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 18, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:00 PM
My City Was Gone
Artist : The Pretenders
Album : Learning to Crawl
Composer :
Label : Artist First
9:06 PM
Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
Artist : Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Album : Raising Sand
Composer :
Label : Rounder / UMGD
9:09 PM
Ohio
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Composer :
Label : New West Records
9:14 PM
The High Road
Artist : Broken Bells
Album : Broken Bells
Composer : James Mercer / Brian Burton
Label : Columbia
9:18 PM
Heavy Feet
Artist : Local Natives
Album : Hummingbird
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss Records
9:21 PM
Hacienda Motel
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Can't Talk Medicine
Composer :
Label : Dine Alone Music
9:23 PM
Myths
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:33 PM
Hacienda Motel
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:39 PM
Halls of Columbia
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:43 PM
Lady Luck (feat. Sharon Van Etten)
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Can't Talk Medicine
Composer :
Label : Dine Alone Music
9:45 PM
Love Interruption
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
9:47 PM
Better Man
Artist : Pearl Jam
Album : Vitalogy
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
9:52 PM
Devil Moon
Artist : Bobby Long
Album : Wishbone
Composer :
Label : ATO
9:55 PM
She Walks In So Many Ways
Artist : The Jayhawks
Album : Mockingbird Time
Composer :
Label : Rounder
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:02 PM
Boogie On Reggae Woman
Artist : Stevie Wonder
Album : Fulfillingness' First Finale
Composer :
Label : Motown
10:07 PM
Nothing Arrived
Artist : Villagers
Album : Awayland
Composer :
Label : Domino
10:10 PM
Don’t Dream It’s Over
Artist : Crowded House
Album : Crowded House
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:16 PM
Stoned and Starving
Artist : Parquet Courts
Album : Light Up Gold
Composer :
Label : What's Your Rupture
10:20 PM
Mirror in the Bathroom
Artist : The English Beat
Album : I Just Can't Stop It
Composer :
Label : Rhino
10:23 PM
Let¿s Go Out Tonight
Artist : The Lions
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:23 PM
Ruby Soho
Artist : Jimmy Cliff
Album : Sacred Fire EP
Composer :
Label : Collective Records
10:26 PM
Jeepster
Artist : T Rex
Album : Electric Warrior
Composer :
Label : Crimson Productions
10:30 PM
Out Of My League
Artist : Fitz & The Tantrums
Album : More Than Just a Dream
Composer :
Label : Elektra
10:34 PM
Don’t You Want Me
Artist : The Human League
Album : Dare!/Love and Dancing
Composer :
Label : Blue Paint Caroline
10:38 PM
I Ran (So Far Away
Artist : A Flock of Seagulls)
Album : A Flock of Seagulls
Composer :
Label : Jive
10:39 PM
Just Make It Stop
Artist : Low
Album : The Invisible Way
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
10:43 PM
I Turn My Camera On
Artist : Spoon
Album : Gimme Fiction
Composer :
Label : Merge
10:47 PM
Trouble
Artist : Jose James
Album : No Beginning No End
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
10:51 PM
Man With a Gun
Artist : Jerry Harrison
Album : Casual Gods
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros. / Wea
10:55 PM
A Tattered Line of String
Artist : The Postal Service
Album : Give Up (Reissue)
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop

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World Cafe
1:44 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

The Milk Carton Kids, Making The Most Of Two Voices

The Milk Carton Kids.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 2:36 pm

When Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan ditched their solo careers to form The Milk Carton Kids, they discovered that they had a lot to teach each other. They also had a plan: to give their music away in order to find their audience. It worked remarkably well. Now, their third album, The Ash & Clay, is out on a regular label — no freebies this time around — and they're playing to packed houses across the U.S. and Europe.

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World Cafe
2:52 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Next: Bleached

Bleached.
Todd Cole Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 9:14 pm

You could hear it in their first singles in 2011: Sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin and their band Bleached are onto something. Now comes their debut full-length, Ride Your Heart, and it fills in the story: Beachy harmonies combine with punk attitude to take what you loved about Best Coast to a grittier place. It's fun and it's heartfelt — what could be better?

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World Cafe
1:01 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite On World Cafe

Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 2:41 pm

Grammy-winning blues-rock singer Ben Harper has made 10 studio albums over the course of his career. For his latest project, he teamed up with harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite to release a collaborative album titled Get Up! Musselwhite, one of the few white musicians to gain exposure in the blues scene during the 1960s, has released 26 records and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010.

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World Cafe
12:27 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

How The Energy-Guzzling Rock Tour Can Go Green

Guster.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 9:13 pm

While on tour with his band Guster, Adam Gardner noticed that a lot of energy was being consumed, particularly in getting bands and fans together for a show. His wife, an ecologist, had been nudging him at home to become more green, and he'd started to wonder what could be done about the environmental impact of life on the road.

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World Cafe
1:08 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Eels: A 'Wonderful, Glorious' Look At Life

Eels.
Piper Ferguson Courtesy of the artist

The last few years have found Mark Oliver Everett of Eels doing more than a bit of summing up. That includes an autobiography, Things the Grandchildren Should Know, as well as an anthology of the band's past work — all while putting out an inter-related trilogy of new studio albums.

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World Cafe
3:35 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Latin Roots: Fado Creates 'Nostalgia For The Present Moment'

Fado singer Mariza.
Courtesy of the artist

Today, we welcome singer-songwriter, Grammy-nominated producer and record-company owner Rachel Faro, who visits World Cafe to discuss the Portuguese tradition of Fado.

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World Cafe
3:16 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Shovels And Rope: A Husband And Wife, A Homemade Sound

Shovels & Rope.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 3:35 pm

Husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst had their own careers going — his with the band The Films and hers solo. Then they started performing together, just the two of them, and found that their personal chemistry translated to their music together.

The South Carolina duo released its debut album, O' Be Joyful, last summer. Here, Trent and Hearst join us to talk about how that homemade record came to be — and, of course, perform live in the studio.

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World Cafe
2:05 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

The James Hunter Six: 'Minute By Minute,' A Classic Soul Sound

The James Hunter Six.
Ruth Ward Courtesy of the artist

James Hunter fell in love with vintage R&B during his youth in England, with his grandmother's records providing a foundation. Hunter sang in workingman's clubs and got a break in the early '90s, when Van Morrison heard him singing and invited him on tour as a backing vocalist.

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World Cafe
9:34 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Jesse Dee: From The South By Way Of Boston, A Vintage R&B Sound

Jesse Dee.
Michael D. Spencer Courtesy of the artist

Jesse Dee grew up in Boston — far from the South, where the music he loves has its roots — and could never quite shake the '50s and '60s R&B he'd heard on the radio as a kid. He started writing his own material in high school because he wanted his music to be contemporary.

Dee's first album, Bittersweet Batch, came out in 2008; his latest is On My Mind/In My Heart. His love of singing shines through, in both our conversation and this live session.

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World Cafe
2:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Lady Lamb The Beekeeper On World Cafe

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, a.k.a. Aly Spaltro.
Shervin Lainez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 2:27 pm

The name Lady Lamb the Beekeeper came to singer-songwriter Aly Spaltro in a dream. When the Maine native emerged from the DVD-store basement where she'd been experimenting with music for several years, her friends responded positively. She soon moved to Brooklyn, where those original songs were re-worked for her debut album, Ripley Pine, released this past February.

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