The Week So Far: 10 must-read stories on The Key

Left to right: Helen Leicht, John Belushi and Ed Sciaky

Holiday Radio Past: Ed Sciaky sends holiday on WIOQ cheer circa 1984 [link]

Philly rocker Tommy Conwell performs acoustic for The Key Studio Sessions [link]

Digging the deep roots of St. James and the Apostles, who play The Fire tonight [link]

Need a soundtrack to your Thanksgiving dinner table? Try our Spotify playlist [link]

Central Pennsylvania’s music scene mourns the loss of its biggest advocate, Jersey Mike [link]

Watch rare video of Patti Smith on the Mike Douglas Show when it was based in Philly [link]

Is that Denison Witmer playing a spandex-clad workout instructor? [link]

Pissed Jeans rage on with a new track, “Bathroom Laughter” [link]

Ring in the holidays with XPN2‘s Jingle Jams, now through New Year’s! [link]

Yeasayer discovered light, and color. And took it on tour. [link]


Watch the Patti Smith Band on The Mike Douglas Show, 1977-78

For the unfamiliar, The Mike Douglas Show, a daily television variety show, was based in Philadelphia between 1965 and 1978. During it’s time here, Douglas had hundreds of incredible musical guests on the show including Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and John Lennon and Yoko Ono who co-hosted the show one week with Douglas. Below, watch a couple of videos for Patti Smith performing on the show from April 1977. (via Dangerous Minds). Below the performances you’ll find a video of Smith from March 1978, when she visited the show to promote her book of poems, Babel. Patti Smith opens for Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, November 29. Tickets and information on the show can be found here.

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