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

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


Ben Arnold wants to celebrate his new album Lost Keys with you - this Friday for free at noon! He plays a record release show at Underground Arts this Saturday, February 6th, but is set to give you a taste of the new release at this weeks Free At Noon Concert!

Recent Release: Lost Keys
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Label: Favourite Redhead Music



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


She's a familiar voice, and an xpn favorite ... And later today lissie celebrates a new album when she joins us for free at noon.

My wild west, a return to form album from lissie, comes out february 12th. You'll be amongst the first to hear these new songs live when she plays free at noon from world cafe live in philly

WXPN Welcomes Lissie to Johnny Brenda's on April 15th.

Recent Release: My Wild West
Release Date: February 12, 2016
Label: Lionboy Records



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


Simo is a ferocious Blues Rock trio that, quite simply, you won’t wanna miss! In addition to being a “must see” live band, they’ve got a new album coming out on January 29th called Let Love Show The Way.

Recent Release: Let Love Show The Way
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Label: Provogue



Watch LIVE on VuHaus or join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Basia Bulat performs a live midday concert on Friday.
See Basia as she premieres songs from her new album, Good Advice. Produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket - the new album comes out Feb 12th. You’ll be amongst the first to hear it LIVE! She returns to Philly for a concert on Wednesday March 30 at Boot & Saddle.

Can't make it to the show? Watch the entire concert LIVE on VuHaus!


Recent Release: Good Advice
Release Date: February 12, 2016
Label: Secret City Records



January 2016 CD of the Month
January’s Artist To Watch is singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc.
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Bobby Long performs a live midday concert on Friday.


Ode to Thinking is Bobby's latest album, he headlines World Cafe Live in Philly on January 14th and kicks off another year of Free At Noon on Friday January 8th, 2016.

Recent Release: Ode to Thinking
Release Date: August 7, 2015
Label: Compass Records



Join us on 12/18/15 for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Alex G performs a live midday concert on Friday.

This event is Upstairs at the World Cafe Live

Alex G. is a young singer-songwriter who is as idiosyncratic as he is prolific. Having already released twelve albums - most of which are self-produced and available on his Bandcamp page - he is an artist who has developed his craft efficiently and quickly. This year saw Alex G. move into the limelight with the release of his first ever studio album, Beach Music, out on Domino Records. Alex will be returning home from months of touring in support of the record and will be here for a Free at Noon you will not want to miss. He headlines Union Transfer this April 14 with labelmates Porches. 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.

World Cafe Live will be open for lunch after the show.

Recent Release: Beach Music
Release Date: October 9, 2015
Label: Domino Recording Co.



Tracklist
1. Old 97’s “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”
2. Jenny Lewis “Just One Of The Guys”
3. Hiss Golden Messenger “Southern Grammar”
4. Shakey Graves “Dearly Departed”
5. Chuck Prophet “Tell Me Anything (Turn To Gold)”
6. Sharon Van Etten “Taking Chances”
7. Alt-J “Left Hand Free”
8. Spoon “Inside Out”
9. Sylvan Esso “Hey Mami”
10. Field Report “Home (Leave The Lights On)”
11. The Decemberists “The Wrong Year”
12. The Punch Brothers “I Blew It Off”
13. First Aid Kit “My Silver Lining”
14. The New Basement Tapes “Down On The Bottom”
15. Israel Nash “Rain Plans”
16. King Tuff “Black Moon Spell”

Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, for a Tribute to Patti Smith’s ‘Horses’ album performed by local artists a live midday concert on Friday. Artists include Madalean Gauze, Rachel Browne (Field Mouse), Cynthia G Mason, Jen Pague (Vita and the Woolf), Hemming, and more!

Due to a private event the World Cafe Live will not be open for lunch (12/11)

Recent Release: Horses
Release Date: December 13, 1975
Label: Arista/Legacy



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