Last week in New York City, on the fringe of Times Square, a band of busy artists gathered in a building brimming with songwriting history. The Brill Building's golden age, when songs like "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Be My Baby" were written in its offices, are in the past, but The New Pornographers' pop music would fit into the mold of that era. You can easily imagine the group's members writing songs in small, secluded rooms to be played on tiny transistors and monophonic record players.

Gabriel Green

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.

Austin, Texas indie-rock five-piece Spoon is back from a few years of silence with its latest record, They Want My Soul, released earlier this month on Loma Vista records. 

When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture. Paul Ingles hosts The Beatles in America - 1964 

Join us for the weekly Live from World Cafe Live concert, as Jukebox The Ghost performs a live midday concert on Friday. The infectious pop-rock trio Jukebox The Ghost returns to our radio concert  stage this

Nothing was ordinary about this alt-J show — not that anything is ever ordinary from the artful British band.

But on Tuesday night at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City, alt-J would play its first concert in eight months: its first without departed friend and bassist/guitarist Gwil Sainsbury, its first with touring member Cameron Knight, and its first playing songs from the upcoming album This Is All Yours.

Interpol First Listen

Aug 26, 2014

You can listen and watch Interpol , as the New York band will play songs from its upcoming album, El Pintor, in public for the first time.

Watch/Listen to Interpol Live!

Join us this Friday at Noon as Selwyn Birchwood performs a live midday concert on Different Radio.

You may have seen him at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and Friday, we get a case of the blues this as Selwyn Birchwood takes the stage in this week's  concert from World Cafe Live. The 29-year old Floridian is currently promoting his latest release, Don't Call No Ambulance. It's his second album since his 2011 debut, FL Boy. 

Recent Release: Don't Call No Ambulance
Release Date: June 10, 2014
Label: Alligator Records

Join us Friday at Noon for Live from World Cafe Live as Soja performs a live midday concert. Seasoned 

Samantha Franklin

Rockabilly specialist J.D. McPherson will grace the stage for this week's edition of Live from World Cafe Live, making 

  for a swinging midday dance party! The Oklahoma native released his album Signs and Signifiers in 2012 and is currently on tour, gearing up for the release of his sophomore album next year. 


Recent Release: Signs & Signifiers
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Label: Rounder