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Free At Noon

Hear a Free At Noon Concert at 12noon ET from WXPN. Broadcast from the stage of World Cafe Live in Philadelphia

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

This week’s Free at Noon features the eclectic collection of individuals that is The Waterboys. The band formed in 1983 and their sound has been dubbed "The Big Music”; their hit "Pagan Place" captured the essence of what they're about.

Led by founder and occasional solo performer Mike Scott based in Scotland, with members hailing from Ireland, and England, the band has released eleven albums over three decades; their most recent album, Modern Blues, was released on January 19th of this year. The alternative rock group is rich in history and influential to bands such as U2 and Simple Minds, and headlines the Keswick Theatre on Thursday April 23rd; don't miss them this Friday at World Cafe Live. Join us by RSVP-ing for the performance below or tune into the broadcast at 88.5 FM or

Recent Release: Modern Blues
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Label: Kobalt

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Parking in the University City area is extremely limited due to the construction at University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. We highly recommend public transportation. WXPN and World Cafe Live do NOT offer parking for this event. Do *not* park in the lot behind World Cafe Live or your vehicle may be towed. Visit World Cafe Live’s website for information about convenient local parking.

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