Ten stories from The Key that got you excited in 2012

The Menzingers (Photo by Madeleine Lesperance)

The amount of news that surfaces in a 24 hour period is astronomical anymore; multiplied by 365, that’s an onslaught of information we present you with during the calendar year. But some items always rise above the fold and prove to be something bigger. Here are the ten stories from The Key that drew your collective attention (and eyeballs) in 2012. Continue reading →


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Delta Rae at World Cafe Live, Into It. Over It. and Restorations at First Unitarian, Forest Fools and Tweeds at Pi Lam, Richie Sambora at Electric Factory (UPDATE: canceled)

XPN Welcomes North Carolina sextet Delta Rae to World Cafe Live tonight. The band is currently on tour promoting their debut album, Carry The Fire, which was released in June. The show tonight begins at 8 and tickets are available here. Below, watch the video for “Morning Comes” from Carry The Fire.

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Recap: Richie Sambora rocked for the fans at Free at Noon (photos, setlist, audio)

Jersey rocker Richie Sambora played to a packed room of fans for this week’s Free at Noon at World Cafe Live. The lead guitarist of Bon Jovi hit on tracks from his new solo album Aftermath of the Lowdown, which is being released next Tuesday, and also regaled the crowd with reworked versions of hits from his band’s catalogue. Check out a photo recap of Sambora’s show above, check out the setlist below and listen to the concert audio in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player). Continue reading →