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 20, 2012

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Optimistic
Artist : Radiohead
Album : Kid A
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:06 PM
Default
Artist : Atoms for Peace
Album : Amok
Composer :
Label : XL Recordings
7:10 PM
Who
Artist : David Byrne & St. Vincent
Album : Love This Giant
Composer :
Label : 4AD
7:14 PM
Slash Your Tires
Artist : Luna
Album : Lunapark
Composer :
Label : Elektra/Wea
7:19 PM
Empty Party Rooms
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:23 PM
Steel and Blood
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:30 PM
Empty Party Rooms
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:36 PM
Diamond Lightning
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:41 PM
Steel and Blood
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 PM
Flashlight
Artist : The Amazing
Album : Gentle Stream
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
7:47 PM
Low Rising
Artist : The Swell Season
Album : Strict Joy
Composer :
Label : ATO Records / Red
7:51 PM
Breakers
Artist : Local Natives
Album : Hummingbird
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss Records
7:55 PM
Bad Thing
Artist : King Tuff
Album : King Tuff
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
7:58 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 PM
She Moves On
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : The Rhythm Of the Saints
Composer :
Label : Sony Legacy
8:04 PM
Will You Be Sleeping?
Artist : David Wax Museum
Album : Knock Knock Get Up
Composer :
Label : Ramseur Records
8:07 PM
Small Stakes
Artist : Spoon
Album : Kill The Moonlight
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
8:10 PM
Man on Fire
Artist : Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Album : Here
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
8:15 PM
Whispers in the Dark
Artist : Mumford & Sons
Album : Babel
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
8:18 PM
Firecracker
Artist : Ryan Adams
Album : Gold
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
8:21 PM
Harakari
Artist : The Ponys
Album : Turn The Lights Out
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
8:21 PM
Things Have Changed
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Things Have Changed
Composer :
Label : SBME Import
8:27 PM
Switzerland
Artist : The Last Bison
Album : Inheritance
Composer :
Label : Republic Records
8:29 PM
North Side Gal
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Signs & Signifiers
Composer :
Label : Rounder
8:32 PM
Crazy As A Loon
Artist : Bright Eyes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:38 PM
Map Of Stars
Artist : The Horse’s Ha
Album : Of the Cathmawr Yards
Composer :
Label : Hidden Agenda
8:39 PM
Heartbeat
Artist : Kopecky Family Band
Album : Kids Raising Kids
Composer :
Label : Kopecky Family Band
8:42 PM
Up, Up, Up
Artist : Givers
Album : In Light
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
8:46 PM
Locked Down
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:51 PM
Endicott
Artist : Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Album : Kid Creole Redux
Composer :
Label : Sire
8:56 PM
Burning Down the House
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking in Tongues
Composer :
Label : Rhino/WEA UK

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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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