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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Brielle at Winterfest, Illinois at Johnny Brenda’s, PhillyBloco at Ardmore Music Hall

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Brielle | Photo by Reji B. | rejibphotography.com

North Philly’s Brielle performs at the final edition of The Key’s Fireside Sessions at Winterfest tonight. The North Philly singer-songwriter just recorded a Key Studio Session with a full band, giving full-treatment to songs from her recent effort The Rough Break-Up. A horn section, keys and jazzy arrangements give the R&B / hip hop songs a feeling of sonic exploration while her lyrics are emotionally exploratory. Listen to “Wait, Stop. GO!” below and get more information about the free show  with Paper Hearts here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Son Little at Winterfest, Kicking Down Doors at Boot & Saddle, Nah at Cha-Cha’razzi and more…

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Son Little | Photo by Kelsey Stanger

Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston) performs a Fireside Session at Winterfest tonight, continuing a series of monthly concerts curated by The Key. The blues / rock musician and Roots collaborator was just added to the line-up of SXSW where he’ll showcase last fall’s Things I Forgot EP. Livingston was also recently on World Cafe, where he sung his breakthrough track “The River” and filmed a live performance of “Joy.” Listen to the appearance here and watch the video below. More information for the free Fireside Sessions can be found here.

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The Key presents Fireside Sessions at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest with Milton, Dirty Dollhouse and more

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Milton | Photo by Rich McKie

A new pop-up village will take over Penn’s Landing later this week as the waterfront’s Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest kicks off on November 28th.  A seasonal counterpart to the summer’s hit Spruce Street Harbor Park, Winterfest will feature ice skating, festive light shows and an indoor lodge with food and drinks catered by Garces Events.

And, of course, live music. We here at The Key are very excited about that part, as the folks at the Delaware River Waterfront asked us to help curate the programming – and the lineup mixes a range of artists and sounds in what we’re festively dubbing the Fireside Sessions.

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