Western Mass-turned-California coast punk trio Potty Mouth return to Philadelphia for a show at Boot & Saddle tonight. Since their last gig in town, the band has opened for CHVRCHES and followed up their 2015 self-titled EP with a new single called “Smash Hit.” Watch the video for that song below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show with PARTYBABY here.
At The Drive In shocked a very niche part of the world with a gigantic reunion tour was supposed to take them all across this great country — but derailed shortly after an an insane gig at The Fillmore last June. To pick up where they left off and continue giving their fans multiple heart attacks, the band announced in•ter a•li•a, its first record in 17 years, due out on May 5th via Rise Records. With the announcement, the band also released their first single from the record “Incurably Innocent”.
Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit announced summer and fall tours for 2017, noting a gig at The Fillmore on June 19th. The ex-Drive-By Truckers singer recently teased a follow-up to his 2015 record Something More Than Free, so this tour is a good indication of new material to come. Continue reading →
Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller is making his way through Philadelphia tonight in support of his September 2016 release The Divine Feminine. Come support the Pennsylvania native on the tour for his fourth studio album. Tickets and information can be found on the WXPN Concert Calendar. Check out the video for his Anderson .Paak collab “Dang” below. Continue reading →
Adding to an already stellar spring concert lineup that includes appearances by Sting, The Flaming Lips, and Regina Spektor, The Fillmore has announced a Friday, April 21st date with English singer-songwriter PJ Harvey. She’ll be touring in support of this year’s The Hope Six Demolition Project, which just received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Music Album.
We’re drawing to the close of 2016, and as always, we here at The Key recommend you give 2016 the boot with live music. Spending that special moment that brings us into our annual chance for a new start at a concert with hundreds or even thousands of people who are all on the same page as you — for those few hours, the feeling is exhilarating and even a little magical. Compare this to the cycle of looking at your phone, standing in circles trying to connect with people that you know primarily through Facebook and most times drinking way too much in your quest to achieve that perfect New Year’s Eve moment that movies like When Harry Met Sally have elevated just out of reality’s reach.
Given, I’ve been going the latter route for the majority of my adult life and some of my fondest memories are searching for lost phones or helping my friend figure out the name of the cute guy with the green hat the morning after. BUT I knew that after happening upon a house show on New Year’s Eve a few years back, no party could ever fill me with the same ecstasy as the music and all the people in that basement did in 2013. So, if you’re looking to try something new, check out your Philly-area options for musical New Year’s celebrations. Continue reading →
Minneapolis artist Lizzo is bringing her spunky style of alternative hip-hop to the Foundry at the Fillmore tonight. She is currently touring in support of her first release with Atlantic Records, Coconut Oil. Tickets and more information can be found on the WXPN Concert Calendar; watch the video for “Phone” below. Continue reading →
UArts alum turned pop sensation Elle King returns to Philly tonight for a gig at The Fillmore. King has been on The Key’s radar for quite some time now,and her countrified rock music is hard to forget and even harder not to like. Her song “Ex’s and Oh’s” off her debut album Love Stuff catapulted the LA native into the spotlight last year. Watch the video for the massive hit song and click here for more information on the show. Continue reading →
Johnny Brenda’s is getting a taste of Bourbon Street tonight with headliners New Sound Brass. Expect ample doses of funk and soul with a touch of rock if they happen to perform one of their renowned covers of tracks by powerhouses like Black Sabbath and Bon Jovi to name a few. The Key was able to get up close and personal with these Philly musicians at a studio session at the end of September. Country/rock outfit Jim Mitchell and the Repeat Offenders are also scheduled to play tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. Check out the WXPN Concert Calendar for more information on this 21+ show, and listen to the audio from their session at The Key below. Continue reading →