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November 2015 CD of the Month
November’s Artist To Watch is Raury.
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Django Django performs a live midday concert on Friday!



The British four-piece first turned heads with their 2012 self-titled debut which, despite being recorded mostly in drummer David Maclean's bedroom, found itself on a shortlist for the prestigious Mercury Prize. After embarking on a massive world tour for two years that included a stop at Bonnaroo in 2013, Django Django got back into studio and recorded Born Under Saturn. Building on the aesthetic that made their debut so popular, Born Under Saturn cultivates an old-school '70s British psychedelic dance-pop sound that is both carefree and energizing. The band plays Union Transfer on 11/6. RSVP to reserve your spot for this week's Free at Noon in Philadelphia, or tune in at 88.5FM and worldwide at XPN.org.




Recent Release: Born Under Saturn
Release Date: May 4, 2015
Label: Ribbon Music

Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Rayland Baxter perform a live midday concert on Friday


This summer, American solo act Rayland Baxter released his debut full-length album Imaginary Man. The country-inspired record helped solidify Baxter as a bona fide up and comer in the alt-country scene. This more polished work retains much of the organic sound of some of Baxter’s earlier work while fine-tuning the aspects that promise to make his career a long and fruitful one.

RSVP to reserve your spot for this week's Free at Noon in Philadelphia, or tune-in at 88.5FM and worldwide at XPN.org.

Recent Release: Imaginary Man
Release Date: August 14, 2015
Label: ATO Records

The Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is SOLD OUT, however, you can watch Josh Ritter perform a live midday concert this Friday on VuHaus.

Ritter is stopping by the World Café Live for Free at Noon on the heels of the release of his eighth studio album, Sermon on the Rocks. Known for his narrative-rich Americana style, Ritter takes a light and playful tone on the new record, which he recorded with The Royal City Band in New Orleans. His Free at Noon show will feature many of these new tracks and likely a few old favorites.

Ritter plays a headlining show at Union Transfer this February 21st, but you can catch him warming up for tour by RSVPing to reserve your spot for this week's Free at Noon in Philadelphia, or tuning in at 88.5FM and worldwide at XPN.org.

Recent Release: Sermon On The Rocks
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Label: Elektra Pytheas Recordings



Pittsburgh Singer-Songwriter Brooke Annibale Is Our World Cafe: Next Pick This Week
The Lone Bellow Sounds Just As Passionate One Year Later On Our Vintage Cafe
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Wet perform a live midday concert on Friday

The Brooklyn-based synth-pop trio burst onto the scene with 2013’s self-titled EP and are now on the verge of releasing their debut full-length album, Don’t You. Since forming, Wet has toured with indie-pop acts like London Grammer and CHVRCHES, and recently released a handful of singles from their new album including the melodic and soulful, “Weak.”

The band plays Union Transfer on Friday, October 16th with Tobias Jesso Jr., but you can catch them early at Free at Noon. RSVP to reserve your spot, or tune-in at 88.5FM and worldwide at XPN.org.





Recent Release: Wet
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Label: Columbia

Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Arkells and Jim Boggia and Friends perform a live midday concert on Friday Toronto’s Arkells are arguably among the best indie groups that hail from our neighbors up north. Just this year the band took home their second Group of the Year Juno Award for their album, High Noon. The band first made waves back in 2008 with their single “Oh, The Boss Is Coming!," a song which features their knack for catchy chorus’s and infectious indie-rock hooks. They headline MilkBoy on Saturday, October 10th, so Free at Noon is your chance to catch them early.

Following Arkell’s set, Jim Boggia and friends will play a special tribute in honor of what would have been 75th birthday.

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