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DJ Brother Mister is the alter-ego of renowned Philly jazz musician Christian McBride. A recipient of three Grammys, McBride is one of the most successful and widely acclaimed bassists and composers of his generation, having performed and worked with the likes of D’Angelo, James Brown, Questlove, and Paul McCartney. As DJ Brother Mister, McBride switches things up, jumping behind a turntable and spinning a variety of R&B, funk, and soul hits, all while playing along with his bass. Tonight, he’s bringing the party to World Cafe Life. You won’t want to forget your dancing shoes for this one. Tickets can be found over at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
As we announced earlier this week, indie faves Frankie Cosmos will be returning to Philadelphia tonight at the First Unitarian Church in support of their new EP Fit Me In. The tracks on this new record are short and punchy, and their show tonight should be just as energetic. Get tickets and show information at the XPN Concert Calendar, and check out Fit Me In after the jump. Continue reading →
Revered singer Graham Nash is stopping by World Cafe Live for two nights, on February 18th and 19th, as part of his upcoming “This Path Tonight” tour.
The rock and roll hall of famer is also set to release This Path Tonight, his first album of original material in fourteen years, in April 2016.
Hershey, PA was put on the musical map back in 1989 thanks to the indie pop songs of The Ocean Blue. Still in high school when they signed their first deal with Sire Records, the four-piece went on to release several widely acclaimed albums including Cerulean and their self-titled debut – both of which the band will perform tonight at World Cafe Live.
Living in Sudan, London and Ohio would be an interesting way to grow up. Playing in session bands with the likes of Eleanor Friedberger, Caribou and Of Montreal would be interesting. Performing and recording music with such varying genre influences as free jazz, funk rock, krautrock and Sudanese pop is interesting. In full Ahmed Gallad, better known as Sinkane, is interesting, and tonight he will bring all these life experience and influences to Johnny Brenda’s. To get tickets or for more information head to the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
You may know singer-songwriter Lera Lynn from her role on this season’s True Detective, where she played the sultry bar singer or you may know her simply from her masterful second album The Avenues. Either way you will not want to miss her intimate performance tonight at World Café Live alongside special guest Anna Bergendahl. For more information on the show tonight click here. Continue reading →
If Sun Club‘s live performance is anything like the chaos of their music videos, then their show tonight at Kung Fu Necktie will be tons of fun. The Baltimore five-piece wields their instruments to make happy and poppy, lo-fi tunes. Catch them tonight at Kung Fu Necktie; get tickets and show info at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch their wacky music video for “Tropicoller Lease” after the jump. Continue reading →
South African multi-instrumentalist Andrew Lipke will be performing with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia tonight at World Café Live. This exciting collaboration is part of the Intersect event which aims to celebrate the combination of genres by bringing together the chamber orchestra with some of the most gifted musical talents in the Philadelphia area. Tonight they will be with Andrew Lipke, who has made a name for himself as a critically-acclaimed arranger, producer, composer and performer. Continue reading →
Not many blue-collar artists made it onto the White House’s summer playlists curated by POTUS himself. In fact, only one DIY style artist, Low Cut Connie, made the cut of the two twenty-song playlists. The Philly rock band’s frontman Adam Weiner told Digital Music News that he wrote the song, “Boozophilia,” about “all these lunatics and weird-balls and gorgeous individuals who populate dank barrooms all over the USA. People with big hearts and busted up dreams and dirty jokes and so much love.” Low Cut Connie released their third studio record, Hi Honey, in April of this year. You won’t want to miss their wild performance tonight at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. Images and videos of the band’s performances show Weiner standing on his piano bench while he slams the keys and sings. Get tickets and more show information here. And watch Low Cut Connie’s video for “Boozophilia” below. Continue reading →