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

September 27, 2013

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
She’s A Jar
Artist : Wilco
Album : Summerteeth
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:06 PM
The Wire
Artist : Haim
Album : Days Are Gone
Composer :
Label : Sony
7:10 PM
Get Lucky
Artist : Daft Punk
Album : Random Access Memories
Composer :
Label : Sony
7:14 PM
Suburbia
Artist : Pet Shop Boys
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:21 PM
Thursday
Artist : Pet Shop Boys
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:29 PM
Suburbia
Artist : Pet Shop Boys
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:35 PM
Vocal
Artist : Pet Shop Boys
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:41 PM
Vocal
Artist : Pet Shop Boys
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:43 PM
Red Hot + Fela
Artist : My Morning Jacket
Album : Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am
Composer :
Label : Knitting Factory
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
On the Road
Artist : Houndmouth
Album : From the Hills Below the City
Composer :
Label : Rough Trade with Us
8:02 PM
What Kinda Guy
Artist : Steve Forbert
Album : Alive On Arrival
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
8:03 PM
What Kinda Guy
Artist : Steve Forbert
Album : Alive On Arrival
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
8:06 PM
Small Plane
Artist : Bill Callahan
Album : Dream River
Composer :
Label : Drag City
8:10 PM
The End of That
Artist : Plants & Animals
Album : The End of That
Composer :
Label : Secret City Records
8:14 PM
Night Still Comes
Artist : Neko Case
Album : The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight the More I Love You
Composer :
Label : Anti
8:18 PM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:19 PM
The High Road
Artist : Broken Bells
Album : Broken Bells
Composer : James Mercer / Brian Burton
Label : Columbia
8:22 PM
Blood & Roses
Artist : The Smithereens
Album : Especially For You
Composer :
Label : Capitol
8:22 PM
Blood & Roses
Artist : The Smithereens
Album : Especially For You
Composer :
Label : Capitol
8:26 PM
Sunnier Days
Artist : Diego Garcia
Album : Paradise
Composer :
Label : Concord
8:30 PM
Worry Too Much
Artist : Buddy Miller
Album : Universal United House of Prayer
Composer :
Label : New West Records
8:34 PM
Can You Get To That?
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : One True Vine
Composer :
Label : Anti
8:37 PM
Revolution
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
8:39 PM
The Dream¿s in the Ditch
Artist : Deer Tick
Album : Negativity
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
8:42 PM
Vanity Fair
Artist : World Party
Album : Egyptology
Composer :
Label : Seaview
8:46 PM
Steady As She Goes
Artist : The Raconteurs
Album : Broken Boy Soldier
Composer :
Label : XL Recordings
8:50 PM
Playing Bogart
Artist : Any Trouble
Album : Where Are All the Nice Girls?
Composer :
Label : Stiff Records

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World Cafe
8:46 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Ben Watt On World Cafe

Ben Watt.
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World Cafe's guest today is Ben Watt from Everything But The Girl, the band he led with his partner (now wife) Tracey Thorn in the '80s and '90s. He has a new solo album called Hendra, which he recorded with Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.

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World Cafe
2:43 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

World Cafe Next: Honeyblood

Honeyblood.
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  • Hear Two Songs By Honeyblood

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is Honeyblood, the Glaswegian duo of singer Stina Tweeddale and drummer Shona McVicar. The band's intriguing self-titled debut, released earlier this month, mixes country and folk with moments that veer into lo-fi punk. Download two of its songs here.

World Cafe
1:55 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

The Avett Brothers On World Cafe

The Avett Brothers.
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The Avett Brothers, led by siblings Seth and Scott Avett, released a proper debut in 2002, then went on to release five studio albums and two live compilations before breaking through to a mainstream audience with 2007's Emotionalism. For a follow-up, The Avett Brothers worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin on I and Love and You. The band performs three of its best-known songs here.

This segment originally ran on Sept. 24, 2009.

World Cafe
3:04 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Mammut On World Cafe

Mammút.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 2:44 pm

World Cafe's week-long series Sense of Place: Iceland draws to a close with an unexpected treat. We'd been in Reykjavik for a few days when we learned that June 17 would mark a daylong celebration of Icelandic National Day, the anniversary of Iceland's independence from Denmark in 1944. Events planned for the holiday ranged from outdoor chess matches to accordion concerts, culminating in a free outdoor show for an audience expected to hit 10,000.

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World Cafe
8:13 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Of Monsters and Men On World Cafe

Of Monsters and Men.
John Vettese Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun July 20, 2014 10:59 am

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World Cafe
2:55 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Five Essential Icelandic Albums From World Cafe

12 Tónar Records.
John Vettese WXPN

On World Cafe's Sense of Place: Iceland trip, we felt inspired during our visit to Reykjavik's famed 12 Tónar Records. It's a homey, welcoming place where the shelves are filled with Icelandic CDs and vinyl.

Behind the counter, fielding all questions, was Einar Þór Kristjánsson, who has worked at 12 Tónar since it opened 15 years ago. We asked him to make a list of some of his favorite Icelandic music; he obliged, giving us the history of the unique store and picking five bands. (Some you may know well, others not so much.)

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World Cafe
2:39 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Sin Fang On World Cafe

Sin Fang at Iceland's Rás 2 studios.
John Vettese WXPN

Our Sense of Place: Iceland guest today is Sindri Már Sigfússon, who performs under the name Sin Fang for his solo work. He also leads the folk-pop group Seabear; in fact, the first Seabear recordings were released in conjunction with another ursine band, an early version of the American band Grizzly Bear. Sigfússon released his third solo album, Flowers, last year.

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World Cafe
2:31 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Olafur Arnalds On World Cafe

Olafur Arnalds.
Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe's Sense of Place: Iceland guest today is a busy man. Composer and musician Ólafur Arnalds creates beautiful, sweeping neoclassical music, perfect for the soundtracks that have won him high praise. He's been in especially high demand since winning a BAFTA award for his musical contributions to the British TV series Broadchurch.

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World Cafe
2:24 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Bjork On World Cafe

Björk.
Jean-Baptiste Mondino Courtesy of the artist

As part of World Cafe's week-long Sense of Place series, we resurface this 2000 interview with Björk, recorded in conjunction with the release of Selmasongs. At the time, the singer had just starred in the Lars von Trier film Dancer in The Dark, in which she played the character of Selma. The film won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, where Björk also won the award for Best Actress.

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World Cafe
3:02 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Siggtryggur Baldurson On World Cafe

Siggtryggur Baldurson.
John Vettese WXPN

As Sense of Place: Iceland continues on World Cafe, we have a thoughtful interview with Siggtryggur Baldurson; he's head of the Iceland Music Exchange (IMX), which is tasked with expanding the musical footprint of Iceland around the world. Baldurson is also the former drummer of the groundbreaking Icelandic band The Sugarcubes.

Here, he discusses various efforts to spread Icelandic music — including the Iceland Airwaves Festival, which draws visitors to the island every fall to experience more than 300 bands in Reykjavík's clubs.

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