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October 2015 CD of the Month
October’s ATW is the New Orleans, Revivalists.
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Shemekia Copeland performs a live midday concert on Friday

Shemekia released her eighth record Outskirts of Love just a couple of weeks ago via Alligator Records, following up 2012's Grammy nominated 33 1/3 with a fiery blend of blues and rock. The Texas native has worked with Dr. John, Ruth Brown and Steve Cropper on previous releases, but joined forces with The Wood Brothers' Oliver Wood for the third time on this effort. During her almost two decade long career, Copeland has been dubbed the Queen of Blues, earning several Blues Music Awards and other accolades.

Shemekia headlines The Sellersville Theater on Thursday, October 1st, but you can see this XPN favorite early.

RSVP to join us for the concert at World Cafe Live. You can also tune-in to the show via 88.5 FM, or stream worldwide at

Recent Release: Outskirts Of Love
Release Date: Sep 11, 2015

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

Kaleo have experienced a high level of success in their home country of Iceland, beginning with an appearance at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves Festival. After releasing the Bon Iver-esque single "All the Pretty Girls" in 2014, Kaleo relocated to Austin, Texas where they made waves at the annual SXSW Music Conference. This summer saw the release of the band's latest single "Way Down We Go," while "All the Pretty Girls" became a hit on Triple A radio. Their songs are dark and atmospheric, with elements of the aforementioned Bon Iver and singer-songwriter Hozier.

RSVP to reserve your spot for this week's Free at Noon in Philadelphia, or tune-in at 88.5FM and worldwide at

Catch them November 13 at The Coda with Family of the Year

Recent Release: Way Down We Go
Release Date: August 7, 2015
Label: Elektra (NEK)

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