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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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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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Live form World Cafe Live
11:36 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Tinariwen from World Cafe Live 2/07 @ Noon

Tinariwen
Credit Marie Planeille

Join us at noon as Malian music collective Tinariwen performs a live midday concert on Friday.

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Music Downloads
4:25 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

20 World Cafe Downloads To Get You Through February

Dr. Dog.
Nicky Devine Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 7:37 pm

We made 20 stellar World Cafe in-studio performances available for download during February, but they're all coming down Feb. 28 at midnight. Grab music from Neko Case, Parquet Courts, Jason Isbell and more today, before they're gone tomorrow.

To download each song, click the title in the SoundCloud playlist (the song will begin playing), and then click "download" arrow to the right of the title.

Music News
4:24 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

World Cafe Next: Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen.
Zia Anger Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 4, 2014 12:29 pm

Missouri native Angel Olsen is about to release her second album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, which she recorded with a full band this past summer. Olsen's songs exude passion, complete with rough edges and extremely personal lyrics.

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Music
11:20 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Paul Cebar and Tomorrow Sound from World Cafe Live 1/31 @ Noon

Paul Cebar

Longtime Milwaukee bandleader Paul Cebar and his group Tomorrow Sound join us for a live midday concert live Friday at noon. 

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Live form World Cafe Live
3:28 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Suzanne Vega Live from World Cafe Live 1/17 @ Noon

Suzanne Vega

Long-running singer-songwriter and Different Radio favorite Suzanne Vega is this week's concert artist. 

Vega's discography spans nearly 30 years, from her mid-80s beginnings to her breakout 1987 release Solitude Standing – which gave us the song "Tom's Diner" and its ubiquitous dance remix by DNA. Vega's output has been steady since then; and is set to release her latest record, Tales from the Realm of the Queens of Pentacles, on February 18th via her own Amanuensis Productions label.

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Music News
12:01 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

World Cafe, January 13-17

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

Monday, January 13, 2014

Known for their British Invasion hits like "She's Not There" and "Time of the Season," The Zombies are featured on this Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The ever-evolving Of Montreal channel classic rock on their latest effort, Lousy with Sylvianbriar.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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