Tag: World Cafe Live
Mar. 10, 2017
Chicago’s Noname sells out World Cafe Live concert
Despite the moniker, Chicago rapper Noname is gaining nationwide fame.
Mar. 10, 2017
Vanessa Carlton to “walk through each album” at WCL show
Vanessa Carlton, famous for her 2002 hit song “A Thousand Miles,” still has an active music career as a singer-songwriter, believe it or not. Since her platinum-selling debut album “Be Not Nobody,” released through major label A&M Records, she has switched to an indie label and released four studio albums.
Feb. 17, 2017
Madaila, Busty and the Bass get funky at World Cafe Live
With all the great funk music coming out, it’s refreshing when a band can capture all the groove of great funk while creating a truly unique sound. Busty and the Bass, a nine-piece funk band from Montreal, showed Philadelphia that they can do exactly that while headlining at World Cafe Live on Feb. 8.
Jan. 27, 2017
Former ‘Voice’ contestants Luke Wade, Matt McAndrew come to WCL
Luke Wade, a contestant on season 7 of NBC’s “The Voice,” made a tour stop in Philadelphia to perform at World Cafe Live Jan. 19. Alongside Wade on the tour was a fellow “The Voice” alum and Philly native, Matt McAndrew.
Oct. 28, 2016
Major and the Monbacks grace upstairs WCL stage
At World Cafe Live the basement serves as a mid-sized concert venue, while the ground floor takes the form of a restaurant, serving hot food and live music. This floor is typically reserved for lesser known, casual, yet incredibly talented musicians.
Jul. 8, 2016
Judith Hill, Ginger Coyle bust out the soul at World Cafe Live
Judith Hill performed at WXPN’s World Cafe Live with Ginger Coyle as her opener June 21. Both Hill and Coyle are rising soul stars. Although their styles may differ slightly from one another, both still keep the audience emotionally involved.
May. 13, 2016
Wilmington World Cafe Live to host Trashcan Sinatras
The Scottish band Trashcan Sinatras will bring melodious indie pop to World Cafe Live Wilmington next Friday, May 20. Their performance will feature their new album, “Wild Pendulum,” which debuts May 13.
Apr. 29, 2016
Jazz trio GoGo Penguin scintillates at World Cafe Live
On the night of April 25, Drexel students were swarming the Daskalakis Athletic Center to see the one and only Bernie Sanders give a speech. I was several blocks away, at the World Cafe Live on Penn’s campus. The performers that night were GoGo Penguin, an experimental jazz trio from Manchester, UK. It’s almost unfair to call them a jazz band though, since their unique style blends together so many different genres. One review I read for their new album “Man Made Object” aptly described their music as “acoustic electronica,” which sounds nonsensical and yet perfectly fits their sound.
Apr. 29, 2016
NPR’s Tiny Desk features local artists at World Cafe Live
March 19, at WXPN’s World Cafe Live from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM, National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Tiny Desk Series” kicked off its first concert of the year. Hosted by WXPN Program Director Bruce Warren and NPR Music’s Bob Boilen, it featured three acts, each presenting a different style and genre of music, demonstrating vast appeal to a diverse audience.
Mar. 3, 2016
3rd Planet Festival will be held in Drexel Alumnus’ memory
The Emily and Yvonne Selke Memorial Fund will host the Third Planet Festival at The World Cafe Life March 19. Emily, a 2013 Drexel alumnus, and her mother, Yvonne, were aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 on March 24, 2015 when the plane crashed in the French Alps, leaving no survivors. On the one year anniversary of the crash, Emily and Yvonne’s friends and family are presenting this musical festival to honor their memories and celebrate their lives.