World Cafe

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June 27, 2014

2:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
2:01 PM
Fire On Babylon
Artist : Sinead O’Connor
Album : Universal Mother
Composer :
Label : EMI International
2:06 PM
Rainbow
Artist : Robert Plant
Album : Lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar
Composer :
Label : Trolcharm Ltd.¿
2:10 PM
Under The Pressure
Artist : The War on Drugs
Album : Lost in the Dream
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
2:14 PM
From Eden
Artist : Hozier
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:15 PM
Like Real People Do
Artist : Hozier
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:21 PM
Angel of Small Death
Artist : Hozier
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:31 PM
Take Me To Church
Artist : Hozier
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:36 PM
From Eden
Artist : Hozier
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:42 PM
Like Real People Do
Artist : Hozier
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:43 PM
Falling Slowly
Artist : Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Album : Once
Composer :
Label : Columbia Europe
2:47 PM
Stay Alive
Artist : Jose Gonzalez
Album : The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Soundtrack
Composer :
Label : Republic
2:51 PM
Ladybird
Artist : Natalie Merchant
Album : Natalie Merchant
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
2:56 PM
Angel of Small Death
Artist : Hozier
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
Caravan
Artist : Van Morrison
Album : Moondance
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./WEA
3:06 PM
Money On My Mind
Artist : Sam Smith
Album : In The Lonely Hour
Composer :
Label : Imports
3:09 PM
Love Resurrection
Artist : Alison Moyet
Album : ALF
Composer :
Label : SBME Special Markets
3:13 PM
If You Can Want
Artist : Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Album : Special Occasion
Composer :
Label : Motown Records
3:15 PM
West Coast
Artist : Lana Del Rey
Album : Ultraviolence
Composer :
Label : Interscope Records
3:20 PM
Something Good
Artist : AltJ
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:21 PM
Shuggie
Artist : Foxygen
Album : We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
3:24 PM
Electric Feel
Artist : MGMT
Album : Oracular Spectacular
Composer :
Label : Sony
3:28 PM
Thunder Clatter
Artist : Wild Cub
Album : Youth
Composer :
Label : Mom+Pop
3:32 PM
Time of Dark
Artist : tUnEyArDs
Album : NikkiNack
Composer :
Label : 4AD / ADA
3:36 PM
Tenere Taqqim Tossam
Artist : Tinariwen
Album : Tassili
Composer :
Label : V2 Records
3:41 PM
Amidinine
Artist : Bombino
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:43 PM
Black and White
Artist : Parquet Courts
Album : Sunbathing Animal
Composer :
Label : What's Your Rupture?
3:46 PM
Too Much Passion
Artist : The Smithereens
Album : Blow Up
Composer :
Label : Indent Series
3:49 PM
Talk About The Passion
Artist : REM
Album : Murmur
Composer :
Label : A&M
3:53 PM
In Little Ways
Artist : Let’s Active
Album : Big Plans for Everybody
Composer :
Label : Capitol

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World Cafe
10:53 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Bob Mould On World Cafe

Bob Mould.
Jay Blakesberg Courtesy of the artist

Bob Mould, one of the most influential artists from '80s punk with Hüsker Dü, has a new solo album, Beauty and Ruin.

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World Cafe
9:46 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Ben Watt On World Cafe

Ben Watt.
Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe's guest today is Ben Watt from Everything But The Girl, the band he led with his partner (now wife) Tracey Thorn in the '80s and '90s. He has a new solo album called Hendra, which he recorded with Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.

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Newport Folk Festival
9:41 am
Tue July 22, 2014

NPR Music Returns For 2014's Newport Folk Festival

Hurray For The Riff Raff performed at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival — and makes a return engagement this year.
Meagan Beauchemin NPR

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 11:39 am

The Newport Folk Festival has been around for more than half a century now — this is its 55th year, to be exact — and the event now routinely sells out months before its lineup is even announced. And why shouldn't it?

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Newport Folk Festival
9:19 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Ryan Adams Live webcast Friday @ 6PM

Ryan Adams
Credit Julia Brokaw

 Ryan Adams used to be the picture of ramshackle prolificacy — a man with Prince's desire to flood the market with product, not to mention an equally slippery grip on the quality-control lever. But Adams has   calmed down dramatically in recent years, for reasons ranging from a stabler personal life to his battles with Ménière's disease, which attacks the inner ear and affects hearing and balance. In September, the former Whiskeytown singer returns with his self-titled 14th studio album, which comes out nearly three years after his lightly brooding Ashes & Fire.

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World Cafe
3:43 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

World Cafe Next: Honeyblood

Honeyblood.
Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear Two Songs By Honeyblood

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is Honeyblood, the Glaswegian duo of singer Stina Tweeddale and drummer Shona McVicar. The band's intriguing self-titled debut, released earlier this month, mixes country and folk with moments that veer into lo-fi punk. Download two of its songs here.

World Cafe
2:55 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

The Avett Brothers On World Cafe

The Avett Brothers.
Courtesy of the artist

The Avett Brothers, led by siblings Seth and Scott Avett, released a proper debut in 2002, then went on to release five studio albums and two live compilations before breaking through to a mainstream audience with 2007's Emotionalism. For a follow-up, The Avett Brothers worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin on I and Love and You. The band performs three of its best-known songs here.

This segment originally ran on Sept. 24, 2009.

Station News
9:55 am
Mon July 21, 2014

World Cafe, July 21-25

Credit pastemagazine.com

Here's the line-up for this week! World Cafe airs at 2pm.

Monday, July 21, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe, David Dye looks back at his 2009 conversation with The Avett Brothers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Founding member of Everything But The Girl, English musician Ben Watt has a new solo record called Hendra.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hüsker Dü frontman, Bob Mould, just released his 11th solo album, Beauty & Ruin.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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World Cafe
4:04 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Mammut On World Cafe

Mammút.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 3:44 pm

World Cafe's week-long series Sense of Place: Iceland draws to a close with an unexpected treat. We'd been in Reykjavik for a few days when we learned that June 17 would mark a daylong celebration of Icelandic National Day, the anniversary of Iceland's independence from Denmark in 1944. Events planned for the holiday ranged from outdoor chess matches to accordion concerts, culminating in a free outdoor show for an audience expected to hit 10,000.

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World Cafe
9:13 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Of Monsters and Men On World Cafe

Of Monsters and Men.
John Vettese Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun July 20, 2014 11:59 am

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World Cafe
3:55 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Five Essential Icelandic Albums From World Cafe

12 Tónar Records.
John Vettese WXPN

On World Cafe's Sense of Place: Iceland trip, we felt inspired during our visit to Reykjavik's famed 12 Tónar Records. It's a homey, welcoming place where the shelves are filled with Icelandic CDs and vinyl.

Behind the counter, fielding all questions, was Einar Þór Kristjánsson, who has worked at 12 Tónar since it opened 15 years ago. We asked him to make a list of some of his favorite Icelandic music; he obliged, giving us the history of the unique store and picking five bands. (Some you may know well, others not so much.)

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