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Pokey LaFarge On World Cafe

Pokey LaFarge joins World Cafe to perform new songs from his latest album, Manic Revelations. LaFarge lives in St. Louis, right near Ferguson, Mo., which he says inspired his song "Riot In The Streets." He puts it this way: I knew I had to write it after the death of Michael Brown . And I talked to different people of color in the activist community in St. Louis, and they ultimately had a big contention with the word "riot." But as an observer in St. Louis, I'm telling a story from what I see...

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Thanks to all who came out and supported our Tiny Desk favorites concert. We had a full house at Three Heads Brewery and the music, beer, and BBQ were fantastic. Thanks to Kitestring, Machine Gun English, and The Mighty High and Dry for their musical talents, and a specail thanks to Geoff, Zach, and all the staff of Three Heads for an amazing evening in support of public media and local music. Keep listening to Different Radio for details of our next event.

Tonight is the Different Radio  Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue), with The Mighty High And Dry, Kitestring, and Machine Gun English. Plus Midnight Smoke BBQ will be on site for some great 'Q to go along with great Three Heads Beer! Doors open at 6:00 pm and the music starts at 7:00 pm. Join us for beer tastings, flights, music and fun, and support Different Radio, WRUR and WITH!

Only One week away! On Thursday, May 25, Different Radio will sponsor a Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue), with The Mighty High And DryKitestring, and Machine Gun English.

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Gregg Allman On World Cafe

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Editor's Note: Gregg Allman died May 27, 2017, at the age of 69. He's remembered by the music world as a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and one of the pioneers of Southern rock. We revisit Allman's last visit to World Cafe in 2011, when he performed songs from his seventh solo studio album, Low Country Blues.

Fifty years ago, The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It's acknowledged nearly universally as one of the most well-known and influential rock albums of all time — and critic Colin Fleming argues that the artwork on the cover is just as important as the music.

For many people, New Orleans is practically synonymous with jazz; it's the birthplace of both the music and many of its leading lights, from Louis Armstrong to Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. But now, one organization is working to draw attention to the city's history of opera music.

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The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.

Thanks to all who came out and supported our Tiny Desk favorites concert. We had a full house at Three Heads Brewery and the music, beer, and BBQ were fantastic. Thanks to Kitestring, Machine Gun English, and The Mighty High and Dry for their musical talents, and a specail thanks to Geoff, Zach, and all the staff of Three Heads for an amazing evening in support of public media and local music. Keep listening to Different Radio for details of our next event.

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Indie rockers Pinegrove won over critics and fans with their warm, nostalgia-tinged 2016 album Cardinal. The Montclair, New Jersey band talks about friendship, community and why they decided to donate all the proceeds from a live version of their album to the Southern Poverty Law Centre. Then in hour two, a lively Latin Roots session with IFE

Tonight is the Different Radio  Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue), with The Mighty High And Dry, Kitestring, and Machine Gun English. Plus Midnight Smoke BBQ will be on site for some great 'Q to go along with great Three Heads Beer! Doors open at 6:00 pm and the music starts at 7:00 pm. Join us for beer tastings, flights, music and fun, and support Different Radio, WRUR and WITH!

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On his third album, This Old Dog, Mac Demarco reaches a striking level of maturity, studying the work of his songwriting heroes James Taylor and Paul Simon, and penning a few pieces inspired by the failing health of his long absent father.

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Australian rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever cite fellow Aussies The Go-Betweens as an influence. On the next World Cafe they’ll perform songs off their debut EP for Sub Pop Records called The French Press. And we’ll hear the Cinderella story about how they got signed.

Missed the NonCommvention? You can catch up with the WRUR Song of the Day from VuHaus. Here is the schedule this week and you can watch the performances on the VuHaus Link:

Mon 5/22/17 The Mavericks  "Come on to Me" The Mavericks play a unique style of outlaw country that also includes elements of Latin music and Rockabilly.  (From WXPN from Non-Comm 2017)

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  On his latest release called My Spirit Sister, Joshua James explores questions about fidelity and fears about fatherhood with staggering honesty. He talks about being raised in the Mormon church and why he left, and performs dark, stark Americana on the World Cafe.   

Only One week away! On Thursday, May 25, Different Radio will sponsor a Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue), with The Mighty High And DryKitestring, and Machine Gun English.

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British duo Goldfrapp fuse infectious electronic beats with lush natural imagery on their new release, Silver Eye

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  Josh Tillman, alias Father John Misty, has never been one to shy away from controversy. On his latest album, Pure Comedy, he confronts capitalism, religion, and popular music.   

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