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The best 25 tweets we’ve seen about #XPNAtoZ (so far)

photo by Tyler Asay for WXPN

We’re just over a week into our #XPNAtoZ special. If you haven’t tuned in, don’t worry — as of this writing, we are still on the letter L, meaning we’ve got half the alphabet to go! The #XPNAtoZ hashtag is the destination of a perpetual flow of commentary on our programming adventure. We love reading the feedback (good and bad) from our listeners and hearing about the memories sparked by each song. Continue reading →

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Dave Hause announces new Bury Me In Philly LP, dances his cares away in “With You”

Dave Hause
Dave Hause | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

After a punk-tastic 2016 (which included the release a new record and a string of dates with Bad Religion and Against Me! with his pure punk rock band The Falcons) Philadelphia singer-songwriter Dave Hause is diverging, announcing his aptly titled third solo effort Bury Me in Philly, leading this new era with his newest single “With You”.

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PREMIERE: Clique share new video for “Wishful Thinking”

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Clique | photo courtesy of the band

Clique is a band that makes itself heard by being the restrained voice in a room full of shouting. On this year’s Burden Piece LP the local four piece built upon the slow-burning-punk foundation that made 2014’s self-titled debut such an instant and recurring favorite, delivering songs that reach out through catchy guitar riffs and pull you in through relatable, introspective lyrics. “Wishful Thinking” is a sub-two minute centerpiece on the Top Shelf Records effort, and today we have the premiere of a video for the track.

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to new Ryan Adams song, watch Michael Stipe join Patti Smith in concert

Ryan Adams | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com
Ryan Adams | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com

“I don’t remember being aware of needing to hold back anything. I felt like I needed to tell a story of how I felt or what was happening internally at least, in the truest way possible. It was in the most vulnerable way I could.”
-Ryan Adams interview with NME

Ryan Adams has revealed that his16th album will be called Prisoner” and it will come out on February 17th. He also revealed the first single, “Do You Still Love Me?”, which you can listen to below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Lily Mae at World Cafe Live

Lily Mae | photo via facebook.com/lilymaemusic

Philadelphia singer-songwriter Lily Mae is bringing her acoustic stylings to World Cafe Live tonight opening for Yael Naim. She released her sophomore record, Closer, on November 11th and its acoustic ballads you fall in love with this folk-pop all over again. If you’re a frequent reader of The Key you’ll know where to go for tickets and show info, but if you’re not just click here. You can also check out the title track for her new LP below. Continue reading →

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Listen to Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new song “Rican Beach,” see them at World Cafe Live this spring

Hurray for the Riff Raff | courtesy of the artist
Hurray for the Riff Raff | courtesy of the artist

Hurray for the Riff Raff laid out their plans for a jam-packed 2017 today, including a follow-up to the band’s 2014 acclaimed release Small Town Heroes and an expansive international tour. Fronted by singer and songwriter Alynda Segarra, the band’s newest effort, The Navigator, is expected to drop March 10th on ATO Records. A tour with Philly son (currently residing in Nashville) Ron Gallo follows, with a gig at World Cafe Live scheduled for April 21st.

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