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May 15, 2009
White Rabbits at World Cafe Live
XPN Free at Noon at World Cafe Live.
A co-production of WXPN and NPR Music.
After hitting the music scene in 2007 with the release of their standout debut album Fort Nightly, White Rabbits developed a reputation as an energetic six-piece. Touring with a series of breakout indie acts such as The Walkmen and Spoon, White Rabbits captivated audiences around the country with their lively performances and unique lineup (two drummers!), appearing on the World Cafe the same year. NME named them one of the top three performing bands after their winning showcase at SXSW the same year.
Intense rhythms and sweeping, melodic choruses typify their catchy and, at times, sinister sound - a blend of reggae and ska the members describe as "honky-tonk calypso." They seamlessly intertwine tinkling piano riffs and heavy handed guitars, transforming once straight ahead pop hooks into something much more adventurous. Two years since the release of Fort Nightly, White Rabbits continue to dance to their own drummer(s). With the same unflagging momentum they prepare to release their greatly anticipated sophomore album, It's Frightening, produced by former tourmate Britt Daniel, of Spoon.
White Rabbits are playing NYC's Bowery Ballroom on May 21 and will return to Philly to play Johnny Brenda's on Friday, June 5.
Serving People in Need - Help Drive Hunger from Our Communities
When you come to XPN's Free At Noon Concerts, bring a can of food to support Philabundance, Delaware Valley's hunger relief organization. We have drop-off boxes to collect canned goods for the needy. Current priority items include: canned pasta, chili, beef stew, tuna, mac & cheese, ready to eat cereal, pork & beans/ baked beans, green beans, corn, fruit cocktail, creamy peanut butter and/ or grape jelly (plastic containers only), and boxed sugar. Thanks!
WXPN and NPR Music Live Friday Free At Noon Concert Archives Include:
Dr. Dog, Carrie Rodriguez, Annuals, DeVotchKa, Adele, Angel Taylor, Winterpills, Sharon Little, Ollabelle, Andrew Lipke, The low Anthem, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Sean Lennon, Chris Smith, California Guitar trio, Joan Osborne, Disco Biscuits, Damien Rice, Cold War Kids, Marc Broussard, The Slip, Arlo Guthrie, Alice Smith, The Dears, Barenaked Ladies, and more...
WXPN Free at Noon Photo Gallery at Flickr
Click to visit our gallery for photos of the Free At Noon Concerts! Previous concerts include Hall & Oates, O.A.R., Citizen Cope, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kaki King and many more!