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 19, 2012

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Generator Second Floor
Artist : Freelance Whales
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:06 PM
Head Home
Artist : Midlake
Album : The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Composer :
Label : Mighty Sound
7:11 PM
All Your Gold
Artist : Bat For Lashes
Album : All Your Gold
Composer :
Label : The Haunted Man
7:14 PM
The Garden That You Planted
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Get to the River Before It Runs Too Low
Composer :
Label : Dangerbird Spain
7:15 PM
Old Friend
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:20 PM
Middle Distance Runner
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:31 PM
Priscilla
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:35 PM
You’re A Wolf
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:39 PM
Turn the Dirt Over
Artist : Sea Wolf
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:40 PM
Shuggie
Artist : Foxygen
Album : We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Music
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
7:42 PM
1901
Artist : Phoenix
Album : Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
7:46 PM
So You Want to Be (a Rock ’n’ Roll Star)
Artist : Patti Smith
Album : Wave
Composer :
Label : Ruth St. Records
7:51 PM
Shake It Out
Artist : Florence & The Machine
Album : Ceremonials
Composer :
Label : Republic
7:55 PM
Stranger in a Strange Land
Artist : The Byrds
Album : Turn! Turn! Turn
Composer :
Label : Turn! Turn! Turn
7:56 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 PM
The North
Artist : Stars
Album : Recorded live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:04 PM
Walk Like a Giant
Artist : Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Album : Psychedelic Pill
Composer :
Label : Reprise / WEA
8:09 PM
Somebody to Shove
Artist : Soul Asylum
Album : Grave Dancers Union
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
8:12 PM
Gold on the Ceiling
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : El Camino
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:16 PM
Love for Her That
Artist : Teddy Thompson
Album : Teddy Thompson
Composer :
Label : VIRGIN RECORDS US
8:17 PM
Say Goodnight to the Night
Artist : Kail Baxley
Album : Heat Stroke/The Wind & The War
Composer :
Label : Forty Below Records
8:21 PM
I’ve Got Dreams to Remember
Artist : Otis Redding
Album : The Otis Redding Story
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
8:24 PM
Hold On
Artist : The Alabama Shakes
Album : The Alabama Shakes EP
Composer :
Label : The Alabama Shakes
8:28 PM
Peach Blossom
Artist : Eels
Album : Wonderful Glorious
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
8:32 PM
Mockingbirds
Artist : Grant Lee Buffalo
Album : Mighty Joe Moon
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
8:37 PM
Good Vibrations
Artist : The Beach Boys
Album : The Best of the Beach Boys
Composer :
Label : Capitol
8:38 PM
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Artist : Tame Impala
Album : Lonerism
Composer :
Label : Lonerism
8:41 PM
Girlshapedlovedrug
Artist : Gomez
Album : How We Operate
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
8:45 PM
Dr. Love Power
Artist : Ann Peebles
Album : The Hi Singles A's & B's (Disc 2)
Composer :
Label : Hi Records UK
8:48 PM
I’ll be Alright
Artist : Passion Pit
Album : Gossamer
Composer :
Label : Columbia
8:52 PM
I’m Not The Man I Used To Be
Artist : Fine Young Canibals
Album : The Raw and The Cooked
Composer :
Label : IRS

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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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World Cafe
1:56 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Latin Roots: The Evolution Of Balada

José José.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 3:53 pm

On Thursday's installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, Ernesto Lechner — co-host of the radio show The Latin Alternative — dives into balada, a romantic style of Latin music. Lechner starts by playing a couple of examples of the style from the late 1960s, when authentic balada drew from jazz and even the Brazilian genre of bossa nova. We'll also hear a modern rendition of the style from Babasónicos of Argentina.

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World Cafe
11:09 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Jason Isbell On World Cafe

Jason Isbell.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 12:40 pm

Soulful roots-rock singer Jason Isbell has been writing revealing, introspective songs since his days in the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers. After leaving the group in 2007, Isbell went on to record a string of studio albums with and without his new band, The 400 Unit. His hit "Alabama Pines" won Song of the Year honors at the 2012 Americana Music Awards.

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World Cafe
12:18 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Neko Case On World Cafe

Neko Case.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 27, 2013 4:14 pm

This segment, from Sept. 18, is part of our Best Of 2013 series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.

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World Cafe
12:58 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

She & Him On World Cafe

She & Him.
Autumn de Wilde Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:47 am

When actress Zooey Deschanel started recording with producer M. Ward as She & Him in 2006, it was easy to see it as a passing thing. With the duo releasing the third album-length installment of its ongoing collaboration this year — in addition to a holiday record titled A Very She & Him Christmas — it's now pretty clearly a long-haul project.

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World Cafe
10:32 am
Mon September 16, 2013

World Cafe Next: Wildcat! Wildcat!

Wildcat! Wildcat!
Courtesy of the artist

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

  • Hear Two Songs By Wildcat! Wildcat!

The punchy L.A. indie-pop band Wildcat! Wildcat! is made up of three members who've been friends since middle school. They've released a couple of singles — including the latest, "Mr. Quiche" — and recently compiled them on a new EP. Hear a couple of the band's songs on this installment of World Cafe: Next.

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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