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

March 27, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Joy To You Baby
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Beast in its Tracks
Composer :
Label : Pytheas Recordings
7:06 PM
Switzerland
Artist : The Last Bison
Album : Inheritance EP
Composer :
Label : Republic Records
7:09 PM
Good Things Happen To Bad People
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Composer :
Label : New West Records
7:14 PM
That’s All Right
Artist : Elvis Presley
Album : The Sun Sessions
Composer :
Label : RCA
7:16 PM
Crazy Mixed Emotions
Artist : Rosie Flores
Album : Rockabilly Filly
Composer :
Label : Hightone Records
7:19 PM
Tore Down
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:23 PM
Tore Down
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:27 PM
Am I Even A Memory?
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Unfinished Business
Composer :
Label : Welk
7:32 PM
It’s All Over Now
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:40 PM
Rock Your Baby
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:43 PM
It’s All Over Now
Artist : Wanda Jackson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:45 PM
I’m Shakin’
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
7:48 PM
Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes
Artist : Los Lobos
Album : By the Light of the Moon
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./Wea
7:52 PM
You Never Need Nobody
Artist : The Lone Bellow
Album : The Lone Bellow
Composer :
Label : Descendant Records
8:00 PM
High Living
Artist : Toro Y Moi
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:01 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:02 PM
Miss You
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : Some Girls: Deluxe Edition
Composer :
Label : Republic
8:07 PM
We No Who U R
Artist : Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Album : Push the Sky Away
Composer :
Label : Bad Seeds Ltd
8:11 PM
Everybody Knows
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : I'm Your Man
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:17 PM
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Artist : Father John Misty
Album : Fear Fun
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:20 PM
My Time
Artist : Minus the Bear
Album : Omni
Composer :
Label : Dangerbird Spain
8:21 PM
Where Are We Now
Artist : David Bowie
Album : The Next Day
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:25 PM
Wonderwall
Artist : Oasis
Album : (What's The Story) Morning Glory
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:29 PM
This Ladder is Ours
Artist : The Joy Formidable
Album : Wolf's Law
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
8:34 PM
Frost
Artist : Trey Anastasio
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:35 PM
Fortune Teller
Artist : Calexico
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:39 PM
Old Man Down the Road
Artist : John Fogerty
Album : Centerfield
Composer :
Label : Dreamworks
8:43 PM
The Wheel
Artist : Jerry Garcia
Album : Garcia
Composer :
Label : Princess Records
8:47 PM
Keep You
Artist : Wild Belle
Album : Isles
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
8:51 PM
Fadeaway
Artist : Bodeans
Album : Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams
Composer :
Label : Reprise/Wea
8:55 PM
I Found You
Artist : The Alabama Shakes
Album : Boys & Girls
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
8:58 PM
Kindergarten
Artist : Faith No More
Album : Angel Dust
Composer :
Label : Slash/Reprise

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World Cafe
4:41 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Mark Mulcahy On World Cafe

Mark Mulcahy.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

If you were an indie-rock fan in the mid-1980s, then you undoubtedly stumbled upon Miracle Legion. In the post R.E.M. jangle-rock landscape, they called it "college rock" and the Connecticut-based Miracle Legion ruled. It happened again with his work on Nickelodeon's Adventures of Pete & Pete with the fake-band Polaris made up of Miracle Legion musicians.

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World Cafe
2:20 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

World Cafe Next: Royal Bangs

Royal Bangs.
Ramon Hess Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is Royal Bangs, a band originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band formed in 2001 and had their first album released by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney on his own Audio Eagle Records in 2008. He actually discovered the band on MySpace.

The band is fronted by Ryan Schaefer and their new album, Brass, was produced by Carney. It's scheduled to be released on September 17, but you can hear two tracks from it on the World Cafe: Next podcast.

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World Cafe
4:23 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

The Head And The Heart On World Cafe

Seattle's The Head and the Heart recently performed on World Cafe.
Josh Principe The Billions Corporation

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

This session, from Dec. 12, 2011, is the second in our Vintage Cafe series, where we revisit some of our best studio performances.

The Head and the Heart was formed after five twentysomethings met at an open mic night in Seattle.

"None of us knew each other beforehand," recalls singer Josiah Johnson. "I just happened to go to the same open mic. [Jonathan Russell] played some songs and I played some songs, then we started talking and hanging out."

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World Cafe
4:08 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Franz Ferdinand On World Cafe

Scottish band Franz Ferdinand.
Andy Knowles Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:29 pm

Scottish dance-rock band Franz Ferdinand are back with its fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. A year-and-a-half in the making, the record includes collaborations with members of Hot Chip and Peter Bjorn and John. In this episode of World Cafe, we speak with lead singer Alex Kapranos and drummer Paul Thomson, and the band treats us to a live set.

World Cafe
3:27 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Latin Roots: Joe Arroyo

Colombian singer Joe Arroyo (left) arrives at the Latin Grammy awards in 2008.
Michael Buckner Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 11:35 am

  • Latin Roots On World Cafe

In this installment of our Latin Roots series, The Latin Alternative co-host Ernesto Lechner discusses his favorite singer, an influential Colombian musician named Joe Arroyo.

Arroyo began singing at age 10 in the whorehouses of Cartagena. He was discovered by Fruko (a.k.a. Julio Ernesto Estrada) when he was a teenager and soon joined the salsa player's band, Fruko Y Sus Tesos.

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World Cafe
2:08 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

James Cotton On World Cafe

James Cotton
Christopher Durst Courtesy of the artist

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

Harmonica master James Cotton is a giant of the blues. Born in 1935 on a cotton plantation in Tunica, Miss., he learned the instrument from Sonny Boy Williamson, who had a radio program right across the river in West Helena, Ark. After listening to the show and imitating him on a harmonica, Cotton met Williamson, who took him under his wing.

At 15, Cotton met and played with Howlin' Wolf, who took him to record at Sun Studios in Memphis. Later, while on tour, Muddy Waters asked Cotton to replace Junior Wells in his band; Cotton stayed on the road with Waters for a dozen years.

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World Cafe
2:01 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Natalia Clavier On World Cafe

Natalia Clavier.
Courtesy of the artist

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

There was never any doubt that Argentine vocalist Natalia Clavier could sing. She's been proving that for years, performing jazz and serving as the anonymous voice on hundreds of techno and dance songs, most recorded when she lived in Barcelona after moving there from Buenos Aires. For years, she's also been the go-to live voice for Thievery Corporation, and she remains part of its live act.

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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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