Events

WXPN Free at Noon-Live Broadcast

World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Every Friday at noon, WXPN brings live music to the air with the Free At Noon Concert series at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

From NPR Music and WXPN, hear a live mix of roots rock, folk, country and more every week! Shows are free and open to the public, though registration is required at XPN.org. Registration begins one week in advance of each show (Friday at 1), while XPN members can signup the Thursday before. If you can't make it, the show is broadcast live on-air and on the internet at XPN.org. Made possible by XPN members and Comcast.

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 Lancaster Ave, Ardmore PA 19003

Tommy Conwell broke onto the Philadelphia music scene in 1984 when he and his band Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers played JC Dobbs at 3rd and South. The band had a #1 US mainstream rock hit in 1988 with "I'm Not Your Man." The band, consisting of Tommy Conwell (guitar, vocals), Chris Day (rhythm guitar) Paul Slivka (stand up bass), Rob Miller (keyboards) and Jimmy Hannum (drums), was known for its raw, high energy live performances. Conwell quickly rose to the top of the Philly rock and roll food chain by providing long, sweaty, funny, bluesy and often transcendent shows that audiences ate up as something different from what they were being offered elsewhere. Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers made the hugely popular independent album Walking on the Water, and two albums for Columbia Records, Rumble and Guitar Trouble. The band was featured in Rolling Stone magazine, performed live on The American Music Awards, Late Night with David Letterman, and the Arsenio Hall Show.

GRAHAM ALEXANDER AND CO.

The Vault, 150 S White Horse Pike, Berlin Nj 08009

With a style incredibly eclectic and signature, Graham Alexander's life has been dedicated to performing, composing and producing music from an early age. Graham's upbringing brought in an incredibly diverse palette of pop artists from Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and American folk music of the early 20th century, to Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and 2Pac Shakur. Born in a severely depressed post-industrial Camden, N.J., Graham's first guitar was picked from the garbage on account of not being able to afford one on his own. From that point, he and music of every kind became inseparable. Having grown up with the birth and progression of the internet (and the vast media availability it granted the world), Graham never saw music as something that needed to be genre-based. As a songwriter, he preferred the freedom of writing what struck his mind as interesting at the moment rather than adhering to a trend. This fearless and rebellious attitude towards genre bending pushed him to produce and self release his first album in 2011 to rave reviews (quickly becoming a cult classic). Critics and fans alike lauded the album for its neo-retro sensibility coupling irresistibly catchy songs with organic and incredibly detailed production. Spotify's top 100 songs chosen by fans playlist even included the first single from the album "Biggest Fan" at #6 in its 2011 list. Shortly after, Graham Alexander with his band toured in support of the album, building the brand one set of ears at a time. Graham formed his band of nearly 15 years while he was still in middle school--a rare feat in this day and age. Their commitment to touring and their history at such a young age makes Graham Alexander & Co. an incredibly special phenomenon in the live music world today. Additionally, they pride themselves on performing without the assistance of sequences or backing tracks that are all too common in live acts today. In addition to his career as a solo artist, Graham's passion for performance was nurtured by his work on Broadway as an actor, musician, and musical director in various productions at the Neil Simon, Brooks Atkinson, and St James theaters in New York City. It was during his tenure there that he began work on his forthcoming sophomore album.

In 2008 Graham formed LAIR Media as a parent company for the ventures of his touring production, as well as the administration of his own publishing rights. Through LAIR, he eventually formed a recording division which established studios in NJ for commercial recording production. After acquiring many former long sold brands from GE's casted-off RCA portfolio, Graham reorganized Radio Corporation of America as their parent company returning it to Camden, NJ. In 2014, Graham merged his production and administration facilities while developing products for the company’s Victor Talking Machine Co., Victrola, His Master’s Voice, and Little Nipper brands. The recording division issued Graham’s sophomore release, 'Repeat Deceiver,' on December 19, 2014 on the revived Victor Talking Machine Co. label.

Front To Back: Beatles 1

The Vault, 150 S White Horse Pike, Berlin Nj 08009

Victor is proud to present a performance of The Beatles’ greatest compositions with note for note performances from its acclaimed cast of musicians. Join veterans of Decades Live! and BROADWAY as they pay tribute to one of influential bands of all time, The Beatles. Join Graham Alexander, Zachary Harski, Keith Hohing, and friends as they tackle The Beatles’ music with orchestral precision. Bring your own and witness complex songs from "She Loves You", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand", to “Let It Be”, and "Hey Jude" as they are recreated in stunning detail entirely LIVE.

Front To Back: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Vault, 150 S White Horse Pike, Berlin Nj 08009

Victor is proud to present a performance of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper in its entirety with note for note performances from its acclaimed cast of musicians. Join veterans of Decades Live! and BROADWAY as they pay tribute to one of The Beatles’ greatest albums, Sgt. Pepper. Join Graham Alexander and the Victor Company Players as they tackle Sgt. Pepper from side A to side B with orchestral precision. Bring your own and witness complex songs like "A Day In The Life", "When I’m Sixty Four", “Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite", “She’s Leaving Home”, and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" as they are recreated in stunning detail entirely LIVE.