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The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream – Breakthrough Album Of 2014
California Singer-Songwriter Brett Dennen Comes Out Of His Shell
Based in Doylestown, PA, Commonwealth Choir has been busy touring in the Philadelphia area, making stops at venues such as Milkboy and Ortlieb's. They've shared the stage with bands such as Air is Human and Big Tusk, treating crowds to tracks from their self-produced and self-recorded EP Shirtless, which was released last summer.
In just a few years, Viv and The Revival have accomplished something that many bands can only dream of: having their songs heard by millions worldwide. With many of the band's songs being used in television shows and national commercials, such as "I Want It" in the Verizon "Faces" commercial, the band's eclectic mix of modern rock and pop is treating the ears of millions.
Our Griffins, headed by front man and Pennsylvania native DJ Brown, has been touring extensively in the Philadelphia area, making stops at Johnny Brenda's, The North Star Bar, and our own World Cafe Live. Last September, Our Griffins released their debut album Michael Boyd, which offers a deeply personal and introspective exploration of impernanence, mortality, and family.
Rock band J. Roddy Walston & The Business originally formed in Cleveland, Tennessee, and have made a name for themselves dealing in "a scrapy yet sublime sound that honors their Southern roots and punk spirit." Known for their exciting and energetic live performances, thought-provoking lyrics, and signature take on the rock and roll tradition, this group is no stranger to large festival stages and is sure to make waves at Wiggins Park this year.
The Hold Steady describes themselves as "a bunch of dudes who rock the hell out of Brooklyn, as well as the rest of the world," and if "the rest of the world" includes this year's XPoNential Stage, then they couldn't be more right. Known for their classic rock influences and narrative-based songs, this indie XPN favorite is coming back again to Wiggins Park after releasing their acclaimed sixth studio album, Teeth Dreams, this past March.
Robert Cray Liked The Beatles But Fell In Love With The Blues
Join us for a Free at Noon at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington as Ani DiFranco performs a live midday concert on Friday.



Ani DiFranco is far from your average folk singer/songwriter. She has been performing since the early 90s and has more than 20 albums to her name, in addition to activism work ranging as wide as her discography. The singer/songwriter uses her talent in anti-war campaigns, in support of environmental rights and for feminism advocacy. However, in her latest album, 2012’s ¿Which Side Are You On?, DiFranco hones in more on her personal life. Join her at Friday’s Free at Noon at World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington. After her performance, DiFranco will headlines the Queen that night. Tickets for the show can be purchased here.

Recent Release: Which Side Are You on
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Label: Righteous Babe


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Four-piece folk-rock group Houndmouth has a soulful flair and an amazing layered sound that any listener could get into. Band members Katie Toupin, Matt Myers, Zak Appleby, and Shane Cody all like to sing - and they often sing together, layering vocals on top of heavy bass lines and skillful guitar riffs to create unique, toe-tapping songs.

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