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
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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World Cafe
2:15 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Latin Roots: Ana Tijoux

Ana Tijoux.
John Vettese WXPN

World Cafe features a special live edition of Latin Roots with a performance by the French-Chilean hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux. The set, which contains music from her latest album Vengo, was recorded at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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World Cafe
11:13 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Lady Lamb On World Cafe

Lady Lamb.
Rich McKie WXPN

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 2:20 pm

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World Cafe
3:48 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Twin Shadow On World Cafe

Twin Shadow.
Milan Zrnic Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 2:21 pm

Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr. was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Florida, releasing his first album in 2010; his third, Eclipse, came out in March.

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World Cafe
3:50 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

World Cafe Next: John Moreland

John Moreland.
Kris Payne Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 2:22 pm

This week's World Cafe: Next artist, John Moreland, is an Americana singer-songwriter from Oklahoma who just released his second album, High On Tulsa Heat.

Before turning to songwriting, Moreland was in a metal band; nowadays, though, his work channels a deep well of emotion and pain. In this segment, you can hear two of his songs, which can also be downloaded here.

World Cafe
3:41 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

The London Souls On World Cafe

The London Souls.
Rocco Peditto WXPN

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 2:22 pm

The London Souls' members aren't from London; instead, they form a drum-and-guitar duo based in Brooklyn, where they carve their music out of the best of '60s psychedelic rock and soul.

Tash Neal (guitar) and Chris St. Hilaire (drums) have extraordinary communication live. On record, their music sounds like an undiscovered gem of British psychedelic rock or a lost Cream song.

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World Cafe
3:57 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

The McCrary Sisters On World Cafe

The McCrary Sisters.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 2:26 pm

Our guests today, the Nashville based gospel group The McCrary Sisters, have a new album produced by Buddy Miller called Let's Go. It's their third. They released their debut in 2011.

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