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Scissor Sisters

Hear a live concert every Friday at 12noon ET from WXPN and NPR Music
Broadcast live from the stage at World Cafe Live

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Scissor SistersThis Friday at noon, don't miss out on a free show with one of the best-known acts from the New York City club scene, Scissor Sisters. Their sound is drawn from disco, glam rock, and of coursethe alternative night life of the Big Apple--they've been growing a fan base since 2004 with their eponymous, sensual debut, and their latest is just as provocative.

Formed in 2001 by two friends from Kentucky, Jake Shears and Scott "Babydaddy" Hoffman, Scissor Sisters truly came into form with the addition of Ana "Ana Matronic" Lynch, a musician who ran a weekly cabaret event. The three started off as the Fibrillating Scissor Sisters, ' slowly cultivated a reputation for their unabashed beats and content, and soon were signed and releasing. In the few years since, they've added members, collaborated with the likes of Kylie Minogue and Elton John, contributed to numerous soundtracks, and released three full-lengths.

The latest from Scissor Sisters is called "Night Work", and is full of the beats and anthems that the group has come to be known for. Lively and extremely enjoyable, this release is just more evidence the Bono knew what he was talking about when in 2004 he described them as "the best pop group in the world at the moment".

This Live Friday is free, and sure to be full of excitement. Mark your calendars, and bring your friends! What better way to start the weekend?

Scissor Sisters play the Electric Factory Friday night at 8:30 with Sammy Jo!

Recent Release: Night Work
Release Date: June 29, 2010
Label: Polydor
Origin: New York City, New York

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Made possible by support from XPN Members, and Comcast.

PARKING NOTICE and Directions

Due to the construction in the area, free parking is no longer available for XPN Free At Noon shows. Metered parking on 31st street is no longer available, and metered parking on Walnut Street is extremely limited as a result of the closure and reconstruction of the South Street Bridge, and the rerouting of traffic onto Walnut Street.

Public transportation to XPN Free At Noon is recommended. For more information on parking in the area visit World Cafe Live.

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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!

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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...

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