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 26, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:06 PM
The New Year
Artist : Death Cab for Cutie
Album : Transatlanticism
Composer :
Label : Barsuk
7:09 PM
Nothing Arrived
Artist : Villagers
Album : Awayland
Composer :
Label : Domino
7:15 PM
One Good Year
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Composer :
Label : MCA
7:17 PM
Stubborn Love
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : The Lumineers
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
7:22 PM
A Change is Gonna Come
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Learning To Bend
Composer :
Label : Thirty Tigers
7:26 PM
Unfinished
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:32 PM
DIY
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:39 PM
The Healer
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 PM
Unfinished
Artist : Ben Sollee
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:45 PM
Simple Song
Artist : The Shins
Album : Port of Morrow
Composer :
Label : Sony
7:49 PM
Waltz #2
Artist : Elliott Smith
Album : XO
Composer :
Label : Dreamworks
7:54 PM
Long Slow Dance
Artist : The Fresh & Onlys
Album : Long Slow Dance
Composer :
Label : Mexican Summer
7:56 PM
Bullet The Blue Sky
Artist : U2
Album : Rattle and Hum
Composer :
Label : Island Records
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Wor
Artist : Django Django
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:06 PM
Holy Roller
Artist : Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Album : We the Common
Composer :
Label : Ribbon Music
8:08 PM
Bright Lit Blue Skies
Artist : Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Album : Before Today
Composer :
Label : 4AD
8:11 PM
Shuggie
Artist : Foxygen
Album : We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Music
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
8:14 PM
Sixteen Saltines
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
8:17 PM
Ten Cent Pistol
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Composer : Carney/ Auerbach
Label : Nonesuch
8:21 PM
Mary
Artist : Supergrass
Album : Supergrass Is 10: The Best of 19942004
Composer :
Label : EMI
8:22 PM
Spotlight
Artist : Leagues
Album : You Belong Here
Composer :
Label : Bufalotone Records
8:25 PM
Jagged
Artist : Old 97’s
Album : Fight Songs
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
8:28 PM
Myth
Artist : Beach House
Album : Bloom
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:33 PM
Freckle Song
Artist : Chuck Prophet
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:34 PM
Misfits and Lovers
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Glad All Over
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:38 PM
Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)
Artist : Los Lobos
Album : By the Light of the Moon
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers
8:41 PM
Goodnight Moon
Artist : Shivaree
Album : I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump
Composer :
Label : Capitol
8:46 PM
No Cars Go
Artist : Arcade Fire
Album : Neon Bible
Composer :
Label : Merge
8:51 PM
Song for Zula
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Muchacho
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans

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World Cafe
4:08 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Mikal Cronin On World Cafe

Mikal Cronin.
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Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:23 pm

Mikal Cronin's second solo album, MCII, contains more of his delightful, frequently dazzling, guitar-drenched pop-rock. Originally from Southern California, Cronin wrote his first record in response to making the post-college move to San Francisco. The new album is more about what happened when he got there and started playing in Ty Segall's band.

On this episode of World Cafe, Cronin sits down to chat with host David Dye and play a few songs with his band live in the studio.

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World Cafe
12:14 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Daughn Gibson On World Cafe

Daughn Gibson.
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Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Daughn Gibson is the alter ego of Pennsylvania singer-songwriter Josh Martin. The former stoner-rock drummer took on his nom de plume as an homage to country legend Don Gibson, which makes sense: Martin's life thus far sounds like a country song. He's worked behind the counter in an adult book store, poured tall ones as a bartender and worked as a long-haul trucker.

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World Cafe
4:03 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Alice Russell On World Cafe

Alice Russell.
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Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:30 pm

British soul singer Alice Russell has one of those voices that fills up a room. Over the course of five studio albums, she's been compared to Chaka Khan and the late Amy Winehouse, and performed with the likes of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.

Her latest album is titled To Dust, which she celebrated in April by performing a sold-out show at World Cafe Live, the concert venue next door to the World Cafe studios. In this episode, we spotlight the best recordings from that concert and speak with Russell about what it's like to let loose on stage.

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World Cafe
4:03 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Martha Wainwright On World Cafe

Martha Wainwright.
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Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:30 pm

On this episode, Martha Wainwright joins us to talk about her late mother, Kate McGarrigle, and to sing us some of McGarrigle's songs.

McGarrigle, who died after a battle with cancer in January 2011, made a series of wonderful albums with her sister Anna during a career that spanned decades, beginning with their self-titled debut in 1975. The duo is probably best known for its cover of Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel."

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World Cafe
5:38 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

World Cafe Next: New Country Rehab

Toronto band New Country Rehab.
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Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:32 pm

Out of the Toronto music community comes New Country Rehab, an alt-country band that just released its second album, Ghost Of Your Charms.

The foursome, led by singer and fiddle player John Showman, combine a bluegrass aesthetic with some really strong songwriting chops. We love their song "Luxury Hotel," which may make you think differently about your summer vacation spot.

World Cafe
4:55 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Latin Roots: The Pacific Coast Of Colombia

Herencia De Timbiqui.
WXPN

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:33 pm

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In this edition of Latin Roots, Catalina Maria Johnson, from the Chicago-based program Beat Latino, plays music from Colombia's coastal areas where most of the country's Afro-Colombia population lives. The Pacific coastline is dominated by the sound of marimba. Johnson plays a traditional example from Grupo Naidy, and then we get to hear how Herencia De Tabiqui puts a younger, more contemporary spin on that tradition.

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World Cafe
11:58 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Shout Out Louds On World Cafe

Shout Out Louds.
Frode Marcus Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:32 pm

After working together for more than a decade, the members of Stockholm's Shout Out Louds continue to make lush, highly melodic pop music. The product of a year and a half of tinkering, their recent Optica is significantly lighter-sounding than its predecessors.

On this installment of World Cafe, hear the group discuss how it navigated new musical experiments on the album, and how all of its members finally came to agree on how Optica should sound.

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World Cafe
1:17 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

The Olms On World Cafe

The Olms.
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Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:33 pm

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Pete Yorn has long had a way with hooky rock songs, so it was easy for him to connect with fellow L.A. musician J.D. King over a mutual love for '60s music. The two first started recording together just for fun, blending folk-rock and subtle psychedelia into a joint project they call The Olms.

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World Cafe
10:38 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Telekinesis On World Cafe

Telekinesis.
Kyle Johnson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:34 pm

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When Telekinesis' Michael Benjamin Lerner plays live, he sings from behind his drum set, but he plays almost all the instruments on his albums. The power-pop multi-instrumentalist recorded his latest record, Dormarion, at Spoon drummer Jim Eno's house — fittingly located on Dormarion Lane.

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World Cafe
1:45 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Sam Amidon On World Cafe

Sam Amidon.
Terry Magson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:34 pm

Sam Amidon grew up surrounded by music, from playing fiddle with his parents in Vermont to finding a best friend in musician and arranger Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman).

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