WXPN’s annual NON-COMMvention is really an insidery type deal — a place for music programmers from non-commercial/independent/triple-A radio stations from all over the country to gather for panel discussions and performances by big-name talent. Every night (and some afternoons) from May 17 to 19 features acts with new or coming-soon records. Some of them never play a venue this small.
But Pat, you say, I’m not in the biz. How can I see Wednesday’s Blondie/Ani Difranco/Chicano Batman gig, for example?
Check it out: There are still some tickets available for XPN members. And if you’re not one, I bet you know one.
HERE’S THE FULL LINEUP:
Wednesday, May 17
Downstairs: Brent Cobb, Ani Difranco, Blondie, Chicano Batman
Upstairs: The National Reserve, The Districts, Bash & Pop, Greg Graffin
Thursday, May 18
Free @ Noon: Nancy & Beth, The Pixies
Downstairs: Kyle Craft, Mondo Cozmo , The Mavericks, Gov’t Mule
Upstairs: Baskery, Laura Marling, Real Estate, Ron Gallo
Friday, May 19
Free @ Noon: ALA.NI, Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band
Downstairs: Holly Macve, Lo Moon, The Dream Syndicate, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
Upstairs: The Growlers, Benjamin Booker, Hurray For The Riff Raff
All shows at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.