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World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801
302-994-1400
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      The English Beat
    • The Beat (known in North America as The English Beat and Australia as The British Beat) has been on the music scene since 1979. The group fuses soul, reggae, ska, pop and punk into a unique and danceable sound that made them one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Ska movement. Dave Wakeling fronts the US version of the band; Ranking Roger, the English version, yet both tour frequently worldwide.
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      Wilmo Wednesdays
    • Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    • Gable Music Ventures presents a curated variety show featuring a diverse array of live music, comedy, poetry, storytelling and other kinds of performance art.
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      Paula Cole
    • Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    • Paula Cole has received multiple Grammy nominations, including one for Producer of the Year, recognizing her as the first woman in Grammy history to ever receive this honor. Selling approximately three million albums and performing with music icons Peter Gabriel and Dolly Parton are just a few of her highlights. She continues to write, produce, record and perform heartfelt, meaningful, lasting music that defies categorization.
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      Gooch & the Motion
    • Thursday, May 5, 2016
    • Gooch & the Motion is an eclectic New Jersey band headed up by guitarist/singer Ryan "Gooch" Nelson.
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      The Peek-A-Boo Revue
    • Friday, May 6, 2016
    • This high energy variety revue features comedy, music, strip tease and full scale musical numbers. It's always scandalous, often irreverent and definitely cheese ball fun to be had by all.
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      Point to Point After Party With Montana Wildaxe
    • Sunday, May 8, 2016
    • Montana Wildaxe is a dynamic psychedelic/roots rock jam band that has been a mainstay in the Delaware music scene for over 25 years. All top-notch musicians with great improvisational skills, Montana plays music from the Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Allman Bros., Neil Young, Bob Dylan, along with a wide range of blues and R&B styles.
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      Kiefer Sutherland
    • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    • Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, starring in movies like "Stand By Me," "The Lost Boys," "Flatliners," "A Few Good Men" and perhaps most famously, the TV series "24." A multi-talented performer, in recent years he has turned his attention to music. Together with his friend Jude Cole, he put together an 11-song debut album, "Down in a Hole," to be released in the summer of 2016. He's currently touring in support of the project.
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      Hey Monea!
    • Thursday, May 12, 2016
    • With bassist Adam Orin on board, the Monea brothers (Dan and Nate) have created a unique sound that blends diverse influences of all genres but comes out sounding all their own. Dan's unique tenor and blues-influenced guitar playing is the basis for a core traditional rock sound, but the band's quest for groove and dynamic has led them to incorporate rhythms from all genres including ska, reggae, motown soul and straight up Zeppelin riff-rock.
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      Graham Parker
    • Thursday, May 12, 2016
    • Graham Parker was one of the most successful singer/songwriters to emerge from England's pub-rock scene in the '70s. Drawing comparative inspiration from Van Morrison and the Rolling Stones, Parker added his own flavor of fused folk and rock 'n' roll, highlighted by his indignant passion, biting sarcasm and bristling anger. Just a bit more laid back these days, Parker is also a novelist. His recent album, 'Your Country,' was issued in March 2004.
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      Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
    • Friday, May 13, 2016
    • Pop and rock singer/songwriter, Christine Havrilla, is a Philadelphia native. She has a total of six studio albums, three EPs, and over a decade of touring under her belt.
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      Animal Collective
    • Friday, May 13, 2016 Sold Out
    • Animal Collective is a critically acclaimed indie group that pushes the boundaries of pop music. From deliciously skewed ballads to ethereal soundscapes to frenetic rhythms, Animal Collective is constantly evolving, exploring the outer edges for new and exhilarating sounds.
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      Keep It Dark: An Evening of Genesis
    • Saturday, May 14, 2016
    • Keep It Dark performs a career-spanning tribute to one of rock music's most influential bands. The show focuses equally on pre- and post-Gabriel eras and will prove to be a wonderful night for Genesis fans. A sub-set of Delaware's premier tribute band In the Light, Keep It Dark includes members Joe Trainor (vocals, keys), Andy Favor (guitar), Christian Salcedo (bass) and Matt Urban (drums).
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      Amos Lee
    • Monday, May 16, 2016 Sold Out
    • Taking inspiration from soul greats, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, and folk legends, John Prine and Dave Van Ronk, Amos Lee directs his music with a spirit and presence rooted in American tradition. Amos delivers a unique brand of folk-soul music that aims to unite, uplift, and inspire. The "folk" side is reflected in his nimble acoustic guitar playing and the intimacy of his live performances. The "soul" strain comes through in the engaging song-poetry of his lyrics and in what the Philadelphia Inquirer described as his "easygoing voice" and "raw, unedited emotion."
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      Malcolm Bruce
    • Monday, May 16, 2016
    • Malcolm Bruce, the son of Cream's Jack Bruce, grew up immersed in a musical environment, hearing and experiencing some of the finest musicians around. He is currently a touring artist himself, performing with his father, as part of of Sons of Cream (with will Johns, Kofi Baker and Chris Page), or solo gigs.
