World Cafe

Weeknights at 7pm
David Dye

 

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. 

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Playlist

March 19, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Artist : The Slide Brothers
Album : Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers
Composer :
Label : Concord Records
7:06 PM
Peach Blossom
Artist : Eels
Album : Wonderful Glorious
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
7:10 PM
California Stars
Artist : Wilco
Album : Mermaid Avenue
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
7:14 PM
Hard to Make It
Artist : Tracy Grammer
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:15 PM
No One Knows Nothing Anymore
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:24 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home In This World
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:35 PM
Handyman Blues
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:38 PM
Greetings To the New Brunette
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:44 PM
Song for Next Summer
Artist : Meg Baird
Album : Seasons on Earth
Composer :
Label : Drag City
7:45 PM
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
7:50 PM
I’m Shakin’
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
7:53 PM
Out Of My League
Artist : Fitz & The Tantrums
Album : More Than Just a Dream
Composer :
Label : Elektra
7:57 PM
Clark Gable
Artist : The Postal Service
Album : Give Up
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Swamp
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking in Tongues
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
8:06 PM
I Lost My Job of Loving You
Artist : Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Album : Buddy & Jim
Composer :
Label : New West Records
8:09 PM
Looking For Clues
Artist : Robert Palmer
Album : Addictions Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : Island
8:14 PM
Buena
Artist : Morphine
Album : Cure for Pain
Composer :
Label : Arista
8:17 PM
Ramona
Artist : Night Beds
Album : Country Sleep
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
8:21 PM
Drawerings
Artist : Dinosaur Jr.
Album : Where You Been
Composer :
Label : Rhino
8:22 PM
The Righteous Path
Artist : DriveBy Truckers
Album : Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Composer :
Label : New West Records
8:26 PM
Birmingham
Artist : Shovels & Rope
Album : O' Be Joyful
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
8:30 PM
Tighten Up
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:34 PM
You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
Artist : Spoon
Album : Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
8:37 PM
Shuggie
Artist : Foxygen
Album : We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
8:38 PM
Keep You
Artist : Wild Belle
Album : Isles
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
8:42 PM
Everywhere That I’m Not
Artist : Translator
Album : Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits Vol. 4
Composer :
Label : Rhino
8:46 PM
Retrograde
Artist : James Blake
Album : Overgrown
Composer :
Label : Republic
8:50 PM
Woke Up This Morning
Artist : Alabama 3
Album : Woke Up This Morning
Composer :
Label : Geffen
8:54 PM
Get Up, Stand Up
Artist : Bob Marley & the Wailers
Album : Burnin'
Composer :
Label : Island
8:57 PM
This Generation
Artist : The Lions
Album : This Generation
Composer :
Label : Stones Throw

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World Cafe
1:41 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

World Cafe Next: Heaven's Jail

Heaven's Jail.
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  • Hear Two Songs By Heaven's Jail

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is the Brooklyn band Heaven's Jail. Frontman Francesco Ferorelli grew up listening to metal and hip-hop, later discovered country, and now plays indie-rock music. Producer Matthew Houck (of Phosphorescent fame) says of Ferorelli, "[He] is my favorite kind of songwriter — sensitive but not sappy, smart but not precious."

Ace Called Zero, the debut album by Heaven's Jail, is due out August 26. Download two songs as part of the World Cafe: Next podcast.

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World Cafe
4:24 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Hozier On World Cafe

Hozier.
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If you've heard the gospel-tinged "Take Me to Church" from Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, it's unlikely that you've forgotten it. The soulful, emotive singing could sustain the song on its own, but when you combine it with a powerful video, it's easy to understand why Hozier's rise to popularity has been so swift. That video alone has more than four million views and climbing.

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Latin Roots: New Music From Cuba

Descemer Bueno.
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For World Cafe's new Latin Roots segment, Judy Cantor-Navas, an editor at Billboard, plays new music from Cuba. She says the easing of the cultural embargo with the U.S. has yielded major results, allowing artists and their music to travel more freely out of the country. Cantor-Navas plays a couple of examples of how that can be good for music in Cuba and beyond.

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World Cafe
4:21 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Strand Of Oaks On World Cafe

Strand Of Oaks.
Dusdin Condren Courtesy of the artist

"There's zero symbolism, and that's the scary thing," Timothy Showalter says. "Every single lyric is either a direct thought or a direct event. It's exactly my life."

The Philly musician who performs under the name Strand of Oaks is talking about his new album, HEAL, which in a way functions as a memoir. Fueled by a string of tragic personal incidents, from infidelity to a near-fatal auto accident, the album brings these events to life, from the teenage isolation of "Goshen 97" (a track featuring J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.) to the bittersweet romance of "Plymouth."

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World Cafe
2:51 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

The Felice Brothers On World Cafe

The Felice Brothers.
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Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 11:01 am

Today we'll hear a live set from The Felice Brothers, recorded on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. James Felice, who leads the band with his brother Ian, also talks with World Cafe's Michaela Majoun.

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World Cafe
5:09 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

The War On Drugs On World Cafe

The War On Drugs.
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We are major fans of the band The War On Drugs. Today's show presents an epic live performance and interview with leader Adam Granduciel. The band formed in Philadelphia in 2005 and was critically lauded in 2011 for the album Slave Ambient, which put them on the map.

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World Cafe
4:57 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Chet Faker On World Cafe

Chet Faker.
Lisa Frieling Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Australian electronic musician Chet Faker has been releasing singles and EPs on the web for a few years, attracting a fair bit of attention for his popular cover of Blackstreet's "No Diggity." Faker accompanies his soulful singing with loops, samples and keyboards, as he improvises over tracks he'd recorded in the studio. Earlier this month, he released his full-length U.S. debut, Built on Glass.

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World Cafe
2:58 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Old 97's On World Cafe

Old 97's.
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Formed in Dallas, Old 97's first got together more than 20 years ago. The band's latest album, Most Messed Up, hearkens back to the wild spirit of earlier albums like Too Far to Care; its sprawling opening track, "Longer Than You've Been Alive," recalls the group's history and has lead singer Rhett Miller fully embracing his rock 'n' roll lifestyle.

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe

He's My Brother, She's My Sister.
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Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:47 am

Joining us in the studio for hour two of Tuesday's World Cafe 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.

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe

Elvis Costello and ?uestlove of The Roots.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:47 am

In hour one of Tuesday's installment of World Cafe, we talk with Elvis Costello and The Roots' 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 Wise Up Ghost last week — it's a project they'd made in semi-secrecy.

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