NonComm 2018

WXPN’s Annual Festival Features Music the Matters

The 2018 Non-Commercial Radio Convention (NonCommvention), a whirlwind of music and discussion, descended upon World Café Live at WXPN Studios in Philadelphia for the 18th straight year last week.  Once again, proving the power of music.

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Get the 411 on Big Something’s The Otherside

Check Out Our Quick Interview with Nick MacDaniels

Hey there – welcome to our first 411 Interview, where we get the scoop on Big Something’s new album, The Otherside, in a quick 4:11.   Today we share a insightful conversation with singer Nick MacDaniels.

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The Cars Debut Album Turns 40

We Celebrate the Iconic Album by Selecting the Best Song

40 years ago this week, The Cars released their amazing debut album.  At the time, no one realized how timeless that 1978 release would be, but today it remains as relevant and compelling as ever.  The album featured nine songs, with no weak links to be found.

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Dead Poet Society – Touch

Powerful New Rock From So Cal

Dead Poet Society are a distinctive rock band that deserves to be on your new music radar. Earlier today, the Boston natives, turned So Cal denizens, premiered their infectious new song “Touch,” and the track is worthy of your attention.

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Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent – Fail To Learn

Compelling New Rock From Tampa / St. Pete

I recently caught Jordan Esker at the Florida Music Festival, both solo, and with his full band The Hundred Percent. I came away from the event impressed by his soulful, guitar rock and was looking forward to the release of his new album Fail To Learn last week.

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Actual Pain from Good Charlotte

New Single from the Alt-Rock Legends

We got our ragtag group of music reviewers, The Union of Dunces back to listen to the new offering from Good Charlotte, “Actual Pain.”  The band has begun to fade from the rock scene over the past five years after the marginally received Your Authority.  They are about to release their seventh studio album Generation Rx and our crew was anxious to see what we had in store…

Generation Rx hits the streets on September 14th, and we will be waiting to check it out, as this band has certainly earned the right for another chance…

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New Music From Five Finger Death Punch

Sham Pain – FFDP

Our esteemed panel of experts, The Union of Dunces is back to take a listen to the new single from Five Finger Death Punch. Lead singer Ivan Moody has been through a ton of crap the past few years, primarily around his addiction problems. It almost broke the band apart, but here they are with new music, as they tour the country. We’ll let our panel decide whether it was worth the wait…

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Marching On – The Alarm Are Back

New Song, New Album, New US Tour

The Alarm just might be my favorite band ever.  It’s a painful admission, because the Welsh rockers were making meaningful rock ‘n roll music and surging in popularity, when in 1991, lead singer Mike Peters, literally walked off stage in a Blaze of Glory. That moment quickly and shockingly ended their ascent to the pantheon of rock bands almost as soon as it began.

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