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The Key’s Year End-Mania: Ten videos not to miss on VuHaus

Kamasi Washington | Photo by John Vettese
Kamasi Washington | Photo by John Vettese

Year-End Mania is the Key’s annual survey of the things below the surface that made 2015 incredible. Today, XPN Program director Bruce Warren recaps ten favorite WXPN videos from VuHaus.

We’ve put together a playlist of some of the best performances on VuHaus, a new music video website featuring videos from public radio stations around the country. Alongside XPN, contributors include WFUV in New York, KCRW in Los Angeles, KUTX in Austin, Oregon Public Radio, Mountain Stage, World Cafe and others.

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The Best of 2015: Download a World Cafe version of “Wilder (We’re Chained)” by Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile | Photo for WXPN by Rocco Peditto
Brandi Carlile | Photo for WXPN by Rocco Peditto

As we begin to look back at the year in music, one of our favorite albums of 2015 was singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter. Since her last record, she got married, and had a daughter with her wife. Earlier this year, Carlile, and “The Twins” – Tim and Phil Hanseroth – were on World Cafe with David Dye.

Listen to her World Cafe session below, and download “Wilder (We’re Chained)” from the session below. And make sure you watch her Cafe performance of “The Eye.” Continue reading →

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Listen to Chelsea Sue Allen’s brooding new single, “Creeks and Moans”

Photo by John Galla via facebook.com
Photo by John Galla via facebook.com

Chelsea Sue Allen has described her music as that which, “resides in the bones” and it is hard to argue with that description after hearing “Creeks and Moans”, the newest single from her upcoming album.

“Creeks and Moans” — which you can check out below (h/t The Deli Philly) — is an unassuming, slow building indie-folk track that is reminiscent of some of Brandi Carlile’s more reserved work. It is a song that gives the distinct feeling of falling leaves and rapidly cooling temperatures, making its timing all but perfect. Continue reading →

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Download “The Things I Regret” by Brandi Carlile, and watch her perform on VuHaus

Brandi Carilie and Phil and Tim Hanseroth | WXPN's Non-COMMvention | Photo by Joe Del Tufo
Brandi Carilie and Phil and Tim Hanseroth | WXPN’s Non-COMMvention | Photo by Joe Del Tufo

As we get ready to start making our lists of the best albums of 2015, let’s not forget that singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile released The Firewatcher’s Daughter last March of this year. Her fifth studio album, and her first for ATO Records, Carlile has spent most of the year on the road, mostly with “The Twins,” Tim and Phil Hanseroth. Continue reading →

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Hall & Oates, Brandi Carlile, Frank Turner, Mister Wives, and more to open Fillmore Philly

Hall & Oates | Photo courtesy of the artist.
Hall & Oates | Photo via facebook.com/hallandoates

Philly’s newest venue, The Fillmore Philadelphia, located in Fishtown’s historic Ajax Metal Company building, has announced their opening lineup of bands playing in October.

Opening the new venue on Thursday, October 1st are the legendary Hall & Oates. Tickets to all the shows go on sale this Thursday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m. Continue reading →

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Recap: Brandi Carlile plays an emotional Free at Noon set at NonCOMM

Brandi Carlile | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | joedeltufo.com
Brandi Carlile | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

“You made me cry at quarter to one in the afternoon,” an audience member said as Brandi Carlile finished singing “Beginning To Feel The Years” at NonCOMM today. Looking around the room, it seemed there were many not-dry eyes in the house, Carlile’s included. “I made myself cry! It’s so hard to be away from my little daughter, she’s about to be one and her mama sent me a video of her walking.”

There was a lot of emotion in the room as Carlile played a short set of songs from her 2015 LP The Firewatcher’s Daughter with her bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth. “We’re a band and we have been for years,” Carlile said. “We just happen to have some chick’s name.” Continue reading →

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Download a World Cafe performance of “Wilder (We’re Chained)” by Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile | Photo by David McClister
Brandi Carlile | Photo by David McClister

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is back with a fantastic new album called The Firewatcher’s Daughter. Since her last record, she got married, and had a daughter with her wife. Last month, she brought the new tunes to World Cafe with David Dye, who says “Brandi is 10 years and five albums into a career that includes the very successful 2007 album The StoryIt’s a good time in her life.”  Continue reading →

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