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
2:56 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Angélique Kidjo On World Cafe

Angélique Kidjo
Courtesy of the artist.

Angelique Kidjo is a musical superstar from Benin, West Africa. Since her album Logozo in 1991, she has graced stages around the globe. Now living in Brooklyn, Kidjo has a pair of new projects to discuss here, along with a performance from the stage of World Cafe Live.

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World Cafe
12:18 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Robert Ellis On World Cafe

Robert Ellis.
Davis Ayer Courtesy of the artist

Robert Ellis and his road band perform songs from his fine third album, The Lights From the Chemical Plant, in this World Cafe session. After his last record, 2011's Photographs, Ellis wanted to push his music in less of a country-oriented direction, so he worked on the new album with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings Of Leon).

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World Cafe
5:04 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

World Cafe Next: Polock

Polock.
Carles Rodrigo Monzo Courtesy of the artist
  • Polock On World Cafe: Next

This week's World Cafe: Next artist, Polock, is from Valencia, Spain. The band has always written and sung in English, which its members call "the language of rock." Polock's debut was titled Getting Down From Trees, so it's appropriate that the new album is called Rising Up.

Here, you can hear and download a pair of catchy songs on the World Cafe: Next podcast.

Music News
8:58 am
Mon April 21, 2014

World Cafe, April 21-25

Dan Wilson's new one.
Credit Amazon.com

You can hear World Cafe every weekday at 2pm. Here's the line up for this week.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Our Vintage Cafe with Jackson Browne recorded in 2008 was a wide ranging exploration of his songs, old and new.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Known as a country songwriter, Robert Ellis channels his pop influences on the new record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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World Cafe
4:14 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

The War On Drugs On World Cafe

The War On Drugs.
Courtesy of the artist

We are major fans of the band The War On Drugs. Today's show presents an epic live performance and interview with leader Adam Granduciel. The band formed in Philadelphia in 2005 and was critically lauded in 2011 for the album Slave Ambient, which put them on the map.

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World Cafe
2:44 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Brett Dennen On World Cafe

Brett Dennen.
Ben Moon Courtesy of the artist

The red-haired, California-based singer-songwriter Brett Dennen has come a long way since 2005, when he gave shy, barefoot solo performances around the release of his first album. Now on his fifth, Smoke and Mirrors, he has not only written more outward-looking songs, but he also presents them with a band in a more commercially viable way.

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Live from World Cafe Live
2:13 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Ani DiFranco Live from World Cafe Live 4/25 @ Noon

Ani DiFranco

Join us for our next Live from World Cafe Live, this time from the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware,  as Ani

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Live from World Cafe Live
9:24 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Black Lips Live from World Cafe Live 4/18 @ Noon

Black Lips
Credit Mick Rock

Atlanta-based rock band Black Lips released their latest album, Underneath the Rainbow, this March with a

   twist on their garage rock sound. With it being their ninth full-length, the band decided to focus its sound following 2011’s Arabia Mountain by working with a producer for the first time during their career. Even though the band is mixing things up a bit, they’re keeping to their raw, gritty roots. The Black Lips are also known for their signature intense live shows, so catch them this Friday at noon on Different Radio.

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Live from World Cafe Live
9:19 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Boy George Live from World Cafe Live 4/18 @ Noon

Boy George
Credit Dean Stockings

Eighties superstar Boy George isn’t done performing. Though it’s been 18 years since his last album release in 

  1995, he's on a North American tour supporting his latest endeavor, This Is What I Do, released last January. The artist is also well-known for his work with the band Culture Club and is reportedly working on new material with them as well. Tune in Friday at noon for this double header Live From World Cafe Live.

Recent Release: This Is What I Do
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Label: Very Me Records

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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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