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The 14th Annual Non-COMMvention at WXPN: May 14-16, 2014



Visit the Non-COMM archive for all the highlights of Non-COMM 2013!


XPN's "NON-COMMvention" is now in its' 14th year! We want YOU to be a part of this unique gathering for people who love music! It features music showcases Wednesday, Thursday & Friday nights May 14-16 with live bands on BOTH stages at World Cafe Live, plus guaranteed admittance to TWO "Free At Noon" events (Thursday and Friday), AND a seat at the national "Music Meeting" where YOU can help judge and champion new music in front of radio professionals and tastemakers!

This is an unbelievable opportunity if you are a TRUE music lover.

Hobnob with radio and music business professionals from across the country while enjoying new music showcases from emerging artists and legendary acts including:

NonComm Listener level badges are SOLD OUT!



Paul Burch::Paul Burch
Paul Burch
The Hold Steady::The Hold Steady
The Hold Steady
Belle Brigade::Belle Brigade
Belle Brigade
The Districts::The Districts
The Districts
Elbow::Elbow
Elbow
Grizfolk::Grizfolk
Grizfolk
Nicole Atkins::Nicole Atkins
Nicole Atkins
Benjamin Booker::Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker
Ian McLagan::Ian McLagan
Ian McLagan
Asgeir::Asgeir
Asgeir
The Felice Bros::The Felice Bros
The Felice Bros
Hurray for the Riff Raff::Hurray for the Riff Raff
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Counting Crows::Counting Crows
Counting Crows
Afghan Whigs::Afghan Whigs
Afghan Whigs
Lee Bains III::Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
Lee Bains III
Parquet Courts::Parquet Courts
Parquet Courts
Lydia Loveless::Lydia Loveless
Lydia Loveless
Those Darlins::Those Darlins
Those Darlins
Hozier::Hozier
Hozier
Lykke Li::Lykke Li
Lykke Li
Shovels and Rope::Shovels and Rope
Shovels and Rope
Cheetah Chrome::Cheetah Chrome
Cheetah Chrome
No Sinner::No Sinner
No Sinner
Strand of Oaks::Strand of Oaks
Strand of Oaks


2014 Music Schedule
(subject to change)
Please note: These are all Ticketed Events

All events – unless otherwise noted – take place at the WXPN / World Cafe Live bldg.

WEDNESDAY MAY 14
MUSIC STARTS AT 7 PM

Downstairs Stage
Asgeir
Elbow
The Afghan Whigs
The Hold Steady

Upstairs Stage
Grizfolk
The Districts
No Sinner

THURSDAY MAY 15
12-1:15 PM – Free At Noon – JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD; THE BOTH (AIMEE MANN & TED LEO)
MUSIC STARTS AT 8 PM

Upstairs stage (“Rock’s Not Dead! Night” hosted by Ian MacLagan)
Those Darlins
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
Ian McLagan
Benjamin Booker

Downstairs stage
The Felice Brothers
Hozier
Counting Crows
Shovels & Rope


FRIDAY MAY 16
12-1:15 PM – Free At Noon (30th Street Station) – HAMILTON LEITHAUSER / CHET FAKER
1:30-3 PM – The Music Meeting (upstairs)
MUSIC STARTS AT 8 PM

Downstairs stage
Strand Of Oaks
Nicole Atkins
Lykke Li
Hurray For The Riff Raff

Upstairs stage
Paul Burch
Lydia Loveless
Parquet Courts
Cheetah Chrome


NonComm Listener level badges are SOLD OUT!



Sharply-dressed gospel-funk ensemble The Relatives wrapped up this year’s Non-COMM with a Friday night set of sweet harmonies on the World Cafe Live stage. Hailing from Texas and performing together since 1970, the group just released its first album of original material in 30 years, The Electric World. Check out photos from their performance above, and see more of Joe Del Tufo’s coverage of Non-COMM . Listen to David Dye’s World Cafe interview with The Relatives .
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Singer and songwriter Jose James and his his impressive backing band brought smooth, jazzy and eclectic sounds to Non-COMM last weekend. James released his album No Beginning, No End on Blue Note Records in January and worked through an assortment of songs from it during his set, as well as a winning cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” (the second cover of it we heard during the Non-COMM weekend).
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Boston bluegrass five-piece Della Mae got Non-COMM attendees warmed up for three days of music with a lively set during the convention’s opening cocktail hour on Wednesday.
Gospel-rock legend Mavis Staples played a powerful set accompanied only by a guitarist for the downstairs Non-COMM crowd at World Cafe Live. Her performance touched on Staples Singers staples such as “The Weight” and “I’ll Take You T” along with selections from her new Jeff Tweedy-produced LP One True Vine. Check out photos from the performance and see the setlist below.
Last Thursday during XPN’s Non-COMMvention, the Tupelo, Mississippi brothers and sister trio, the Homemade Jamz Blues Band, performed in concert with Super Chikan for the final Mississippi Blues Porject concert series. The band performed songs from its new album, Mississippi Hill Country. The band, featuring Ryan (guitar/vocals), Kyle (bass) and Taya (drums), played a fun and spirited set.
Pete Yorn and J.D. King developed their new project The Olms out of a shared love of 60s psych pop (The Byrds, The Beatles) and extended periods of studio collaboration, and brought the live band that resulted to the Non-COMM stage on Saturday. Their self-titled album is out on June 4th; listen to their set in its entirety
Marie Miller brought her blend of country, folk and pop to Non-COMM on Saturday night. Her album “You’re Not Alone” was released this year on Curb Records. Check out her set list below, and listen to her performance in its entirety
High-energy Nashville outfit Kopecky Family Band showed just a little bit of the arty, celebratory vibe they’ll bring to this summer’s XPoNential Music Festival when they played Non-COMM on Saturday.
Philly pop-rock five-piece Free Energy took the stage at maybe not the most opportune moment during Non-COMM. The Lone Bellow had just wrapped up a tremendous set upstairs, and much of the industry crowd was still smoozing with that band; others had skipped the festival entirely to catch their flight home.
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