Philly-based jazz-pop artist Anjuli Josephine has released a catchy new single, “Can’t Keep Up” this month alongside its sister track, “Words To Say This.” The soulful Canadian born singer-songwriter, who easily draws comparison to artists like Regina Spektor and KT Tunstall, has been enjoying success playing the local circuit over the last two months and is currently at work on her debut album. Josephine will be playing at The Fire Friday, November 2nd; details for the 21+ show are available here. Check out “Can’t Keep Up” below.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
The good news: for a holiday weekend, there are a surprising number of great shows going on—all of which provide the perfect opportunity for getting away from your family. The bad news: Just about all of those shows are tonight, which means you’ll need to find a different excuse for leaving the house Saturday and/or Sunday. As for tonight’s best bet, well—we’ve already hyped the KT Tunstall show at The Trocadero earlier this week, we’ve spent a good amount of time praising the new releases by both Kurt Vile and Purling Hiss, and it seems like we can’t go more than a day or so without talking about local mainstays The Hooters. So, we say catch the San Francisco-based shoegaze quintet Young Prisms, which is on tour to promote the upcoming release its debut album, Friends For Now (January 18th on Kanine Records); San Francisco post-punkers Weekend—which released its debut, Sports, earlier this month on Slumberland (and was also the subject of a recent NPR profile)—opens the show. Young Prisms performs with Weekend at 7:30 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie; tickets to the 21+ show are $5.
Also playing: Kurt Vile And The Violators + Purling Hiss at Johnny Brenda’s (9 p.m., 21+, $10-$12); KT Tunstall + Hurricane Bells at The Trocadero (9 p.m., all ages, $22); The Hooters + Beru Revue at The Electric Factory (8:30 p.m., $49.70)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Meg And Dia + Joey Ryan, The Spring Standards at The Barbary (5:30 p.m., all ages, $10-$12); Toxic Holocaust + Tombs, Vulcan at Kung Fu Necktie (7 p.m., 21+, $10); Free Energy +Foxy Shazam, Hollerado, Nico’s Gun at Theatre Of Living Arts (9 p.m., $23)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Free Energy + Foxy Shazam, Hollerado, Nico’s Gun at Theatre Of Living Arts (9 p.m., $23)
Over here at The Key, we love giving away free stuff—especially when it involves tapping into the pulsing vein of the Internet and getting our weekly fix of social networking. This week, we’ve got a handful of tickets to give away for Friday night’s performance by KT Tunstall at The Trocadero. For a chance to win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is become a fan of The Key on Facebook and leave a comment on our KT Tunstall Contest post by 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 23rd. We’ll select the winners at random that evening and notify them via Facebook message; tickets can be picked up any time before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24th or Friday, November 26th at the WXPN office. (The building will be locked up Thursday for the holidays.)