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WXPN’s Non-Comm is Wednesday May 18 to Friday May 20, 2016!

Tickets are sold out.

Click here for the complete daily schedule

It's time for the 2016 NON-COMMvention! The must-attend event produced by WXPN-FM returns to Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live… May 18-20, 2016! It’ll be here before you know it!

Founder, producer, and WXPN Music Director Dan Reed has been busy all winter scheduling another three days of discussion, discovery, and, of course, terrific music!

While the daytime discussions are for music-industry only - we are excited to have you join us for hours and hours of live musical performances throughout the three days (and nights) of NonComm 2016!

Over the years we've had some memorable musical moments at NonComm, with hundreds of live performances from ground-breaking new acts to established icons, all performing in intimate surroundings for a roomful of musicheads! You don’t want to miss this event.

This year’s musical line-up includes:

Bonnie Raitt
The Jayhawks
Amos Lee
Darlingside
Hayes Carll
Sunflower Bean
Yeasayer
Kurt Vile
The Zombies
Kevin Morby
OJR
Aubrie Sellers
The Head and the Heart
Band of Horses
The Record Company
Joseph
Maybird
Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Corrine Bailey Rae
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Sam Beam & Jessica Hoop
The Cactus Blossoms
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle
Car Seat Headrest
Soul Asylum
Esme Patterson
Low Cut Connie
Simo


*Note: the exact schedule is yet to be finalized.
All artists are subject to change.

Join us at The 15th Annual NON-COMMvention May 13-15, 2015 at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia

Visit XPN.ORG to watch live artist performances during Non-Comm 2015




WEDNESDAY MAY 13


7 PM-12 AM - music showcases ***All time are (ET)
upstairs:downstairs:
ELLE KING 7PMBEST COAST 7:35PM
RYLEY WALKER 8:10PMBUFFY SAINTE-MARIE 8:45PM
MEG MAC 9:20PMSHELBY LYNNE 9:55PM
HOUNDMOUTH 10:40PMDR.DOG 11:15PM
12-2 AM - "Rhythm Lab" (late night dance party - sponsored by co-sign) (upstairs)


THURSDAY MAY 14

12-1 PM - "Free At Noon" - music showcase (downstairs)
ZELLA DAYBRANDI CARLILE
 
7 PM-12 AM - music showcases ***All time are (ET)
upstairs:downstairs:
SON LITTLE 7PMJ.J. GREY & MOFRO 7:35PM
BORNS 8:10PMBLUES TRAVELER 8:45PM
SAUN & STARR 9:20PMGLEN HANSARD 9:55PM
FLY GOLDEN EAGLE 10:30PMHEARTLESS BASTARDS 11:05PM
JAREKUS SINGLETON 11:40PM 


FRIDAY MAY 15

12-1 PM - "Free At Noon" - music showcase (downstairs) ***All time are (ET)
CALEXICOBRIAN WILSON
 
2:30-4 PM - "The Music Meeting" with SEAN COAKLEY of Songlines (upstairs)
 
7 PM-12 AM - music showcases
upstairs:downstairs: 
GAVIN JAMES 7PMJAMES MC MURTRY 7:35PM 
MADISEN WARD & THE MAMA BEAR 8:10PMNATALIE PRASS 8:45PM 
LEON BRIDGES 9:20PMTALLEST MAN ON EARTH 9:55PM 
ANDERSON EAST 10::30PMISRAEL NASH 11:05PM 

Save The Date Non-Comm 2015 is just around the corner. Non-Comm runs from 5/13 - 5/15. More details to come!

What an amazing event we had

Thanks to everyone who attended or worked this event. We will be getting more videos up early next week, but here are a few to keep you until then.

We had another amazing NonCOMM this year. Here are the archives of the performances.

Enjoy video, audio and photos from Non-COMM performances. Visit TheKey for complete details.



Sharply-dressed gospel-funk ensemble The Relatives wrapped up this year’s Non-COMM with a Friday night set of sweet harmonies on the World Cafe Live stage. Hailing from Texas and performing together since 1970, the group just released its first album of original material in 30 years, The Electric World. Check out photos from their performance above, and see more of Joe Del Tufo’s coverage of Non-COMM . Listen to David Dye’s World Cafe interview with The Relatives .
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Singer and songwriter Jose James and his his impressive backing band brought smooth, jazzy and eclectic sounds to Non-COMM last weekend. James released his album No Beginning, No End on Blue Note Records in January and worked through an assortment of songs from it during his set, as well as a winning cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” (the second cover of it we heard during the Non-COMM weekend).
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Boston bluegrass five-piece Della Mae got Non-COMM attendees warmed up for three days of music with a lively set during the convention’s opening cocktail hour on Wednesday.
Gospel-rock legend Mavis Staples played a powerful set accompanied only by a guitarist for the downstairs Non-COMM crowd at World Cafe Live. Her performance touched on Staples Singers staples such as “The Weight” and “I’ll Take You T” along with selections from her new Jeff Tweedy-produced LP One True Vine. Check out photos from the performance and see the setlist below.
Last Thursday during XPN’s Non-COMMvention, the Tupelo, Mississippi brothers and sister trio, the Homemade Jamz Blues Band, performed in concert with Super Chikan for the final Mississippi Blues Porject concert series. The band performed songs from its new album, Mississippi Hill Country. The band, featuring Ryan (guitar/vocals), Kyle (bass) and Taya (drums), played a fun and spirited set.
Pete Yorn and J.D. King developed their new project The Olms out of a shared love of 60s psych pop (The Byrds, The Beatles) and extended periods of studio collaboration, and brought the live band that resulted to the Non-COMM stage on Saturday. Their self-titled album is out on June 4th; listen to their set in its entirety
Marie Miller brought her blend of country, folk and pop to Non-COMM on Saturday night. Her album “You’re Not Alone” was released this year on Curb Records. Check out her set list below, and listen to her performance in its entirety
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