WXPN's Key Fest 2015

Bonfire & MilkBoy Philly Present:

WXPN's Key Fest 2015

The Lawsuits, Rosu Lup, Dylan Jane

Fri, April 24, 2015

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.
The Lawsuits
The Lawsuits
Recognized as the City of Brotherly Love’s ‘crown jewel,’ The Lawsuits have secured their place in Philadelphia’s vibrant music scene. With a fearless approach to music, the group doesn’t follow traditional rules of genre, pulling inspiration from blues to reggae, Americana to gospel, to make a sound that is effortless and beautiful.

The band released their debut full-length album, Cool Cool Cool, in October 2013 to wide critical acclaim. Their sound has been described as “one that incorporates strong storytelling, crisply built up instrumentation, and heartfelt vocals. These components infused with an omnipresent energy create songs that creep into one’s head for the long haul.”

In Fall 2014, the group released Tumbled. Culture Collide describes the EP, "serving as the follow up to 2013’s full-length debut Cool Cool Cool, Tumbled comes packaged as a teaser representation of The Lawsuits' next release. They've found a way to seamlessly traverse indie-folk, feel-good pop, soulful classic rock, and bluesy Americana in four digestible tunes."
Rosu Lup
Rosu Lup
"Pennsylvania is as equally famous for its cities as it is for its country side. The northeast hub between New York and DC is fertile ground for a new generation of indie music artists. Philadelphia is the ground zero for this rebirth of east coast sound, and at the epicenter of this renaissance is Rosu Lup. Culling from a rich history of artists that spans a spectrum of genres from rock, to bluegrass, to roots that run deeper than soil, decades of history that have embedded themselves in the change of the color of the leaves that live within the seasons.

Rosu Lup is a culmination of all PA is, and represents the best of its future. There is an excitement in the air as they look to release their debut album “Is Anything Real”. Pulling from the best there is, but also putting their unique spin on it. “In Dreams” and it’s reverb heavy guitar and gentle brass bring out the best in the group, reminiscent of giants like Band Of Horses and The National. “Halloween Ghost” is a back roads tour of the country side in the fall with Bon Iver and Ryan Adams at the wheel. Hell, just to keep things regional, the Boss throws his ghost in to the machine on the guitars behind “Is Anything Real”

Having toured throughout the Northeast, and on the brink of expanding across the continental US, Rosu Lup is the best that the future of music has to offer. Originally recording project for Philly musician Jonathan Stewart, the ideas melded with Josh Marsh as they collaborated via a Craigslist meet up. The world of music is ever expanding, and the coincidental meet up of the like minded musicians has resulted in an album as embedded in the past as it is in the future."
Dylan Jane
A natural-born storyteller, it was at a young age that she started writing short melodies on a children's keyboard to express her experiences. This began a relationship with music that she has never shaken. She grew up listening to Cat Stevens and Carole King among many others in her parents' collection, artists whose influence would later surface in her own style. By integrating Alternative, Indie, and Americana tastes from her own generation, she began to develop an Alt-Folk sound all her own -one that can easily shift from dissonant and angsty to soulful and sultry depending on a song's context. Fused with a fascination of all things literary, she describes her music the same way we hear it: "lyrically centered."

Dylan began making a name for herself with her debut album Paint, Clay, and Other Mediums in 2012. Produced by Bret Alexander at Saturation Acres Recording Studio in Dupont, PA, Paint blends a wide spectrum of styles and includes musicians from all different backgrounds, only furthering the fact that each of her songs can be quite varied from the next. It was following this studio experience that the concept of Dylan Jane and the Turning Leaves was born, a name meant to feature the collective of friends, studio musicians, and band mates who help to build the colorful and variegated soundscapes of her poetry-based approach.

Also as a follow up to Paint, Dylan launched The Songbook Project in which she stitched together a number of demo-style recordings in an effort to document the process of her work. Chapter One of the project, produced with Steve Gilliland, presented a departure from her first studio album with its natural rawness and stripped-down vibe.

Born and raised in South Florida and relocating to Maryland, North East Pennsylvania, and her current home in Philadelphia, Dylan likes to stay in motion. She has travelled to play in cafes, venues, and listening rooms up and down the East Coast and spends much of her time on the road. She is currently performing in support of her latest release from Saturation Acres, From an Island (2014).
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107