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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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
3:06 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Robert Cray Band On World Cafe

Robert Cray.
Courtesy of the artist

It is great to have Robert Cray back with a new album called In My Soul. We will hear performances from Cray and his band in front of an audience at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, plus conversation with WXPN's Michaela Majoun.

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World Cafe
4:06 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Lost In The Trees On World Cafe

Lost In The Trees.
Courtesy of the artist

We have a wonderful performance from Lost In The Trees today with music from their new album Past Life. The band is from Chapel Hill, N.C., and is lead by the charismatic Ari Picker.

Their new album is quite different from their more orchestral folk-pop. It is stripped down, relies on more electronic elements and represents a major evolution for the band. One thing that remains the same is Picker's intensity. We're happy to welcome them back.

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World Cafe
4:40 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

World Cafe Next: SACCO

SACCO.
Courtesy of the artist
  • SACCO On World Cafe: Next

This week's World Cafe: Next entry is a San Diego psych-rock band started by friends Andy Breihan and John Fredericks. After relocating to Brooklyn, the pair and drummer Chris Tromley recorded their debut within sight of the ocean on Long Island, just to maintain the surf-friendly San Diego vibe.

As for the name SACCO, that's a shout-out to the famous Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, who were executed in 1927. Hear and download two of the band's songs as part of the World Cafe: Next podcast.

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World Cafe
3:05 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Courtney Barnett On World Cafe

Courtney Barnett.
Courtesy of the artist

Courtney Barnett is an extraordinary songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, whose two EPs were recently combined for U.S. release as The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.

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World Cafe
12:45 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Kaiser Chiefs On World Cafe

Kaiser Chiefs.
Danny North Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 12:03 pm

The British band Kaiser Chiefs had a successful start to its career with 2005's Employment and 2007's Yours Truly, Angry Mob, which spawned the worldwide hit "Ruby." It's been three years since Kaiser Chiefs' last album, and since that time original drummer Nick Hodgson was replaced by Vijay Mistry.

The band's new album is titled Education, Education, Education, and War, which paraphrases a quote from Tony Blair. Here, the re-energized band joins World Cafe live in the studio.

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Music News
10:02 am
Fri April 11, 2014

World Cafe, April 14-18

The War on Drug's new album Lost In A Dream
Credit pitchfork.com

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Slowdive and Mojave 3 frontman, Neil Halstead, showcases his solo record, Palindrome Hunches, on this Vintage Cafe from 2012.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lost In The Trees have released a new guitar-forward album, Past Life, that contrasts much of their previous orchestral work.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In My Soul is Robert Cray's new collection of covers and originals featuring his trademark guitar playing.

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Live from World Cafe Live
2:33 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Midlake Live from World Cafe Live 4/11 @ Noon

Midlake

Join us for a special acoustic Live from World Cafe Live as 3 members of Midlake perform a live midday concert on Friday. 

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Live from World Cafe Live
2:44 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

The Districts Live from World Cafe Live 4/04 @ Noon

The Districts

Join us Friday for a Doubleheader concert with The Districts and Hurray for the Riff Raff Friday and noon.

Philadelphia favorites The Districts have had an exciting couple of months. After signing with Fat Possum Records in November and producing a self-titled EP with the label, they’ve taken off, embarking on a nationwide tour with stops at SXSW and recently announcing a future appearance at this year’s Lollapalooza. But before then, their foot-stomping original sound is set to play at Friday’s double header, filling the room with their rock n’ roll blended with folk sound.

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Live from World Cafe Live
2:21 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Hurray For the Riff Raff Live from World Cafe Live 4/04 @ Noon

Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff

Join us for a Doubleheader concert Friday with Hurray for the Riff Raff and The Districts! 

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Live from World Cafe Live
11:19 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Typhoon Live from World Cafe Live 3/28 @ Noon

Typhoon

Typhoon, the 12-piece supergroup from Portland, Oregon, joins us for a live Friday concert  at noon. Getting their big break with a performance on “Late Show with David Letterman” in 2011,

   Typhoon has quickly grown in popularity due to their appropriate and experimentally big-band sound complete with sporadic interjections of harmonization, brass and piano. Since their initial appearance, they've opened for indie rock bands Explosions in the Sky and The Decemberists.

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