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Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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Hear The New Even More Intense(!) Lost In The Trees Live
World Cafe: Next Band SACCO Keeps The San Diego Vibe After Moving To The East Coast
Vintage Cafe – As We Wait For Slowdive’s First Tour In 20 Years We Revisit Session With Neil Halstead.
This Ain’t No Disco: Danger Mouse And James Mercer Of Broken Bells Live
April 2014 CD of the Month - WXPN Artist To Watch, Lake Street Dive, released their album, Bad Self Portraits. Recent appearances on The Colbert Report, Letterman, and a critically acclaimed performance at the “Another Day/Another Time” concert celebrating the music of Inside Llewyn Davis concert last September at New York’s Town Hall has set this band into a rising star trajectory.

From The Desert of Northern Mali To The Desert In The Western US: Tinarawin

The 14th Annual Non-COMMvention at WXPN: May 14-16, 2014



Visit the Non-COMM archive for all the highlights of Non-COMM 2013!


XPN's "NON-COMMvention" is now in its' 14th year! We want YOU to be a part of this unique gathering for people who love music! It features music showcases Wednesday, Thursday & Friday nights May 14-16 with live bands on BOTH stages at World Cafe Live, plus guaranteed admittance to TWO "Free At Noon" events (Thursday and Friday), AND a seat at the national "Music Meeting" where YOU can help judge and champion new music in front of radio professionals and tastemakers!

This is an unbelievable opportunity if you are a TRUE music lover.

Hobnob with radio and music business professionals from across the country while enjoying new music showcases from emerging artists and legendary acts including:

NonComm Listener level badges are SOLD OUT!





2014 Music Schedule
(subject to change)
Please note: These are all Ticketed Events

All events – unless otherwise noted – take place at the WXPN / World Cafe Live bldg.

WEDNESDAY MAY 14
MUSIC STARTS AT 7 PM

Downstairs Stage
Asgeir
Elbow
The Afghan Whigs
The Hold Steady

Upstairs Stage
Grizfolk
The Districts
No Sinner

THURSDAY MAY 15
12-1:15 PM – Free At Noon – JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD; THE BOTH (AIMEE MANN & TED LEO)
MUSIC STARTS AT 8 PM

Upstairs stage (“Rock’s Not Dead! Night” hosted by Ian MacLagan)
Those Darlins
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
Ian McLagan
Benjamin Booker

Downstairs stage
The Felice Brothers
Hozier
Counting Crows
Shovels & Rope


FRIDAY MAY 16
12-1:15 PM – Free At Noon (30th Street Station) – HAMILTON LEITHAUSER / CHET FAKER
1:30-3 PM – The Music Meeting (upstairs)
MUSIC STARTS AT 8 PM

Downstairs stage
Strand Of Oaks
Nicole Atkins
Lykke Li
Hurray For The Riff Raff

Upstairs stage
Paul Burch
Lydia Loveless
Parquet Courts
Cheetah Chrome


NonComm Listener level badges are SOLD OUT!



World Cafe: Next 20 Year-old Oklahoman Parker Millsap Will Move You

March 31, 2014 - Our new World Cafe: Next artist is a singer songwriter from Oklahoma named Parker Mullsap. He recently released his solo debut and he follows in the footsteps of fellow Oklahoman John Fullbright. In fact the same producer worked on both of their debut albums.
Ryan Adams On Relearning How To Play The Guitar
Rare Unplugged Pixies. How Do They Fare Without Kim Deal?
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