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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jaguar Wright plays Nina Simone at Ardmore Music Hall, Arto Lindsay at Boot & Saddle, Amanda X at PhilaMOCA (Get Better Fest 4) and more

Jaguar Wright | via facebook.com/JaguarWright
Jaguar Wright | via facebook.com/JaguarWright

Jaguar Wright & Gerald Veasley perform the music of Nina Simone tonight at the Ardmore Music Hall. Wrapping up the Philadelphia Jazz Festival, this Unscripted Jazz Series show unites two renowned soul artists to celebrate the life and legacy of Ms. Simone. The show is 21+, and more information/tickets can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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W.C. Lindsay announces hiatus, but also not?

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WC Lindsay | photo by Jess Flynn

In a recent Facebook post, Philly dance-punks W.C. Lindsay have announced that they will be taking a short break from making music together, but promise much more music to come in the future.

We here at The Key are not exactly sure what to make of this. We are both saddened and excited. Continue reading →

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Stream “Weathering Bell” from MoBo-WC Lindsay super-duo Vicky Speedboat

Photo via facebook.com
Photo via facebook.com

Last week we showed you the debut music video from Vicky Speedboat, a supergroup formed of Modern Baseball‘s Sean Huber and W. C. Lindsay‘s Will Lindsay. This week, they released their second single from their forthcoming EP, Two Years No Basement.

The single, “Weathering Bell,” is a heavy-hitting rock song about the girl who has “Xs on her hands, always drinking with the bands.” The gritty tune is catchy with distorted guitars, thick drums, and driving bass, but the lyrics definitely have heart. It’s not easy to express your feelings over a lost loved one; Lindsay and Huber do it with raw emotion. Continue reading →

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Listen to W. C. Lindsay’s achingly beautiful new single, “Just Another”

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WC Lindsay | photo by Jess Flynn

Philly’s favorite dance-punk trio, W. C. Lindsay, just released their third and final single of this year. The downtempo single, “Just Another,” strikes a new chord for the band, who are typically found onstage screaming and sweating and inciting mosh pits. This is the first song that frontman William Lindsay produced himself from start to finish, and it features airy vocals from Lucy StoneContinue reading →

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Stream a frustrated new single from W.C. Lindsay, “Hang Tough”

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WC Lindsay | photo by Jess Flynn

“Beastie Boys watching The Breakfast Club at Warped Tour” has been the self-described sound of W.C. Lindsay for the past year or so. With a catchy, anthemic hook and an a cappella monologue bridge, all fueled by that college angst of pining after someone in a relationship, the Philadelphia power-pop-electric-rap-rock trio’s newest single, “Hang Tough,”is emblematic of exactly that. Continue reading →

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Listen to W.C. Lindsay’s high-voltage new song “Sister”

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W.C. Lindsay | Photo via facebook.com/wclinsday

The first release since Easy Victims, Charitable Deceptions dropped last year, W.C. Lindsay’s new single “Sister” really shows the diversity and growth in sound the group has been striving for.  It’s the first song off a series of singles set to be released in the fall; check it out  here via PureVolume. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Bilal / Son Little / Kate Faust at Underground Arts, The York Street Hustle at RiverRink, W.C. Lindsay at Boot and Saddle, and more

Bilal | Photo by Kawai Matthews
Bilal | Photo by Kawai Matthews

R&B artists Bilal, Son Little, and Kate Faust play Underground Arts tonight as part of Red Bull’s Sound Select series. All three have released new music in the past few months: Bilal with full-length In Another Life, Son Little’s “Lay Down” (from his upcoming self-titled LP), and Faust’s EP Eros. Each artist brings their own flavor to a genre often pigeonholed as sounding a very specific way; they make R&B expansive. Listen to the artists below, and get tickets at our XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Soak up the summer with W.C. Lindsay’s new video

W.C. Lindsay | Photo by Jess Flynn
W.C. Lindsay | Photo by Jess Flynn

Philly electro-punk group W.C. Lindsay are all about celebrating. If the lyrics to “Kids These Days” don’t reflect that sentiment enough, the accompanying music video sure does. Featuring both a selfie stick and GoPro, the footage captures life on the road as W.C. Lindsay tour, hang out with friends, and enjoy all that their youth can offer. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sonnder at Bourbon and Branch, Mercury Radio Theater at Underground Arts, W.C. Lindsay at Union Transfer

Sonnder
Sonnder | photo via Facebook

Early this month, local atmospheric rockers Sonnder kicked off a monthly singles project – one new digital track a month, culminating in a full album by December. The song “Drifter,” which kicked the series off, takes a more subdued and haunting approach to their sound compared to the band’s vibrant Thief EP from 2014, but where it goes from here is a total mystery – and we’re totally into following the journey. The band plays Bourbon and Branch in Northern Liberties tonight; tickets and information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →