27 hours ago

The Met Philadelphia will open in December, gets action-packed trailer of renovation footage

The Met, boasting National Register of Historic Places-status since ’72, is located at 858 N. Broad St., close to the intersection of Broad and Poplar. The massive 39,200-square-foot building...

...status since ’72, is located at 858 N. Broad St., close to the intersection of Broad and Poplar. The massive 39,200-square-foot building was built in 1908, and now, (*cue dramatic...

    The Met Philadelphia will open in December, gets action-packed trailer of renovation footage - The Key
    There's a new venue coming to town. Once called the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, and now rebranded simply as The Met Philadelphia, the rebirth of a long-dormant Philly venue was announced back in November of 2016, and a is starting ... Continued
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3 days ago

Sugar Hill Gang and more will play Reading’s Downtown Alive free concert series

In addition to live music, the summer series will feature food trucks, beer and wine for sale. The series takes place in the 500 block of Penn Street in reading, and all performances are scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

    Sugar Hill Gang and more will play Reading's Downtown Alive free concert series - The Key
    Old school rappers Sugar Hill Gang will play a free concert this August in Reading, PA at the annual Downtown Alive summer concert series. The free concert series kicks off on June 20 with Go Go Gadjet set to perform, followed ... Continued
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May 14

Amos Lee is getting personal on his upcoming LP My New Moon

Sept 20 Richmond, VA Innsbrook After Hours at SERVPRO of Richmond Pavilion ^

Sept 22 Franklin, TN Pilgrimage Music Festival ^

    Amos Lee is getting personal on his upcoming LP My New Moon - The Key
    No one is as excited about the release of Philly rooted singer-songwriter Amos Lee's new LP My New Moon than us here at WXPN. The XPNFest and NonComm veteran will be releasing his seventh studio album on August 31st via Dualtone ... Continued
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May 04

The High Key Portrait Series: Shannen Moser and Julia Peters

SM: All Night Diner, is another one. It’s in West Philly, it’s 47th and Baltimore, basically. Just a really awesome, inclusive space. They book a lot of touring bands. And...

...a-half years ago, something like that — I was living in West Philly, on like 52nd and Cedar. [Shannen and I] were very close. Ended up moving to like 5th and Jefferson a...

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...like 52nd and Cedar. [Shannen and I] were very close. Ended up moving to like 5th and Jefferson a year after that, and now I live on Norris Square Park, which I love...

    The High Key Portrait Series: Shannen Moser and Julia Peters - The Key
    A little over a year ago, Philly folk singer Shannen Moser released a debut studio full-length, Oh My Heart, on Philly-based indie record label Lame-O. Moser is open about how emotional attachment affected everything from the approach to recording it to ... Continued
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Apr 20

The High Key Portrait Series: Stan Davis

STAN DAVIS: Born and raised, North Philly, 25th and Master.

    The High Key Portrait Series: Stan Davis - 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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Apr 18

Swearin’ is back, baby, newly signed to Merge Records

Sep 06 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter^

    Swearin' is back, baby, newly signed to Merge Records - The Key
    When a reunited Swearin' opened for Superchunk at Union Transfer earlier this month, not only did they sound totally asskicking in that proverbial haven't-missed-a-beat kind of way, they also debuted two new songs during their set, giving fans hope that getting ... Continued
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Apr 13

Good Spirits, Bad Spirits: PhilaMOCA channels the occult for Cinedelphia 666

Cinedelphia 666 kicks off tonight and runs through the end of the month at PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th Street. For programming information and tickets, visit CinedelphiaFilmFestival.com

    Good Spirits, Bad Spirits: PhilaMOCA channels the occult for Cinedelphia 666 - The Key
    Alfred Hitchcock famously said, "A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality." This year's Cinedelphia Film Festival aims to prove that quote true by focusing not just on horror movies but on the evil that exists in our day-to-day environment.
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Apr 09

Listen to a Philly-style Broad Street Run playlist

On Sunday May 6th, thousands will gather at Broad and Olney and run 10 miles south to the Naval Yard for the 39th annual Broad Street Run.

...the “fun” part of this a little too much to heart. This lasts until about Broad and Race. Then it’s bottleneck time around City Hall, where the phones come out for selfies...

    Listen to a Philly-style Broad Street Run playlist - The Key
    On Sunday May 6th, thousands will gather at Broad and Olney and run 10 miles south to the Naval Yard for the 39th annual Broad Street Run. Many of us runners have been to this rodeo several times, and while ... Continued
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Apr 02

Philly Jazz Guide: Top picks for live music around town in April

...April 28 with the 7th annual Center City Jazz Festival, which turns the corridor around Broad and Sansom into a day-long buffet of music at five different venues. This year the usual...

    Philly Jazz Guide: Top picks for live music around town in April - The Key
    April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and there's no shortage of ways in which to show your appreciation in Philly over the next 30 days. The official kick-off came a couple of days early on Thursday, with Mayor Kenney presenting the ... Continued
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Mar 23

A secret gig at Cousin Danny’s in West Philly shows that Shame is the real deal

...house opened. In a tiny room called Cousin Danny’s with no visible signage on 50th and Market, the place held maybe 100 people, and was lit by a single fluorescent fixture. The...

    A secret gig at Cousin Danny's in West Philly shows that Shame is the real deal - The Key
    It was a Monday night in late November at the Arden Gild Hall when I experienced Shame for the first time. They were the middle band between Grace Vonderkuhn and Ought, and they stepped out into the half-full barn and ... Continued
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Mar 22

Coming Together Across Borders: Inside Philadelphia’s burgeoning Global Village Jam scene

Recently, at their event on February 22, at the William Street Commons at 3900 Chestnut Street was packed with singers and musicians who wanted to share their talents inclusively.

    Coming Together Across Borders: Inside Philadelphia's burgeoning Global Village Jam scene - The Key
    The phrase, "It takes a village," couldn't be more appropriate when talking about the burgeoning scene at Philadelphia's Global Village Jam Sessions. Community is the focus, and organizers refer to it as "the only concert where the audience is the headliner."
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Mar 12

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s On the Run 2 stadium tour comes to The Linc in July

...on June 6th, and makes its way to the U.S. by late July for 21 North American dates — including one at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, July 30th...

Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium

    Beyonce and Jay-Z's On the Run 2 stadium tour comes to The Linc in July - The Key
    Beyonce has had braids in for months. For those of you who are not well versed in the language of the Bey Hive, it means she's up to something. That something is On the Run 2. That's correct, Beyonce and ... Continued
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Mar 07

Just Announced: Beach House will bring their new album 7 to The Tower Theater in July

05-04 Oxford, MS – The Lyric

    Just Announced: Beach House will bring their new album 7 to The Tower Theater in July - The Key
    Long-running Baltimore dreampop duo Beach House will release their new album, 7, this May on Sub Pop, Bella Union, and Mistletone records. As the band writes, "7 is our 7th full-length record. At its release, we will have been a band for over 13 ... Continued
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Mar 05

goodnight/goodluck gets a lesson in simplicity in the new “Ice Cream & Red Wine” video

...Cream & Red Wine,” which is mostly comprised of a single black & white shot filmed along Salmon and Seltzer streets in Fishtown (which, speaking of odd culinary pairings, salmon seltzer, people. Crazy.) As the...

    goodnight/goodluck gets a lesson in simplicity in the new "Ice Cream & Red Wine" video - The Key
    Philly modern rock five piece goodnight/goodluck is releasing its debut EP missing this spring. Though the five bandmates are longtime friends who have played music together since they were kids, this is their first proper release - and based on what ... Continued
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