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






Recent Release: Need Your Light
Release Date: February 19, 2016
Label: Barsuk



February 2016 CD of the Month
February’s Artist To Watch is singer-songwriter OJR.
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Ben Arnold performs a live midday concert on Friday.


Ben Arnold wants to celebrate his new album Lost Keys with you - this Friday for free at noon! He plays a record release show at Underground Arts this Saturday, February 6th, but is set to give you a taste of the new release at this weeks Free At Noon Concert!

Recent Release: Lost Keys
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Label: Favourite Redhead Music



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


She's a familiar voice, and an xpn favorite ... And later today lissie celebrates a new album when she joins us for free at noon.

My wild west, a return to form album from lissie, comes out february 12th. You'll be amongst the first to hear these new songs live when she plays free at noon from world cafe live in philly

WXPN Welcomes Lissie to Johnny Brenda's on April 15th.

Recent Release: My Wild West
Release Date: February 12, 2016
Label: Lionboy Records



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


Simo is a ferocious Blues Rock trio that, quite simply, you won’t wanna miss! In addition to being a “must see” live band, they’ve got a new album coming out on January 29th called Let Love Show The Way.

Recent Release: Let Love Show The Way
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Label: Provogue



Watch LIVE on VuHaus or join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Basia Bulat performs a live midday concert on Friday.
See Basia as she premieres songs from her new album, Good Advice. Produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket - the new album comes out Feb 12th. You’ll be amongst the first to hear it LIVE! She returns to Philly for a concert on Wednesday March 30 at Boot & Saddle.

Can't make it to the show? Watch the entire concert LIVE on VuHaus!


Recent Release: Good Advice
Release Date: February 12, 2016
Label: Secret City Records



January 2016 CD of the Month
January’s Artist To Watch is singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc.
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Bobby Long performs a live midday concert on Friday.


Ode to Thinking is Bobby's latest album, he headlines World Cafe Live in Philly on January 14th and kicks off another year of Free At Noon on Friday January 8th, 2016.

Recent Release: Ode to Thinking
Release Date: August 7, 2015
Label: Compass Records



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