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This Week’s Contest: Win a pair of tickets to see Citizen Cope at Electric Factory in October

This week, we’ve got a pair of tickets for each of Citizen Cope‘s performance at Electric Factory on Friday, October 26th, and Saturday, October 27th. The tickets don’t go on sale until this Saturday at noon, so this is your chance to win a pair before they even become available to the public. All you have to do is leave a comment below by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 17th. We’ll select the winners at random that evening and notify them via email; once you’ve confirmed that you and your guest will be attending the show, your names will be added to the venue’s guest list. (Just make sure to use a valid email address when posting your comment; we promise not to sell your contact info or sign you up for anything—we just want to be able to get in touch with you if you win.)

Below, you can listen to the title track from Citizen Cope’s upcoming album, One Lovely Day (due July 17th).

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Just announced: WXPN Welcomes Citizen Cope to the Electric Factory for two shows in October


Citizen Cope has announced a North American tour that brings him to the Electric Factory on Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th. Tickets go on sale next Saturday, May 19th at 10am. Cope will also be performing this Thursday for a special Free At Noon during the WXPN Non-Comm music conference with Joseph Arthur. The Thursday Free At Noon will be broadcast live. Go here to purchase tickets to Cope’s October shows at the Electric Factory.

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WXPN broadcasting Non-Commvention shows with Grace Potter, War On Drugs, Willie Nelson, Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, Polica, Norah Jones and more


Next Wednesday, May 16th through Saturday, May 17th WXPN’s annual music conference, the Non-Commvention, rolls in to World Cafe Live and WXPN. This is the 12th year for the industry conference started by WXPN’s Dan Reed when he worked at WFPK in Louisville, Kentucky. Hundreds of music industry personnel will be in town from various radio stations across the country alongside industry publicists, labels representatives, digital media folks, managers, and listeners and members of WXPN. The lineup for this year’s Non-Comm includes dozens of bands who will be performing at World Cafe Live Wednesday through Friday night, and a listener appreciation Free At Noon on Saturday at Penn Park. WXPN will be broadcasting and webcasting the following sets live:

Wednesday, May 16
8:00 PM – The Key Studio Sessions Live with Graham Alexander, Find Vienna
10:00 – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Thursday, May 17 Free At Noon
Noon – Joseph Arthur
12:30 – Citizen Cope

The NPR Music Stage
8:30-9 – Father John Misty
9:35-10:05 – Beth Orton
10:45-11:25 – The War On Drugs
12:05-12:45 – Polica

Friday, May 18 Free At Noon with Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson

The NPR Music Stage
8:30-9 – Diego Garcia
9:35-10 – Nada Surf
10:40-11:10 – Good Old War
11:50-12:30 – J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Saturday, May 19 – Listener Appreciation Free At Noon from Penn Park:
12-12:20 – Dex Romweber Duo
12:25-1:05 – Rufus Wainwright
1:15-1:45 – Sons of Fathers
1:55-2:25 – Elle King
2:30-3 – Nick Waterhouse

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Citizen Cope playing two nights at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington in February

Citizen Cope is playing two solo shows at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington on Friday and Saturday, February 17th and 18th. Doors both nights open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $41-$51 including service fees. For more information and to purchase tickets go here. Below, watch a fan video of Cope and his band playing “Hurricane Waters” from his WXPN Free At Noon performance from February 2010.

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Photo Recap: 2011 XPoNential Music Festival, Day 1

Photos by Eric Ashleigh, Mitch Berger, Jaci Downs, and Jim Rinaldi.

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Here’s two reasons why you don’t want to miss Gary Clark Jr. at the XPoNential Music Festival

Every year at the XPoNential Music Festival we introduce you to some new musicians. This year, one of those artists is Gary Clark, Jr. from Austin, Texas. Clark can sing some sweet R&B but mostly he’s a blistering blues and rock artist at heart. Check out the two videos below that from a live performance he did at Bardot in Hollywood, California. Clark recently signed to Warner Brothers records and he peforms on Friday, July 22nd with the North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Joseph Arthur, Citizen Cope, The Smithereens, and locals Nicos Gun, Johnny Miles and The Waywards. Purchase tickets to the festival here.