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Hezekiah Jones share three new songs on Har Har Har release

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

In the trio of singles that Hezekiah Jones have just released as Har! Har! Har! we’re introduced to a new cast of characters, building on the local band’s vivid and varied songwriting world that we last entered through 2015’s In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw.  These songs are part of a new EP that will be available in physical form later this year, which also features five secret cover songs.

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Key Fest returns with Hardwork Movement, Kississippi, Hezekiah Jones, Kate Faust and more at MilkBoy

Hardwork Movement
Hardwork Movement | Photo by Zack Garlitos | courtesy of the artist

Well that was so much fun, we’re going to do it again.

Following a successful inaugural year, we’re excited to announce the return of Key Fest, a festival of regional artists curated by The Key, taking place at MilkBoy on April 22nd to April 24th. The three nights of local music will once again showcase a variety of genres that thrive in Philadelphia, from hip hop and pop punk to singer-songwriter and folk rock. Continue reading →

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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