World Cafe

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

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Live from World Cafe Live
1:03 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Spoon Live from World Cafe Live 09/01 @Noon

Spoon

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. 

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Live from World Cafe Live
11:28 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Jukebox The Ghost Live from World Cafe Live 08/29 @Noon

Jukebox The Ghost

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

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Music News
9:39 am
Mon August 25, 2014

World Cafe, August 25 - 29

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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

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World Cafe
2:25 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Sarah McLachlan On World Cafe

Sarah McLachlan.
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Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan has just returned with her first album in four years, titled Shine On. With hit albums like 1994's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy — as well as her historic efforts at the head of 1997's Lilith Fair tour — McLachlan is one of the most prominent figures in the singer-songwriter movement of the '90s.

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World Cafe
4:55 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Latin Roots: 'Mystical South America'

Chancha Via Circuito.
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Today's episode of World Cafe's Latin Roots is an unusual one, in which writer and radio personality Catalina Maria Johnson explores what she calls "Mystical South America."

Johnson says she first heard the music through visual arts, and describes it as an "ecological, Indian, spiritual, organic movement" that has excited electronic musicians in Argentina. In this segment, she showcases music by Gaby Kerpel and Chancha Via Circuito.

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World Cafe
4:46 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Meshell Ndegeocello On World Cafe

Meshell Ndegeocello.
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Meshell Ndegeocello broke through with her hit song "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" in the '90s, then turned to more brooding and eclectic fare with her 1999 album Bitter. Her experimentation has continued even when she's recording other artists' work, as she does on last year's Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone.

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World Cafe
4:06 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

The Districts On World Cafe

Caitlin McCann Courtesy of the artist

The Pennsylvania band The Districts met in 2009, while members Rob Grote, Mark Larson, Connor Jacobus and Braden Lawrence were still in high school. This year, they released their first official EP on a national label.

Here, the group performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock 'n' roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

World Cafe
6:21 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Christian Gregory On World Cafe

Christian Gregory.
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Christian Gregory is a British singer who immersed himself in the grooves and style of vintage soul and R&B. He and fellow enthusiast Michael Kiwanuka have even formed a label, Movement Records, to release the updated soul music they love. Turns out their first artist is Christian Gregory himself, with an EP called Count On You out on August 18. Recording the album live to tape, Gregory is definitely onto something, as you will hear.

Live from World Cafe Live
11:49 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Selwyn Birchwood Live from World Cafe Live 08/22 @Noon

Selwyn Birchwood

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

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World Cafe
2:18 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

World Cafe Next: Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson.
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Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is a singer-songwriter from Eastern Kentucky named Sturgill Simpson. Earlier this year he self-released his second album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. He has called it a "social consciousness" concept album disguised as a country record. That may be, but there is no disguising Sturgill's amazing voice and the songwriting on this record.

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