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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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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