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 18, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
I Feel Fine
Artist : The Beatles
Album : Past Masters, Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:01 PM
I Feel Fine
Artist : The Beatles
Album : Past Masters, Vol. 1
Composer :
Label : Capitol
7:03 PM
Teardrop Windows
Artist : Benjamin Gibbard
Album : Former Lives
Composer :
Label : Barsuk
7:06 PM
The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
Artist : David Bowie
Album : The Next Day
Composer :
Label : Iso Records/Columbia Records
7:10 PM
Think I’m In Love
Artist : Beck
Album : The Information
Composer :
Label : Interscope Records
7:13 PM
Down at the Bottom
Artist : Walter Becker
Album : 11 Tracks of Whack
Composer :
Label : Play Louder
7:17 PM
Last Days of Disco
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : And Then Nothing Turned Itself InsideOut
Composer :
Label : Razor & Tie
7:18 PM
Ohm
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:29 PM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:36 PM
Is That Enough
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:36 PM
Is That Enough
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:36 PM
Is That Enough
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:36 PM
Is That Enough
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:41 PM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:43 PM
She’s a Runaway
Artist : Bodeans
Album : Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams
Composer :
Label : Reprise/WEA
7:46 PM
Spotlight
Artist : Leagues
Album : You Belong Here
Composer :
Label : Bufalotone Records
7:50 PM
Doo Wop (That Thing)
Artist : Lauryn Hill
Album : The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:54 PM
Do Yourself a Faver
Artist : Jamie Lidell
Album : Jamie Lidell
Composer :
Label : Warp Records
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:00 PM
You Get What You Give
Artist : New Radicals
Album : You Get What You Give
Composer :
Label : MCA
8:06 PM
Dancing Song
Artist : Duquette Johnston
Album : Rabbit Runs a Destiny
Composer :
Label : Pipe and Gun/Communicating Vessels
8:10 PM
Rabbit Runs a Destiny
Artist : Duquette Johnston
Album : Rabbit Runs a Destiny
Composer :
Label : Pipe and Gun/Communicating Vessels
8:15 PM
Graceland
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : Graceland
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
8:20 PM
Memphis
Artist : Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash and Clay
Composer :
Label : Anti Records
8:25 PM
Live To Tell the Tale
Artist : Passion Pit
Album : Chunk of Change
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss
8:26 PM
Simple Song
Artist : The Shins
Album : Port of Morrow
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:30 PM
Heavy Feet
Artist : Local Natives
Album : Hummingbird
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss Records
8:34 PM
Brilliant Blues
Artist : Pete Townshend
Album : White City
Composer :
Label : Ashmont
8:37 PM
Default
Artist : Django Django
Album : Django Django
Composer :
Label : Ribbon Music
8:40 PM
Some Written
Artist : Metronomy
Album : The English Riviera
Composer :
Label : Big Beat/WEA
8:42 PM
Younger Days
Artist : Mount Moriah
Album : Miracle Temple
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
8:45 PM
Venus As A Boy
Artist : Bjork
Album : Debut
Composer :
Label : Elektra/Wea
8:49 PM
Can’t Find My Way Home
Artist : Blind Faith
Album : Blind Faith
Composer :
Label : Polydor / UMGD
8:53 PM
Nothing Arrived
Artist : Villagers
Album : Awayland
Composer :
Label : Domino
8:57 PM
The Jailer
Artist : Erin Mckeown
Album : Manifestra
Composer :
Label : TVP Records

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3:13 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Saintseneca On World Cafe

Saintseneca.
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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.
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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
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  • 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.
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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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World Cafe
1:41 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

World Cafe Next: Heaven's Jail

Heaven's Jail.
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  • Hear Two Songs By Heaven's Jail

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is the Brooklyn band Heaven's Jail. Frontman Francesco Ferorelli grew up listening to metal and hip-hop, later discovered country, and now plays indie-rock music. Producer Matthew Houck (of Phosphorescent fame) says of Ferorelli, "[He] is my favorite kind of songwriter — sensitive but not sappy, smart but not precious."

Ace Called Zero, the debut album by Heaven's Jail, is due out August 26. Download two songs as part of the World Cafe: Next podcast.

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World Cafe
4:24 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Hozier On World Cafe

Hozier.
Courtesy of the artist

If you've heard the gospel-tinged "Take Me to Church" from Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, it's unlikely that you've forgotten it. The soulful, emotive singing could sustain the song on its own, but when you combine it with a powerful video, it's easy to understand why Hozier's rise to popularity has been so swift. That video alone has more than four million views and climbing.

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Latin Roots: New Music From Cuba

Descemer Bueno.
Courtesy of the artist

For World Cafe's new Latin Roots segment, Judy Cantor-Navas, an editor at Billboard, plays new music from Cuba. She says the easing of the cultural embargo with the U.S. has yielded major results, allowing artists and their music to travel more freely out of the country. Cantor-Navas plays a couple of examples of how that can be good for music in Cuba and beyond.

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