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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 24, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Everybody Here Wants You
Artist : Jeff Buckley
Album : Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk
Composer :
Label : Sony
9:06 PM
Open
Artist : Rhye
Album : Woman
Composer :
Label : Universal Republic
9:09 PM
Inner City Blues
Artist : Marvin Gaye
Album : What's Going On
Composer :
Label : Kitchen Table
9:15 PM
Song for Zula
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Muchacho
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
9:16 PM
Terror In the Canyons
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:24 PM
Song For Zula
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:33 PM
Quotidian Beasts
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:41 PM
Los Angeles
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Here's to Taking it Easy
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
9:42 PM
Grace For Saints and Ramblers
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Ghost on Ghost
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
9:46 PM
Man With a Gun
Artist : Jerry Harrison
Album : Casual Gods
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros. / Wea
9:50 PM
Lady Luck (feat. Sharon Van Etten)
Artist : Pickwick
Album : Can't Talk Medicine
Composer :
Label : Dine Alone Music
9:55 PM
Think About Me
Artist : Fleetwood Mac
Album : Tusk
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
9:58 PM
Andy Warhol
Artist : David Bowie
Album : Hunky Dory
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
9:58 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
Drop Down Mama
Artist : North Mississippi Allstars
Album : Shake Hands With Shorty
Composer :
Label : Tone Cool
10:05 PM
Canary Island
Artist : Houndstooth
Album : Ride Out The Dark
Composer :
Label : No Quarter
10:08 PM
Wheel On Fire
Artist : Houndstooth
Album : Ride Out The Dark
Composer :
Label : No Quarter
10:13 PM
How You Like Me Now?
Artist : The Heavy
Album : The House That Dirt Built
Composer :
Label : Counter
10:16 PM
Heartbeat
Artist : Kopecky Family Band
Album : Kids Raising Kids
Composer :
Label : Ato Records
10:19 PM
Ya Hey
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Modern Vampires Of the City
Composer :
Label : XL
10:24 PM
Bohemian Like You
Artist : The Dandy Warhols
Album : Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:25 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
10:29 PM
Accidents Will Happen
Artist : Elvis Costello
Album : Armed Forces
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
10:32 PM
Heart Attack
Artist : Raphael Saadiq
Album : Stone Rollin'
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:35 PM
Entertainment
Artist : Phoenix
Album : Bankrupt
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
10:38 PM
San Francisco
Artist : Foxygen
Album : We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
10:42 PM
God Rest My Soul
Artist : Dawes
Album : North Hills
Composer :
Label : ATO Records/Red
10:44 PM
Lake Marie
Artist : John Prine
Album : Lost Dogs & Mixed Blessings
Composer :
Label : Oh Boy
10:50 PM
Crazy As A Loon
Artist : Bright Eyes
Album : AOL Sessions
Composer :
Label : AOL Sessions
10:56 PM
Sometimes
Artist : Langhorne Slim
Album : Langhorne Slim
Composer :
Label : Kemado

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World Cafe
10:38 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Telekinesis On World Cafe

Telekinesis.
Kyle Johnson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:34 pm

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When Telekinesis' Michael Benjamin Lerner plays live, he sings from behind his drum set, but he plays almost all the instruments on his albums. The power-pop multi-instrumentalist recorded his latest record, Dormarion, at Spoon drummer Jim Eno's house — fittingly located on Dormarion Lane.

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World Cafe
1:45 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Sam Amidon On World Cafe

Sam Amidon.
Terry Magson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:34 pm

Sam Amidon grew up surrounded by music, from playing fiddle with his parents in Vermont to finding a best friend in musician and arranger Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman).

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World Cafe
1:00 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Next: Rose Windows

Rose Windows.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:46 pm

Rose Windows' debut album, The Sun Dogs, is steeped in '60s classic rock, recalling the heavy organ sounds of The Doors and the folk-infused flutes of Traffic. Formed in 2010 by songwriter Chris Cheveyo, the Seattle septet signed a label deal earlier this year, then put together an album that's layered with Middle Eastern influences.

Hear two songs from The Sun Dogs, a mellow combination of psychedelic folk and blues-rock instrumentation.

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World Cafe
10:14 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Big Country On World Cafe

Big Country.
Andy Labrow Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 10, 2013 4:03 pm

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When Big Country founder and lead singer Stuart Adamson died in 2001, most would have assumed that the Scottish band was finished. But in 2007, the group reunited for a 25th-anniversary tour with a new lead singer in its lineup. Though Adamson was a hard man to replace, Big Country found comfort in recording and playing with Mike Peters, formerly of The Alarm.

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World Cafe
3:07 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Lissie On World Cafe

Lissie.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:47 pm

When Lissie stopped by World Cafe for her session about a month ago, she still didn't have a name for her new album. Now titled Back to Forever, the singer's second record is due out Sept. 10; it comes three years after the release of her debut, Catching a Tiger. Lissie's new songs emphasize her observations of the world around her. "Shameless," for example, focuses on what people will do for stardom.

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World Cafe
12:48 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Rhye On World Cafe

Rhye.
Dan Monick Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:48 pm

Though Rhye's debut album, Woman, was released this past March, many first encountered the duo of Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal in a series of evocative videos released in 2012. There was little to no accompanying information and — as Milosh says — that was exactly the point. The idea was to keep listeners focused on the music and not the personality of the singer.

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World Cafe
4:31 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

La Santa Cecilia On World Cafe

La Santa Cecilia performs live in the World Cafe studios.
Bob Giardini Productions

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:49 pm

La Santa Cecilia got its start playing a mix of rancheras, norteno music and other Mexican-influenced rhythms for tourists and passers-by on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. The group developed a strong following as it started writing original songs and playing in clubs and other venues.

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World Cafe
4:20 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Next: Coke Weed

Coke Weed.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:50 pm

Alt-psychedelic quintet Coke Weed is from picturesque Bar Harbor, well up the Maine coast. The band just released its third album, Back To Soft, which took nine months to make and is — despite the title — its heaviest release so far.

Lead by songwriter Milan McAlevey, the band has immersed itself in '60s psych-rock, pledging allegiance to the likes of Jefferson Airplane. So that makes singer Nina Donghia the group's Signe Toly Anderson.

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World Cafe
3:03 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell On World Cafe

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Mark Seliger Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:14 pm

Steve Martin is a true Renaissance man, having run the gamut of accomplishments from acting to writing to art collecting. He's also an award-winning banjo player, offering easy, lilting banjo melodies alongside former New Bohemian Edie Brickell's lyrics on the duo's latest album, Love Has Come For You.

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World Cafe
3:32 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Latin Roots: Argentine Reggae Legend Fidel Nadal

Fidel Nadal.
Courtesy of Florencia Rodriguez Cheula

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 4:50 pm

In this installment of Latin Roots, the World Cafe team travels to Fidel Nadal's home studio in Buenos Aires for a session with a reggae performer who truly owns his genre. Nadal has 15 solo records to his name, and his album Forever Together was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2011.

Before fully going solo, Nadal spent a lot of time as a member of the punk-reggae band Todos Tus Muertos, which made six albums between 1988 and 2010. Hear three songs in this World Cafe session, recorded live in Buenos Aires.

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