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 26, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:06 PM
The New Year
Artist : Death Cab for Cutie
Album : Transatlanticism
Composer :
Label : Barsuk
7:09 PM
Nothing Arrived
Artist : Villagers
Album : Awayland
Composer :
Label : Domino
7:15 PM
One Good Year
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Composer :
Label : MCA
7:17 PM
Stubborn Love
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : The Lumineers
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
7:22 PM
A Change is Gonna Come
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Learning To Bend
Composer :
Label : Thirty Tigers
7:26 PM
Unfinished
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:32 PM
DIY
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:39 PM
The Healer
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 PM
Unfinished
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:45 PM
Simple Song
Artist : The Shins
Album : Port of Morrow
Composer :
Label : Sony
7:49 PM
Waltz #2
Artist : Elliott Smith
Album : XO
Composer :
Label : Dreamworks
7:54 PM
Long Slow Dance
Artist : The Fresh & Onlys
Album : Long Slow Dance
Composer :
Label : Mexican Summer
7:56 PM
Bullet The Blue Sky
Artist : U2
Album : Rattle and Hum
Composer :
Label : Island Records
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Wor
Artist : Django Django
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:06 PM
Holy Roller
Artist : Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Album : We the Common
Composer :
Label : Ribbon Music
8:08 PM
Bright Lit Blue Skies
Artist : Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Album : Before Today
Composer :
Label : 4AD
8:11 PM
Shuggie
Artist : Foxygen
Album : We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Music
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
8:14 PM
Sixteen Saltines
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
8:17 PM
Ten Cent Pistol
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Composer : Carney/ Auerbach
Label : Nonesuch
8:21 PM
Mary
Artist : Supergrass
Album : Supergrass Is 10: The Best of 19942004
Composer :
Label : EMI
8:22 PM
Spotlight
Artist : Leagues
Album : You Belong Here
Composer :
Label : Bufalotone Records
8:25 PM
Jagged
Artist : Old 97’s
Album : Fight Songs
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
8:28 PM
Myth
Artist : Beach House
Album : Bloom
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:33 PM
Freckle Song
Artist : Chuck Prophet
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:34 PM
Misfits and Lovers
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Glad All Over
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:38 PM
Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)
Artist : Los Lobos
Album : By the Light of the Moon
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers
8:41 PM
Goodnight Moon
Artist : Shivaree
Album : I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump
Composer :
Label : Capitol
8:46 PM
No Cars Go
Artist : Arcade Fire
Album : Neon Bible
Composer :
Label : Merge
8:51 PM
Song for Zula
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Muchacho
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans

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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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