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2014 XPoNential Music Festival Subaru

Friday, Jul 25 12:00p
World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA

presented by Subaru

Three day music extravaganza on the Camden Waterfront where the WXPN community gathers every year to enjoy an unrivaled mix of heritage and emerging artists. A family friendly event with the Kids Corner garden (at the Camden Childrens Garden) on Saturday and Sunday. Also Saturday and Sunday performances at the Susquehanna Bank Center (SBC) are included with the purchase of a 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass.

Beck, Ryan Adams, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, Dawes, The Districts, Ingrid
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Beck
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His grandfather, Al Hansen, helped found the Fluxus art movement of the 1960s; his mom, Bibbe Hansen, acted in Andy Warhol movies and performed in punk-rock bands; and his dad, David Campbell, is a session player-string arranger who's worked with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones....
Joan Osborne
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In 1995, it was difficult to escape the jangly ballad "One of Us," with its insanely catchy chorus, quasi-mystical lyrics, and soulful delivery. The song made Joan Osborne a star, but hardly an overnight sensation, as the Kentucky-born singer had been honing her chops in New York bars for years, singing the kind of bluesy, folky pop that would make her major label debut, RELISH, so universally beloved....
Old 97's
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Since the Old 97's roared out of Dallas more than fifteen years ago, they have blazed a trail through alt-country and power-pop, led by the piercingly observant lyrics of lead singer Rhett Miller....
Ryan Adams
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Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with the cocky brashness of a garage rocker, Ryan Adams is at once one of the few artists to emerge from the alt-country scene to achieve mainstream commercial success and the one who most strongly refused to be defined by the genre, leaping from one spot to another stylistically while following his increasingly prolific muse....
Jenny Lewis
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Born in Las Vegas in early 1977, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis is one of indie rock's most popular ingénues, known for her work as the primary vocalist of Rilo Kiley as well as her solo albums, guest appearances, and duo with boyfriend Johnathan Rice....
Jackie Greene
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Discovered at an open mike when Dig Music's owner happened to be there, singer/songwriter Jackie Greene is a captivating performer who works well in simple, sparse environments. Signing to the label almost immediately, the California native worked countless clubs and bars before his discovery, a fact made more interesting when it's considered that he was a teenager during that time....
Man Man
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Based in Philadelphia but also spending time in New York, Man Man feature Honus Honus (vocals/synthesizer), Tiberius Lyn (drums), Clint Killingsworth (bass), and Steven Dufala (guitar/trumpet)....
Rodrigo y Gabriela
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Before they became the most visible flamenco duo of the early 2000s, guitarists Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero bonded over heavy metal while growing up in Mexico City. They combined their talents for a time in the metal group Tierra Acida, playing around D....
Band of Horses
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Emerging in 2004 with a blend of woodsy, midtempo rock and reverb-laden vocals, Band of Horses gained an audience in their native Northwest before Everything All the Time made them indie rock darlings....
Ingrid Michaelson
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Staten Island singer-songwriter with a breezy jazz-folk style. ~ Rovi
Dawes
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California-based roots rock band Dawes consists of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), Wylie Weber (bass), and Alex Casnoff (guitar). Formed in the Los Angeles suburb of North Hills, the unit was heavily influenced by the gentle, acoustic-based trappings and rich vocal harmony of the Laurel Canyon sound (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell), as well as by the shambling, romanticized Americana of the Band....
Hurray for the Riff Raff
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New Orleans-based indie folk outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff were formed by singer/songwriter/banjo player Alynda Lee, a Bronx-raised Puerto Rican troubadour who left home at 17 to ride the rails and eventually landed in the Big Easy....
The Districts
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The Districts are a four-piece indie rock band from the small town of Lititz, Pennsylvania. The group formed in 2009 while members Rob Grote, Mark Larson, Connor Jacobus, and Braden Lawrence were all still in high school....
Bear's Den
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Andrew Davie, Kev Jones & Joey Haynes tearing it up.
Location & Nearby Info
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-1400
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Mar 05, 2008 - jimmyh on Beck
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I've enjoyed Beck's music since he first became well-known in the 90's, and he continues to create interesting music in a style of his own. In the early days he was not afraid to experiment, and his unique ideas yielded ear-opening results. These days he seems to be struggling to keep up his momentum, but he is still a talented musician who is good at his craft.

Jan 24, 2008 - barbaraininmarin on Ryan Adams
Ryan in San Rafael Jan 23

During the beginning of the show I felt as though I was witnessing an artist at the top of his game. The band was incredibly tight, the delivery was crisp, and the craftmanship of his songwriting came through brilliantly. A couple of things were to note : he has 'mood lighting' aka: there are no lights to highlight the performers other than some muted soft ambient lights and 'rotating' circles that at times caught his face and moved away. At first it was strange, but I accepted it as part of the "artistry" and how he chose to deliver his music. It was, however, lost on some of the paying crowd, who shouted out 'show your face'...from there it was as if Ryan was perturbed that the marin crowd wouldn't be 'enlightened' enough to know this was by design, and he began to state as much, encouraging the yeller to go see Coldplay if the wanted lighting. Ryan then whipped into a rousing number, at the end of which he apologized for the outburst, and that he in fact thought highly of coldplay...I got the sense he didn't feel the same about the marin crowd as they continued to banter him for a particular song or convey how much they loved him, he seemed to want nothing of it and instead went on to discuss with the audience his troubled digestive system, his apparent bad choice off the dinner menu, and apologized to those in the front row as he "blasted a hole in the bench seat" of the piano. I thought we in the audience deserved it... He played for 2 full hours and didn't cover some of his most well known numbers, he stormed between soft hearfelt love tear jerkers to string-bending, mind-numbing dissonance that reeked of jimmy hendrix meets metallica. I personally enjoyed the ride, and thought the crowd was simply too perplexed (or too complex) to know what to do with the message...people were simply quiet on the way out the door. I'd see him again and am a bigger advocate after seeing him live, I just wish people in these audiences that feel the need to yell crap out at performers in the hopes of a close personal connection would stay in thier cars and sing along to the CD...it is disruptive, especially to someone such as ryan adams, who can present a story with such a gentle vulnerabilty. No he didn't play "It takes two" probably because he was sick of us..but to have some fucker shout "Your So Hot" or "Play BlahBlahBlah" deserves to have ryan 'blast' them from the stage with whatever he has, especially after some bad pork.

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