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Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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

Sorry this event is sold out.

Don't miss this Free At Noon with Local Natives supporting their upcoming release Sunlit Youth! If you can't make it to the Free At Noon then catch them on 10/19 at the Electric Factory.

Upcoming Release: Sunlit Youth
Release Date: September 9, 2016
Release Label: Loma Vista/Concord



July’s Artist To Watch is a wonderful new musician named Adia Victoria
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Oh Pep! performs a live midday concert on Friday.


Don't miss this Free At Noon with Oh Pep! supports their latest release Stadium Cake! If you can't make it to the Free At Noon then catch them on 7/08 at World Cafe Live.

Recent Release: Stadium Cake
Release Date: June 24, 2016
Release Label: Dualtone



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


Don't miss this Free At Noon with Hurry supports their latest release Guided Meditation ! If you can't make it to the Free At Noon then catch them on 7/16 at PhilaMOCA.

Recent Release: Guided Meditation
Release Date: April 29, 2016
Release Label: Lame-O Records



July 2016 CD of the Month
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Mitski performs a live midday concert on Friday.


Don't miss this Free At Noon with Mitski as she supports her latest release Puberty 2! She is also performing 2 sold out shows. One at 6/23 at Boots and Saddle and the second on 6/24 PhilaMOCA.

Recent Release: Puberty 2
Release Date: June 17, 2016
Release Label: Dead Oceans




Host Nick Spitzer | Photo by Paula Burch-Celetano
American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. The show explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music and how they are distinguished.

The program also presents documentary features and artist interviews. Our conversations include Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, B.B. King, Dr. John, Dave Brubeck, Abbey Lincoln, Elvis Costello, Ray Charles, Randy Newman, McCoy Tyner, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. Join us as we ride legendary trains, or visit street parades, instrument-makers, roadside attractions and juke joints, and meet tap dancers, fishermen, fortunetellers and more.

The songs and stories on American Routes describe both the community origins of our music, musicians and cultures — the "roots" — and the many directions they take over time — the "routes."
American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. The show explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music and how they are distinguished.

For more visit American Routes
Blue Dimensions is a weekly exploration of blues, jazz, international music, folk, and new/experimental music. The program includes interviews with musicians, producers, and writers, and a lot of music that would slip through the cracks otherwise. For more, visit Blue Dimensions
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Dylan LeBlanc performs a live midday concert on Friday.


Don't miss this Free At Noon as Dylan LeBlanc supports his new album Cautionary Tale! Additionally, if you can't make it to the Free At Noon check them out at Boots & Saddle on 6/17 tickets are available here

Recent Release: Cautionary Tale
Release Date: January 15, 2016
Release Label: Single Lock Records



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