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Download a World Cafe performance of “Wild Way” by Tori Amos

Tori Amos | Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com
Tori Amos | Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

Singer-songwriter Tori Amos is currently on a world tour in support of her new album, Unrepentant Geraldines. Tori recently performed a show in Philly at Verizon Hall, and when she was in town, she stopped by WXPN for a World Cafe session with Cafe host David Dye at World Cafe Live in front of an audience. Continue reading →

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Download “Stun Me” by Liam Bailey

Liam Bailey | Photo by Shane McCauley
Liam Bailey | Photo by Shane McCauley

Liam Bailey”s excellent debut full length album – Definitely NOW – is a soul album with rock, blues, R&B, reggae, and some psychedelic influences. The British singer and songwriter previously released two EP’s on Amy Winehouse’s Lionesss label. Discovered by Winehouse, Bailey has also been involved with a handful of collaborations including electronic music production duo Chase & Status. Continue reading →

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Download a new song by The Last Bison, “Bad Country”

The Last Bison | Photo courtesy of the artist
The Last Bison | Photo courtesy of the artist

Indie-folk rockers The Last Bison release their new album VA, on September 30th. Fronted by Ben Hardesty, the band made a splash with their album Quill when it was independently released in September, 2011. The band released a remixed version of some of the songs from Quill, along with several new songs on their 2013 album, Inheritance. Continue reading →

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Swing time with Chelsea Reed & the Fairweather Five

Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five | Photo by Cameron Pollack
Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five | Photo by Cameron Pollack

At the end of May, we did a charming Key Studio Session with the Philly jazzy swing band Chelsea Reed & The Fairweather Five. Chelsea and the band draw on influences including Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. Continue reading →

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Download “Mother’s Touch” by Maitland from a Key Studio Session

Maitland | Photo by John Vettese
Maitland | Photo by John Vettese

Maitland is singer, songwriter and guitarist Josh Hines. Originally from Williamsport, PA, Hines now calls Philly home. Maitland plays atmospheric indie folk rock; Bon Iver, Jose Gonzales, and Elliot Smith are a few familiar touchpoints. The band has released two EP’s, (from a cabin in the woods), and Take My Sins, both released in 2012. In the last year, the band has been recording new music, playing live and winning over a lot of new fans. Continue reading →

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Download “Organ Donor” by Philly garage rockers The GTVs

The GTVs | Photo courtesy of the artist
The GTVs | Photo courtesy of the artist

The GTVs bring together garage and psychedelic rock with soul music like nobody’s business. The four piece includes Sam Steinig on vocals and organ/piano, Pat Wescott on guitar & vocals, and the rhythm section of drummer Scott Galper, and bassist Jude Dandelion. Back in May, they released Sh’Bang! on Teen Sound Records. Continue reading →

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Download “Forgetting Yesterday” by Philly rockers The Sixties

The Sixties | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
The Sixties | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

Lansdale, PA, trio The Sixties are “unapologetically hard rock, aggressive and anthemic,” says The Key’s John Vettese. “Loaded with hooks, vocal bravado by frontman C.J. Morgan and serpentine shreddery by lead guitarist Chris Wagner,” says Vettese, the band – also featuring Chris Mehr on drums – released the red hot There It Isn’t in June. Continue reading →

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