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Drink Up Buttercup

Hear a live concert every Friday at noon from WXPN NPR Music

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XPN Free at Noon Featuring the Drink Up Buttercup
at World Cafe Live

A co-production of WXPN and

Drink Up Buttercup Hailing from Philadelphia, the psychedelic foursome Drink Up Buttercup came together in 2008. Thriving in the Philly indie music scene, the four young musicians were soon making a name for themselves for their creative live performances. Three rings, plenty of trash-can banging, and an abundance of inspired melodies has brought the band enough repute to release, tour, and release again. They've gotten some impressive praise from big-name sources. The New York Times recently said this of their performances: "Drink Up Buttercup, a quartet from Philadelphia that lunges joyously into every jangly chord and full-throated chorus...brought a smile to every face I could see, and the bashing on that garbage can lid couldn't obscure some genuinely pretty and expressive harmonies."

Their latest, "Born and Thrown on a Hook" is Beatles-esque (but somehow molded into a sound deeply their own). It's surreal but storied, and the influences are obvious but not at all too much. One could describe it best as "a mix between Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd, The Doors and The Beatles".

This Friday at noon, don't miss James Harvey's vocals, the bass, keys, melodica, and can-smashing tradeoffs by Farzad Houshiarnejad and Ben Money, and Mike Cammerata's drums. It's going to be one heck of a show.

Recent Release: Born and Thrown on a Hook
Release Date: March 23, 2010
Label: Yep Roc Records
Origin: Philadelphia, PA

Free At Noon Setlist
1. Gods and Gentlemen
2. Mr. Pie Eyes
3. Even Think
4. Young Ladies
5. Doggy Head
6. Sosey and Dosey
7. Heavy Hand
8. Lovers Play Dead

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PARKING NOTICE and Directions

Due to the construction in the area, free parking is no longer available for XPN Free At Noon shows. Metered parking on 31st street is no longer available, and metered parking on Walnut Street is extremely limited as a result of the closure and reconstruction of the South Street Bridge, and the rerouting of traffic onto Walnut Street.

Public transportation to XPN Free At Noon is recommended. For more information on parking in the area visit World Cafe Live.

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Serving People in Need - Help Drive Hunger from Our Communities

When you come to XPN's Free At Noon Concerts, bring a can of food to support Philabundance, Delaware Valley's hunger relief organization. We have drop-off boxes to collect canned goods for the needy. Current priority items include: canned pasta, chili, beef stew, tuna, mac & cheese, ready to eat cereal, pork & beans/ baked beans, green beans, corn, fruit cocktail, creamy peanut butter and/ or grape jelly (plastic containers only), and boxed sugar. Thanks!

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WXPN and NPR Music Live Friday Free At Noon Concert Archives Include:

Dr. Dog, Carrie Rodriguez, Annuals, DeVotchKa, Adele, Angel Taylor, Winterpills, Sharon Little, Ollabelle, Andrew Lipke, The Low Anthem, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Sean Lennon, Chris Smith, California Guitar trio, Joan Osborne, Disco Biscuits, Damien Rice, Cold War Kids, Marc Broussard, The Slip, Arlo Guthrie, Alice Smith, The Dears, Barenaked Ladies, and more...

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