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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June 18, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:00 PM
My City Was Gone
Artist : The Pretenders
Album : Learning to Crawl
Composer :
Label : Artist First
7:06 PM
Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
Artist : Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Album : Raising Sand
Composer :
Label : Rounder / UMGD
7:09 PM
Ohio
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Composer :
Label : New West Records
7:14 PM
The High Road
Artist : Broken Bells
Album : Broken Bells
Composer : James Mercer / Brian Burton
Label : Columbia
7:18 PM
Heavy Feet
Artist : Local Natives
Album : Hummingbird
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss Records
7:21 PM
Hacienda Motel
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Can't Talk Medicine
Composer :
Label : Dine Alone Music
7:23 PM
Myths
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:33 PM
Hacienda Motel
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:39 PM
Halls of Columbia
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:43 PM
Lady Luck (feat. Sharon Van Etten)
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Can't Talk Medicine
Composer :
Label : Dine Alone Music
7:45 PM
Love Interruption
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
7:47 PM
Better Man
Artist : Pearl Jam
Album : Vitalogy
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
7:52 PM
Devil Moon
Artist : Bobby Long
Album : Wishbone
Composer :
Label : ATO
7:55 PM
She Walks In So Many Ways
Artist : The Jayhawks
Album : Mockingbird Time
Composer :
Label : Rounder
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:02 PM
Boogie On Reggae Woman
Artist : Stevie Wonder
Album : Fulfillingness' First Finale
Composer :
Label : Motown
8:07 PM
Nothing Arrived
Artist : Villagers
Album : Awayland
Composer :
Label : Domino
8:10 PM
Don’t Dream It’s Over
Artist : Crowded House
Album : Crowded House
Composer :
Label : Capitol
8:16 PM
Stoned and Starving
Artist : Parquet Courts
Album : Light Up Gold
Composer :
Label : What's Your Rupture
8:20 PM
Mirror in the Bathroom
Artist : The English Beat
Album : I Just Can't Stop It
Composer :
Label : Rhino
8:23 PM
Let¿s Go Out Tonight
Artist : The Lions
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:23 PM
Ruby Soho
Artist : Jimmy Cliff
Album : Sacred Fire EP
Composer :
Label : Collective Records
8:26 PM
Jeepster
Artist : T Rex
Album : Electric Warrior
Composer :
Label : Crimson Productions
8:30 PM
Out Of My League
Artist : Fitz & The Tantrums
Album : More Than Just a Dream
Composer :
Label : Elektra
8:34 PM
Don’t You Want Me
Artist : The Human League
Album : Dare!/Love and Dancing
Composer :
Label : Blue Paint Caroline
8:38 PM
I Ran (So Far Away
Artist : A Flock of Seagulls)
Album : A Flock of Seagulls
Composer :
Label : Jive
8:39 PM
Just Make It Stop
Artist : Low
Album : The Invisible Way
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
8:43 PM
I Turn My Camera On
Artist : Spoon
Album : Gimme Fiction
Composer :
Label : Merge
8:47 PM
Trouble
Artist : Jose James
Album : No Beginning No End
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
8:51 PM
Man With a Gun
Artist : Jerry Harrison
Album : Casual Gods
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros. / Wea
8:55 PM
A Tattered Line of String
Artist : The Postal Service
Album : Give Up (Reissue)
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop

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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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