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The Slip: A Jam Band Turns to Rock

The Slip's music seems at first like straightforward indie-rock, but its subtle and intricate layers — the likely product of the group's jam-band roots — reveal themselves over time. Its three members (guitarist Brad Barr, drummer Andrew Barr and bassist Marc Friedman) have been together since the early '90s, when they attended high school together.

After graduation, the group moved to Boston and began devoting time to an intense touring schedule, which has included appearances at Bonnaroo, South By Southwest and Bumbershoot. The Slip's new album, Eisenhower, has already spawned a song ("Even Rats") on the popular Guitar Hero video game, as well as an impressive assortment of rave reviews.

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David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafe is produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.