First Listen

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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Enjoy previews of select, upcoming albums, in their entirety on FIRST LISTEN.

  1. First Listen: Turnstile, 'Time & Space'
    Turnstile leans into its psychedelic tendencies, turning the turnt-up hardcore band into a lush studio experiment. More....
  2. First Listen: Alfredo Rodríguez, 'The Little Dream'
    The jazz pianist honor his Cuban roots while constantly seeking new avenues for expression. More....
  3. First Listen: Mt. Joy, 'Mt. Joy'
    At once amiable and soaring, Mt. Joy's songs unfold like good political speeches: They amble and converse and pulsate fervently until it's time to get the crowd chanting along. More....
  4. First Listen: Darlingside, 'Extralife'
    Gorgeous harmonies still prevail, but the foursome eschews its earlier Americana to explore chamber pop, all while spinning sparkling yarns of underground bunkers and nuclear fallout. More....
  5. First Listen: Caroline Rose, 'LONER'
    The singer-songwriter embraces casual irreverence and power-pop melodies on her infectious new album. More....
  6. Review: Superchunk, 'What A Time To Be Alive'
    The indie-rock veterans' 11th studio album is a rebuke of President Trump's first year in office. More....
  7. Review: Brandi Carlile, 'By The Way, I Forgive You'
    This is the sound of an artist laying it all on the line.  More....
  8. First Listen: The Low Anthem, 'The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea'
    Folk musicians Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky return with a new album shaped by the van accident that almost killed them. More....
  9. Review: Fischerspooner, 'Sir'
    Fischerspooner serves up the erotic provocations and identity critiques that the pair excelled at in their heyday. More....
  10. Review: I'm With Her, 'See You Around'
    Aoife O'Donovan, Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins pool their feminine insights for a beguiling trio album. More....