WXPN's Key Fest 2016

Bonfire & MilkBoy Present:

WXPN's Key Fest 2016

ILL Doots, Kate Faust, Hardwork Movement, Joie Kathos

Fri, April 22, 2016

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

WXPN's Key Fest 2016
WXPN's Key Fest 2016
Philadelphia: Home to a rich musical history, a unique musical identity, and one of the nation's most thriving musical communities. In a scene filled with so many local bands worth listening to, there will always be new music to discover—and The Key is your source for finding it. Brought to you by WXPN—the non-commercial public radio station that World Cafe, XPN2, and XPoNential Music Festival call home—The Key covers all local music in Greater Philly and beyond.
ILL Doots
ILL Doots
ILL Doots is a Philadelphia based hip hop band which started in 2009 as a dorm room studio project between a few passionate musicians and has since then evolved into an 11 piece live band. Eclectic personalities give way to eclectic sounds. Funk, soul, rock, and hip hop are some of the few genres that make up ILL Doots original sound.
Kate Faust
Kate Faust
For years now, the chameleon that is Kate Faust has been lighting up the Philadelphia music scene with her incredible vocal presence. Finally, she has stepped out on her own in the roll of composer, producer, and performer with her debut EP, Crucial Companion. Her brand of electro-pop draws on the sounds of Bjork and Little Dragon. Faust makes good on these influences and expands on them, crafting a sound all her own as she meshes her stunning vocals with driving beats and beautiful harmonic textures. Faust elaborates on her approach to songwriting and proctucion: "Layers. I like to build the songs in layers, not just sonically but also lyrically. I want you to hear something new each time you listen."

Key tracks would be the soulful single, "Heartbeat," with it's haunting visuals to match in the newly released video. The catchy first track, "Bring on the Healing," is an optimistic and upbeat listen. The trippy title track, "Crucial Companion" will have you in a trance with it's swelling vocal lines and hypnotic beat.

With this strong debut that's been gaining more and more momentum, as well as a new EP in the works, Faust is an artist to keep on your radar.
Hardwork Movement
Hardwork Movement is an independent hip-hop group based out of Philadelphia. Though they are labeled as hip-hop, the group's music is cross-genre, celebrating not only traditional hip-hop, but neo-soul and indie influences. The group is composed 4 members, 3 emcees and one vocalist accompanied by a 4-piece live band. The group has spread their music through live performances from Philadelphia to Brooklyn and DC.

Hardwork Movement released their newest album, Good Problems, on January 6 and followed it up with a sold-out show at popular Northern Liberties venue Kung Fu Necktie. Having been featured by local music outlets like WXPN The Key and The Deli Philadelphia, the group continues to position themselves as one of Philadelphia's most popular up-and-coming hip-hop acts.
Joie Kathos
Joie Kathos
Joie Kathos is an independent entertainer from Philadelphia with an incomparably classy style influenced by pop culture, and a heart rooted in the soul of hip hop. As a lyricist, singer, producer, songwriter, dancer, and actress, Joie brings something unique to the entertainment industry by delivering messages of optimism and hope through songs that talk about the everyday struggles of life. Ms. Kathos has been performing since the age of 3, and started her career as a full-time dancer while attending the Creative and Performing Arts High School of Philadelphia. She wrote raps and made beats in her free time, but during the day she trained in all styles of dance including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, and broadway. Her dance skills opened up opportunities for her to perform all around the country, but as time went on Joie grew more passionate about the art of music and attended University of New Haven for Music and Sound Recording, and began crafting herself as a lyricist, writer, and producer. Joie earned the title Best New Female Artist at the 2013 Philly Hip Hop Awards, and was seen on Oxygen Network’s The Glee Project: Season 2, where she made it to the Top 15 female finalists out of 45,000 auditioners competing for a role on Glee.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107