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

September 25, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Super 8
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:06 PM
Man
Artist : Neko Case
Album : The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight the More I Love You
Composer :
Label : Anti
7:09 PM
Float On
Artist : Modest Mouse
Album : Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Composer :
Label : Sony
7:13 PM
Broken Heart
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:16 PM
I’ve Got Dreams to Remember
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : The Otis Redding Story
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
7:20 PM
In Your Light
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:21 PM
Caroline
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:30 PM
In Your Light
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:37 PM
Lead Me Home
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:39 PM
Rumble and Sway
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 PM
Caroline
Artist : Jamie N Commons
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:44 PM
Reflektor
Artist : Arcade Fire
Album : Reflektor
Composer :
Label : Merge
7:51 PM
Keep You
Artist : Wild Belle
Album : Isles
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
7:54 PM
Trying to Be Cool
Artist : Phoenix
Album : Bankrupt!
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 PM
St. Robinson In His Cadillac Dream
Artist : Counting Crows
Album : This Desert Life
Composer :
Label : Interscope Records
8:06 PM
Young Fathers
Artist : Typhoon
Album : White Lighter
Composer :
Label : Roll Call Records
8:10 PM
Whose Authority
Artist : Nada Surf
Album : Lucky
Composer :
Label : Barsuk Records
8:13 PM
Sister Havana
Artist : Urge Overkill
Album : Saturation
Composer :
Label : Triple X Records
8:18 PM
Sister Havana
Artist : Urge Overkill
Album : Saturation
Composer :
Label : Triple X Records
8:19 PM
Byegone
Artist : Volcano Choir
Album : Repave
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
8:19 PM
Down In the Valley
Artist : The Head and The Heart
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:22 PM
When I Write My Master’s Thesis
Artist : John K Samson
Album : Provincial
Composer :
Label : Epitaph / ADA
8:25 PM
Hockey Skates
Artist : Kathleen Edwards
Album : Failer
Composer :
Label : Zoe Records
8:29 PM
Pretty Green
Artist : White Denim
Album : Corsicana Lemonade
Composer :
Label : Downtown Records
8:33 PM
Crosseyed And Painless
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Remain in Light
Composer :
Label : Remain in Light
8:37 PM
Right Action
Artist : Franz Ferdinand
Album : Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Composer :
Label : Domino
8:40 PM
Freckle Song
Artist : Chuck Prophet
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:42 PM
Rain
Artist : The Beatles
Album : Revolver
Composer :
Label : Capitol
8:45 PM
Rainy Night in Georgia
Artist : Tony Joe White
Album : The Best Of Tony Joe White
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
8:50 PM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Great American Songwriters, Vol. 2: Johnny Mercer
Composer :
Label : Rhino
8:55 PM
It’s Raining
Artist : Irma Thomas
Album : New Orleans: Home Of The Blues, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : EMI Europe Generic

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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.
Courtesy of the artist

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.
Courtesy of the artist

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.
Courtesy of the artist

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.
Courtesy of the artist

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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World Cafe
1:59 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

World Cafe Next: Ásgeir

Ásgeir.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 9:16 am

  • Hear Two Songs By Ásgeir

Musically speaking, we travel to Iceland for Monday's installment of World Cafe: Next. Our featured artist is Ásgeir, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter who's on his way to making history. After releasing his debut album (In the Silence) in his homeland last year, the singer has the best-selling and fastest-selling debut album ever in Iceland.

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World Cafe
1:59 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:46 am

In this installment of Vintage Cafe, we revisit Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs' performance from Oct. 8, 2010.

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World Cafe
2:18 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Jack Johnson On World Cafe

Jack Johnson.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:46 am

Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson recently released his sixth album of breezy, easygoing songs: From Here to Now to You finds him returning to more acoustic arrangements after 2010's To the Sea, which featured more instrumental variations, including electric guitars.

In this World Cafe 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.

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