Posts Tagged ‘concerts’

The group Dawes, led by Taylor Goldsmith, electrified several hundred fans at the Friday free-at-noon concert. Goldsmith saluted WXPN and local fans for having fueled the band’s success. an audio link to the concert is here and, for the first time, a webcast of the free-at-noon will be up in about a week (dawes).   […]


Tim Rogers, lead singer of the Australian group You Am I, was vulgar, frenetic and the total crowd-pleaser as he at times channeled Jagger on day 3 of the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle.


Actor, director, writer and now recording artist Tim Robbins performed with his Rogues Gallery Band at WXPN’s free at noon concert at World Cafe Live on Friday, 7/29/11. The music was good and the band seemed jubilant, genuinely enjoying the performance and the robust welcome provided by more than 200 in the audience. The Rogues […]


Singer Steve Forbert — microphone obscuring his tongue in cheek — announces that one lucky purchaser of a CD after the show will get a copy of a book by a writer named Sarah “Pal-in.” The offer was met with general laughter during an evening concert Saturday in Bryn Mawr, Pa.


Aaron Neville oozes lyrics before a standing-room only crowd at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, on June 25, 2011. The fingers on the sax belong to brother Charles Neville.  Video of “It’s All Right” at this link.


Steve Forbert performed before several hundred Main Line-restrained but appreciative fans Saturday night as part of the Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts program. I’ve been attending Forbert concerts since 1979 and he smiled more during this one than at any I’ve ever seen. He’s one of the hardest-working small-venue performers and has cultivated a steady following […]


Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter plays with the unbridled exuberance of someone who loves what he does and feels his life is in the right place at the right time. Friday that place was World Cafe Live at WXPN radio in Philadelphia, where several hundred people gathered for the weekly free-at-noon concert. The performance is posted on […]