This week WXPN presents a live concert featuring New Jersey indie rock act Yo La Tengo. The trio's 1986 debut "Ride The Tiger" pushed boundaries, bridging the genre barriers between noise rock and shoegaze. Formed originally as a husband/wife duo between Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, and is now filled out by bassist James McNew. They are gearing up to release their upcoming album "Stuff Like That There" August 28th, and if you can't make this Free at Noon, Yo La Tengo will be performing at the Keswick Theater on September 24th. You can hear the show on the air at 88.5 or you can see it in person by RSVP'ing below.
Recent Release: Stuff Like That There
Release Date: August 28, 2015
Label: Matador Records
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Cheeleader performs a live midday concert on Friday.
This week, WXPN presents a live midday concert featuring Philadelphia pop rock band Cheerleader at World Cafe Live. The five piece's debut LP, The Sunshine of Your Youth, is the perfect soundtrack to any summer. If you didn't get the opportunity to see them at this year's XPN Fest, then this Friday the 24th is the perfect chance to catch them for free. Formed in 2012 by vocalists and guitarists Joe Haller and Chris Duran, the band quickly caught the attention of national outlets with early demos. Their first full-length was release on May 19th, and it's been receiving consistent airplay at WXPN ever since. If you can't catch this Free at Noon, Cheerleader will also be playing at the TLA on September 12th. You can hear the show on the air at 88.5 or you can see it in person by RSVP'ing below.
Recent Release: The Sunshine of Your Youth
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Label: Bright Antenna
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Good Old War performs a live midday concert on Friday or catch the LIVE video webcast on VuHaus.
Long-running Philly indie-folk band Good Old War joins us August 14th for Free at Noon. Formed in the wake of area bands Days Away and Unlikely Cowboy, they've released four studio albums to date. This year's Broken Into Better Shape has been in heavy rotation here at WXPN, and the album marks a turning point in the band's sound - it's quite possibly their most pop-oriented, accessible record to date. They've collaborated with several other well-known musicians, such as Anthony Green, Person L, T-Collar, Emile Haynie, and Dave Davison of Maps & Atlases. The band does not currently have any hometown performances on their tour schedule, so this week’s appearance at Free at Noon is your chance to catch them this summer. Listen on the radio watch the LIVE webcast on VuHaus or join us in person at World Cafe Live by RSVPing at XPN.org.
Watch the LIVE video webcast of this Free At Noon Concert on VuHaus.
Recent Release: Broken into Better Shape
Release Date: June 29, 2015
Label: Nettwerk Records
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Ezra Furman performs a live midday concert on Friday.
Previously the ringleader of the beloved indie rock band Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, Furman currently works as a solo artist and has released 3 solo albums; his most recent, Perpetual Motion People, came out earlier this year. He currently tours with his backing band as Ezra Furman and the Boy-Friends.
Furman has received critical acclaim as both a member of the Harpoons and a solo artist. The Harpoons' debut 2007 album, Banging Down the Doors, made several best-of-the-year lists. His second solo album, Day of the Dog, received rave reviews from press like The Guardian and NME. Expect an energetic, punky set from Furman and the boys when they play MilkBoy on Saturday, the 8th of August, and when they join us the day before for Free at Noon. Tune in on your radio or join us in person by RSVP-ing at XPN.org.
Recent Release: Perpetual Motion People
Release Date: July 10, 2015
Label: Bella Union