Exciting experimental British singer and songwriter Laura Mvula graced the World Cafe Live stage and delivered a haunting performance on Saturday night of Non-COMM. Her LP Sing to the Moon was released in March, and you can listen to her set in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player).
World Cafe Live
Awash in moving acoustic arrangements and stunning harmonies, The Lone Bellow captivated the crowd at the 2013 Non-COMMvention. They sang selections from their self-released self-titled debut and packed what appeared to be the entire attendance of Non-COMM into World Cafe Live’s upstairs stage, raising the room’s collective temperature to a fever pitch. Listen to the band’s set in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player).
Without a doubt the loudest band to take the upstairs cafe stage in all of Non-COMM, Nashville rock barn-burners Wild Features played a raucous set of Americana-infused rock, something between the Allmans and Led Zeppelin. Their self-titled debut LP comes out in August. Check out their setlist from Non-COMM below, and listen to their performance in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player). Continue reading
With just his guitar and his voice, Bay Area by way of Mississippi songwriter John Murry played an emotional, powerful set Wednesday night at Non-COMM. Playing an assortment of songs from his current LP The Graceless Age, he also threw in a stirring cover of “What Jail Is Like” by The Afghan Whigs. See Murry’s setlist below and listen to his performance in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player). Continue reading
Portland retro group Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside showed the Non-COMM crowd its rockability in a feisty set that closed out Wednesday night. The band is touring behind its latest LP Untamed Beast; check out the setlist below and listen to the performance in its entirety here (via the WXPN media player). Continue reading