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Stream a new track from Free Energy (playing North Star Bar on 5/4)

Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese
Local feel-good dance rockers Free Energy have premiered a new track called “Wild Life” on their Soundcloud.  The hooky, guitar and piano driven song comes as a b-side to Love Sign single “Girls Want Rock“; 500 copies will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day (Saturday, April 20th).  XPN welcomes Free Energy to North Star Bar with Deap Vally on May 4th.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show can be found here.  Free Energy will also take part in WXPN’s Non-COMMvention at World Cafe Live the following week.  Stream “Wild Life” below and get more information about Record Store Day here.

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The Week So Far: 13 must-read stories on The Key (incl. PIFA, Kurt Vile and Kate Nash)

freeenergyFree Energy will play the North Star Bar on May 4th with Deap Vally [link]

Local rapper Mic Stewart releasing PEACEWORLD on April 23rd, shares his new video for “I’m Not From Brooklyn” [link]

Moon Palace takes part in this week’s Folkadelphia Session, recording a selection of songs with a full band [link]

Dar Williams, Steve Forbert, Stephen Kellogg and more have been scheduled for this summer’s Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert series [link]

Wilkes Barre, PA’s Cherokee Red and their song “Vaya Con Dios” were Monday’s My Morning Download [link]

Sensual soul duo Rhye and their beautiful track “Open” were featured on this week’s XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week [link]

Download a free remix EP from Mock Suns, a local alt-psych trio that opened for Hey Marseilles at Johnny Brenda’s Wednesday night [link]

Weathervane Music shared this month’s Shaking Through episode with Night Panther; get a free download of “Fire” and watch the session video [link]

Anjuli Jospehine stopped by for a Key Studio Session and plays The Tin Angel this Saturday [link]

A student-produced documentary takes a look at the basement and DIY show scene in Philadelphia [link]

The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts kicks-off tonight and will run through April 27th with performances, lectures and exhibitions looking back at historic events in time [link]

Kurt Vile is throwing a parade this Saturday and wants you to be there [link]

Check out photos and a review of Kate Nash‘s appearance at Johnny Brenda’s [link]