Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more
The energetic, independent hip hop duo OCD: Moosh & Twist land at The Fillmore in December for another can't-miss show at The Foundry.
Last year, Moosh & Twist released their highly-acclaimed EP, Living Out Loud. The EP charted at number one on Billboard’s HeatSeekers Album chart and propelled the group further into the elite stratosphere of independent artists. The 2015 single “Don’t Think About It,” marked the one year anniversary of the EP.
OCD is made up of Philly natives DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman McRae and Oliver “Twist” Feighan. The pair met in first grade and bonded over their love of music and poetry. At only 21 years of age, the two have toured all over the country! Their extremely devoted fan base keeps them at the top of the independent music scene.
The debut of Living Out Loud in 2014, garnered them a number five spot on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts and has afforded them the opportunity to perform on major festivals and to open for the likes of acts including The White Panda, Wale, Hoodie Allen, and many more.
Tickets for their December 23 show are on sale now and are only $10. A likely sell out concert, we suggest that you grab your tickets now.
It's clear; Philadelphia loves Dom Streater. Since winning Season 12 of the hit television show Project Runway, this Philly-born designer has grown into a legit fashion industry mogul.
For this throwback Thursday story, we're revisiting our very first sitdown with Dom — you can check it out below.
From showcasing her collections during Philly Fashion Week and reppin' our city at New York Fashion Week to setting up her design studio in downtown Philadelphia, Dom has been on the go. Yet, the in-demand designer doesn’t seem to let the frenzy of a busy schedule slow her down at all.
We recently caught up with Streater at her studio to talk about her growing, Philly-based empire and the "butterflies" she feels every time a model hits the runway wearing one of her garments. Dom even gives us the deets about her collection entitled Prima, which was inspired by a vintage photograph of famed Russian ballerina, Ana Pavlova.
You can check out Philly 360°'s exclusive interview with the popular fashion designer below!
It's about to go down tonight at Philly hotspot Silk City!
Beat Street Jam is this newest Philly jam session to hit the music scene. Brought to you by Steve McKie (Jill Scott), BASSic Black Entertainment (Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna) and Love My Life Entertainment, Beat Street Jam is a live show mixed in with a jam session and an open mic. If you love discovering some of Philly's most on-the-rise talent and sitting in with some of the best musicians in the game, then this is one you won't want to miss.
On deck for tonight, Bigyuki, Natalie Imani, Schoolito and Ebony Joi will all be on the mic for this mashup of hip-hop, R&B and soul. John Barber will be host, and Dilemma will be spinning. Also in the building tonight will be special guest Jim Drew of Soulspazm Records. And, for you artists out there, there is an open mic sign up at 8:30pm.
What: Beat Street Jam
When: Tuesday, November 17 | 8pm
Where: Silk City | 435 Spring Garden Street
Cost: $7 in advance | $10 at the door
More Info: Click here.
WATCH: BASSic Black Entertainment (BBE) knows how to do a jam session. Check out the video from BBE's 20/20 Experience After Party.
Philly! Looking for something to do on Thanksgiving Eve? Kick off your holiday at Silk City for a Thanksgiving Eve Philly jam aka Gravy.
Some of Philly's top DJs will be spinning all night long. DJ Aktive, who is taking a break from touring with Janet Jackson, will be spinning. Also hitting the tables and providing sounds will be DJs Sonny James of Illvibe Collective and Mike Nyce. Expect hip-hop, classics, reggae, house, soul, funk, R&B and so much more.
What: Gravy—A Thanksgiving Eve Jam, Presented By Flygirrl
When: Wednesday, November 25 | Doors at 9pm
Where: Silk City | 435 Spring Garden Street
Cost: $8 cover (ladies free until 11pm)
More Info: Click here.
The Philadelphia fall arts season is in full swing — bringing tons of exciting, ground-breaking and entertaining performances to venues throughout the city.
A staple of the local arts scene, the Annenberg Center returns with an exciting season of programs. From internationally touring legends to locally sourced talents, the 2015 Annenberg Center Live schedule has dozens of great, not-to-be-missed performances through the spring.
