World Cafe on WXPR

Monday through Thursday 9-11 PM

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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June 26, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Sun Is Shining
Artist : Bob Marley
Album : Kaya
Composer :
Label : Island
9:06 PM
Show Some Emotion
Artist : Joan Armatrading
Album : Track Record
Composer :
Label : A&M
9:09 PM
Eli¿s Comin¿
Artist : Laura Nyro
Album : Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Composer :
Label : Sbme Special Mkts.
9:13 PM
Anything You Want
Artist : Spoon
Album : Girls Can Tell
Composer :
Label : Merge
9:17 PM
Like Morning Dew
Artist : Laura Mvula
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:26 PM
She
Artist : Laura Mvula
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:32 PM
Sing to the Moon
Artist : Laura Mvula
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:39 PM
Green Garden
Artist : Laura Mvula
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:44 PM
I wish
Artist : Jem
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:45 PM
Better Days
Artist : Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Album : Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
9:48 PM
Shadow People
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : Shame, Shame
Composer :
Label : Anti
9:53 PM
Ophelia
Artist : The Band
Album : To Kingdom Come
Composer :
Label : Capitol
9:57 PM
Geography
Artist : Thao
Album : We Brave Bee Stings And All
Composer :
Label : Kill Rock Stars
9:58 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
The Road to Gila Bend
Artist : Los Lobos
Album : The Town and the City
Composer :
Label : Hollywood
10:04 PM
Looking At The Sun
Artist : Matthew Sweet
Album : Girlfriend
Composer :
Label : Volcano
10:08 PM
Weight
Artist : Mikal Cronin
Album : MCII
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
10:13 PM
Canary Island
Artist : Houndstooth
Album : Ride Out The Dark
Composer :
Label : No Quarter
10:16 PM
Say What
Artist : Stevie Ray Vaughan
Album : Soul to Soul
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:22 PM
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Artist : The Slide Brothers
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:23 PM
Jennifer
Artist : Little Comets
Album : Life Is Elsewhere
Composer :
Label : Universal UK
10:25 PM
A Town Called Malice
Artist : The Jam
Album : Compact Snap
Composer :
Label : Polygram UK
10:28 PM
Hometown Blues
Artist : Tom Petty
Album : Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
10:31 PM
Hit Or Miss
Artist : Tom Jones
Album : Spirit In The Room
Composer :
Label : Rounder / Umgd
10:34 PM
I Got a Woman
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : The Birth of Soul Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Kent Records UK
10:37 PM
Last Night
Artist : The MarKeys
Album : Last Night!/Do the PopEye
Composer :
Label : Stax
10:38 PM
Retrograde
Artist : James Blake
Album : Overgrown
Composer :
Label : Republic
10:41 PM
You Were Never There
Artist : Diego Garcia
Album : Laura
Composer :
Label : Nacional Records
10:45 PM
Love Interruption
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
10:47 PM
Raspberry Beret
Artist : Prince & the Revolution
Album : Around the World in a Day
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
10:51 PM
Do Yourself a Faver
Artist : Jamie Lidell
Album : Jamie Lidell
Composer :
Label : Warp Records

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World Cafe
11:11 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Ivan And Alyosha On World Cafe

Ivan and Alyosha.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 10:23 am

Ivan and Alyosha started out as the duo of Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary, with the band's name coming from characters in the Russian novel The Brothers Karamazov. The two met in 2007 and immediately attracted strong national praise for their first EP, The Verse, The Chorus.

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World Cafe
1:03 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

The Avett Brothers On World Cafe

The Avett Brothers.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 11:18 am

Scott and Seth Avett formed The Avett Brothers in their hometown of Concord, N.C. With an inspired mix of bluegrass, folk, pop, country and rock, the Avetts create a raw sound that can be solemn, energetic or catchy — sometimes all at the same time.

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World Cafe
1:03 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Next: Ace Reporter

Ace Reporter.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 11:18 am

  • Hear Two New Songs By Ace Reporter

After a band breakup, musician Chris Snyder consoled himself with the challenge of what he called "the threesixfive project": a challenge to write a song every day for a year. This one-man band ended up with 10 songs that stuck, and those formed his debut album, Yearling.

The Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist eventually got a chance to revisit the recordings, which initially were little more than sketches, in an upstate New York studio. Listen to two songs from Yearling here.

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World Cafe
1:37 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Fitz & The Tantrums On World Cafe

Fitz & The Tantrums.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:56 pm

The L.A. band Fitz & The Tantrums broke through in 2011 with its debut album, Picking Up the Pieces. Undeniable songs and exciting concerts led the group to festival dates and other high-profile live appearances around the world.

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World Cafe
12:20 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Boy On World Cafe

Boy.
Inga Seevers Courtesy of the artist

The Swiss-German duo Boy has enjoyed worldwide success with its charming debut album, Mutual Friends. Members Sonya Glass and Valeska Steiner met in 2005 at a six-week song workshop and quickly developed a rapport.

In this installment of World Cafe, the two discuss the nuances of writing in English, and describe how their friendship grew along with their musical success.

World Cafe
2:47 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Mount Moriah On World Cafe

Mount Moriah.
Andrew Synowiez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 23, 2013 10:05 am

Mount Moriah is a rock band formed around the duo of guitarist Jenks Miller and singer Heather McEntire. Its second full-length album, the recent Miracle Temple, combines the strum and twang of Southern rock with vocals that hit hard emotionally.

On this installment of World Cafe, host David Dye discusses with McEntire the complexity of Mount Moriah's sound, as well as her push to explore the nuances in her vocals.

World Cafe
8:02 am
Tue May 21, 2013

The National On World Cafe

The National.
Diedre O'Callaghan Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 4:50 pm

The National's rise has been slow and steady, to match the growth and evolution of its dour but beautiful rock sound. In this installment of World Cafe, the band tells host David Dye how sleep deprivation led its members to craft more straightforward songs on their new album, Trouble Will Find Me.

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World Cafe
12:45 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Next: Hanni El Khatib

Hanni El Khatib.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon May 20, 2013 1:12 pm

Hanni El Khatib is a first-generation American who grew up with a Palestinian father and a Filipino mother in San Francisco. His music has origins in '50s and '60s soul, blues, R&B and garage rock, with all those influences filtered through an intense love of punk music.

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World Cafe
2:08 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Frightened Rabbit On World Cafe

Frightened Rabbit.
Tim Richmond Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat May 18, 2013 7:57 am

Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchinson has been creating compelling, sometimes even uplifting, songs about abject failure since the Scottish band's first album, Sing the Greys, came out in 2006.

On this installment of World Cafe, Hutchinson tells host David Dye how the entire band was involved in writing lyrics for its new album, Pedestrian Verse. The singer also discusses Frightened Rabbit's unique experience during a recent tour of northern Scotland.

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World Cafe
3:50 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside On World Cafe

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside.
Liz Devin Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 4:07 pm

  • Listen To Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside On World Cafe

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside's music was raw and forthright from the beginning, when its album Dirty Radio came out in 2011. The Portland band captures the energy of early-'50s music, with blues and country influences that earned it a rockabilly designation early in its career.

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