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 14, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:00 PM
Things Have Changed
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Wonder Boys: Music From the Motion Picture
Composer :
Label : Columbia
7:06 PM
I’ll Keep it with Mine
Artist : Nico
Album : Chelsea Girl
Composer :
Label : Polydor/UMGD
7:09 PM
On the Road to Find Out
Artist : Cat Stevens
Album : Tea for the Tillerman
Composer :
Label : A&M
7:14 PM
Hopeful
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Beast in its Tracks
Composer :
Label : Pytheas Recordings
7:19 PM
Young Folks
Artist : Peter Bjorn And John
Album : Writer's Block
Composer :
Label : Rhino/WEA
7:23 PM
Lillies
Artist : Bat for Lashes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:24 PM
You Can Be All Kinds of Emotional
Artist : The Lone Bellow
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:34 PM
You Don’t Love Me Like You Used To
Artist : The Lone Bellow
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:40 PM
You Never Need Nobody
Artist : The Lone Bellow
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:45 PM
Frost
Artist : Trey Anastasio
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:45 PM
Lady Writer
Artist : Dire Straits
Album : Communique
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
7:49 PM
Maybe Tomorrow
Artist : Stereophonics
Album : You Gotta Go There To Come Back
Composer :
Label : Elektra/WEA
7:54 PM
A Tattered Line of String
Artist : The Postal Service
Album : Give Up (Reissue)
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
7:57 PM
Euglama
Artist : VHS or Beta
Album : Bring on the Comets
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
7:58 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 PM
Lotus Flower
Artist : Radiohead
Album : The King of Limbs
Composer :
Label : TBD Records
8:05 PM
Good Things Happen To Bad People
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Composer :
Label : New West Records
8:10 PM
Tailspin
Artist : The Jayhawks
Album : Rainy Day Music
Composer :
Label : American Recordings
8:13 PM
Don’t Ask Me Questions
Artist : Graham Parker
Album : Passion Is No Ordinary Word
Composer :
Label : Hollywood
8:19 PM
Peach Blossom
Artist : Eels
Album : Wonderful Glorious
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
8:23 PM
I Got Mine
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Attack and Release
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:24 PM
Free Girl Now
Artist : Tom Petty
Album : Echo
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./Wea
8:27 PM
Santa Fe
Artist : Beirut
Album : The Rip Tide
Composer :
Label : Pompeii Records
8:31 PM
Illusions
Artist : Shout Out Louds
Album : Optica
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
8:37 PM
Turn on the News
Artist : Husker Du
Album : Zen Arcade
Composer :
Label : SST RECORDS
8:37 PM
I Fought The Law
Artist : The Clash
Album : Story of the Clash, Vol. 1 [Disc 1]
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:40 PM
They Told Me
Artist : Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Album : Untamed Beast
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
8:43 PM
Crash Into the Sun
Artist : Jim White
Album : Transnormal Skiperoo
Composer :
Label : Barsuk
8:48 PM
Rehab
Artist : Amy Winehouse
Album : Back to Black
Composer :
Label : Republic
8:52 PM
We No Who U R
Artist : Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Album : Push the Sky Away
Composer :
Label : Bad Seeds Ltd.
8:56 PM
Loser
Artist : Beck
Album : Mellow Gold
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records

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World Cafe
4:40 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

First Aid Kit On World Cafe

First Aid Kit.
Neil Krug Courtesy of the artist

Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit have become an international sensation, thanks in part to the gorgeous harmonies in their sweet folk-pop songs. The Swedish duo's success owes a lot to the Internet: It was a batch of MySpace recordings that got the pair discovered in 2007 by Karin Dreijer Andersson of fellow Swedish band The Knife.

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World Cafe
3:36 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Latin Roots: The 15th Latin Alternative Music Conference

Babasónicos will perform at the Latin Alternative Music Conference this weekend.
Courtesy of the artist

The 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference is underway this week in New York City. Free concerts are held in Manhattan and Brooklyn throughout the festival, while sessions and showcases are available only to registered attendees, who come from all over the Spanish-speaking world to find what's next in Latin music.

