2012

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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XPN2 - Jingle Jams

Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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New artists added to lineup - Bonus ticket offers now available
4 stages, 2 venues, 30+ artists perform over three days on the Camden Waterfront

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Polica as its July Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, July 2, in the 4 p.m. hour.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Michael Kiwanuka as its June Artist To Watch. World Cafe® and WXPN host David Dye presented the first of the month’s on-air segments today, June 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names JD McPherson as its May Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, May 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – April 11, 2012 – Want to hear the newest tracks from Philly electro-pop duo City Rain before they’re released? Look no further than The Key, WXPN’s online source for discovering Philly’s best local music. The Key will debut the band’s new EP Watch Out via online streaming on Friday, April 13, a solid four days before its scheduled release on Tuesday, April 17.

Special events and appearances announced!

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. April 9, 2012 WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Film Society today announced that tickets are on sale for the XPN Music Film Festival.

Big Easy Express and Under African Skies to kick off and close fest

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. April 3, 2012- The opening and closing films for Philadelphia's first festival solely dedicated to movies about music are ready to rock! WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Film Society today announced that Big Easy Express will open the XPN Music Film Festival on Thursday, April 26. The film documents Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford & Sons' 2011 tour. Under African Skies is a documentary film that follows Paul Simon's journey back to South Africa to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Graceland. It will close the festival on Sunday, April 29.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - April 2, 2012 - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Lumineers as its April Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, April 2, in the 4 p.m. hour.

After leaving the hustle and bustle of New York City for Denver, front-men Wesley Shultz and Jeremiah Fraites found a third member in cellist Neyla Pekarek and began playing at the basement club Meadowlark for a lively audience. The Lumineers have since created a name for themselves with their eclectic mix of melodic stomp-and-clap acoustic rock, classic pop, and front-porch indie folk music all rolled into one intriguing sound.

Three-day festival returns to the Camden Waterfront at Wiggins Park
Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22

Featuring Performances by

 THE AVETT BROTHERS & DR. DOG on Saturday, July 21!

Reserved tickets on sale this Saturday at 10am

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. March 27, 2012 – The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru is returning to Camden County’s Wiggins Park located on the Camden Waterfront, Friday, July 20th – Sunday, July 22nd! This year, WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, has partnered with Live Nation to extend the festival with a Saturday night performance by WILCO, THE AVETT BROTHERS, and DR. DOG at the Susquehanna Bank Center.

PHILADELPHIA Pa. Philadelphia's only film festival dedicated to music is coming soon to theaters near you! WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Film Society today announced that the XPN Music Film Festival produced by the Philadelphia Film Society will run from Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29. The initial slate features more than 10 films including rockumentaries, biopics about musicians and movies that are defined by great soundtracks.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is bringing SXSW Music and Media Conference to Philadelphia on Thursday, March 15. WXPN will takeover the SXSW Radio Day Stage and broadcast live performances by The Lumineers, Delta Spirit and Father John Misty. In addition, WXPN and The Key have partnered with Bands In The Backyard for a showcase in Austin that will feature a handful of Philly bands and non-local acts. Videos from this showcase will be posted on The Key at http://thekey.xpn.org.


PHILADELPHIA Pa. – The Best of Bruce Springsteen Countdownwas born to run on WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. Starting today, listeners can visit xpn.org/music-artist/best-of-bruce and vote for the best Bruce Springsteen songs now through June 22. WXPN will play back the top 88 songs on the Fourth of July.