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June 27, 2006
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NPR Music and WXPN Philadelphia Present Live Online Concert with Jose Gonzalez, Juana Molina and Psapp, July 1
Washington, D.C. -– NPR Music's and WXPN Philadelphia's free, live online concerts, available at www.NPR.org/music, continue with performances by Jose Gonzalez, Juana Molina and Psapp on Saturday, July 1.
The concert will be streamed live from World Cafe Live, the premier contemporary music venue located in the same building as the WXPN studio facility in Philadelphia. In addition to live streaming starting at approximately 7:30pm (ET), the concert will be archived on www.NPR.org/music which allows fans to enjoy the full concert on-demand, any time.
Swedish singer/songwriter Jose Gonzalez, headlines the concert with opening acts Juana Molina and Psapp. Gonzalez's first album, Veneer, was released in the U.S. in 2005 and his song "Crosses" appeared in the season-ending episode of Fox's "The OC." He released his second album, Stay in the Shade in January 2006. Additionally, Molina is a singer/songwriter from Argentina and her most recent release, Son, debuted in May 2006. English indie rock duo Psapp released their second album, The Only thing I Ever Wanted, in June 2006 and their song "Cosy in the Rocket" is the theme song for ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."
Earlier this year, NPR Music expanded its partnership with WXPN Philadelphia to offer weekly, live online concerts every Friday. To date, the Friday series has featured 13 live events including performances by Alejandro Escovedo, Keb Mo and Mason Jennings, Birdie Busch, Umphrey's McGee, James Hunter and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Subsequent concerts' audio is available for live online streaming every Friday at 12Noon (ET), then is archived permanently for on-demand listening as streaming audio on the web site.
NPR Music's hit audio webcasts launched in January 2005 and have featured 28 live events to date. With listener response from around the world, the concerts have showcased an eclectic group of performers including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Brown, the White Stripes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Lucinda Williams and David Gray.
The NPR Music series' next concert features pop/indie rock duo The Fiery Furnaces on Friday, June 30. Their fourth and most recent album, Bitter Tea, was released in April 2006. The concert will be streamed live from Washington, D.C.'s prestigious 9:30 Club. In addition to live streaming, the concert will be archived on www.NPR.org/music for on-demand streaming.
For information on the upcoming concerts and to hear the archived concerts, please visit NPR.org/music
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