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

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

XPoNential Radio

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


Phedre Photo credit: Maya Fuhr
Sense Of Place: Toronto - Phedre Another Highly Recommended New Band

We have another World Cafe: Next band from Toronto for our Sense of Place series on that Canadian city. They are the synth-laden oozy outrageousness of Phedre.
Singer Daniel Lee and bassist April Aliermo named the band after Nancy Sinatra’s alter-ego in the classic duet with Lee Hazelwood, “Some Velvet Morning.” They released their second album Golden Age this fall.

Session Setlist
Ancient Nouveau

Recent Release:Golden Age
Release Date:October 2013
Label: Daps Records