World Cafe

Longtime Milwaukee bandleader Paul Cebar and his group Tomorrow Sound join us for a live midday concert live Friday at noon. 

Long-running singer-songwriter and Different Radio favorite Suzanne Vega is this week's concert artist. 

Vega's discography spans nearly 30 years, from her mid-80s beginnings to her breakout 1987 release Solitude Standing – which gave us the song "Tom's Diner" and its ubiquitous dance remix by DNA. Vega's output has been steady since then; and is set to release her latest record, Tales from the Realm of the Queens of Pentacles, on February 18th via her own Amanuensis Productions label.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the schedule for this week.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Known for their British Invasion hits like "She's Not There" and "Time of the Season," The Zombies are featured on this Vintage Cafe.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The ever-evolving Of Montreal channel classic rock on their latest effort, Lousy with Sylvianbriar.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's this week's schedule...

Monday, January 6, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe from 2011, The Decemberists perform songs from their then-new album, The King Is Dead.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The follow-up to Diego Garcia's acclaimed debut, Laura, is the romantic new album called Paradise.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Wild Feathers introduce their rootsy rock music on their self-titled debut.

Bruce Springsteen released a new single early Monday morning. "High Hopes" is the title track to The Boss' new album, which is due out Jan. 14.

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Eclectic singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash joins us for this week's Free at Noon concert. The Different Radio favorite and daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash is readying her latest full length record, The River and the Thread, for an January 2014 release. The album, written with her husband and longtime collaborator John Leventhal, will be her first album of original material since 2006's acclaimed Black Cadillac. Cash also earned praise recently for 2009's The List, an album covering 12 country music classics from a list her father gave her at age 18.

Red Baraat, led by dhol player Sunny Jain, puts a spin on the Bhangra music of Northern India by mixing in a jazzy brass section and injecting the party vibe of a funk band. The band has released three albums on SinJ Records, most recently Shruggy Ji. Recent Release: Shruggy JiRelease Date: January 15, 2013Label: Sinj

Michael Hollett On World Cafe

Nov 7, 2013

For this installment of Sense of Place: Toronto, host David Dye talks with NOW Magazine editor and publisher Michael Hollett. For 32 years, Hollett has guided the alternative news publication to reflect the music culture of Toronto.

In the Latin world, the big celebration around this time of year isn't for Halloween — it's for the Day of The Dead, or Día de los Muertos.

As NPR's Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd explains in this edition of Latin Roots, Día de los Muertos is far more a day of remembrance than anything scary. But to appease those who prefer to indulge in the eerie, Garsd has selected three songs, each drawn from a hair-raising urban legend.