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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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World Cafe Next Artist
10:14 am
Tue January 7, 2014

World Cafe Next: U.S. Royalty

U.S. Royalty.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 6, 2014 4:16 pm

  • Listen Two Songs By U.S. Royalty

Our first World Cafe: Next artist of the new year is the Washington, D.C., band U.S. Royalty. Led by brothers John and Paul Thornley, the group will release its second album (Blue Sunshine) on Jan. 21. After a year of touring and the death of the Thornleys' father, U.S. Royalty found a way to infuse its polished new album with the raw energy of its live shows.

Live form World Cafe Live
10:02 am
Tue January 7, 2014

The Alternate Routes Live from World Cafe Live 1/10 @ Noon

Alternative Routes

The four piece country-tinged New England rockers The Alternate Routes join us on January 10th for our Noon performance on Live from World Cafe Live. 

  Last month the band put out its first new music in three years, a single called "Nothing More" that was written in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, CT. The song was released in support of the Newtown Kindness non-profit.The Alternate Routes' third full-length album, Lately, was released in 2010, and it plans a follow-up album for later this year.

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Music News
2:35 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

World Cafe, January 6-10

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

Monday, January 6, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe from 2011, The Decemberists perform songs from their then-new album, The King Is Dead.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The follow-up to Diego Garcia's acclaimed debut, Laura, is the romantic new album called Paradise.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Wild Feathers introduce their rootsy rock music on their self-titled debut.

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Music
3:47 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Midlake On World Cafe

Midlake.
Sammy Reed Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 2:24 pm

Fans of Midlake have no doubt grown accustomed to the band's malleable sound, which fluctuates from album to album. The Texas folk-rock band's second record, The Trial of Van Occupanther, was steeped in the atmosphere of the '70s, while 2010's The Courage of Others headed in another direction altogether.

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World Cafe
3:40 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros On World Cafe

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
Myles Pettengill Courtesy of the artist

Since the moment they came together, Alex Ebert and his band Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have had a reputation for electrifying, unifying live shows. The group has been a crowd-pleasing hitmaker since the release of its 2009 debut album, Up From Below, which features the modern classic "Home."

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Latin Routes
3:04 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Michael Hollett On World Cafe

Michael Hollett (left) with World Cafe host David Dye.
John Vettese Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 4:12 pm

For this installment of Sense of Place: Toronto, host David Dye talks with NOW Magazine editor and publisher Michael Hollett. For 32 years, Hollett has guided the alternative news publication to reflect the music culture of Toronto.

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Latin Routes
4:04 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Latin Roots: Celebrating Día De Los Muertos

A Mexican altar for Día de los Muertos.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 11:27 am

In the Latin world, the big celebration around this time of year isn't for Halloween — it's for the Day of The Dead, or Día de los Muertos.

As NPR's Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd explains in this edition of Latin Roots, Día de los Muertos is far more a day of remembrance than anything scary. But to appease those who prefer to indulge in the eerie, Garsd has selected three songs, each drawn from a hair-raising urban legend.

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