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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Underwater Sounds at Underground Arts, Sheer Mag at Ortlieb’s, Wiki of Ratking at Ardmore Music Hall, and more…

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Underwater Sound | photo by Samuel Markey Photography

Down Under: The Underwater Sounds take on Underground Arts for the last time tonight. The Philly reggae group has been together playing shows in the area for around six years now, so do not miss this last chance to see them. Everyone who attends the show will receive a copy of Visions Of Love And Light Part II. Also performing will be The Snails and The Rosemary Fiki Band. For more info, check out the link here. Continue reading →

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Free at Noon Flashback: Hezekiah Jones plays a heartwarming post-Thanksgiving set

Hezekiah Jones | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollackphotography.com
Hezekiah Jones | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollackphotography.com

With a roomful of music fans nursing hangovers, food comas or both, there couldn’t have been a more appropriate soundtrack Friday than the lovely Free at Noon set from Hezekiah Jones. The Philly folk mainstays just released their excellent new In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw – either their fourth or fifth long-player, depending on how you count – and their set Friday brought its beautifully mellow tones and moments of rousing rock to a packed World Cafe Live house. Continue reading →

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Hezekiah Jones, The Suffers and more

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Hezekiah Jones | Photo by Hope Helmuth | hopehelmuth.com

This week’s Key Studio Session features the ambitious music of Hezekiah Jones. The outfit’s new record In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw was just released yesterday, and they treated us to live performances of several album tracks in this session. Listen to “Strange Dream” below and download the full set here.
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Hezekiah Jones at Ardmore Music Hall, Wild Child at Union Transfer, Onyx at The Trocadero and more

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Hezekiah Jones | photo by Lisa Schaffer

Raphael Cutrufello, better known by his moniker Hezekiah Jones, has been steadily growing a devout following in the Philly are and beyond in the last decade. Recently, we at The Key were lucky enough to have Jones and his band mates into the studio to play some tracks from their brand new album, In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw. Tonight is the album’s official release party at The Ardmore Music Hall with special guests the West Philadelphia Orchestra and Lauryn Peacock. For more information on the record release show tonight, click here. Continue reading →

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The Key Studio Sessions: Hezekiah Jones

Raphael Cutrufello has been making music under the Hezekiah Jones banner for the better part of a decade, mixing compelling narrative songwriting with dynamic roots-rock arrangements. At its quietest, Raph would be a dead ringer for Jackson Browne or Tim Buckley; at its most propulsive, he reaches for Sixteen Horsepower and Neil Young heights. And if he ever gets burnt out on the whole music grind, I could see Cutrufello finding a second career as a Faulknerian novelist. Continue reading →

Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head
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20 must see shows in November

Jim James | My Morning Jacket | XPoNential Music Festival 2015 | Photo by Rachel DelSordo | http://www.racheldelsordophotography.com/
Jim James | My Morning Jacket | XPoNential Music Festival 2015 | Photo by Rachel DelSordo | http://www.racheldelsordophotography.com/

As we enter November, there’s a month filled with excellent shows coming into Philly. Here’s 20 must see shows that we suggest you choose from to put on your social calendar. Continue reading →

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Download a new song by Hezekiah Jones

Hezekiah Jones | Raphael Cutrufello | Photo by Lisa Schaffer
Hezekiah Jones | Raphael Cutrufello | Photo by Lisa Schaffer

Philly based Hezekiah Jones, the musical project of Raphael Cutrufello, are releasing their new album, In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw in November. The last we heard from Cutrufello on record was in 2011 on Have You Seen Our New Fort?, a collection of new and re-worked older material. Continue reading →

Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Hezekiah Jones debuts a new song, “Spare The Wicked,” to kick off Cover Club Season 3

Hezekiah Jones photo by Lisa Schaffer Photography
Hezekiah Jones photo by Lisa Schaffer Photography

Local folk act Hezekiah Jones is gearing up to release a new album titled In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw, which will be out sometime in November. In the meantime, they stopped by Root Down In The Shadow to play a couple of songs to kick off Season 3 of their Cover Club series.

The group performed a track off the upcoming record, “Spare The Wicked.” It is a slow, warm tune that will delight anyone who enjoys a bit of fiddle with their music. Continue reading →

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Don’t miss the 1st Annual Philadelphia Country Music festival at Bob & Barbara’s Lounge in August

Hurricane Hoss and her pals, Alec Meltzer, Kyle "Bolo Boi" Perella, "Rodeo Ross" Bellenoit, "Big Tall Paul" Wilkinson. | Photo by Lisa Schaffer | https://www.facebook.com/LisaSchafferPhotography
Hurricane Hoss and her pals, Alec Meltzer, Kyle “Bolo Boi” Perella, “Rodeo Ross” Bellenoit, “Big Tall Paul” Wilkinson. | Photo by Lisa Schaffer | https://www.facebook.com/LisaSchafferPhotography

Is country music the new drag? The long beloved drinking, drag show, karaoke, and all round awesome neighborhood go-to spot – Bob & Barbara’s Lounge (at 15th and South Streets) – will be the setting for the 1st Annual Philadelphia Country Music Festival hosted by The Wallace Brothers on Saturday, August 22nd. Continue reading →