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Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Matthew E. White & Flo Morrissey performs a live midday concert on Friday.


This week's Free At Noon performance is Matthew E. White & Flo Morrissey. They will be supporting their release titled Gentlewoman, Ruby Man.

Upcoming Release: Gentlewoman, Ruby Man
Release Date: January 13, 2017
Release Label: Glassnote



88-5 WXPN / Philadelphia’s Dan Reed is proud to announce the 17th Annual NON-COMMvention – May 17-19, 2017 in Philadelphia. All of the meetings and live music showcases will be held at World Café Live, adjacent to the XPN studios.


The NON-COMMvention will start with a music showcase Wednesday night, May 17, and run through Friday night May 19. There are no events planned for Saturday.

As with every year, you can expect great music, thought-provoking guest speakers, quality meetings, networking, and fun!

Early-bird registration is coming – we’ll keep you posted.

Hotel reservations are being taken at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City.

Please direct any artist booking or sponsorship questions to WXPN’s Dan Reed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

February’s Artist To Watch is Tash Sultana
Fegruary 2017 CD of the Month
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Valerie June performs a live midday concert on Friday.


This week's Free At Noon is Valerie June. Her latest release titled The Order Of Time will be out on 01/27/2017. Valerie June is also performing an XPN Welcomes Event at the Trocadero on March 10, 2017. Tickets for that show are available here

Upcoming Release: The Order Of Time
Original Release Date: January 27, 2017
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Release Label:Concord Records



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
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