admission is a suggested $5 donation at the door; more information can be found here. Below, watch Slick show off his drumming skills in a Madoff Productions promo video.
Wait, what’s that? You thought you were off the hook that easily? Like it’s been so many days of holiday cheer that the plan was just a quiet night at home with board games and DVDs? No no no, my friend – there is fun to be had and live music to be seen. Let’s start with a couple accidental omissions from our New Year’s Eve roundup post from the other week. Johnny Showcase and The Lefty Lucy Cabaret – the funky campy ultra-catchy ensemble of Philly dudes and ladies rallying around one central crooner’s aspirations of Tom Jones (or Midnite Vultures-era Beck) – joins forces with West Philadelphia Orchestra at Connie’s Ric Rac for a New Year’s dancing extravaganza. More information can be found here; below, check out Showcase’s video for the ultra-addictive “Sensual, Parts 1 & 2.”
Who’d we forget? Probably dozens more. Our apologies if we left you out. We hope you get the point though; these days, Philly is miles deep and miles wide with talent and creativity. If 2012 was a “ten,” here’s 15 reasons why Philly’s music scene is about to go to 11 in 2013. Continue reading
Our friends at The Swollen Fox just announced their latest showcase concert, which brings Philly roots-blues five piece Toy Soldiers to Kung Fu Necktie on February 15. The band its gearing up to release its Bill Moriarty-produced sophomore album The Maybe Boys in the spring, and plans to showcase a healthy selection of new material in the set. Also on the bill is the gritty North Carolina-based folk duo Goodnight Texas, as well as a solo appearance from August John Lutz II from The Levee Drivers. Tickets to the show are $10 in advance, $15 at the door; more information is available here. Below, check out a selection of videos from each act. Continue reading
Funk-rock musician Boy Wonder, a.k.a. host of World Cafe Live’s Philly Rising Open Stage, play World Cafe Live with singer/songwriter Mary Scholz. A native of Havertown, PA, Scholz will be returning to the area after a long stint in Los Angeles to perform. Below, stream Boy Wonder’s album Heavy, released in summer of 2012.