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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June 30, 2014

2:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
2:01 PM
Can’t Stop Running
Artist : Todd Rundgren
Album : Nearly Human
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers
2:06 PM
Saturday’s Song
Artist : Hiss Golden Messenger
Album : Lateness of Dancer
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
2:11 PM
When My Time Comes
Artist : Dawes
Album : North Hills
Composer :
Label : ATO Records/ Red
2:15 PM
The Righteous Path
Artist : DriveBy Truckers
Album : Brighter Than Creation¿s Dark
Composer :
Label : New West Records
2:20 PM
Bulletproof
Artist : Amanda Shires
Album : Down Fell the Doves
Composer :
Label : Lightning Rod Records
2:21 PM
Live Oak
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:31 PM
Devestate
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:37 PM
Elephant
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:42 PM
The Last Song I Will Write
Artist : Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Album : Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Composer :
Label : Thirty Tigers
2:46 PM
Bulletproof
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:53 PM
Stockholm
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:57 PM
Super 8
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:58 PM
Super 8
Artist : Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
3:01 PM
From Eden
Artist : Hozier
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:05 PM
Mother Mary Madonna
Artist : Heaven’s Jail
Album : Ace Called Zero
Composer :
Label : Heart Break Beat Records
3:10 PM
Suicide
Artist : Heaven’s Jail
Album : Ace Called Zero
Composer :
Label : Heart Break Beat Records
3:12 PM
Here Comes Your Man
Artist : The Pixies
Album : Doolittle
Composer :
Label : Nacional MNF Brasil
3:16 PM
Down Down the Deep River
Artist : Okkervil River
Album : The Silver Gymnasium
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
3:22 PM
1904
Artist : The Tallest Man on Earth
Album : There¿s No Leaving Now
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
3:23 PM
My Silver Lining
Artist : First Aid Kit
Album : Stay Gold
Composer :
Label : Sony
3:27 PM
The Walls Are Coming Down
Artist : Fanfarlo
Album : Reservoir
Composer :
Label : Raffle Bat Records
3:31 PM
Beds Are Burning
Artist : Midnight Oil
Album : Diesel & Dust
Composer :
Label : Bella Union
3:35 PM
Never There
Artist : Cake
Album : Prolonging the Magic
Composer :
Label : Volcano 3
3:36 PM
1998
Artist : Chet Faker
Album : Built on Glass
Composer :
Label : Downtown Records
3:40 PM
How Come You Never Go There
Artist : Feist
Album : Metals
Composer :
Label : Interscope Records
3:43 PM
Lisztomania
Artist : Phoenix
Album : Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Composer : Phoenix
Label : Glass Note
3:47 PM
Lazaretto
Artist : Jack White
Album : Lazaretto
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
3:52 PM
Tarantula
Artist : Passport
Album : Looking Thru
Composer :
Label : WEA Records

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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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World Cafe
5:28 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

World Cafe Next: Beaty Heart

Beaty Heart.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 12:02 pm

  • Hear Two Songs By Beaty Heart

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is a trio from South London. Beaty Heart makes rock music that keeps you on your toes: It's quirky, irreverent and complicated, with a tropical vibe that recalls Vampire Weekend.

Download two songs by the band at the audio link.

World Cafe
5:09 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

London Grammar On World Cafe

London Grammar.
Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe welcomes British trio London Grammar to WXPN's studios for Thursday's session. Vocalist Hannah Reid, guitarist Dan Rothman and multi-instrumentalist Dot Major initially met in 2009 as students at University of Nottingham.

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Music News
9:44 am
Mon June 9, 2014

World Cafe, June 9 - 13

Credit stereogum.com

Here's the line-up for this week! Tune in weekdays at 2pm.

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Looking back to last year for another Vintage Cafe, David Dye welcomes London Grammar, whose debut album, If You Wait, went platinum in their native UK.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Roots revivalists and former leaders of The Blasters, Dave & Phil Alvin, have returned for a new tribute album to Big Bill Broonzy entitled, Common Ground: their first as a duo.

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World Cafe
6:10 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Sharon Van Etten On World Cafe

Sharon Van Etten.
Courtesy of the artist

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten made her debut in 2008 with a bare-bones album called Because I Was in Love. She followed it with 2010's Epic and 2012's Tramp, which was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner. As she's pushed herself to improve on each album, Van Etten's remarkable emotional honesty has remained constant.

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Album Reviews
4:10 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

First Listen: Willie Nelson, 'Band Of Brothers'

Willie Nelson's new album, Band of Brothers, comes out June 17.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 12:33 pm

When Willie Nelson was a young hustler selling songs to Patsy Cline's people, he probably never thought he'd become the crowd-anointed sage of country music. But that's what happened as the Redheaded Stranger went gray, turned smoking weed into a brand and a virtue, and produced a discography that added up to its own American Songbook.

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Live from World Cafe Live
3:48 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

David Gray Live from World Cafe Live June 13th @Noon

David Gray

This week's Live From World Cafe Live features David Gray, who will perform to a Sold Out crowd at noon on Friday.
David Gray comes back to town in support of his new album, Mutineers, the latest in a long list of consistently great

   music released by Gray, whose first album, A Century Ends, was released in 1993. Since then, the past 21 years have been a whirlwind for UK-born Gray, releasing new music and touring virtually nonstop. He's amassed 10 albums of fantastic music – including 1998’s White Ladder and it’s hit single “Babylon." 

 

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Live from World Cafe Live
10:04 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Spanish Gold & Jonathan Wilson Live from World Cafe Live 06/06 @ Noon

Spanish Gold

Spanish Gold is a new project from members of My Morning Jacket (Patrick Hallahan), Hacienda/City and Colour (Dante Schwebel) and Brownout (Adrian Quesada. Though their main projects have very different 

  sonic identities from each other, the members of Spanish Gold found common ground in having grown up during the height MTV's music programming. A love for everything from funk, hip hop, pop and R&B informed the songs on South of Nowhere, while the Texas and Nashville roots of the record still shine through.

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