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World Cafe
2:43 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

King Khan & The Shrines On World Cafe

King Khan & The Shrines.
Tiger Lilly Courtesy of the artist

King Khan & The Shrines, a psychedelic garage/soul band from Berlin, is led by the charismatic Arish Khan. Khan grew up in Montreal, the son of South Asian parents, and first played in punk bands. The group has been recording together since 2000 and released its latest album, Idle No More, last fall.

Khan is fascinating: He's both an over-the-top performer and a far-ranging thinker. In this session, he discusses the new album's title, which comes from a Canadian indigenous people's movement.

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World Cafe
3:13 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Saintseneca On World Cafe

Saintseneca.
Courtesy of the artist

Saintseneca is an Ohio-based folk-rock band led by Zac Little. After releasing an album called Last in 2013, the group went through changes in personnel and direction leading up to the appropriately titled Dark Arc, which came out this spring.

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World Cafe
2:23 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Joe Henry On World Cafe

Joe Henry.
Courtesy of the artist

A veteran musician and producer, Joe Henry has worked with the likes of Mavis Staples, Aimee Mann and Loudon Wainwright III. His album with the late Solomon Burke won a Grammy in 2002.

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World Cafe
3:22 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

World Cafe Next: Kutosis

Kutosis
Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear Two Songs By Kutosis

We call on Cardiff, Wales for our World Cafe: Next artists this week. Kutosis is a power-pop trio whose music has been described as "post punk, reverb-drenched and breezy." Their second album, Dream It Away, was released in June on Jealous Lover's Club Records. From album artwork to song titles, this group is all about surfing — a fitting match for their sunny power pop.

Don't forget to download our World Cafe: Next podcast with two songs from Kutosis.

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World Cafe
6:29 am
Fri July 4, 2014

World Cafe's July 4th Mixtape

Appeal to the senses this Independence Day — before watching fireworks, treat your ears to this playlist of World Cafe favorites.
Yana Paskova Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 5:57 pm

I love mixtapes. Don't we all? If I'm having a party or even a dinner, I meticulously program the music — even though, if it's a good party, no one will hear it because they're all talking!

Here's my Fourth of July mixtape for you. No in-studio guest today, just a wide variety of music with the only stipulation that "America," "American" or "U.S." has to be somewhere in the title. It's not even all from the U.S.! There's a version of the Brazilian singer Jorge Ben's "So Loco Porti America." There are some stirring classic tunes from Tom Petty and The Steve Miller Band.

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World Cafe
2:23 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Chrissie Hynde On World Cafe

Chrissie Hynde.
Dean Chalkley Courtesy of the artist

Ever since she helped form The Pretenders in the late 1970s, Chrissie Hynde has identified as part of the legendary British band. Recently, though, Hynde set out as a solo artist, releasing the album Stockholm in June.

Hynde tells World Cafe that the album is a product of collaboration; she even traveled to Sweden to work with Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John. That pairing led to others, including unlikely appearances by Neil Young and John McEnroe.

Hear a four-song set on today's World Cafe.

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World Cafe
3:29 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Dan Croll On World Cafe

Dan Croll.
Courtesy of the artist

English electro-pop musician Dan Croll released his debut album earlier this year; it's titled Sweet Disarray, an apt name for such a stylistically rich record.

Croll went to school for music at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, which was founded by Paul McCartney. Croll was even chosen by his classmates to meet Sir Paul; we'll hear that story and a live set in the studio today.

World Cafe
11:41 am
Tue July 1, 2014

John Fullbright On World Cafe

John Fullbright.
Vicki Farmer Courtesy of the artist

John Fullbright is from Okemah, Okla., the hometown of Woody Guthrie. World Cafe first showcased Fullbright in 2012, when he released his diverse, Grammy-nominated album From the Ground Up.

His latest album is simply called Songs. As the title suggests, it's a collection of straightforward compositions, but they take on complicated topics. "Happy," for example, poses the question, "Do you have to have to be depressed to write a great song?"

Hear "Happy" and three other Fullbright songs in today's session.

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