The Lounge at World Cafe Live

  • Annie Hart Goes Ambient (11/30 at WCL)

    You may know Annie Hart as a composer of synth-heavy, postmodern pop jams, both as one-third of Au Revoir Simone and, since 2017, a solo artist.  However, her latest solo effort, Everything Pale Blue, which dropped this May, took Hart in a different direction.  In the middle of lockdown...
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan: “A little too weird?” (11/9 at WCL, for WXPN members)

    “I had the greatest thing in the world that could ever happen to me happen.  Elton John somehow came across my new record and called me up and asked if he could play piano on my next record,” Aaron Lee Tasjan tells me, laughing, after asking him if he’s...
  • Saleka: “This feels like our hometown venue.” (10/13, 11/17, and 12/8 at WCL)

    Saleka is not exactly a household name just yet, but there’s a good chance that you’ve recently heard a song or two of hers.  This summer, the Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter released “Remain,” a song that she wrote and recorded for big screen thriller Old by M. Night Shyamalan (Saleka’s own...
  • Lindsey Stirling Talks Performance, Gratitude, and Comic Books

    “One of my favorite things about my fans is how eclectic and diverse they are.  I’ll have ravers in the back that are spinning lights, little girls in tutus, and older couples that just love violin.  Sometimes I’ll see the line for the meet-and-greet and be like, ‘Who are...
  • Squirrel Flower: “I’d tell people to come see me play live.” (Tues. at WCL)

    It’s hard to imagine a bigger change in setting than going from a DIY/BYOB batting cage in Kensington to a dinner theatre listening room on the campus of UPenn, but that just happens to be the case for folky singer/songstress Ella O’Connor Williams — better known as Squirrel Flower...
  • TRY to Celebrate the Holidays, This Wednesday with Julia Nunes and Elizabeth and the Catapult

    Although I’ve never been a fan of the holidays, I am inclined to believe that they can be fun… based on The Holidays CAN Be Fun co-headlining Tour, coming to us courtesy of long-time PHILTHY friend and exceptionally quirky piano-pop singer/songwriter extraordinaire Elizabeth and the Catapult and YouTube-star-turned-exceptionally-soulful-indie-popper, Julia...