First Listen

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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Listen Live

Enjoy previews of select, upcoming albums, in their entirety on FIRST LISTEN.

  1. First Listen: Jessica Lea Mayfield, 'Sorry Is Gone'
    A raw, fierce attitude runs through the singer-songwriter's confessional stanzas. More....
  2. First Listen: David Crosby, 'Sky Trails'
    The folk-rock forefather unleashes his inner jazzbo on his sixth solo album. More....
  3. First Listen: Loney Dear, 'Loney Dear'
    Stream Swedish songwriter Emil Svanängen's first new album in six years. More....
  4. Review: The Clientele, 'Music For The Age Of Miracles'
    Stream the sweetly spooky return of the soft-hearted British psych-poppers. More....
  5. Review: Chelsea Wolfe, 'Hiss Spun'
    Chelsea Wolfe's music has always acted as emotional expulsion. If 2015's Abyss dipped into metallic waters, then Hiss Spun is her dark baptism. More....
  6. Review: 'SpongeBob SquarePants: Original Cast Recording'
    The Broadway adaption of the popular cartoon features songs written by The Flaming Lips, T.I., Sara Bareilles, Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and more. More....
  7. Review: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, 'Luciferian Towers'
    Stream the iconic Canadian collective's new album in its entirety. More....
  8. Review: Cut Copy, 'Haiku From Zero'
    The Australian dance-rock veterans return with their finest album in years. More....
  9. Review: Metz, 'Strange Peace'
    The Toronto rock band's third album is an exorcism of nervous energy at a time when it's direly needed. More....
  10. Review: Josh Ritter, 'Gathering'
    Ritter's ninth album rose out of a prolific songwriting binge, and it shows in the breadth of sounds and stories on display. More....