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 20, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
It¿s All Over Now
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Paradise And Lunch
Composer :
Label : Reprise / WEA
7:06 PM
Amidine
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:10 PM
Love Plus One
Artist : Haircut 100
Album : Pelican West
Composer :
Label : Red House
7:14 PM
Iron Lion Zion
Artist : Bob Marley & the Wailers
Album : Gold
Composer :
Label : Island
7:17 PM
Let¿s Go Out Tonight
Artist : The Lions
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:18 PM
Roll It ¿Round
Artist : The Lions
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:26 PM
Picture on the Wall
Artist : The Lions
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:35 PM
Let¿s Go Out Tonight
Artist : The Lions
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:37 PM
This Generation
Artist : The Lions
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:40 PM
This Generation
Artist : The Lions
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:41 PM
Boyfriend
Artist : Best Coast
Album : Crazy For You
Composer :
Label : Mexican Summer
7:43 PM
September Gurls
Artist : Big Star
Album : Radio City
Composer :
Label : JVC Victor
7:46 PM
Grace For Saints and Ramblers
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Ghost on Ghost
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:50 PM
Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away
Artist : Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Album : Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Composer :
Label : Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
7:53 PM
I’m Writing A Novel
Artist : Father John Misty
Album : Fear Fun
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
7:57 PM
January 1979
Artist : Mewithoutyou
Album : Catch Us For the Foxes
Composer :
Label : Tooth & Nail Records
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Sophia
Artist : Laura Marling
Album : A Creature I Don't Know
Composer :
Label : Domino
8:06 PM
Three More Days
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Til the Sun Turns Black
Composer :
Label : RCA
8:09 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Composer :
Label : Rounder / UMGD
8:12 PM
Little Numbers
Artist : Boy
Album : Mutual Friends
Composer :
Label : Nettwerk Records
8:17 PM
It’s My Life
Artist : Talk Talk
Album : The Very Best Of Talk Talk
Composer :
Label : Head Up
8:20 PM
Heaven
Artist : The Walkmen
Album : Heaven
Composer :
Label : Fat Possum
8:24 PM
I Would Like To Speak To Yr Manager
Artist : The Kyle Sowashes
Album : Nobody
Composer :
Label : Anyway
8:25 PM
There Is A Mountain
Artist : Donovan
Album : The Essential Donovan
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:27 PM
Never Seen Such Good Things
Artist : Devendra Banhart
Album : Mala
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:30 PM
Brick
Artist : Ben Folds Five
Album : Whatever and Ever Amen
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:35 PM
Puppets Dangling
Artist : Jacco Gardner
Album : Cabinet of Curiosities
Composer :
Label : Trouble In Mind
8:39 PM
Sacred Sands
Artist : AllahLas
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:40 PM
Time of the Season
Artist : The Zombies
Album : Greatest Hits
Composer :
Label : RCA
8:43 PM
A Tattered Line of String
Artist : The Postal Service
Album : Give Up (Reissue)
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:47 PM
Stoned and Starving
Artist : Parquet Courts
Album : Light Up Gold
Composer :
Label : What's Your Rupture
8:52 PM
Rock & Roll
Artist : Lou Reed
Album : The Best of The Velvet Underground: Words and Music of Lou Reed
Composer :
Label : Verve
8:57 PM
Seether
Artist : Veruca Salt
Album : American Thighs
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records

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World Cafe
2:07 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Courtesy of brittanicadotcom

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

New Orleans' Preservation Hall, the dirt-floor space off Bourbon Street, was founded in 1961 as a place for the elders of Crescent City jazz to play nightly. Today, World Cafe talks with Ben Jaffe; like his father Alan, who ran the space initially, Jaffe is a tuba player who guides the world-renowned band today.

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World Cafe
1:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

The Greyboy Allstars On World Cafe

The Greyboy Allstars.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Almost 20 years ago, the members of the Greyboy Allstars got together to play a record release party for DJ Greyboy and discovered a perfect fusion. Call it rare groove, acid jazz or Electric Boogaloo (as they named their 1995 debut album), guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, saxophonist Karl Denson and the rhythm section of Chris Stillwell and Aaron Redfield have a special sound. These Allstars still draw from '60s boogaloo on their new album, Inland Emperor.

