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OCD: Moosh & Twist Perform At The Foundry, Wednesday, December 23

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 23, 2015
    • OCD: Moosh & Twist
      • OCD: Moosh & Twist
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

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.

OCD: Moosh & Twist
When: Wednesday, December 23, 8 p.m.
Where: The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 1100 Canal Street
Cost: $10
More Info: Buy tickets here.

TBT: Watch This Behind-The-Scenes Exclusive With Project Runway Winner Dom Streater

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • November 19, 2015
    • The Creatives: Meet Dom Streater
      • The Creatives: Meet Dom Streater
      • Photo Credit: D. King for Philly 360/Visit Philadelphia

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!


Azealia Banks Performs At The Electric Factory, Wednesday, November 18

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 18, 2015
    • Azealia Banks performs for #EF20.
      • Azealia Banks performs for #EF20.
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist
Raised in Harlem by her single mother, Azealia Banks attended Manhattan's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and and has a backstory that read like a modern version of the musical drama Fame.
At a young age she had aspirations for the limelight and focused in on acting and singing, and by age 10 she was performing off-Broadway. Banks starred in leading roles over the next several years, including productions of Rabbit Sense, Sleepover, and Heroes.
Fast forward to today and Banks is one of the hottest, controversial and most in-demand rappers of her generation. In 2012, she released the 1991 EP featuring "212" and three other tracks influenced by house music. Banks relocated to London that same year to work on her debut full-length with Florence + the Machine producer Paul Epworth.
This month, Azealia Banks performs at the Electric Factory as part of the venue's 20th anniversary season of concerts, dubbed #EF20.  Tickets are on sale now and run $25 to $30. 

Azealia Banks
When: Wednesday, November 18
Where: Electric Factory, 421 N 7th Street
Cost: $25-$30
More Info: Buy tickets online here.

Tonight: Don't Miss Beat Street Jam, The New Philly Jam Session, Live Show & Open Mic

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • November 17, 2015
    • BASSic Black Entertainment Presents The 20/20 Experience Philly After Party
      • BASSic Black Entertainment Presents The 20/20 Experience Philly After Party
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia/Philly 360°

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.

Gravy — A Thanksgiving Eve Party Featuring DJs Aktive, Sonny James And Mike Nyce

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • November 16, 2015
    • DJ Aktive
      • DJ Aktive
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of DJ Aktive

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.

Annenberg Center Live Presents An Evening Of Music With Dianne Reeves, Sunday, November 15

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 12, 2015
    • Annenberg Center presents Dianne Reeves.
      • Annenberg Center presents Dianne Reeves.
      • Photo Credit: Photo credit: Jerris Madison

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.

Dianne Reeves
When: Sunday, November 15, 7 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Center Live, 3680 Walnut Street
Cost: $55-$75
More Info: Buy tickets online here.

Soul Sensation Angie Stone Performs At The TLA, Wednesday, November 11

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 10, 2015
    • Angie Stone performs at The TLA on South Street in November.
      • Angie Stone performs at The TLA on South Street in November.
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

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.

Angie Stone
When: Wednesday, November 11, 8 p.m.
Where: The TLA, 334 South Street
More Info: Click here for details.

#TBT Exclusive: Behind The Scenes With DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • November 5, 2015
    • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • Photo Credit: D. King for Visit Philadelphia

For this throwback Thursday exclusive, we're digging up our sitdown conversation with two music greats; DJ Jazzy Jeff and Dayne Jordan. Read the original story below and be sure to watch the video exclusive.  

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 HagginsIvan BariasAndre 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. 

Check out our exclusive video interview and visual gallery featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and his hip-hop protege Dayne Jordan.

The 2nd Annual WDAS Holiday Jam Returns With An All Star Lineup, Saturday, November 28

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 3, 2015
    • Jill Scott Onstage at Made in America
      • Jill Scott Onstage at Made in America
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

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,/
Cost: $39.50-$149.50
More Info: Click here. 

Freeway & Friends Show At The Trocadero

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • November 2, 2015
    • Freeway
      • Freeway
Hip-hop artist and Philly's own Freeway is taking over the stage at The Trocadero with a purpose—and he's bringing along a few friends. 
Backed by the 10-piece band Urban Gorilla Orchestra, Freeway will be hitting the crowd with classics from his Rocafella days, along with new music from his project Freedom. Also joining Freeway will be Lee Mazin, Ondeck Ent, Spadeo Quilly, City and Bigg Homie
After being disgnosed with kidney failure in September 2015, Freeway teamed up with the National Kidney Foundation to put together a concert for the cause. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to the National Kidney Foundation. 
When: Friday, November 20 | Doors at 8pm
Where: The Trocadero | 1003 Arch Street
Cost: $20-25
More Info: Click here.

OCD: Moosh & Twist - Wednesday, December 23

OCD: Moosh & Twist When: Wednesday, December 23, 8 p.m. Where: The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 1100 Canal Street Cost: $10 More Info: Buy tickets here. The energetic, independent hip hop duo OCD: Moosh & Twist land at…