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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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September 16, 2013

9:00 PM
Wake Me Up
Artist : Elvis Costello & the Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
9:04 PM
Beach Baby
Artist : Bon Iver
Album : Recorded Live from the Rare Book Room
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:05 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:06 PM
Holocene
Artist : Bon Iver
Album : Recorded Live from the Rare Book Room
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:06 PM
You Never Need Nobody
Artist : The Lone Bellow
Album : The Lone Bellow
Composer :
Label : Descendant Records
9:06 PM
Cinco Minutos Con Vos
Artist : Elvis Costello & the Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
9:18 PM
Beach Baby
Artist : Bon Iver
Album : Recorded Live from the Rare Book Room
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:30 PM
Beth/Rest
Artist : Bon Iver
Album : Recorded Live from the Rare Book Room
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:36 PM
Holocene
Artist : Bon Iver
Album : Recorded Live from the Rare Book Room
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:37 PM
Byegone
Artist : Volcano Choir
Album : Repave
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
9:41 PM
Never Wanted Your Love
Artist : She & Him
Album : Volume 3
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
Country Girl
Artist : Crosby, Stills & Nash
Album : Dej¿ vu
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
10:06 PM
Mr. Quiche
Artist : Wildcat! Wildcat!
Album : Wildcat! Wildcat!
Composer :
Label : Downtown Records
10:10 PM
The Chief
Artist : Wildcat! Wildcat!
Album : Wildcat! Wildcat!
Composer :
Label : Downtown Records
10:14 PM
Unbelievers
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Modern Vampires Of the City
Composer :
Label : XL
10:17 PM
Little Red Corvette
Artist : Prince
Album : The Hits/The BSides
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./Wea
10:22 PM
God Rest My Soul
Artist : Dawes
Album : North Hills
Composer :
Label : ATO Records/Red
10:23 PM
Pretty Green
Artist : White Denim
Album : Corsicana Lemonade
Composer :
Label : Downtown Records
10:26 PM
Southbound
Artist : The Allman Brothers
Album : Brothers and Sisters
Composer :
Label : Island / Mercury
10:31 PM
You Got Me Wondering Now
Artist : Parquet Courts
Album : Tally All The Things You Broke
Composer :
Label : What's Your Rupture
10:34 PM
Blister in the Sun
Artist : Violent Femmes
Album : Violent Femmes
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
10:36 PM
Right Action
Artist : Franz Ferdinand
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:37 PM
Night Still Comes
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:41 PM
Please Read The Letter
Artist : Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Album : Raising Sand
Composer :
Label : Rounder / UMGD
10:47 PM
Talk Me Down
Artist : Willy Mason
Album : Carry On
Composer :
Label : Communion Records
10:51 PM
Bless the Weather
Artist : John Martyn
Album : Live at Leeds
Composer :
Label : Island
10:56 PM
Mind of a Junkie
Artist : Anders Osborne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN

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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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