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 30, 2013

2:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
2:01 PM
I¿ve Been Life
Artist : Cody ChesnuTT
Album : Landing on a Hundred
Composer :
Label : Vibration Vineyard
2:09 PM
State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:24 PM
Know Til Now
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:32 PM
Dear One
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:39 PM
Dear One
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:44 PM
A New Life
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:50 PM
Know Til Now
Artist : Jim James
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:51 PM
Inner City Blues
Artist : Marvin Gaye
Album : What's Going On
Composer :
Label : Kitchen Table
3:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
3:01 PM
Brand New Friend
Artist : Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
Album : 1984 ¿ 1989
Composer :
Label : Capitol
3:06 PM
Good Vibrations
Artist : The Beach Boys
Album : The Best of the Beach Boys
Composer :
Label : Capitol
3:09 PM
Harper Lee
Artist : Little Green Cars
Album : Absolute Zero
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
3:13 PM
Push the Sky Away
Artist : Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:14 PM
Wide Lovely Eyes
Artist : Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:22 PM
Jubilee Street
Artist : Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:37 PM
In Your Room
Artist : Depeche Mode
Album : Songs of Faith and Devotion
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros Mod Afw
3:38 PM
We Real Cool
Artist : Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:51 PM
Push the Sky Away
Artist : Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN

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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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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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