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December 27, 2013

2:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
2:01 PM
People Got A Lotta Nerve
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Middle Cyclone
Composer :
Label : Anti
2:03 PM
Things That Scare Me
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Blacklisted
Composer :
Label : Bloodshot
2:06 PM
Most People
Artist : Dawes
Album : Stories Don¿t End
Composer :
Label : Hub Records
2:10 PM
Waiting
Artist : The Dismemberment Plan
Album : Uncanney Valley
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
2:13 PM
Calling Cards
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:22 PM
Night Comes Still
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:31 PM
I’m From Nowhere
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:37 PM
Local Girl
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:42 PM
Calling Cards
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:45 PM
Night Comes Still
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:46 PM
Daddy’s Little Girl
Artist : Kelly Hogan
Album : I Like to Keep Myself In Pain
Composer :
Label : Anti
2:50 PM
Tower of Song
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : Live In London
Composer :
Label : Sony
3:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
3:00 PM
Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out
Artist : Mayer Hawthorne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:03 PM
There She Goes Again
Artist : Marshall Crenshaw
Album : Marshall Crenshaw
Composer :
Label : Rhino/Wea
3:12 PM
I’m Free
Artist : The Who
Album : Tommy
Composer :
Label : Mca
3:19 PM
RAMBLIN ROSE
Artist : MC5
Album : Kick Out the Jams
Composer :
Label : Elektra / Ada
3:25 PM
The Ills
Artist : Mayer Hawthorne
Album : A Strange Arrangement
Composer :
Label : Stones Throw
3:25 PM
Kick Out the Jams
Artist : MC5
Album : Kick Out the Jams
Composer :
Label : Elektra / Ada
3:32 PM
Kick Out the Jams
Artist : MC5
Album : Kick Out the Jams
Composer :
Label : Elektra / Ada
3:39 PM
Black Math
Artist : The White Stripes
Album : Elephant
Composer :
Label : ATO Records/ Red
3:41 PM
Jail Guitar Doors
Artist : The Clash
Album : The Clash
Composer :
Label : Sony
3:54 PM
Hitsville U.K.
Artist : The Clash
Album : Sandinista
Composer :
Label : Sony

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World Cafe
5:21 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Strand Of Oaks On World Cafe

Strand Of Oaks.
Dusdin Condren Courtesy of the artist

"There's zero symbolism, and that's the scary thing," Timothy Showalter says. "Every single lyric is either a direct thought or a direct event. It's exactly my life."

The Philly musician who performs under the name Strand of Oaks is talking about his new album, HEAL, which in a way functions as a memoir. Fueled by a string of tragic personal incidents, from infidelity to a near-fatal auto accident, the album brings these events to life, from the teenage isolation of "Goshen 97" (a track featuring J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.) to the bittersweet romance of "Plymouth."

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World Cafe
3:51 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

The Felice Brothers On World Cafe

The Felice Brothers.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 12:01 pm

Today we'll hear a live set from The Felice Brothers, recorded on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. James Felice, who leads the band with his brother Ian, also talks with World Cafe's Michaela Majoun.

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Live from World Cafe Live
10:48 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Strand of Oaks Live from World Cafe Live June 27th @Noon

Strand of Oaks

Join us this Friday at Noon as Strand Of Oaks performs our weekly Live from World Cafe Live 

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Music News
11:36 am
Mon June 23, 2014

World Cafe, June 23-27

Credit pausemusicale.com

Here's the guest list for World Cafe this week. Tune in from 2-4pm!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Live from World Cafe Live
10:45 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Jungle Live from World Cafe Live June 20th @Noon

Jungle

Join us this Friday at noon for our next Live From World Cafe Live concert, as Jungle performs. The band 

  began making a buzz in the British music press last fall, and with their infectious blend of soul-laced R&B and dance music, it won't be long until they’re more widely recognized. Their self-titled debut album comes out July 15, and you’ll be able to hear them play music from it by joining us for this live concert.    

Release: Jungle
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Label: XL Recordings

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World Cafe
5:38 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Guest DJ: Haim

Haim.
Courtesy of the artist

Today's session is especially fun, as we've invited Este and Alana Haim to play DJ. With their sister Danielle (who was feeling under the weather), they comprise the members of the pop-rock band Haim, whose fame and acclaim have grown to new heights in recent years. Hailing from California's San Fernando Valley, Haim have been honing their talents and skills since they were kids performing in a family band with their parents.

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World Cafe
2:42 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Latin Roots: Music Of The World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup runs from June 12 to July 13.
FIFA.com

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 4:53 pm

The World Cup begins Thursday in Brazil amid controversy concerning FIFA (soccer's governing body) and Brazil's preparations for the month-long event. The music of the World Cup has also been contentious, and on this episode of Latin Roots from World Cafe, Billboard's Judy Cantor-Navas explains the difference between the official "theme song" and the official "anthem."

We'll hear both pieces of music and discuss how the largely Portuguese-speaking Brazilian population feels about official music that's not in its language.

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World Cafe
2:34 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club On World Cafe

Bombay Bicycle Club.
Courtesy of the artist

Bombay Bicycle Club formed when its members were teenagers in South London. It took its name from a now-defunct chain of Indian restaurants in the group's hometown. The band's initial good fortune in winning the Road To V contest in 2006 earned it an opening spot in a major festival, which helped put Bombay Bicycle Club on the map.

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World Cafe
3:59 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Kevin Drew On World Cafe

Kevin Drew.
Norman Wong Courtesy of the artist

Kevin Drew is best known for co-founding the groundbreaking Canadian indie-pop supergroup Broken Social Scene in 1999. Around the same time, he founded Arts & Crafts, a record label for that band's releases. Now, 15 years later, it has become one of Canada's most important labels, releasing albums by Feist, Deer Tick and more.

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World Cafe
4:59 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Dave And Phil Alvin On World Cafe

Dave and Phil Alvin.
Beth Herzhaft Courtesy of the artist

Dave and Phil Alvin are best known for their stint in The Blasters, the bluesy Los Angeles band that formed in the late '70s. They're also known for their contentious relationship, which led them to a 30-year hiatus from musical collaboration.

Though it seems too good to be true, the brothers recently found a point of agreement: a musical tribute to Big Bill Broonzy, a bluesman whose heyday was in the first half of the 20th century. Hear them perform three of their songs here.

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