The Week So Far: 14 must-read stories on The Key

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Interview: Talking wood nymphs and a show at Ortlieb’s with Brooklyn’s Savoir Adore. [link]

Hear a new song from Nothing, sign up to be in their Key Studio Sessions audience. [link]

Interview: Craig Hendrix of Philly’s Auctioneer on songwriting and Shaking Through. [link]

Lehigh Valley jazz-psych duo XVSK stop by to record a Key Studio Session. [link]

Photos of a spellbinding night at Union Transfer with Beach House. [link]

Breaking down the numbers of WXPN’s 885 Songs that Rock countdown. [link]

Watch a jangling new music video from Low Cut Connie, filmed at the North Star Bar. [link]

Get a taste of the new record from Freeway with his Freedom of Speech mixtape. [link]

Listen to The Dead Milkmen recorded live on WXPN…25 years ago. [link]

Download a free mixtape from Black Dub’s Trixie Whitley. [link]

Watch Rap City, the WHYY documentary on Philly’s hip-hop scene circa 1988. [link]

Couldn’t make it to Austin City Limits? Neil Young and Crazy Horse‘s entire set is streaming. [link]

Also in Austin, Philly sons The War on Drugs played a killer “Arms Like Boulders.” [link]

Jack White dances and beatboxes in his music video for “I’m Shakin’.” [link]


Download a free mixtape from Black Dub’s Trixie Whitley (playing MilkBoy on 11/3)

You might know Trixie Whitley as the singer of Black Dub, the soul-pop project of producer Daniel Lanois, which released its self-titled debut in 2010. A singer-songwriter with a few EPs under her belt before pairing up with Lanois, the Belgium-born Whitley has been working on her own debut LP in the time since. Fourth Corner will be released sometime in early 2013, and this week, we got a taste of the direction she’s taking her solo material with a free mixtape, downloadable from the folks at NoiseTrade. Continue reading →