Jesse Malin began to rise through the ranks of the punk rock underground at the young age of 12. He fronted the short-lived hardcore band Heart Attack and the glam punk band D Generation, as well as several other projects. Malin spent his time after these bands reshaping his sound to emulate his idols: Neil Young, Tom Waits, and Steve Earle. This kickstarted his career as a solo musician. To date, he has released 8 studio albums. He's associated with punk and rock musicians from all walks of life, from Bruce Springsteen to Green Day. Now, he'll stop by the World Cafe, touring in support of his newest album, New York Before the War, which is out now on One Little Indian / Velvet Elk Records.
Sean Scolnick, better known by his stagename Langhorne Smith, was born in Langhorne, PA (no surprise there). He began to gain a following as a musician through years of touring with the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and appearing at Bonnaroo Festival. After those appearances, his music spread like wildfire, reaching the movie soundtrack for Waitress and touring with bands such as Cake, The Avett Brothers, The Violent Femmes, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. He even sang "God Bless America" at a Phillies game back in 2009! He will be welcomed back to Free at Noon in support of his latest record, The Spirit Moves, which is due out on August 7. It will be his 5th studio album.
Langorne Slim plays the Chameleon Club with David Wax Museum on July 14th and Union Transfer on September 16th, while Jesse Malin plays Boot and Saddle on July 25th. Catch both of them for Free at Noon next week by tuning in at 88.5 FM or RSVPing above.
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Label: One Little Indian Us
Release Date: August 7, 2015
Label: Dualtone Music
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