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10:25 am
Thu February 27, 2014

ST. Vincent Live from World Cafe Live 2/28 @ Noon

St. Vincent

Annie Clark, better known to fans by her stage name St. Vincent, joins us for a live Friday concert next Free at Noon. The New York experimental rocker is a master of moods, a stunning arranger and an accomplished guitarist. Her new self-titled album is out on February 24th , and can be heard this week on NPR Music's First Listen.

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Music
11:20 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Paul Cebar and Tomorrow Sound from World Cafe Live 1/31 @ Noon

Paul Cebar

Longtime Milwaukee bandleader Paul Cebar and his group Tomorrow Sound join us for a live midday concert live Friday at noon. 

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Live form World Cafe Live
10:02 am
Tue January 7, 2014

The Alternate Routes Live from World Cafe Live 1/10 @ Noon

Alternative Routes

The four piece country-tinged New England rockers The Alternate Routes join us on January 10th for our Noon performance on Live from World Cafe Live. 

  Last month the band put out its first new music in three years, a single called "Nothing More" that was written in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, CT. The song was released in support of the Newtown Kindness non-profit.The Alternate Routes' third full-length album, Lately, was released in 2010, and it plans a follow-up album for later this year.

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New Year's Eve
3:05 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Toast of the Nation on WRUR

Toast of the Nation

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Music
3:47 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Midlake On World Cafe

Midlake.
Sammy Reed Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 2:24 pm

Fans of Midlake have no doubt grown accustomed to the band's malleable sound, which fluctuates from album to album. The Texas folk-rock band's second record, The Trial of Van Occupanther, was steeped in the atmosphere of the '70s, while 2010's The Courage of Others headed in another direction altogether.

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San Fermin Live @ Noon Friday on WRUR
5:34 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

San Fermin Live from World Cafe Live 12/13 @ Noon

San Fermin

Brooklyn orchestral indie rock outfit San Fermin released the sleeper hit record of 2014 with its self-titled debut. 

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Music
2:23 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

John Butler & Lucius Live from World Cafe Live 12/6 @ Noon

John Butler Trio

Roots-tinged Australian musician John Butler joins us on a double-header Free at Noon bill this  week. 

  Frontman of the funky and fierce jam rock crew John Butler Trio, who were a big hit at this summer's XPoNential Music Festival, Butler has also released a handful of live and studio solo albums including 2012's Tin Shed Tales. He performs a solo acoustic set for us at Free at Noon.

Downbeat Brooklyn band Lucius also performs on the Free at Noon bill on Friday. The five-piece is anchored by the expressive vocal harmonies of lead singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. 

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Music
4:17 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Rosanne Cash Live from World Cafe Live 11/29 @ Noon

Credit Clay Patrick McBride

Eclectic singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash joins us for this week's Free at Noon concert. The Different Radio favorite and daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash is readying her latest full length record, The River and the Thread, for an January 2014 release. The album, written with her husband and longtime collaborator John Leventhal, will be her first album of original material since 2006's acclaimed Black Cadillac. Cash also earned praise recently for 2009's The List, an album covering 12 country music classics from a list her father gave her at age 18.

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Red Baraat Live on World Cafe Live
12:15 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Red Baraat Live from World Cafe Live 11/22 @ Noon

Red Baraat, led by dhol player Sunny Jain, puts a spin on the Bhangra music of Northern India by mixing in a jazzy brass section and injecting the party vibe of a funk band. The band has released three albums on SinJ Records, most recently Shruggy Ji. Recent Release: Shruggy JiRelease Date: January 15, 2013Label: Sinj

Latin Routes
3:04 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Michael Hollett On World Cafe

Michael Hollett (left) with World Cafe host David Dye.
John Vettese Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 4:12 pm

For this installment of Sense of Place: Toronto, host David Dye talks with NOW Magazine editor and publisher Michael Hollett. For 32 years, Hollett has guided the alternative news publication to reflect the music culture of Toronto.

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