World Cafe http://wkms.org en He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe http://wkms.org/post/hes-my-brother-shes-my-sister-world-cafe Joining us in the studio for hour two of Tuesday's <em>World Cafe</em> is the Los Angeles band He's My Brother, She's My Sister. As the name implies, lead vocalists Robert and Rachel Kolar are indeed siblings.<p>Along with three other band members, the two have been crafting an eclectic mix of theatrical folk, garage, and even vaudeville-influenced music since 2010. After putting out a couple of singles, He's My Brother, She's My Sister released its debut album last year; it's titled <em>Nobody Dances in This Town</em>. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:48:00 +0000 David Dye 35147 at http://wkms.org He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe http://wkms.org/post/elvis-costello-and-roots-world-cafe In hour one of Tuesday's installment of <em>World Cafe</em>, we talk with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15045892/elvis-costello" target="_blank">Elvis Costello</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15121130/the-roots" target="_blank">The Roots</a>' powerhouse drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson about how they met and came to utilize hip-hop techniques to make a non-hip-hop record. Costello and The Roots unveiled their collaborative album <em>Wise Up Ghost</em> last week — it's a project they'd made in semi-secrecy.<p>Both artists have rich histories as thriving collaborators. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:48:00 +0000 David Dye 35148 at http://wkms.org Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe World Cafe Next: Ásgeir http://wkms.org/post/world-cafe-next-sgeir Musically speaking, we travel to Iceland for Monday's installment of <em>World Cafe: Next</em>. Our featured artist is Ásgeir, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter who's on his way to making history. After releasing his debut album <em>(In the Silence)</em> in his homeland last year, the singer has the best-selling and fastest-selling debut album ever in Iceland. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:59:00 +0000 editor 35100 at http://wkms.org World Cafe Next: Ásgeir Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe http://wkms.org/post/ray-lamontagne-world-cafe <em>In this installment of </em>Vintage Cafe<em>, we revisit Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs' <em></em>performance from Oct. 8, 2010. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:59:00 +0000 editor 35101 at http://wkms.org Jack Johnson On World Cafe http://wkms.org/post/jack-johnson-world-cafe Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson recently released his sixth album of breezy, easygoing songs: <em>From Here to Now to You</em> finds him returning to more acoustic arrangements after 2010's <em>To the Sea</em>, which featured more instrumental variations, including electric guitars.<p>In this <em>World Cafe</em> session, Johnson credits much of his success to his wife, and dedicates a couple of songs to their relationship. The singer also discusses his Hawaiian home and the influence of the indigenous slack-key guitar culture on his style. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:18:00 +0000 editor 35048 at http://wkms.org Jack Johnson On World Cafe Latin Roots: The Evolution Of Balada http://wkms.org/post/latin-roots-evolution-balada On Thursday's installment of <em>World Cafe</em>'s <em>Latin Roots</em> series, Ernesto Lechner — co-host of the radio show <em>The Latin Alternative</em> — dives into balada, a romantic style of Latin music. Lechner starts by playing a couple of examples of the style from the late 1960s, when authentic balada drew from jazz and even the Brazilian genre of <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/07/19/155034153/latin-roots-bossa-nova-brazils-answer-to-jazz" target="_blank">bossa nova</a>. We'll also hear a modern rendition of the style from Babasónicos of Argentina. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:56:00 +0000 editor 35011 at http://wkms.org Latin Roots: The Evolution Of Balada Jason Isbell On World Cafe http://wkms.org/post/jason-isbell-world-cafe Soulful roots-rock singer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15127717/jason-isbell" target="_blank">Jason Isbell</a> has been writing revealing, introspective songs since his days in the Southern rock band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15399002/drive-by-truckers" target="_blank">Drive-By Truckers</a>. After leaving the group in 2007, Isbell went on to record a string of studio albums with and without his new band, The 400 Unit. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:09:00 +0000 editor 35005 at http://wkms.org Jason Isbell On World Cafe Neko Case On World Cafe http://wkms.org/post/neko-case-world-cafe <em>This segment, from Sept. 18, is part of our </em>Best Of 2013<em> series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.</em><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14950679/neko-case" target="_blank">Neko Case</a>'s new album, <em>The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You</em>, expands upon the fiercely intelligent singer-songwriter's gifts for music that's both innately infectious and rooted in intense, accessible emotions. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:18:00 +0000 David Dye 34981 at http://wkms.org Neko Case On World Cafe She & Him On World Cafe http://wkms.org/post/she-him-world-cafe When actress Zooey Deschanel started recording with producer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15328262/m-ward">M. Ward</a> as <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/89148168/she-him">She & Him</a> in 2006, it was easy to see it as a passing thing. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:58:00 +0000 editor 34940 at http://wkms.org She & Him On World Cafe World Cafe Next: Wildcat! Wildcat! http://wkms.org/post/world-cafe-next-wildcat-wildcat The punchy L.A. indie-pop band Wildcat! Wildcat! is made up of three members who've been friends since middle school. They've released a couple of singles — including the latest, "Mr. Quiche" — and recently compiled them on a new EP. Hear a couple of the band's songs on this installment of <em>World Cafe: Next</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:32:00 +0000 editor 34911 at http://wkms.org World Cafe Next: Wildcat! Wildcat!