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



Recent Release: They Want My Soul
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Label: Loma Vista/Republic


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The Districts – What If Your High School Band Was Really Really Good?
Join us for the Free At Noon at the Porch at 30th St Station in Philadelphia, as Little Hurricane performs a live midday concert on Friday.



Recent Release: Gold Fever
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Label: Death Valley Records


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



The infectious pop-rock trio Jukebox The Ghost returns to the Free At Noon stage this week for the second time, playing fresh material as well as old favorites. The band just wrapped a North American tour with A Great Big World and spent part of the spring doing a mini-tour playing original sets and cover sets for fans. Safe Travels, the band’s third full-length album, was released in 2012, and they’ve recently put out two catchy new singles, “The Great Unknown” in May and "Sound of a Broken Heart” this month. Jukebox is currently working on its as-yet untitled fourth LP; join us to hear the new tunes and old faves at the performance or listen in at 88.5 FM or xpn.org.

Recent Release: The Great Unknown (single)
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Label: Yep Roc Records


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



Get a case of the blues this Friday as Selwyn Birchwood takes the stage in this week's Free at Noon concert at the World Cafe Live downstairs. The 29-year old Floridian is currently promoting his latest release, Don't Call No Ambulance. It's his second album since his 2011 debut, FL Boy. Birchwood will also be playing the Sellersville Theater the Thursday before the show, making his Free at Noon performance his last in the Philly area this tour. Join us at the performance or listen in at 88.5 FM or xpn.org.

Recent Release: Don't Call No Ambulance
Release Date: June 10, 2014
Label: Alligator Records


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



Seasoned reggae artists SOJA bring their acclaimed sounds to World Cafe this Friday for a live performance at WXPN Free at Noon concert. To date, the Virginia-based band has released five albums starting with 2002's Peace in a Time of War, all the way up to 2012's Strength to Survive. However, that's set to change this week when SOJA's releases their sixth LP, Amid the Noise and Haste, comes out on ATO Records. Get a taste of the new music by joining us at our live midday concert on Friday when the band perform their last East Coast show of the summer.

Recent Release: Amid the Noise And Haste
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Label: ATO Records


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Early Science Fiction Funk From Janelle Monae On Our Vintage Cafe

World Cafe: Next Seth Kauffman’s Floating Action From His Second Album Body Questions
He’s a 24 year old, soft spoken, unassuming fiery rock and roller based in New Orleans. His debut record will be our August 19th. Some of you may have seen him at Non-Comm. Check out the Key's NON Comm recap of his performance here.
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as JD McPherson performs a live midday concert on Friday.



Rockabilly specialist J.D. McPherson will grace the stage for this week's edition of Free at Noon, making for a swinging midday dance party downstairs at World Cafe Live. The Oklahoma native released his album Signs and Signifiers in 2012 and is currently on tour, gearing up for the release of his sophomore album next year and playing at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem for this year's Musikfest on August 8th. Before he makes the trek out to Bethlehem, he’ll play a live midday set at the Free At Noon. Join us at World Cafe Live on August 8th for a rockin' free performance, or tune in at 88.5 FM or xpn.org.

Recent Release: Signs & Signifiers
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Label: Rounder


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