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Listen to Ma Jolie’s new single “Pittsburgh” from Jetpack Mailman

Photo by Jess Flynn| https://www.facebook.com/MaJoliePhilly
Photo by Jess Flynn| https://www.facebook.com/MaJoliePhilly

Philadelphia-based punk act Ma Jolie churns out music that embodies raw energy while still remaining catchy. Simply put: they do justice to punk, as apparent in their 2013 release Polars. The band may have trimmed themselves down to a three-piece since then, but that does not mean that they are ready to call it quits. Far from it. They have recently announced their followup EP Jetpack Mailman. Continue reading →

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YES: Brielle releases her new single

 

Brielle
Brielle | Photo by Reji B. | rejibphotography.com

Brielle is a familiar name to most The Key readers. The north Philly songwriter has a finesse for not adhering to barriers, and instead creates her own brand of R&B by incorporating psychedelic and soul influences with jazz horn and flute arrangements. She is streaming her latest song “YES”, which she wrote while on her Who is April Fool Child tour in California last month. She released The Rough Breakup EP last year, and if her next release in anything like “YES”, it will surely cause a splash in the music world. Check out the new single below. Continue reading →

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Listen to Michaela Majoun’s farewell announcement from the XPN Morning Show

Michaela Majoun | Photo by Doug Seymour | facebook.com/DougSeymourMusicPhotography
Michaela Majoun | Photo by Doug Seymour | facebook.com/DougSeymourMusicPhotography

WXPN’s Morning Show host, Michaela Majoun, announced today that she is leaving WXPN after 25 years. Her last day on the air will be June 30th.

If you missed the big announcement on the air this morning, listen to it below via Soundcloud, and check out our indepth interview with Michaela and some of her colleagues at the station here. Plans for a few farewell events are in the works; stay tuned for details as they develop. Continue reading →

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End Of An Era: Longtime Morning Show host Michaela Majoun will bid farewell to XPN next month

Michaela Majoun | Photo by Jaci Downs | jacidowns.com
Michaela Majoun | Photo by Jaci Downs | jacidowns.com

She plays many roles in the XPN community. Celebrator of women’s and other music. Champion of the Philadelphia arts scene. Lover of cats. And most significantly, host of the XPN Morning show for over 25 years. But that era is coming to an end as Michaela Majoun announced her departure from WXPN. Her final day on the air is Tuesday, June 30. Continue reading →

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Watch Bob Dylan sing on David Letterman’s penultimate show, & See Jason Isbell perform “The Thrill is Gone” in tribute to B.B. King.

Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty Images
Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty Images

With the clock winding down on The Late Show with David Letterman, Bob Dylan made a rare television appearance last night, appearing on the show to sing “The Night We Called It a Day,” from his latest album “Shadows in the Night.” Watch. Continue reading →