The Week So Far: 11 must-read stories on The Key (incl. Phil D’Agostino, The Night Before on XPN, holiday live-sessions)

Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko

Local bassist Phil D’Agostino closed out the 2013 Free at Noon season [link]

Christmas is over but the holiday programming continues all week, ending with a playback of the 200 best songs of 2013 [link]

Revisit some Philly music of Christmases past with Arctic Splash‘s “Don’t Kill Yourself This Christmas” [link]

Brandi Carlile brings her Looking Out Foundation fundraiser to World Cafe Live [link]

If your NYE plans are still up in the air, consider The Last Burlesque Show on Earth at PhilaMOCA [link]

This week brought two live sessions from Arbor Christmas All-Stars and Holiday A Cappella with the GrooveBarbers [link and link]

Stream Mumblr‘s new Bang Bang EP and see them live at Kat Phest Two [link]

You’ve listened for 20 years, now get the history on how The Night Before on XPN with Robert Drake came to be [link]

Relive the year that was 2013 with The Key’s contributors and photographers’ top moments [link]

Take a listen to XPN’s Song of the Week, “Southern Sun” by Boy & Bear [link]

Download “Christmas Ain’t Like Christmas Anymore” from Jeff Zeigler, Mikele Edwards and Mary Lattimore [link]