A returning favorite for the Annenberg season, jazz great Dianne Reeves returns to Philadelphia for another stellar night of music in the stunning Zellerbach Theater.
Winner of the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Reeves' latest album “Beautiful Life” highlights the stars tremendous musical in a melding of R&B, Latin and pop. “At its essence, Life is beautiful, and I wanted to celebrate that which is too often overlooked.” ,” says Reeves.
Tickets for this one-night-only affair are on sale now and range from $55 to $75.
GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Angie Stone is hitting the road. And, of course, she's headed this way. In a rare Philadelphia performance, Angie — backed by a phenomenal band and background — lands in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection for a must-see concert at The TLA.
Stone's sophisticated style of soul, R&B and funk first blew listeners away with her groundbreaking solo projects Black Diamond (1999) and Mahogany Soul (2001). A celebrated songwriter and performer, Stone has undoubtedly inspired scores of artists who would be dubbed under the genre Neo-soul.
Today, Stone continues to touch a new generation of music lovers through her R&B Divas reality TV show on VH1, features in hit films like The Fighting Temptations, and her most recent album, 2012's Rich Girl.
When: Wednesday, November 11, 8 p.m.
Where: The TLA, 334 South Street
More Info: Click here for details.
Hometown music legend DJ Jazzy Jeff needs no introduction. A revered DJ and producer, Jeff has made a global impact on music, including winning the first GRAMMY in hip-hop with his partner The Fresh Prince aka Will Smith. DJ Jazzy Jeff is legit music royalty, and when it comes to making hits and impacting music culture, he has the Midas touch.
The internationally sought-after DJ and producer has mentored some of the industry's top songwriters and producers, including Carvin Haggins, Ivan Barias, Andre Harris and Vidal Davis — all notable figures from the Philadelphia music scene.
Next up on his list, the Philly icon is putting a new spin on his career through artist development. Meet Jeff's protege, Philadelphia hip-hop artist Dayne Jordan. The duo has been quietly working together for awhile now, and they're ready to step out into the spotlight with their upcoming project, The Memoirs of Dayne Jordan.
So who is Dayne Jordan? The emcee, who was formerly known as Dosage, has been making a name for himself on the hip-hop scene for a few years — even sharing stages with Lupe Fiasco, and currently earning the attention of the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. The pair first met throughCharlie Mack (aka Philly's Big Brother) of 215 Aphillyated and have been working together ever since. The two have formed more of a big brother/little brother partnership and have been collaborating on the low, until now.
Recently, Jeff and Dayne began releasing a series of singles and videos to give fans an early taste of their forthcoming project. And, Philly is definitely represented in their music — from "All About the Art" which features Questlove on drums and James Poyser on keys, to "Lost" which has fellow Philly up-and-comer Ebony Joi lacing the track with her vocals.
With a cosign from Jeff and collabs with major talents like Questlove and James Poyser, everyone should be paying attention to Dayne Jordan. We can't wait to see what's next for this rising Philly star.
Stay tuned to Philly 360° for more music from Dayne Jordan and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Also, watch the video below of our exclusive in-studio interview for an inside look at their collab.
Back for a second year, the annual WDAS Holiday Jam is set to bring another all star lineup of R&B/soul talents to Philadelphia in November.
This epic, arena-rocking show will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly and features an incredible roster of A-list performers, including the original R&B boy band New Edition, R&B crooner Tyrese and classic 90s music legends SWV, to name a few.
And, since no Philadelphia concert is complete without a few locally-sourced entertainment options, Philly's own soul stars Jazmine Sullivan and Jill Scott round out the show's talents nicely.
Tickets for the show went on sale Friday, October 9 and range from $39.50 to $149.50.
Definitely a can't-miss show for soul music lovers, this Holiday Jam is the perfect way to groove into the spirit of the holiday season. So, be sure to grab your ticket as we’re sure they are going quickly!
WDAS Holiday Jam
When: Saturday, November 28, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Cneter,/
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