6 days ago

WXPN presents Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul

A free screening of the new documentary film about gospel music’s role in the birth of rock and roll, How They Got Over, on February 25 at Prince Theater in Philadelphia (1412 Chestnut St.). The event features a talk by Robert Clem, the film’s writer and director.

A concert at March 8 at First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.), featuring the church’s choir.

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A performance by the Fisk University Jubilee Singers will bringing songs of faith and hope at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.) on March 29th.

    WXPN presents Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul - The Key
    A new project by WXPN will explore gospel music and its influence on rock and roll, soul, and pop music. Launched today, Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul will feature live concerts, film screenings, and a radio documentary, supported by the ... Continued
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Jan 31

From the Uptown to The Spectrum, take a musical tour of Broad Street

Following the recent buzz around 858 N. Broad, a hulking figure in North Philly that was built in 1908 as The Metropolitan Opera...

3601 S. Broad Street

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2240 N. Broad Street

...played a pivotal part in Dick Clark’s American Bandstand (originally filmed on location at 45th and Market), serving as his advisor for up-and-coming talent coming out of the black community...

Broad & South

309 S. Broad Street

1409 Lombard

    From the Uptown to The Spectrum, take a musical tour of Broad Street - The Key
    There's a joke from comedian W.C. Fields that goes like this: "First prize was a week in Philadelphia. Second prize was two weeks." Fields, who was born in the suburbs of our beloved city in the 1880s, knew its reputation for entertainment was, at the time, laughable.
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Jan 09

The Week Ahead: The Wombats, PnB Rock, The Dove and the Wolf, Passion Pit and more

...might have been his second album of 2017. Whatever the case, PnB (who hails from Pastorius and Baynton in the Germantown section of the city) is a busy guy, mixing up melodic rap...

    The Week Ahead: The Wombats, PnB Rock, The Dove and the Wolf, Passion Pit and more - The Key
    Now this is a bit more like it. Last Tuesday's edition of The Week Ahead was a bit tighter, a quiet first week of year. This week, though, we've got 18 shows for your consideration, from Brit rockers The Wombats at Union ... Continued
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Jan 05

Ten ways to celebrate Philly Loves Bowie Week in 2018

...for sale, if you’re interested in getting some Aladdin Sane style living room decor.  27 North 2nd Street. [INFO...

...of which might look familiar from Station to Station‘s album art) and loud music. 327 South Street. [INFO...

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Moo Tattoo is getting in on the fun by offering a range of pre-designed Bowie ink from January 5th through the 14th, with deals ranging from $40 to $160. For the creative superfans, you can bring in your own design as well; proceeds benefit Cancer Center at CHOP. 513 South Street. [INFO]

...The Alien, a BlackStar Saison that Round Guys Brewing is debuting at the pub tonight. 2201 Lombard Street. [INFO...

...here, start practicing your vocal warmups and get there early to sign up in person. 1201 Frankford Avenue. [INFO...

...premiere of SIGMA KIDS, Anthony Crupi’s new documentary on Bowie’s time in Philadelphia. 3025 Walnut Street. [INFO / MORE INFO...

...extra for the VIP ticket and get an event poster signed by the entire cast. 1320 Chancellor Street. [INFO...

...themed edition of the Sex Dwarf rock of the 80s dance party at Club Mousai. 416 Green Street. [INFO...

    Ten ways to celebrate Philly Loves Bowie Week in 2018 - The Key
    Quick - what cities do you associate with shape-shifting rock icon David Bowie? London...for sure, it's where he was born, and where he got his creative start. Berlin...hard to dispute that, it's where he lived in the late 70s and ... Continued
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Jan 01

Watch The Districts cover Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” on New Year’s Eve

Apr 04 – 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV

    Watch The Districts cover Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark" on New Year's Eve - The Key
    The Districts sent 2017 packing this week with two sold-out nights at Johnny Brenda's, ringing in the New Year last night with a high-energy rager that included pirates, Jello shots and a cover of Bruce Springsteen's classic "Dancing In The Dark."
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Dec 30

The Key’s Year-End Mania: Sarah Hughes’ five places in Los Angeles that are basically Philly

247 S Main St, facebook.com/The-Smell-142946471699

    The Key's Year-End Mania: Sarah Hughes' five places in Los Angeles that are basically Philly - The Key
    Year-End Mania is the Key's annual survey of the things below the surface that made 2017 incredible. Today, Key contributing writer Sarah Hughes shares how Los Angeles began to remind her of Philly this year. It's official, folks - I am ... Continued
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Dec 28

The Key’s Year-End Mania: Matthew Shaver’s best food and tune pairings in Philadelphia

A Philly vegetarian classic, this sandwich is good to go, but since you’re already listening to Khalid croon on about love lost and that modern drunk dial pitfall of having an ex’s number in your phone book, you may as well park your butt on the corner of South and Broad and people watch.

