The Week So Far: 10 must-read stories on The Key (incl. Courtney Barnett, Heyward Howkins, The 12 Days of Local Christmas)


Amos Lee | Photo by Noah Silvestry |

Amos Lee | Photo by Noah Silvestry |

Celebrate the season with The 12 Days of Local Christmas, featuring downloads from Amos Lee, Larry Saklad and more [link]

Read reviews of this week’s appearances by The dBs, the Rail Park benefit, Lucius and more [link and link]

Get to know Philadelphia’s Lili Añel in a profile for her new record I Can See Bliss From Here [link]

Take a listen to XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week, “The West Wind” by Ryley Walker [link]

Dream Safari calls in local DJs and artists to remix his Night Howl debut [link]

Dr. Dog gets into the holidays with a new Oh My Christmas Tree EP [link]

Due to overwhelming demand, XPN Welcomes Courtney Barnett is moved to Union Transfer on 2/20 [link]

show announcements Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Restorations, St. Vincent, Typhoon, Nick Waterhouse, Caroline Smith, Disco Biscuits, The Wonder Years, Mike Gordon and Cibo Matto

This week on Unlocked, The Key explores Heyward Howkins‘ sophomore LP Be Frank, Furness [link]

Step in to the studio with local psych pop outfit Weekender for their live Key Studio Session [link]