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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 17, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Classy Girls
Artist : The Lumineers
Album : The Lumineers
Composer :
Label : Dualtone Music Group
9:03 PM
Pretty Girls Don’t Cry
Artist : Chris Isaak
Album : Silvertone
Composer :
Label : Reprise / Wea
9:06 PM
Man
Artist : Neko Case
Album : The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Composer :
Label : Anti
9:09 PM
A Girl Like You
Artist : Edwyn Collins
Album : Gorgeous George
Composer :
Label : Bar None Records
9:13 PM
Chain My Name
Artist : Polica
Album : Shulamith
Composer :
Label : Mom & Pop Music
9:17 PM
Amelia
Artist : Bell X1
Album : Blue Lights On The Runway
Composer :
Label : Yep Roc Records
9:18 PM
Turn To White
Artist : She & Him
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:27 PM
Never Wanted Your Love
Artist : She & Him
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:34 PM
I’ve Got Your Number, Son
Artist : She & Him
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:41 PM
I Could’ve Been Your Girl
Artist : She & Him
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:44 PM
Turn To White
Artist : She & Him
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:46 PM
Shake
Artist : The Head and the Heart
Album : Let¿s Be Still
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop Records
9:49 PM
Parted Ways
Artist : Heartless Bastards
Album : Arrow
Composer :
Label : Partisan
9:54 PM
Sweet Black Angel
Artist : Rolling Stones
Album : Exile On Main Street
Composer :
Label : ABKO
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
One Of These Things First
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Bryter Layter
Composer :
Label : Fontana Island
10:06 PM
Right Action
Artist : Franz Ferdinand
Album : Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Composer :
Label : Domino
10:09 PM
The Killing Moon
Artist : Echo & The Bunnymen
Album : Songs To Learn & Sing
Composer :
Label : Sire/London/Rhino
10:14 PM
When The Stars Go Blue
Artist : Ryan Adams
Album : Gold
Composer :
Label : Lost Highway
10:18 PM
Joy To You Baby
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Beast in its Tracks
Composer :
Label : Pytheas Recordings
10:22 PM
Silenced By The Night
Artist : Keane
Album : Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:23 PM
Dreams of Cannibalism
Artist : Typhoon
Album : White Lighter
Composer :
Label : Roll Call Records
10:26 PM
Sonsick
Artist : San Fermin
Album : San Fermin
Composer :
Label : Downtown
10:31 PM
That Alice
Artist : Laura Veirs
Album : Warp and Weft
Composer :
Label : Raven Marching Band
10:34 PM
Bulletproof
Artist : Amanda Shires
Album : Down Fell The Doves
Composer :
Label : Lightning Rod Rec.
10:39 PM
Change the Sheets
Artist : Kathleen Edwards
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:40 PM
Honky Tonk Blues
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : Alone With His Guitar
Composer :
Label : Mercury Nashville
10:42 PM
Move It On Over
Artist : George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Album : One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer: Essential Recordings
Composer :
Label : Rounder / Umgd
10:46 PM
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Artist : Al Green
Album : Call Me
Composer :
Label : The Right Stuff
10:49 PM
I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You
Artist : Linda Ronstadt
Album : Heart Like A Wheel
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:53 PM
How Long
Artist : Ace
Album : The Paul Carrack Collection
Composer :
Label : EMI

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World Cafe
11:03 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Next: Moreland And Arbuckle

Moreland & Arbuckle.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:32 pm

  • Hear Two Songs From Moreland & Arbuckle

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is the Kansas band Moreland & Arbuckle, whose members play blues-drenched roots-rock. On their fifth album, 7 Cities, they've adopted the loose theme of the explorer Coronado's search for the seven cities of gold — which, not so coincidentally, took the conquistador right into their home territory.

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World Cafe
12:10 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Camera Obscura On World Cafe

Camera Obscura.
Anna Isola Crolla Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:22 pm

Heartbreak has long resided at the center of Tracyanne Campbell's songs for Camera Obscura. Remember, she's the one who wrote a song responding to Lloyd Cole's "Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?" — naturally, it's titled "Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken."

