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Free Energy - May 28,2010
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XPN Free at Noon Featuring the Free Energy
A co-production of WXPN and NPR.org/Music.
at World Cafe Live
When Philadelphia's own Free Energy formed in 2008, they lived in relative darkness before deciding to step into the light a year ago. Upon their arrival, the five piece outfit was met with an enormous amount of buzz, and with the release of their debut album, they are taking the rock world by storm in 2010.
Their fun spirited rock has a reminiscent appeal to it, as if pulled right from a batch of 70's records. So while their heady and raw sound is fringed with familiarity,it managed to distance the group from a huge pool of emerging indie rock bands. Fusing elements of 70's glam, power pop, bubble gum, and arena rock, the band unabashedly embraces poppy hooks and boy-girl romance, wooing critics and fans with their exuberant and joyous take on life. That take won the attention of LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, who produced the band's debut album, "Stuck on Nothing," for DFA Records. The album's spring arrival saw the band quickly catapulted to the national stage, with stellar SXSW performances cementing what fans knew all along: Free Energy's "hopelessly hopeful" music is not only jam-packed with fun,it's also really good.
Free Energy Free At Noon Setlist1. Free Energy
2. Hope Child
3. Dream City
4. All I Know
5. Light Love
6. Something in Common
7. C’mon Let’s Dance
8. Bang Pop
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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.
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!
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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