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World Cafe
5:31 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Treetop Flyers On World Cafe

Treetop Flyers.
Sam Ford Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:28 pm

We welcome British band Treetop Flyers to the World Cafe. They are a folk-rock five-piece that initially turned heads on the main stage of the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. They won the spot through an "emerging artist" competition. From there, they were signed to Loose Music in the U.K. and to Partisan Records in the U.S. and put out their debut full-length record, The Mountain Moves, in June of this year. Their music is very much inspired by California in the '70s, so it was not much of a stretch to decamp to Malibu to record their debut.

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World Cafe
4:41 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Mark Mulcahy On World Cafe

Mark Mulcahy.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

If you were an indie-rock fan in the mid-1980s, then you undoubtedly stumbled upon Miracle Legion. In the post R.E.M. jangle-rock landscape, they called it "college rock" and the Connecticut-based Miracle Legion ruled. It happened again with his work on Nickelodeon's Adventures of Pete & Pete with the fake-band Polaris made up of Miracle Legion musicians.

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World Cafe
2:20 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

World Cafe Next: Royal Bangs

Royal Bangs.
Ramon Hess Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is Royal Bangs, a band originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band formed in 2001 and had their first album released by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney on his own Audio Eagle Records in 2008. He actually discovered the band on MySpace.

The band is fronted by Ryan Schaefer and their new album, Brass, was produced by Carney. It's scheduled to be released on September 17, but you can hear two tracks from it on the World Cafe: Next podcast.

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World Cafe
4:23 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

The Head And The Heart On World Cafe

Seattle's The Head and the Heart recently performed on World Cafe.
Josh Principe The Billions Corporation

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

This session, from Dec. 12, 2011, is the second in our Vintage Cafe series, where we revisit some of our best studio performances.

The Head and the Heart was formed after five twentysomethings met at an open mic night in Seattle.

"None of us knew each other beforehand," recalls singer Josiah Johnson. "I just happened to go to the same open mic. [Jonathan Russell] played some songs and I played some songs, then we started talking and hanging out."

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World Cafe
4:08 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Franz Ferdinand On World Cafe

Scottish band Franz Ferdinand.
Andy Knowles Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

Scottish dance-rock band Franz Ferdinand are back with its fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. A year-and-a-half in the making, the record includes collaborations with members of Hot Chip and Peter Bjorn and John. In this episode of World Cafe, we speak with lead singer Alex Kapranos and drummer Paul Thomson, and the band treats us to a live set.

World Cafe
3:27 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Latin Roots: Joe Arroyo

Colombian singer Joe Arroyo (left) arrives at the Latin Grammy awards in 2008.
Michael Buckner Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 11:35 am

  • Latin Roots On World Cafe

In this installment of our Latin Roots series, The Latin Alternative co-host Ernesto Lechner discusses his favorite singer, an influential Colombian musician named Joe Arroyo.

Arroyo began singing at age 10 in the whorehouses of Cartagena. He was discovered by Fruko (a.k.a. Julio Ernesto Estrada) when he was a teenager and soon joined the salsa player's band, Fruko Y Sus Tesos.

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World Cafe
2:08 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

James Cotton On World Cafe

James Cotton
Christopher Durst Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm

Harmonica master James Cotton is a giant of the blues. Born in 1935 on a cotton plantation in Tunica, Miss., he learned the instrument from Sonny Boy Williamson, who had a radio program right across the river in West Helena, Ark. After listening to the show and imitating him on a harmonica, Cotton met Williamson, who took him under his wing.

At 15, Cotton met and played with Howlin' Wolf, who took him to record at Sun Studios in Memphis. Later, while on tour, Muddy Waters asked Cotton to replace Junior Wells in his band; Cotton stayed on the road with Waters for a dozen years.

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World Cafe
2:01 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Natalia Clavier On World Cafe

Natalia Clavier.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:30 pm

There was never any doubt that Argentine vocalist Natalia Clavier could sing. She's been proving that for years, performing jazz and serving as the anonymous voice on hundreds of techno and dance songs, most recorded when she lived in Barcelona after moving there from Buenos Aires. For years, she's also been the go-to live voice for Thievery Corporation, and she remains part of its live act.

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