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World Cafe
4:08 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Mikal Cronin On World Cafe

Mikal Cronin.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:23 pm

Mikal Cronin's second solo album, MCII, contains more of his delightful, frequently dazzling, guitar-drenched pop-rock. Originally from Southern California, Cronin wrote his first record in response to making the post-college move to San Francisco. The new album is more about what happened when he got there and started playing in Ty Segall's band.

On this episode of World Cafe, Cronin sits down to chat with host David Dye and play a few songs with his band live in the studio.

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World Cafe
12:12 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Daughn Gibson On World Cafe

Daughn Gibson.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Daughn Gibson is the alter ego of Pennsylvania singer-songwriter Josh Martin. The former stoner-rock drummer took on his nom de plume as an homage to country legend Don Gibson, which makes sense: Martin's life thus far sounds like a country song. He's worked behind the counter in an adult book store, poured tall ones as a bartender and worked as a long-haul trucker.

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World Cafe
4:03 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Martha Wainwright On World Cafe

Martha Wainwright.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:30 pm

On this episode, Martha Wainwright joins us to talk about her late mother, Kate McGarrigle, and to sing us some of McGarrigle's songs.

McGarrigle, who died after a battle with cancer in January 2011, made a series of wonderful albums with her sister Anna during a career that spanned decades, beginning with their self-titled debut in 1975. The duo is probably best known for its cover of Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel."

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World Cafe
3:57 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Alice Russell On World Cafe

Alice Russell.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:30 pm

British soul singer Alice Russell has one of those voices that fills up a room. Over the course of five studio albums, she's been compared to Chaka Khan and the late Amy Winehouse, and performed with the likes of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.

Her latest album is titled To Dust, which she celebrated in April by performing a sold-out show at World Cafe Live, the concert venue next door to the World Cafe studios. In this episode, we spotlight the best recordings from that concert and speak with Russell about what it's like to let loose on stage.

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World Cafe
5:38 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

World Cafe Next: New Country Rehab

Toronto band New Country Rehab.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:32 pm

Out of the Toronto music community comes New Country Rehab, an alt-country band that just released its second album, Ghost Of Your Charms.

The foursome, led by singer and fiddle player John Showman, combine a bluegrass aesthetic with some really strong songwriting chops. We love their song "Luxury Hotel," which may make you think differently about your summer vacation spot.

World Cafe
4:55 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Latin Roots: The Pacific Coast Of Colombia

Herencia De Timbiqui.
WXPN

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:33 pm

  • Listen To Latin Roots On World Cafe

In this edition of Latin Roots, Catalina Maria Johnson, from the Chicago-based program Beat Latino, plays music from Colombia's coastal areas where most of the country's Afro-Colombia population lives. The Pacific coastline is dominated by the sound of marimba. Johnson plays a traditional example from Grupo Naidy, and then we get to hear how Herencia De Tabiqui puts a younger, more contemporary spin on that tradition.

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World Cafe
11:58 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Shout Out Louds On World Cafe

Shout Out Louds.
Frode Marcus Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:32 pm

After working together for more than a decade, the members of Stockholm's Shout Out Louds continue to make lush, highly melodic pop music. The product of a year and a half of tinkering, their recent Optica is significantly lighter-sounding than its predecessors.

On this installment of World Cafe, hear the group discuss how it navigated new musical experiments on the album, and how all of its members finally came to agree on how Optica should sound.

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World Cafe
1:17 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

The Olms On World Cafe

The Olms.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:33 pm

  • Listen To The Olms On World Cafe

Pete Yorn has long had a way with hooky rock songs, so it was easy for him to connect with fellow L.A. musician J.D. King over a mutual love for '60s music. The two first started recording together just for fun, blending folk-rock and subtle psychedelia into a joint project they call The Olms.

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