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 31, 2013

2:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
2:01 PM
Come and Go Blues
Artist : The Allman Brothers
Album : Brothers and Sisters
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
2:06 PM
Queenie Eye
Artist : Paul McCartney
Album : New
Composer :
Label : Hear Music
2:09 PM
Fell in Love with a Boy
Artist : Joss Stone
Album : The Soul Sessions
Composer :
Label : EMI Europe Generic
2:14 PM
Midnight In Harlem
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:15 PM
Made Up Mind
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:22 PM
Do I Look Worried
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:32 PM
It’s So Heavy
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:37 PM
Misunderstood
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:44 PM
Part of Me
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
2:45 PM
Walk Us Uptown
Artist : Elvis Costello & the Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
2:49 PM
Burning Down The House
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking In Tongues
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
2:53 PM
Tell Me A Tale
Artist : Michael Kiwanuka
Album : Tell Me A Tale
Composer :
Label : Interscope
3:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
3:01 PM
For A Dancer
Artist : Jackson Browne
Album : Late For The Sky
Composer :
Label : Verve Forecast
3:10 PM
From a Window Seat (Rivers and Freeways)
Artist : Dawes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:23 PM
God Rest My Soul
Artist : Dawes
Album : North Hills
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:24 PM
Most People
Artist : Dawes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:38 PM
Just My Luck
Artist : Dawes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:43 PM
Someone WIll
Artist : Dawes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:47 PM
Way Back Home
Artist : Dawes
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
3:49 PM
Don’t Swallow the Cap
Artist : The National
Album : Trouble Will Find Me
Composer :
Label : 4ad/ Ada
3:52 PM
Things Have Changed
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Wonder Boys: Music From the Motion Picture
Composer :
Label : Columbia

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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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