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Gorillaz and Portugal. The Man on Tuesday's World Cafe

Gorillaz play a set from their first album in seven years, called Humanz . And Portugal. The Man showcase danceable music from their upcoming album, Woodstock .

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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 Dry, Kitestring, and Machine Gun English. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the music starts at 7:00 pm. Join us for beer tastings, flights, music and fun!

As the host of Blacks & Blues, I want to showcase the best new and classic blues artists each week. That includes you if you are a blues artist or group. Please reach out to me, so I can showcase your music, tour dates, and more. You can reach me at my email link on this post or at my Facebook page as well.  

Be sure to tune in each week for Blacks & Blues, Fridays at 9 PM, on Different Radio, WRUR and WITH, Different Radio.

Tiny Desk Favorites at Three Heads Brewing

Apr 19, 2017

On Thursday, May 25 Different Radio will sponsor a Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue). Doors open at 5:30pm and the music starts at 6:00pm. Join us for beer tastings, flights, music and fun. Watch this page for the names of the bands!

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Hip-hop-flavored indie-rock band Portugal. The Man joins us in this session. And for a danceable band of low-key, really nice dudes from Alaska, Portugal. The Man has stirred up some controversy. It all has to do with the super-catchy, danceable radio hit "Feel It Still".

Last fall, at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal, the rapper Ja Rule addressed a small audience seated in front of the event's music stage: "I'll let my partner-in-crime here Billy McFarland give you all an introduction of what Fyre is." At the time, Ja Rule and McFarland were promoting an app that would, we now know, share its name with one of the least-successful music events in recent memory, currently the subject of a

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World Cafe on WRUR

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

WRUR-FM 88.5 will begin airing the daily talk show, Connections with Evan Dawson, beginning Monday, September 8th from 12-2 p.m. Connections is produced by WXXI and is also available on AM 1370(Rochester),WEOS-FM (Geneva), as well as online at WXXI.org, WRUR.org and WEOS.org.

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This Is All Yours, in the U.S. on September 23rd, and they're coming to New York City to premiere the new material in an exclusive First Listen Live on Different Radio and NPR Music on September 2nd at 9pm.

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It's another interesting and eclectic line-up on World Cafe this week. Tune in daily at 2pm!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Irish musician Hozier's debut single, "Take Me to Church," was an overnight success, and now comes his blues-inspired EP, From Eden.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sharon Van Etten performs live with songs from her lush and deeply personal new record, Are We There.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

World Cafe, August 18-22

Aug 18, 2014
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Here's this week's lineup for World Cafe. You can hear the live performance and conversation every day at 2.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vintage Cafe revisits a 2013 interview with Jim James of My Morning Jacket just after the release of his debut solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Counting on You is the debut record of London-based soul singer, Christian Gregory.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Nice variety of guests on the Cafe this week!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Travel back in time to the 2011 release of James Blake’s self-titled debut album on this edition of Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Somewhere Else is the third studio album from alt-country musician, Lydia Loveless.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Singer-songwriter and producer, Jonathan Wilson, has released his second solo album, Fanfare.

World Cafe, August 4-8

Aug 5, 2014
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It's another week of music and conversation with David Dye. Join us afternoons at 2!

Monday, August 4, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe, World Cafe looks back to 2010 for an interview with cross-over artist, Janelle Monae.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

No Fools, No Fun is the debut album from Norah Jones’ Brooklyn country band, Puss N Boots.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Trigger Hippy is a roots rock powerhouse formed in 2009, whose prominent members include guitarist 

  Jackie Greene and drummer Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes, along with longtime singer/songwriter Joan Osbourne. The band joins us for a live midday concert on Friday, August 1st. So far, Trigger Hippy has only released one self-titled EP - four songs of blistering, blues-infused rock and roll – along with a live album recorded at the 2012 Wanee Festival in Live Oak, Florida. But they have plans to release a new album soon later this year.

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World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the lineup for this week.

Monday, July 28, 2014

David Dye revisits his 2011 conversation with Fitz and the Tantrums on this edition of the Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jenny Lewis of the indie-rock band Rilo Kiley has a new solo album called The Voyager.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Refuse to Lose is the second record from Mississippi native and Blues guitarist, Jarekus Singleton.

From its legendary beachfront locale to its celebrations of folk music's past, the Newport Folk Festival draws on more than half a century of celebrated traditions. But it's also an event in which folk's boundaries are tested: This is, after all, where Bob Dylan famously plugged in an electric guitar 49 years ago, in the process enraging the purists in the crowd.

World Cafe, July 21-25

Jul 21, 2014
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Here's the line-up for this week! World Cafe airs at 2pm.

Monday, July 21, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe, David Dye looks back at his 2009 conversation with The Avett Brothers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Founding member of Everything But The Girl, English musician Ben Watt has a new solo record called Hendra.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hüsker Dü frontman, Bob Mould, just released his 11th solo album, Beauty & Ruin.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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