Who brings you to hottest, latest breaking news on your favorite artists? Everybody BUT me, I know I know… But this time I am going to let you find something for yourself that you like. Check out the various acts coming to the hippest Philly nightclub (don’t care where you live, this place is worth the drive, two different stages, a club with a killer restaurant and radio station all in one!)
Be forewarned, with two of my next three posts coming from the World Cafe Live, you might get sick of hearing about it. I highly doubt it, I have been to this place coming up on double digits and there is always something new, something appetizing, and I ALWAYS seem to bump into the artists themselves there.
This place is laid back with top names coming in all the time. If you’re passing through, you must check it out:
To let you know, my next blog will be Adrian Belew at World Cafe Live, then the two-for blog with Laurie Anderson’s album Homeland then her show from the very same tour. At the World Cafe Live.
I told you this place swings, let’s hear what they have to offer:
For Immediate Release: July 20, 2010
While we’ve got a great a stellar summer and fall line-up, here are some big August shows you won’t want to miss:
Alex Band, August 3rd – the former front-man of Billboard chart toppers, The Calling, brings new material to World Cafe Live.
Michael Sembello, August 4th – He’s a Grammy-award winning writer & producer who has written songs for major artists like George Benson, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder, and gained mainstream success for his Flashdancefilm hit “Maniac”. His most recent material blends pop, jazz & bossa nova.
Reconstruction of The Fables: A Tribute to 30 Years of R.E.M, August 5th– This killer rock line-up will perform R.E.M. favorites: Led by IKE, join ChrisSchutz ,The Jellybricks, Joshua Park, Transistor Rodeo, The Rigbees, Tim McGlone and The Turn, Braxton Parker, members of Atomic Square and more for a night celebrating one of the greatest American bands of all time, R.E.M.
Meshell Ndegeocello, August 8th – Meshell comes back to World Cafe Live to perform the Best of her latest release, Bitter and more. A bass playerabove all else, singer-songwriter Meshell brings her signature warm, fat, and melodic groove to everything she does and has appeared alongside the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Alanis Morrisette, James Blood Ulmer, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tony Allen, John Medeski, Billy Preston, and Chaka Khan.
Susana Baca, August 9th – This Grammy Award-winning Peruvian singer is well known for her revival of Afro-Peruvian music. NPR says “Susana Baca is one of the great voices of modern Peru .”
WXPN welcomes Beth Orton, August 13th – Support: Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon, Charlotte Kemp Muhl) – Beth Orton is a Brit Award-winning English singer-songwriter who has released five albums to great critical international acclaim. Known for her much imitated sound which mixed elements of folk and electronica, she is also renowned for her collaborations with the Chemical Brothers, and also for her albums Central Reservationand the UK top 10 hit Daybreaker. This will be a special acoustic performance!
WXPN welcomes The English Beat with Bad Manners, August 16th – England ’s ska-revival, reggae, funk masters return to Downstairs Live!
Lee “Scratch” Perry, August 19th – Jamaica ’s Grammy Award-winning dub & reggae icon is touring in support of his new album “Repentance”. Lionize supports.
Admiral Radley with Hooray for Earth, August 23rd – Members of Grandaddy & Earlimart make up this great new indie band heralded by NPR.
End of release.
Hopefully you can find something in the lineup of acts World Cafe Live features, and if you get tickets to any of the artist’s shows above, be sure to head over the this site’s sale pages for these artists and make sure your collections are up to date.
You never know what these artists might play in such a finely tuned, intimate room.