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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World Cafe
3:34 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Dr. Dog On World Cafe

Dr Dog.
Cameron Pollack WXPN

World Cafe's Sense Of Place: Philadelphia series had to include Dr. Dog. The band formed in 2001 in West Philadelphia, built around the writing skills of Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken.

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World Cafe
3:59 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Hop Along On World Cafe

Hop Along.
Kelsey Stanger WXPN

The Philadelphia band Hop Along started out with a folk sound back in 2004, when singer-songwriter Frances Quinlan began recording during her senior year of high school. Hop Along took on more of a rock edge in 2008 with the addition of her brother on drums; the group later added bassist Tyler Long and guitarist Joe Reinhardt.

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World Cafe
2:48 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

The Districts On World Cafe

The Districts.
Rocco Peditto WXPN

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 3:56 pm

Rob Grote, Mark Larson, Connor Jacobus and Braden Lawrence formed The Districts in 2009, while they were still in high school; they released their debut album in 2012 and moved from Lititz, Penn., to Philly shortly thereafter.

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World Cafe
4:58 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

World Cafe Next: Cayetana

Cayetana.
Kelsey Stanger WXPN

The three women who form Cayetana — Kelly Olsen, Allegra Anka and Augusta Koch — made a thrilling debut last year with Nervous Like Me. They're a big part of why Philly's homegrown rock scene has gotten so much attention lately.

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World Cafe
4:19 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Waxahatchee On World Cafe

Waxahatchee.
Rocco Peditto WXPN

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 10:05 am

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World Cafe
3:22 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

The Milk Carton Kids On World Cafe

The Milk Carton Kids.
Rocco Peditto Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:50 am

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World Cafe
4:22 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Sleater-Kinney On World Cafe

Sleater-Kinney.
Brigitte Sire Courtesy of the artist

Sleater-Kinney's triumphant 2015 began with the January release of No Cities To Love, the newly reunited band's first album since 2005's The Woods. On this episode of World Cafe, we'll hear excepts from a recent Sleater-Kinney concert in Paris and sit down with Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss to discuss their remarkable careers.

World Cafe
4:10 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Rhett Miller On World Cafe

Rhett Miller.
Courtesy of the artist

Rhett Miller has kept a solo career going concurrently with his day job as lead singer of the Old 97's. Miller's new album, The Traveler, was recorded with the help of Black Prairie, a band largely made up of moonlighting Decemberists members.

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World Cafe
4:57 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

World Cafe Next: The Weather Station

The Weather Station.
Yuula Benivolski Courtesy of the artist

The Weather Station is the work of Tamara Lindeman, a Toronto-based singer-songwriter and actress in TV and film. Her third album, Loyalty, examines the many meanings behind its title; it was recorded in a decaying 19th-century mansion in France, where Lindeman played guitar, banjo, keys and vibes.

In this episode of World Cafe: Next, you can hear two songs from Loyalty — and download them as part of a podcast here.

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie On World Cafe

Death Cab For Cutie.
Courtesy of the artist

The title of Death Cab For Cutie's new album, Kintsugi, refers to the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery using precious metals — the idea being that broken items can be made more valuable than they ever were before. It's an apt metaphor for what's gone on in the band's recent history, and in the life of singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard.

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