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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
2:21 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Hurray For the Riff Raff Live from World Cafe Live 4/04 @ Noon

Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff

Join us for a Doubleheader concert Friday with Hurray for the Riff Raff and The Districts! 

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Live from World Cafe Live
11:19 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Typhoon Live from World Cafe Live 3/28 @ Noon

Typhoon

Typhoon, the 12-piece supergroup from Portland, Oregon, joins us for a live Friday concert  at noon. Getting their big break with a performance on “Late Show with David Letterman” in 2011,

   Typhoon has quickly grown in popularity due to their appropriate and experimentally big-band sound complete with sporadic interjections of harmonization, brass and piano. Since their initial appearance, they've opened for indie rock bands Explosions in the Sky and The Decemberists.

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Live from World Cafe Live
11:09 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Suzy Boggus Live from World Cafe Live 3/21 @ Noon

Credit Amy Dickerson

Country music singer and songwriter Suzy Bogguss joins us live for our noon concert on March 21st. The Illinois native released her thirteenth studio record Lucky last month, a collection of Merle Haggard's classic Americana songs rerecorded in a style that is quintessentially Suzy. 

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SXSW on WRUR
1:43 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

SXSW Coverage from Different Radio

Different Radio has live coverage of SXSW! Join us at WRUR.ORG for live coverage!

http://wrur.org/live-event/live-coverage-sxsw-different-radio

Live form World Cafe Live
1:37 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

The War on Drugs Live from World Cafe Live 3/14 @ Noon

The War on Druts

Join us for the our Friday concert this week, Live from World Cafe Live, as War On Drugs performs. 

  Philadelphia space rock heroes The War on Drugs join us live Friday the 14th of March for our weekly live noon concert. The band, led by singer and songwriter Adam Granduciel, is gearing up to release its latest album, Lost in the Dream, which comes out later this month via Secretly Canadian Records. It’s the band’s most expansive work yet, reaching explosive highs and dialing back to mellowed-out lows, with driving anthems like the single “Red Eyes” popping up throughout.

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Live form World Cafe Live
12:25 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Roomful of Blues Live from World Cafe Live 3/7 @ Noon

Roomful of Blues

Swing revival stalwarts Roomful of Blues join us live for our Friday concert. 

  Blending traditional blues motifs with big band attitude, Roomful of Blues are five-time Grammy nominees with a discography that reaches back forty years.

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Music
10:25 am
Thu February 27, 2014

ST. Vincent Live from World Cafe Live 2/28 @ Noon

St. Vincent

Annie Clark, better known to fans by her stage name St. Vincent, joins us for a live Friday concert next Free at Noon. The New York experimental rocker is a master of moods, a stunning arranger and an accomplished guitarist. Her new self-titled album is out on February 24th , and can be heard this week on NPR Music's First Listen.

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Music News
3:37 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

World Cafe, February 24-28

Pixies' Black Francis, David Lovering, and Joey Santiago
Credit Michael Halsband, Spin.com

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the schedule for this week.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Looking forward to the release of his latest record, Morning Phase, tomorrow, it's a Vintage Cafe with Beck.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son is the new sequel to Seattle folk-rocker Damien Jurado's 2012 album, Maraqopa.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Live from World Cafe Live
11:44 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Jonathan Wilson from World Cafe Live 2/14 @ Noon

Jonathan Wilson

Singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson joins us for this week's Live from World Cafe Live Concert. He is credited with reviving the Laurel Canyon sound of the late 60's, both in his work as a solo artist and his collaborations as a producer and guest musician with the likes of Father John Misty, Maria Taylor, Dawes and more. 

   A connecting force in the southern California music scene, Wilson has released four solo albums since the mid-2000's; his most recent outing, Fanfare, came out in October 2013 and featured contributions from David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Jackson Browne.

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Music News
11:34 am
Wed February 12, 2014

World Cafe Next: Sekou Kouyate & Joe Driscoll

Sekou Kouyate and Joe Driscoll.
Alex Munro Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 2:54 pm

Today on World Cafe: Next, we feature a unique duo. Sekou Kouyate, from Guinea in West Africa, has been described as "the Jimi Hendrix of the kora" for the way he electrifies the 21-string African harp. Joe Driscoll is an American living in England; he's a rapper, beat-boxer and loop-maker.

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