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

December 18, 2012

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:00 PM
Blister in the Sun
Artist : Violent Femmes
Album : Violent Femmes
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
7:06 PM
Chained
Artist : The xx
Album : Coexist
Composer :
Label : Recordings
7:08 PM
The Maker
Artist : Daniel Lanois
Album : Acadie
Composer :
Label : Red Floor Records
7:12 PM
The Mountain
Artist : Levon Helm
Album : Dirt Farmer
Composer :
Label : Vanguard Records
7:16 PM
Freiderick
Artist : Sara Watkins
Album : Sara Watkins
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:20 PM
Gawd Above
Artist : John Fullbright
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:27 PM
Satan and St. Paul
Artist : John Fullbright
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:35 PM
Moving
Artist : John Fullbright
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:40 PM
By the Sea
Artist : Summer Fiction
Album : Summer Fiction
Composer :
Label : Summer Fiction
7:42 PM
Dear God
Artist : XTC
Album : Skylarking
Composer :
Label : Warner Music Latina
7:46 PM
Tessellate
Artist : AltJ
Album : An Awesome Wave
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
7:49 PM
Baby Missiles
Artist : The War on Drugs
Album : Slave Ambient
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
7:52 PM
Halfway Home
Artist : TV On The Radio
Album : Dear Science
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
7:58 PM
Damn Good Time
Artist : They Might Be Giants
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Valentine’s Day is Over
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Worker's Playtime
Composer :
Label : Yep Roc Records
8:05 PM
Valentine
Artist : Trey Anastasio
Album : Traveler
Composer :
Label : Ato Records
8:12 PM
AM/FM
Artist : !!!
Album : Strange Weather, Isn't It
Composer :
Label : Warp Records
8:17 PM
Nothing Arrived
Artist : Villagers
Album : Awayland
Composer :
Label : Domino
8:20 PM
Boy With A Coin
Artist : Iron and Wine
Album : Boy With A Coin
Composer :
Label : Overcoat Recordings
8:24 PM
My Time
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:25 PM
Default
Artist : Django Django
Album : Django Django
Composer :
Label : Ribbon Music
8:29 PM
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
Artist : The Postal Service
Album : Give Up
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:33 PM
Knock Knock
Artist : Band of Horses
Album : Mirage Rock
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
8:37 PM
You’re Goin’ Miss Your Candyman
Artist : Terry Callier
Album : What Color is Love
Composer :
Label : Verve
8:38 PM
That’s Still Mama
Artist : Cody ChesnuTT
Album : Landing on a Hundred
Composer :
Label : Vibration Vineyard
8:42 PM
Tenderness
Artist : General Public
Album : The Beat Goes On
Composer :
Label : I.R.S Records
8:45 PM
Know Til Now
Artist : Jim James
Album : Regions of Light & Sound of God
Composer :
Label : ATO
8:52 PM
The Right Stuff
Artist : Bryan Ferry
Album : Bete Noire
Composer :
Label : EMI International

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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.
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.
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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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