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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 24, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
You Bowed Down
Artist : Elvis Costello
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:06 PM
Carpetbaggers
Artist : Jenny Lewis
Album : Acid Tongue
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./WEA
9:09 PM
The Other End of the Telescope
Artist : Til Tuesday
Album : Everything's Different Now
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:14 PM
The Seed
Artist : The Roots
Album : Phrenology
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
9:25 PM
Stick Out Your Tongue
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:29 PM
Tripwire
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
9:37 PM
Wake Me Up
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:42 PM
Walk Us Uptown
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:50 PM
Wake Me Up
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:57 PM
14th Street Break
Artist : Beastie Boys
Album : The MixUp
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
Black Cow
Artist : Steely Dan
Album : Aja
Composer :
Label : MCA
10:06 PM
Sun Song
Artist : Laura Veirs
Album : Warp and Weft
Composer :
Label : Raven Marching Band
10:10 PM
A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Composer :
Label : Righteous Babe
10:15 PM
Orange Crush
Artist : REM
Album : Green
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
10:19 PM
Reboot The Mission
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Glad All Over
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:22 PM
6 A.M.
Artist : Fitz & The Tantrums
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:24 PM
Tales that I Tell
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:30 PM
Let it Live Free
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:37 PM
Can’t See the Stars
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:43 PM
The Same Old Ground
Artist : He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:47 PM
The Grips
Artist : Benjy Ferree
Album : Come Back To The Five And Dime Bobby Dee, Bobby Dee
Composer :
Label : Domino
10:48 PM
Jennifer
Artist : Little Comets
Album : Life Is Elsewhere
Composer :
Label : Universal UK
10:51 PM
When I Write The Book
Artist : Rockpile
Album : Seconds Of Pleasure
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:55 PM
I Hear you Knocking
Artist : Dave Edmunds
Album : Rockpile
Composer :
Label : Rockbeat Records

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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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