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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March 29, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Flashlight
Artist : The Amazing
Album : Gentle Stream
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
7:06 PM
Family Affair
Artist : Sly & the Family Stone
Album : Anthology
Composer :
Label : Yep Roc Records
7:08 PM
Inspiration Information
Artist : Shuggie Otis
Album : Inspiration Information
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:12 PM
Diamond Lightning
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Infinity Overhead
Composer :
Label : Dangerbird Spain
7:17 PM
Fortune Teller
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:18 PM
Epic
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:26 PM
Splitter
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:33 PM
Fortune Teller
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:40 PM
Para
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:46 PM
Epic
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:48 PM
Long December
Artist : Counting Crows
Album : Recovering The Satellites
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
7:52 PM
A Little Bit of Everything
Artist : Dawes
Album : Nothing is Wrong
Composer :
Label : ATO Records/RED
7:58 PM
Lilies
Artist : Bat For Lashes
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
8:00 PM
Parted Ways
Artist : Heartless Bastards
Album : Arrow
Composer :
Label : Partisan
8:06 PM
Honey Don’t Think
Artist : Grant Lee Buffalo
Album : Mighty Joe Moon
Composer :
Label : Noble Rot
8:08 PM
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Artist : Tame Impala
Album : Lonerism
Composer :
Label : Modular Interscope
8:11 PM
8 Miles High
Artist : The Byrds
Album : We Have Ignition
Composer :
Label : Columbia
8:15 PM
My Love Is Real
Artist : Divine Fits
Album : A Thing Called Divine Fits
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
8:18 PM
Tree By the River
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:18 PM
Lost In My Mind
Artist : The Head & The Heart
Album : The Head & The Heart
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:23 PM
Miss Misery
Artist : Elliot Smith
Album : New Moon
Composer :
Label : Kill Rock Stars
8:26 PM
The Way I Feel
Artist : Jonathan Wilson
Album : Gentle Spirit
Composer :
Label : Bella Union
8:30 PM
Ain’t Messin’ Around
Artist : Gary Clark Jr.
Album : Blak And Blu
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers
8:34 PM
Revival
Artist : The Allman Brothers
Album : Idlewild South
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
8:39 PM
Black is the Bird
Artist : One Day International
Album : Blackbird
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:40 PM
Spitting Image
Artist : Freelance Whales
Album : Diluvia
Composer :
Label : Mom & Pop Music
8:44 PM
Southside
Artist : Moby
Album : Play
Composer :
Label : Mute
8:48 PM
Do It Anyway
Artist : Ben Folds Five
Album : The Sound of the Life of the Mind
Composer :
Label : Sony Legacy
8:52 PM
Mr. Tough
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
8:57 PM
Cold Turkey
Artist : John Lennon
Album : The John Lennon Collection
Composer :
Label : Capitol

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World Cafe
1:43 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Youth Lagoon On World Cafe

Youth Lagoon performs live at NPR Music's SXSW showcase in March 2013.
Adam Kissick for NPR

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

Youth Lagoon is the work of Boise, Idaho's Trevor Powers. The title of his first album, 2011's The Year of Hibernation, captures what was going on: a solo bedroom project that explored the theme of emerging from isolation. It sounded great, and the positive response got Powers out of the bedroom and on the road for a year.

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World Cafe
1:11 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Houndmouth On World Cafe

Houndmouth.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Houndmouth is a rootsy rock band from New Albany, Ind., right across the river from Louisville. In an age of loops, samples and all things digital, Houndmouth is a refreshingly straightforward rock band with guitars, B-3 and all members singing in harmony.

The group recently released its debut album, From the Hills Below the City. Hear Houndmouth perform four of its songs on this installment of World Cafe.

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World Cafe
9:31 am
Tue September 3, 2013

World Cafe Next: Caroline Rose

Caroline Rose.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Singer-songwriter Caroline Rose grew up in Vermont the daughter of two artists, so it was never a far stretch to imagine she would become a performer herself. What is a little surprising is the grit in this young woman's performance. Turns out her mother is from the South, and there were many trips and exposures to Southern culture along the way. She started writing songs in her early teens hasn't stopped since, and most of her debut full-length, America Religious, was conceived on the road. It's a tough-sounding record from an artist to watch.

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World Cafe
9:15 am
Mon September 2, 2013

The Black Keys On World Cafe

The Black Keys.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:31 pm

Welcome to the first in our weekly Vintage Cafe series of interviews from the archive. Each week we are going to be re-visiting significant session with major artists. For this installment, we bring back our Black Keys session, recorded in December 2011 right before the release of El Camino.

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World Cafe
6:53 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Parquet Courts On World Cafe

Parquet Courts.
Keven Pedersen Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:13 pm

Nonchalant raw riffage and perfect off-the-cuff lyrics are what attracted me to Light Up Gold, the second full-length album from the Brooklyn indie-rock band Parquet Courts.

On this edition of World Cafe, we were lucky enough to hear three new songs that were written after the release of Light Up Gold. We can't say what will become of them, but "Dear Ramona," in particular, is extraordinary.

World Cafe
12:05 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Buddy Guy On World Cafe

Buddy Guy's new double album is titled Rhythm & Blues.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:17 pm

We recorded this interview with blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy the day after he turned 77 — and he turned up early for our 9 a.m. start.

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World Cafe
5:37 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Latin Roots: The Caribbean Coast Of Colombia

Petrona Martinez.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 11:34 am

In this edition of Latin Roots, we look at the music of Colombia's Caribbean coast. Our guest, Beat Latino host Catalina Maria Johnson, selected some older music from Petrona Martinez and her family, as well as a more modern example from Lido Pimienta, who is part of the large Colombian population based in Toronto. Pimienta uses traditional elements in her music, yet records on her laptop.

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World Cafe
5:37 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Smith Westerns On World Cafe

Smith Westerns.
Sandy Kim Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:17 pm

The wonderful half-garage, half-glam band Smith Westerns recently released its third album, Soft Will. In this installment of World Cafe, the group's members tell us that a lot of the record was written as a reaction to returning home to Chicago after touring for five years during their late teens and twenties. And, of course, they perform some of their songs live in the studio.

World Cafe
3:14 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion On World Cafe

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.
Joanna Chattman

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:18 pm

Sarah Lee Guthrie is the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie, while Johnny Irion is the grand-nephew of author John Steinbeck. Since marrying in 1999, Guthrie and Irion have released five albums together, including this year's Wassaic Way.

The duo recorded its latest LP with help from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone in the band's loft. In this edition of World Cafe, Guthrie and Irion perform songs from Wassaic Way and chat with host David Dye about Wilco's many connections to the Guthrie family.

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World Cafe
4:04 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Elastic Bond On World Cafe

Elastic Bond.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:20 pm

When Venezuelan producer Andres Ponce met Honduran singer Sofy Encanto in Miami, musical sparks flew. What began as a recording project became a full-fledged band that draws from a range of influences, including tropical, funk, electronic and hip-hop.

Real, the group's first album, has it all, with songs in both English and Spanish. After playing around Miami for a couple of years, Elastic Bond signed with the influential Nacional label, which put out the band's debut earlier this summer.

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