    The Key's Year-End Mania: Matthew Shaver's best food and tune pairings in Philadelphia - The Key
    Year-End Mania is the Key's annual survey of the things below the surface that made 2017 incredible. Today, Key photographer Matthew Shaver ponders unlikely combinations of eats and sounds. Eating out is meant to be a social event, a gathering of ... Continued
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Dec 25

Watch Bad Brains play their first Philly show on Christmas, 1981

...the sweaty crowd packing Philadelphia’s legendary punk rock hot spot East Side Club on 1229 Chestnut Street, revved up and ready to see D.C. trailblazers Bad Brains make their Philadelphia debut...

    Watch Bad Brains play their first Philly show on Christmas, 1981 - The Key
    Live music on Christmas is typically something of a dead zone here in Philadelphia. This year, with Christmas falling on a Monday - already the slowest concert day of the week - it's particularly vacant. What to do? Cue up ... Continued
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Dec 21

The Key’s Year End Mania: Ellen Miller’s top five gig foods

Spice End is a little Kati Rolls Indian restaurant near 20th and Chestnut streets. I had had kati rolls from other places in the city but as I...

...doubt one of my favorite venues in Philadelphia. Being located right at the corner of Frankford and Girard ave there are numerous options for pre-show meals or post-show snacks. Last October...

    The Key's Year End Mania: Ellen Miller's top five gig foods - The Key
    Year-End Mania is the Key's annual survey of the things below the surface that made 2017 incredible. Today, photographer Ellen Miller thinks back on her best concert sustenance of the year. As I think back to all the different concerts and live ... Continued
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Nov 16

The High Key Portrait Series: Ivy Sole

...lot of history, and that community is really really dope. I’m actually living at 40th and Powelton right now, Powelton Village area. Which is also cool but I think my love for...

    The High Key Portrait Series: Ivy Sole - The Key
    "High Key" is a series of profiles conceived with the intent to tell the story of Philly's diverse musical legacy by spotlighting individual artists in portrait photography, as well as with an interview focusing on the artist's experience living, creating, ... Continued
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Nov 13

Robert Drake returns for the 25th Annual #XPNNightBefore – and the second Holiday Card-Tastrophe!

3025 Walnut Street

    Robert Drake returns for the 25th Annual #XPNNightBefore - and the second Holiday Card-Tastrophe! - The Key
    A quarter century ago, WXPN was in need of a body - any body - to work Christmas Eve. It was that pre-digital era when specialty shows were broadcast from reel-to-reel tape, which meant someone had to thread the shows ... Continued
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Nov 12

Festival celebrating DIY publishing in Philadelphia returns to the Rotunda today

Philly Zine Fest takes place today at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, until 7 p.m. Information can be found here.

    "I Can Do That, Too": Philly Zine Fest returns to The Rotunda today - The Key
    The Philly Zine Fest has been going strong for 15 years now, an annual gathering of zine makers, zine readers, and just all around zine nerds. They come to The Rotunda every year to share in a community that's based ... Continued
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Nov 10

Free At Noon Flashback: Dhani Harrison’s guitar doesn’t weep, it wails

A slice (of a slice) of Beatlemania descended upon 31st and Walnut on this pleasantly frigid Friday as the crowd that had lined the street shed their...

    Free At Noon Flashback: Dhani Harrison's guitar doesn't weep, it wails - The Key
    A slice (of a slice) of Beatlemania descended upon 31st and Walnut on this pleasantly frigid Friday as the crowd that had lined the street shed their layers and traded in coffees for beers, fortunate to be among the few ... Continued
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Nov 02

Pinegrove is contrite on its pensive, pretty new single “Intrepid”

12-03 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry $%

    Pinegrove is contrite on its pensive, pretty new single "Intrepid" - The Key
    The Montclair, New Jersey indie rockers Pinegrove have released an apprehensive new record "Intrepid" following their live album Elsewhere. Known for being very charitable folks, Pinegrove is donating the proceeds from Elsewhere went towards the Southern Poverty Law Center. "Intrepid" is a soothing new track highlighting ... Continued
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