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Pretenders’ frontwoman Chrissie Hynde returns to play Tower Theater November 4th

Chrissie Hynde
Photo courtesy of the artist

Pretenders’ frontwoman Chrissie Hynde will be coming back to Philadelphia to play Tower Theater November 4th. She released her debut solo album Stockholm with some help from Peter Bjorn and John’s Björn Yttling in June. During her World Cafe Session, the legendary singer songwriter talked about how she got guitarists Neil Young and John McEnroe on the album. Continue reading →

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Download Chrissie Hynde’s World Cafe performance of “You Or No One”

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist

Chrissie Hynde recently released her solo debut album, Stockholm. It’s been 35 years since the Pretenders released their incredible self-titled debut, and stepping out on her own, Hynde collaborated with Björn Yttling, of the Swedish pop band Peter Bjorn and John, on Stockholm. Hynde was recently on World Cafe with Cafe host David Dye. They talked about the new album, the process of collaborating with Bjorn, and performed four songs during the session. Listen to the entire session here.

Below, download a World Cafe performance of “You Or No One.”

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Moms Rock! The Key’s salute to our six favorite rock n’ roll mothers

Patti Smith, photographed by Annie Liebovitz in 1996 with her son Jackson and daughter Jesse

The awesome job of being a mother is impressive enough. But how about being a mother, and a rock n’ roll icon? An astonishing number of artists have managed the balancing act of family life and public life over the years, perhaps not getting the credit they’re due. Which hopefully will change sooner rather than later. An indie documentary called Rock N Roll Mamas celebrating the trials and triumphs of musical motherhood is making it’s way around the film festival circuit this year. And while it hasn’t yet screened locally, we’re doing our part on The Key on this Mother’s Day by saluting a half-dozen of our favorite rock n’ roll moms. It goes without saying that we’ve missed countless artists with offspring, and please let us know who they are in the comments.Begin reading our Moms Rock! countdown by clicking here.