Curtis Cooper sinks into the basement in new video for “Arrest”

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Curtis Cooper | photo by Abi Reimold | | courtesy of the artist

Folk-punk singer-songwriter Curtis Cooper has shared the music video for “Arrest” from his first solo album Laughing In Line.

Cooper, who also fronts the Philly punk band Community Service, released Laughing In Line back in March. The video for “Arrest” matches the song’s psychedelic bounce as Cooper loses control and looks to escape a dark basement as his eyes flash shades of purple. Continue reading →


Watch singer-songwriter Curtis Cooper rock out performing “Side” in a South Philly basement

Curtis Cooper performing "Side"
Curtis Cooper performing “Side”

Singer-songwriter Curtis Cooper is developing quite the partnership with the folks over at Random Tea Sessions. Cooper already recorded a full-blown session outdoors in University City back in January, and now he’s released a new video of him performing his track “Side,” shot by RTS videographer Michelle Goodwin in a South Philly basement.

Like many of Cooper’s songs, “Side” is tough to totally categorize. At times, it sounds like fairly standard folk, beginning with a soulful vocal line as Cooper quietly strums his guitar. But as the song builds to its climax, Cooper ups his energy with a series of grainy, almost growling vocal deliveries as his song tiptoes into punk territory. Continue reading →


The Key’s Six Philly Concerts You Can’t Miss for the month of March

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Eryn Allen Kane | photo by Anthony Trevino | courtesy of the artist

Springtime is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Not having to wear a coat to venues. With a lot of great offerings as the spring concert season ramps up – including our Red Bull Sound Select Gig with Good Old War on March 17th, and Bonnie Raitt at Verizon Hall on March 24th – Here are The Key’s six can’t-miss Philly shows for March, in chronological order. Continue reading →