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







Recent Release: Little Neon Limelight
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Label: Rough Trade



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



This week's Free At Noon will feature Philadelphia rocker Peter Matthew Bauer. Originally the organist in The Walkmen, Bauer went solo last year when that group when on "extreme hiatus." In June 2014, he released his debut solo album, Liberation!, a collection of songs that ponder existential ideas of philosophy and faith. The music emanates some of the aspects of his unique upbringing by Eastern spiritual parents and gained the attention of fans with his honest, urgent songs. With a classic rock sound and an emphasis on guitar and reverb, Bauer creates an atmosphere all his own in his sonic creations. Don't miss Peter Matthew Bauer when he takes the stage this Friday at noon at World Cafe Live. You can join us by RSVPing for this week's performance below or tune in live at 88.5 FM.



Recent Release: Liberation
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Label: Mexican Summer



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March’s Artist to Watch is Chicago singer, songwriter and guitarist Ryley Walker.
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Kat Edmonson performs a live midday concert on Friday.



With a touch of soul and singer-songwriter hooks, artist Kat Edmonson joins us for this week's Free at Noon show at World Cafe Live. A singer-songwriter originally from Texas now living in Brooklyn, Edmonson was on the second season of American Idol and was part of the Top 48 in Hollywood. After several years of playing clubs in the Austin music scene, the jazz-pop artist released her debut album, Take to the Sky, in 2009. Edmonson's voice encapsulates recent-era songbirds like Amy Winehouse and Adele. Last September, she released her third album, The Big Picture, and it combines her vintage pop pipes with old fashioned saxophone-infused jazz influences. Kat Edmonson plays the Whittaker Center in Harrisburg on February 27th and The Grand Opera House in Wilmington on March 1st. Join us this Friday to watch Kat Edmonson perform at World Cafe Live – RSVP to see the show in person, or listen live at 88.5 FM in Philadelphia or XPN.org.



Recent Release: The Big Picture
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Label: SONY MASTERWORKS



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



Eclectic local artist Son Little joins us this week for a live midday concert at Free at Noon. The band is a project of Trenton multi-instrumentalist Aaron Livingston, who spent years collaborating with regional music favorites, playing guitar for The Roots and lending his vocals to RJD2’s Icebird project. Last year, Livingston came into his own as a songwriter and one man band, debuting as Son Little with the EP Things I Forgot, released on Anti- Records. It blends blues and soul, electronic pop and heavy rock and roll, and Son Little the band is an explosive powerhouse. They recently appeared on World Cafe with David Dye, performed at The Key’s Fireside Sessions at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, and are set to headline the Communion Philly showcase, Wednesday March 4th at MilkBoy(For more details visit Milkboy. Join us this Friday to see Son Little perform live at World Cafe Live – RSVP to see the show in person, or listen live at 88.5 FM in Philadelphia or XPN.org.



Recent Release: Things I Forgot EP
Release Date: November 10, 2014
Label: Anti



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