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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December 27, 2012

7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Locked Down
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:06 PM
Dark Star
Artist : Polica
Album : Give You The Ghost
Composer :
Label : Totally Gross Nation
7:11 PM
Heavy Cloud, No Rain
Artist : Sting
Album : Ten Summoner's Tale
Composer :
Label : A&M
7:15 PM
Easy Way Out
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:24 PM
Somebody That I Used To Know
Artist : Gotye
Album : Making Mirrors
Composer :
Label : Universal Republic
7:30 PM
State of the Art
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:38 PM
Easy Way Out
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:42 PM
Eyes Wide Open
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:47 PM
Eyes Wide Open
Artist : Gotye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:48 PM
Waiting In Vain
Artist : Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album : Exodus
Composer :
Label : Island
7:52 PM
Tell Me A Tale
Artist : Michael Kiwanuka
Album : Tell Me A Tale
Composer :
Label : Interscope
7:57 PM
Worms
Artist : Yeasayer
Album : All Hour Cymbals
Composer :
Label : We Are Free
8:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
8:01 PM
Gatekeeper
Artist : Feist
Album : Let It Die
Composer : Fiest, Peter Gonazles
Label : Interscope Records
8:03 PM
Itchycoo Park
Artist : Small Faces
Album : There Are But Four Small Faces
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:06 PM
Happy Pills
Artist : Norah Jones
Album : Little Broken Hearts
Composer :
Label : Blue Note
8:09 PM
Everybody Here Wants You
Artist : Jeff Buckley
Album : Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk
Composer :
Label : Sony
8:14 PM
Untitled (Love Song)
Artist : Counting Crows
Album : Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation
Composer :
Label : Collective Sounds
8:19 PM
Cool Enough
Artist : Nicole Atkins
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:21 PM
Submarines
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:27 PM
Ho Hey
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:29 PM
Dead Sea
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:34 PM
Stubborn Love
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Recorded Live For the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:39 PM
Ho Hey
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
8:40 PM
Revolution Girls
Artist : Mariachi El Bronx
Album : II
Composer :
Label : Witchita
8:44 PM
Ring of Fire
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : Love, God, Murder
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
8:47 PM
The Lady of Leitrim
Artist : Megan Reilly
Album : The Well
Composer :
Label : Carrot Tope
8:51 PM
Tiger Lily
Artist : Luna
Album : Bewitched
Composer :
Label : Elektra/ADA
8:56 PM
Disclaimer
Artist : The Dears
Album : Missiles
Composer :
Label : Arts & Crafts

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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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World Cafe
1:41 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

World Cafe Next: Heaven's Jail

Heaven's Jail.
Courtesy of the artist
  • 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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