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
3:35 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

World Cafe Next: Summer Fiction

Summer Fiction.
Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe first got to know Bill Ricchini in Philadelphia, where he produced his first record as Summer Fiction, then didn't hear from him for a while. Four years later, he calls Brooklyn home and has a new Summer Fiction album out called Himalaya. Ricchini traveled to a small U.K. studio to record his latest batch of guitar-driven pop with producer Brian Christinzio (BC Camplight).

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World Cafe
3:40 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

San Fermin On World Cafe

San Fermin
Rich McKie WXPN

San Fermin's new second album is Jackrabbit, and you can hear in this World Cafe session how things have changed for the band since its debut. The group's self-titled debut was entirely written and arranged by Ellis Ludwig-Leone — for him, the band had grown out of a post-Yale composition project.

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World Cafe
11:46 am
Wed June 10, 2015

Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear On World Cafe

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear.
Jeremy Zimmerman WXPN

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 3:55 pm

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World Cafe
11:04 am
Wed June 10, 2015

The Helio Sequence On World Cafe

The Helio Sequence.
William Anthony Courtesy of the artist.

World Cafe welcomes back Oregon duo The Helio Sequence, featuring Brandon Summers on vocals and guitars and Benjamin Weikel on drums and keyboards. They recently released their self-titled sixth album, which contains some of their most refined pop music yet.

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World Cafe
3:28 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

World Cafe Next: Meg Mac

Meg Mac.
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This week's World Cafe: Next pick is Sydney's Meg Mac, who was named Triple J radio's Unearthed Artist Of 2014. While Mac's big voice is a major part of the attraction, it's her intense live connection that brings her gospel-tinged soul music home. In this segment, you can hear two songs from the MEGMAC EP — and download World Cafe: Next podcasts at worldcafe.tumblr.com.

World Cafe
3:11 pm
Mon June 8, 2015

My Morning Jacket On World Cafe

My Morning Jacket.
Courtesy of the artist.

For My Morning Jacket, the place in which music is recorded makes a difference in the experience — and the outcome. The band's new album The Waterfall was recorded near Stinson Beach in Northern California, and singer Jim James describes the beautiful vista outside the studio's giant window in this World Cafe interview. James says that waterfalls specifically inspired him, and that he often thinks about being able to stop one with his mind.

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World Cafe
10:03 am
Fri June 5, 2015

Latin Roots: Eco Del Sur

Eco Del Sur.
John Vettese WXPN

Eco Del Sur is a group of Philadelphia-area Latin musicians whose mission is to explore the wide variety of music from South and Central America, with an emphasis on Andean culture. At the audio link above, hear World Cafe's conversation with longtime leader Jorge Gomez and a set from the show's first-ever Latin Roots Live event.

World Cafe
2:27 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

Brian Wilson On World Cafe

Brian Wilson performs at World Cafe Live.
Cameron Pollack WXPN

You'd think it would be difficult for Brian Wilson to pick his favorite Beach Boys song, but he's decisive: It's "God Only Knows." In this conversation on World Cafe, he also says that while he loves the new Wilson biopic Love & Mercy (out Friday), there are parts that were hard for him to watch.

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World Cafe
3:15 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Lord Huron On World Cafe

Lord Huron performs onstage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Rocco Peditto WXPN

Ben Schneider has a creative mind, to say the least: The man who leads Lord Huron is a multimedia dynamo.

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World Cafe
4:52 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

World Cafe Guest DJ: Florence Welch

Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, whose new album is titled How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.
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Florence Welch, the charismatic lead singer of Florence + The Machine, joins World Cafe today as guest DJ. The band's new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, comes out Tuesday.

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