The lineup has been annnounced for the Non-Comm Convention to be held at the World Cafe Live from June 3-5. Headliners include U Penn grad John Legend teaming with Philadelphia hip-hop band The Roots, New York Times-sanctioned indie titans The National, Jersey rockers Gaslight Anthem, and New Orleans horn hero Trombone Shorty, among many others. Non-Comm is a WXPN-hosted radio industry gathering of Non-Commercial stations, but the proceeedings are open to the public with a $75 ticket - or 2 for $100 - gaining access to all shows and panels. Tickets can be had here. A full schedule is here.
That's the same weekend, of course, as The Roots Picnic, which will take place at the Festival Pier on June 5. Along with Vampire Weekend, Mayer Hawthorne, and Ghostface, Raekwon and Method Man of the Wu Tang Clan, the Picnic on the tarmac will also feature The Roots and Legend, whose covers album, Wake Up, includes versions of Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes' "Wake Up Everybody" and Donny Hathaway's "Little Ghetto Boy." Both Wake Up - whose title, as Rolling Stone reported, was inspired by the Arcade Fire - and The Roots' long awaited How I Got Over are allegedly coming out in June.
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