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Join us at The 15th Annual NON-COMMvention May 13-15, 2015 at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia

Artists Already Confirmed:

JJ GREY & MOFRO
JAREKUS SINGLETON
HOUNDMOUTH
LEON BRIDGES
NATALIE PRASS
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
MADISEN WARD & THE MAMA BEAR
SAUN & STAR
BRANDI CARLILE
BILLY BRAGG
TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
BLUES TRAVELER
SHELBY LYNN
DR. DOG
BORNS
GLEN HANSARD
RYLEY WALKER
CALEXICO
ZELLA DAY
FLY GOLDEN EAGLE
HEARTLESS BASTARDS
SON LITTLE
ELLE KING
BEST COAST





There are two ways to attend Non-COMM in 2015


• Make a pledge of $125/month or more and we’ll thank you with all the benefits of our Program Partners club level, AND we’ll add on tickets to this year’s Non-COMM as a special thank you gift.

• Purchase passes to Non-COMM at $100 each



To see more Non-Comm 2014 video highlights visit Non-COMM on Youtube

Tracklist
Gary Clark Jr. - Don’t Owe You A Thang - (12/10/11)
Dawes - Some People - (3/22/13)
Ian Hunter - All The Way To Memphis - (6/22/07)
Tori Amos - Silent All These Years - (8/15/09)
Nickel Creek - Destination - (5/2/14)
Spoon - Do You - (9/1/14)
Phoenix - Long Distance Call - (8/4/06)
Ryan Adams - Let It Ride - (6/15/07)
Steve Earle - Jerusalem - (10/12/07)
Sharon Van Etten - Serpents - (2/10/12)
Michael Kiwanuka - I’m Getting Ready - (6/15/12)
Ray Lamontagne - Trouble - (8/20/10)
Kurt Vile & The Violators - He’s Alright - (2/18/11)
Parquet Courts - Black & White - (11/17/14)
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Super 8 - (8/9/13)
Dr. Dog - Shadow People - (4/9/10)
The Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is SOLD OUT - WATCH the live webcast of the show TODAY AT NOON!


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LIVE AT NOON 1/20


This weeks Free at Noon will feature American folk singer-songwriter Father John Misty. A native of Washington D.C, the artist formally known as Josh Tillman moved to Seattle when he was 21, where he eventually caught the eye of a Seattle recording artist Damien Jurado. Opening for Jurado lead to the creation of his debut album I Will Return which saw the conception of his rather angelic and serene tone that became a mainstay for further projects. Having been a member of bands such as Saxon Shore and Fleet Foxes, Tillman once again chose the solo route this time under his new moniker Father John Misty. His current project I Love You, Honeybear is set to release on February 15th and if featured singles such as the title track and "Bored in the USA" are concerned, the listener could expect to get a sense of longing, passion, and beautiful complacency. Catch him at this Free at Noon concert before he stops back in Philly on April 1, 2015 at Union Transfer.



Recent Release: I Love You, Honeybear
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Label: Sub Pop Records



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Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Israel Nash performs a live midday concert on Friday.



This week's Free At Noon will feature alternative country singer/songwriter Israel Nash. Hailing from Missouri, Nash garnered a following after people began to take note of his upbeat, ephemeral jams. His latest release, Rain Plans, takes an Americana approach tinged with psychedelic guitar riffs and recorded via analog giving the tracks a warm, vintage aura and forming Nash's unique approach to the album. The record was influenced by his recent residency in Dripping Springs, Texas, a small and humble town that acted as his inspiration. Now the musician is touring the United States, playing this week's Free At Noon in promotion of his show on January 23rd at Johnny Brenda's.



Recent Release: Israel Nash's Rain Plans
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Label: Loose Music

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The Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is SOLD OUT, as Guster performs a live midday concert on Friday.



Alt rock faves Guster took a break from their acoustic tendencies for some experimental rock on Evermotion, the band’s seventh album. Recorded with the help of the Shins keyboardist/Black Keys bassist, Richard Swift at Cottage Grove studio in January 2014, the album is out this month via Guster's own label, Ocho Mule Records. In addition to new music, the Boston band is celebrating 20 years together, and performs at the Theater of Living Arts on April 24 with indie sounds caper Kishi Bashi. Tickets and information on the show can be found at the XPN concert calendar. You can listen to a teaser of the new album at The Key and join us for a live Friday afternoon concert with the band at World Cafe Live on January 16th.

Theatre of Living Arts


Recent Release: Evermotion
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Label: Nettwerk Records


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Originally from Michigan, the singer, songwriter and guitarist has an angelic falsetto, and mixes synth pop, glam and rock. BØRNS was born Garrett Borns and moved to LA last year to take up his career, living in a tree house in the canyons of Los Angeles.
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Drgn King performs a live midday concert on Friday.



Philadelphia duo DRGN King will take some time after a short east coast tour to stop by the Free at Noon show at World Cafe Live upstairs on Jan. 9. The indie-psychedelic group released their sophomore album, Baltimore Crush, in October 2014. Baltimore Crush strays away from the atmospheric electronic sounds of their debut album, Paragraph Nights, and includes more soothing choruses from Angelella with Reynold's power-packed beats. Dominic Angelella and Brent "Ritz" Reynolds come from different backgrounds. In 2009, Angelella, a Baltimore native, was in a string of Philly projects ranging from high-energy punk bands to playing guitar for a hip-hop group. Reynolds was working as a hip-hop producer in South Philly, cutting tracks for various artists like Philly hip-hop group, The Roots. The twosome met during a recording session and decided to collaborate their backgrounds into an experimental outfit. If you can't make the show, you can listen to the performance on 88.5 XPN or online at XPN.org


Recent Release: Baltimore Crush
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Label: Bar/None Records


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The Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is SOLD OUT, as Bobby Long performs a live midday concert on Friday.



Singer-songwriter Bobby Long will join us for this week's Free At Noon concert upstairs at World Cafe Live. The UK-based Long first received recognition for his raw folk storytelling after his song "Let Me Sign" was featured in the soundtrack to the hit flick Twilight. Long has continued to build his body of work with three full-length albums, including last year’s Wishbone. He approaches the end of his 2014 tour with an acoustic holiday show at World Cafe Live Upstairs Friday night following his Free At Noon performance. If you can't join us tune in to 88.5 FM or online at XPN.org. WCL


Recent Release: Wishbone
Release Date: February 19, 2013
Label: Ato Records


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