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      The Trashcan Sinatras
    • Friday, May 20, 2016
    • At their high point through the early '90s, the sound of Scotland's Trashcan Sinatras proudly reclaimed the joyous pop sound of such early '80s bands as the Bluebells, Orange Juice and Aztec Camera. Releasing three albums and a few EPs, the group returns in 2004 with 'Weightlifting.'
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      A Night of Stardust: David Bowie Remembered
    • Saturday, May 21, 2016
    • 10 area vocalists perform 25 of the music legend's greatest songs, accompanied by a live band under the direction of Joe Trainor. Featured songs will span Bowie's catalog, from "Space Oddity" to "Lazarus," making for a memorable show no fan will want to miss. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Support Community of Delaware, a statewide nonprofit program that provides cancer support programs to participants at no cost.
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      Super 91.7 WMPH Fundraiser
    • Friday, May 27, 2016
    • Super 91.7, WMPH is Mount Pleasant High School's public radio station, offering multi-genre music, live MPH sports simulcasts, state government news and NPR programming. WMPH's engineer and teacher, Mr. Paul Wishengrad, guides and instructs students from the Brandywine school district in interviewing, programming, and every other aspect of radio broadcasting. Tonight, World Cafe Live at the Queen hosts a benefit show to help supply the station with station with necessary technologies. Featured performers include Mount Pleasant High bands Arden Kind and Rusty Blue.
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      Vinyl Shockley
    • Saturday, May 28, 2016
    • This Delaware-based soul band is headed up by singer/drummer Ed Shockley.
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      Lake Street Dive
    • Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Sold Out
    • Lake Street Dive is a four-piece band from Boston that finds itself on the cusp of stardom, though the members insist they will always be the same people whose stage outfits once consisted of matching sweater vests. "We realize this could all go away tomorrow," says Rachael Price. "But that won't change what we do. We want to continue to do this for a long, long time. This is what we love. We just want to make sure we keep enjoying ourselves."
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      Maxence Cyrin, Pianist
    • Thursday, June 2, 2016
    • Maxence Cyrin is a Paris-based pianist and composer who plays a mix of original classical works and covers of popular music.
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      Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
    • Monday, June 6, 2016
    • The rhythmic backbone of progressive rock's Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl is hailed as one of the world's greatest drummers. Be ready to be astounded by his dazzling speed and technical virtuosity combined with an infectious stage personality. Still active with ASIA, he was also in Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds (featuring Albert Lee). The Carl Palmer Band performs re-imagined instrumental versions of ELP's original compositions and classical arrangements.
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      Weird & Awful Music Festival
    • Friday, June 10, 2016
    • Weird & Awful is an entertainment company founded by Rakeem Miles, Divante Rodriguez and Ben Robinson. They're bringing their first music festival to World Cafe Live at the Queen this June, featuring a great lineup of largely independent acts from various musical genres.
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      James McCartney
    • Friday, June 10, 2016
    • James McCartney, son of Sir Paul McCartney, is a British singer and songwriter.
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      Richard Raw
    • Saturday, June 11, 2016
    • Raw's diverse sound draws influence from hip-hop acts like Public Enemy and Nas, as well as soul greats such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Curtis Mayfield.
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      Dave Mason's Traffic Jam
    • Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    • At age 18, the Worcester England native teamed up with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood to form the legendary band Traffic, who had a profound affect on the genre of rock and roll.
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      Maceo Parker
    • Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    • An accomplished solo artist in his own right, saxophone legend, Maceo Parker, has backed up all the major funk performers from James Brown to George Clinton. He also has played with such young funksters as De La Soul and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Maceo has been a music-maker and world-class performer for almost fifty years, and distinguishes himself through exceptional musicality and craftsmanship.
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      SHEL
    • Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    • SHEL is a group of four sisters (Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza) from Colorado.
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      Consider the Source
    • Thursday, June 16, 2016
    • Consider the Source's spicy blend of progressive ethno-fusion proves to be truly genre-bending. On stage, the members embrace and express their deep love and appreciation for their music and influences. From Eastern-European folk melodies and Indian rhythmic cycles to funky rock riffs and break beat drum and bass, audiences can't decide whether to mosh, rave or belly dance.
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      The Nighthawks
    • Friday, June 17, 2016
    • Considered one of the world's great bar bands, The Nighthawks blazed across America fighting the evils of disco with blistering blues harp and vocals by Mark Wenner and the group's version of rock, blues and rockabilly.
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      Peace, Love & Poetry
    • Thursday, June 23, 2016
    • Local and regional artists use a blend of poetry and music to share tales of life and love. SuiteFranchon hosts.
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      Ani DiFranco
    • Friday, June 24, 2016
    • Ani DiFranco's fierce independence and staggering talent has earned her a rabid following as well as the respect of her peers. Her latest release is 'Whose Side Are You On?'
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      Delta Rae
    • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    • Siblings Ian, Eric and Brittany Hollies grew up listening to their parents record collection featuring James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon. Ian and Eric began writing songs together and their younger sister's brassy voice belted out the tunes. After years of fine-tuning their talents, the group asked singer Elizabeth Hopkins, a close friend to join them as well as drummer Mike McKee and bassist Grant Emerson.
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