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


This week's Free At Noon performance is Ron Gallo. He will be supporting his upcoming release titled Heavy Meta. Ron Gallo will also be performing an XPN Welcomes event in April at the World Cafe Live. Visit our Concert Calendar for all the details.

Upcoming Release: Heavy Meta
Release Date: February 03, 2017
Release Label: New West Records



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


This week's Free At Noon is Arkells. They have a new album out titled Morning Report. They are also performing an XPN Welcomes Event at the Fillmore with Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Murder By Death, Arkells, and Will Varley that evening. Tickets for that show are available here

Upcoming Release: Morning Report
Release Date: August 5, 2016
Release Label: Last Gang



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


This week's Free At Noon performance is Leif Vollebekk. Leif is XPN's Artist to Watch for January 2017 and has an upcoming release titled Twin Solitude. This Free At Noon you don't want to miss!

Upcoming Release: Twin Solitude
Release Date: February 24, 2017
Release Label: Secret City Records



January’s Artist To Watch is Leif Vollebekk
January 2017 CD of the Month
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Chuck Prophet performs a live midday concert on Friday.


This week's Free At Noon performance is Chuck Prophet. He has new album coming out February 10, 2017, titled Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins. He is also performing at the World Cafe Live on January 7th for the Light Of Day Philadelphia featuring Ben Arnold,Jeffrey Gaines, Willie Nile, Joe D'urso and Eric Bazilian. Tickets for that show are available here

Upcoming Release: High Bias
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Release Label: Drag City



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


This week's Free At Noon performance is Purling Hiss. They have a new album out now titled High Bias.

Upcoming Release: High Bias
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Release Label: Drag City



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


This week's Free At Noon performance is Matt Pond Pa. They have a new album out now titled Winter Lives. If you missed them on December 9th at the Underground Arts sign up today for this Free At Noon!

Upcoming Release: Winter Lives
Release Date: November 11, 2016
Release Label: 131 Records



When you fill out the A to Z Last Song contest form, your name will be automatically entered into a drawing to XPN prize pack including 3 pair of tickets to upcoming shows by XPN artists, 5 World Cafe CDs, XPN branded t-shirt, lunch tote, earbuds, buff. The prize is courtesy of WXPN
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Muddy Magnolias performs a live midday concert on Friday.


This week's Free At Noon performance is Muddy Magnolias. They have a new album out titled Broken People.

Upcoming Release: Broken People
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Release Label: Third Generation Records, LLC



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