The Week So Far: 11 must-read stories on The Key (incl. XPo Fest, Moreland & Arbuckle, Moon Taxi)


Photo by Joe Del Tufo
Photo by Joe Del Tufo

The 2013 XPoNential Music Festival was a rocking success – check out reviews, photos and videos of all the performers, including Lord Huron, DRGN King and Erin McKeown [link]

Meet Kyle Noone, the 13-year-old drummer who got to play “Home” with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at XpoNential [link]

Local bands shine at XPoNential – revisit sets by Dr. Dog, The Districts, Aaron & The Spell and more [link]

This week’s new show announcements include Fiona Apple & Blake Mills, a second Animal Collective date, Citizen Cope and more [link]

Out of Town Films recorded a few XPoNential artists over the weekend, including Kopecky Family Band and Matt Pond [link]

Folkadelphia introduced their Alan Lomax-inspired Suitcase Sessions with Skinny Lister [link]

XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week comes from an Elvis Costello / The Roots collaboration called “Walk Us UPTOWN” [link]

Monday’s My Morning Download featured Moon Taxi‘s “The New Black” [link]

Listen to a new song called “Stare at the Sun” from Wesley Stace [link]

The Key premiered the video for “Modern Boys from 7 Cities” from Moreland & Arbuckle – catch them at this Friday’s Free at Noon performance [link]

Khari Mateen gives us this week’s stunning six-track Key Studio Session [link]


Video Premiere: “Modern Boy from 7 Cities” by Moreland & Arbuckle (playing Free At Noon this Friday)

Moreland & Arbuckle Roots rockers Moreland & Arbuckle are playing WXPN’s Free At Noon this Friday, August 2nd. They just released a new album, 7 Cities, on Telarc Records. Guitarist Aaron Moreland, singer/harmonica player Dustin Arbuckle, and new drummer Kendall Newby have crafted one of the best blues influenced rock records of the year. 7 Cities is a concept album, and tells the story of Spanish explorer Coronado and his search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold. Moreland & Arbuckle started as an acoustic duo in Wichita, Kansas in 2001 and evolved into an electric power trio over the years blending rural Mississippi Hill Country blues, R&B, and rock. Get ready to boogie – if blues rock is your bag (and you dig ZZ Top, the Black Keys and Gary Clark, Jr.) you don’t want to miss this show. RSVP here. Below, watch the video for “Modern Boy from 7 Cities” from 7 Cities.

Purchase 7 Cities here