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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Point Breeze at Kung Fu Necktie, XPN Welcomes the Red Cross Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief to World Cafe Live

South Philly’s Point Breeze play Kung Fu Necktie tonight.  The punk rock trio released their debut Armchair Activist on cassette this past October, featuring three songs that are powerful enough (and aggressive enough) to knock you out of your chair with spiraling riffs, weighty vocals and crushing drums.  The cassette quickly sold-out on Point Breeze’s Bandcamp page, but the three songs are still available as digital name-your-own-price downloads here.  Tickets and information for the 21+ show with Mumblr, APE! and Ex-Breathers can be found here.  Below, listen to “Saul” from Armchair Activist.

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Just Announced: Reverend TJ McGlinchey (playing FDR Park Friday), Dante Bucci, and The Karmic Repair Company added to Philadelphia Folk Festival line-up


The Philadelphia Folksong Society just announced the winners of their Unsung Heroes Contest. Congratulations to Reverend TJ McGlinchey, Dante Bucci, and The Karmic Repair Company, who will all play on the main stage at this year’s Philadelphia Folk Festival. Reverend TJ McGlinchey is a talented singer-songwriter in Philadelphia folk scene who just released his first full-length album, Tell Me to stay. Philly musician Dante Bucci plays a mix of indie folk and world music and is one of the wold’s most-recognized Handpan players. The Karmic Repair Company is a trio of seasoned musicians who play covers from bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, The Talking Heads, and Paul Simon, as well as their own compositions.

Check back into The Key tomorrow for an interview with Reverend TJ McGlinchey and Dani Mari on the FDR Park Summer Concert Series and listen to some live tracks they recorded in our studio. Reverend TJ McGlinchey and Dani Mari are playing the second show in the FDR Park Summer Series this Friday with Toy Soldiers and Thom McCarthy. The free event is open to the public starts at 7 P.M. Continue reading →

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