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Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Titus Andronicus performs a live midday concert on Friday - Watch it LIVE on VuHaus!



This week WXPN presents a live midday concert featuring Titus Andronicus. Hailing from Brooklyn, the act plays loud punk influenced rock. July saw the release of "The Most Lamentable Tragedy", a five act rock opera that also served as the band's fourth studio album. If you cannot make this Free at Noon, Titus will be performing a sold out show September 11th at the First Unitarian Church, followed by a free acoustic set at Creep Records on the 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 Most Lamentable Tragedy
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Label: Merge Records



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September 2015 CD of the Month
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Hippo Campus performs a live midday concert on Friday.



This week WXPN presents a live midday concert featuring Twin Cities' Hippo Campus. The quartet plays their own unique flavor of indie-rock, weaving pop melodies into the mix. With just their debut EP "Bashful Creatures" under their belt, they have made quite a splash already. Having met in high school, the act is now far from where they started. In addition, Hippo Campus will be playing the Made In America festival September 6th. You can hear the show on the air at 88.5 or you can see it in person by RSVP'ing below.



Recent Release: Bashful Creatures
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Label: Grand Jury Music

September’s ATW is the British rock band, Foals.
The Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is SOLD OUT, as Yo La Tengo performs a live midday concert on Friday - Watch it LIVE on VuHaus!

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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









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