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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
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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