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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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June 17, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Bloodbuzz Ohio
Artist : The National
Album : Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:06 PM
Lights Out
Artist : Santogold
Album : Creator/L.E.S. Artistes
Composer :
Label : Downtown Recordings
9:09 PM
Get Lucky
Artist : Daft Punk
Album : Random Access Memories
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:14 PM
The Price
Artist : Surgeons in Heat
Album : Surgeons in Heat
Composer :
Label : Surgeons in Heat
9:22 PM
Don’t Swallow The Cap
Artist : The National
Album : Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:26 PM
Sea Of Love
Artist : The National
Album : Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:37 PM
I Need My Girl
Artist : The National
Album : Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:41 PM
Pink Rabbits
Artist : The National
Album : Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:46 PM
Kids Hanging Out
Artist : The Parson Red Heads
Album : Yearling
Composer :
Label : Arena Rock
9:47 PM
Baby Missiles
Artist : The War on Drugs
Album : Slave Ambient
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
9:51 PM
Modern Love
Artist : David Bowie
Album : Best of Bowie
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
9:54 PM
Diane Young
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Modern Vampires Of the City
Composer :
Label : XL
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
Miracle Temple Holiness
Artist : Mount Moriah
Album : Miracle Temple
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
10:05 PM
The Loner
Artist : Neil Young
Album : Neil Young
Composer :
Label : Reprise / WEA
10:09 PM
Wanna Feel It
Artist : The Olms
Album : The Olms EP
Composer :
Label : Harvest Records
10:12 PM
Take Me Out
Artist : Franz Ferdinand
Album : Franz Ferdinand
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:16 PM
In the New Sunshine
Artist : Freedy Johnston
Album : Can You Fly
Composer :
Label : Bar None Records
10:19 PM
TwentySeven Strangers
Artist : Villagers
Album : Becoming A Jackal
Composer :
Label : Domino
10:19 PM
Stockholm
Artist : Jason Isbell
Album : Southeastern
Composer :
Label : Southeastern Records
10:23 PM
Amsterdam
Artist : Peter Bjorn and John
Album : Writer's Block
Composer :
Label : Almost Gold
10:26 PM
Amidine
Artist : Bombino
Album : Nomad
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
10:30 PM
Ohm
Artist : Yo La Tengo
Album : Fade
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
10:37 PM
Easy
Artist : Voxtrot
Album : Voxtrot
Composer :
Label : Play Louder
10:38 PM
Let the Day Begin
Artist : Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Album : Specter At the Feast
Composer :
Label : Vagrant
10:42 PM
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
Artist : The Smiths
Album : The Queen Is Dead
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros. / Wea
10:45 PM
I’m Writing A Novel
Artist : Father John Misty
Album : Fear Fun
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
10:49 PM
Lord Protect My Child
Artist : Susan Tedeschi
Album : Hope and Desire
Composer :
Label : Verve Forecast
10:53 PM
Recovery
Artist : Frank Turner
Album : Tape Deck Heart
Composer :
Label : Polydor

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World Cafe
3:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Next: Luella And The Sun

Luella and the Sun.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 3:58 pm

For our Sense of Place: Nashville week, we just had to showcase Luella and the Sun, which has made major fans out of Grimey's Records' Doyle Davis, other bands like Moon Taxi and NPR Music's Ann Powers.

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World Cafe
3:20 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Leagues On World Cafe

Leagues.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 6:26 pm

Today's guest, Leagues, provides a perfect start to World Cafe's week-long visit to Nashville, because it perfectly encapsulates the change going on there. A new rock band, Leagues was formed by an amazing singer, Thad Cockrell, who'd been so disenchanted with his alt-country career that he was ready to leave the music business altogether.

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World Cafe
11:04 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Jim James On World Cafe

Jim James' new solo album is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God.
Neil Krug Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 2, 2014 2:45 pm

There have been releases under the name Yim Yames and projects with New Multitudes and Monsters of Folk, but Regions of Light and Sound of God is the first album bearing Jim James' own name.

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World Cafe
1:46 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Latin Roots: Argentine Rock

The Argentine rock band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.
Courtesy of the artist

Today's Latin Roots co-host, Josh Norek, was given a hefty task: Define the broad swath of Argentine rock with just a few bands. But Norek, co-host of The Latin Alternative, is up to the occasion precisely because he spent time in Buenos Aires as a student during a vibrant period for music.

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World Cafe
1:46 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Jessie Ware On World Cafe

Jessie Ware.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:21 pm

Soulful singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is far from the first vocalist to make the transition from backing vocals to center stage; Sheryl Crow once backed Michael Jackson, after all. But the Londoner has made the leap with tremendous success in her own right.

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World Cafe
4:43 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Latin Roots: Bossa Nova, Brazil's Answer To Jazz

Bebel Gilberto performs at City Winery in New York City.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:56 pm

This installment of the Latin Roots series for World Cafe explores bossa nova music, guided by Latin-music expert Ernesto Lechner. Lechner grew up in Buenos Aires, where his parents' record collection consisted of classical records and a solitary bossa nova LP. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he was immersed in Latin music and subsequently became a music journalist, publishing several books on the subject. Lechner co-hosts the radio show Latin Alternative and works as a contributing writer for Rolling Stone, L.A.

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