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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. The band took time off after its 2010 release Transference, at which point singer Britt Daniel told the bloggers at The Line of Best Fit that he was looking for "something that was going to reinvigorate me, to excite me about working on new stuff again.” It was time well spent: the new album is bustling with urgency and the...

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 and takes listeners back to when The Beatles and America first got to know one another. This lively two-hour montage features rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were swept into The...

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 week, playing fresh material as well as old favorites. The band just wrapped a North American tour with A Great Big World and spent part of the spring doing a mini-tour playing original sets and cover sets for fans. Safe Travels, the band’s third full-length album, was released in 2012,...

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. The new songs have all the power of the old ones, flush with textured sounds from Gus...

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 g et 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

Join us Friday at Noon for Live from World Cafe Live as Soja performs a live midday concert. Seasoned reggae artists SOJA bring their acclaimed sounds to World Cafe Live this Friday for a live performance at Noon. To date, the Virginia-based band has released five albums starting with 2002's Peace in a Time of War, all the way up to 2012's Strength to Survive. However, that's set to change this week when SOJA's releases their sixth LP, Amid the Noise and Haste, comes out on ATO Records. Get a...

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

Newport Folk Festival programmers like to close their lineups on a note of uplift; to send fans to the exits feeling elated and moved. On that front, they couldn't have done much better than the great Mavis Staples , whose titanic career has spanned more than 60 years. From her time in the best-selling gospel family band The Staple Singers through her role in the civil rights movement, she's been a face of change and a voice behind some of the most powerful songs in modern history. In recent...

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...

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