The Week So Far: 9 must-read stories on The Key (incl. Year-End Mania, Michael James Murray, Bruce Springsteen)

Man Man | Photo by Kate McCann |
Man Man | Photo by Kate McCann |

Check out photos from Man Man and Banned Books‘ pre-NYE blow-out at Underground Arts [link]

The Key closed out 2013 with the second annual Year-End Mania, calling in contributors, photographers and XPN hosts to compile their favorite things about the year in music and more [link]

Listen to Last Tango in Philly, a bootleg recording of Bruce Springsteen‘s four-night New Year’s run at the Tower Theater in 1975 [link]

XPN’s Bruce Warren highlights the best of Philly music with Dr. Dog, Man Man, Waxahatchee, Hank McCoy and more [link]

Michael James Murray brings the 2013 Key Studio Sessions to a close with six contemplative tracks [link]

Eric Slick continues his creative streak with a new video for instrumental guitar song “Release” [link]

Sameer Rao digs in to what makes local Brazilian music collective PhillyBloco tick [link]

Purples released a video for new song “Nancy” [link]

Stream Purling Hiss‘ latest release Paisley Montage ahead of their 2/8 show at Union Transfer [link]