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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 23, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Brave New World
Artist : Michael Penn
Album : March
Composer :
Label : RCA
9:06 PM
Shake
Artist : The Head and the Heart
Album : Let¿s Be Still
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop Records
9:06 PM
Here Comes Your Man
Artist : The Pixies
Album : Doolittle
Composer :
Label : Nacional MNF Brasil
9:10 PM
Here Comes Your Man
Artist : The Pixies
Album : Doolittle
Composer :
Label : Nacional MNF Brasil
9:13 PM
Repo Man
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:22 PM
Beg Steal or Borrow
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:27 PM
Old Before Your Time
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:31 PM
Trouble
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:36 PM
Repo Man
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:42 PM
Beg Steal or Borrow
Artist : Ray LaMontagne
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:44 PM
Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away
Artist : Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Album : Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Composer :
Label : Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
9:47 PM
Gimme
Artist : Beck
Album : Gimme
Composer :
Label : Beck
9:50 PM
Loser
Artist : Beck
Album : Mellow Gold
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
9:54 PM
Skeleton
Artist : The Front Bottoms
Album : Talon of the Hawk
Composer :
Label : Bar/None Records
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:02 PM
There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
Artist : Eurythmics
Album : Be Yourself Tonight
Composer :
Label : RCA
10:07 PM
King & Cross
Artist : Asgeir
Album : In the Silence
Composer :
Label : One Little Indian US
10:11 PM
Torrent
Artist : Asgeir
Album : In the Silence
Composer :
Label : One Little Indian US
10:15 PM
Would That Not be Nice
Artist : Divine Fits
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:19 PM
West End Girls
Artist : Pet Shop Boys
Album : Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:23 PM
Head On
Artist : Man Man
Album : On Oni Pond
Composer :
Label : Anti/Epitaph
10:27 PM
Modern Man
Artist : Arcade Fire
Album : The Suburbs
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
10:28 PM
Love To Love
Artist : Jonathan Wilson
Album : Fanfare
Composer :
Label : Downtown
10:31 PM
I Met A Girl
Artist : Wheat
Album : Per Second, Per Second, Per Second...Every Second
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:36 PM
Part Of Me
Artist : Tedeschi Trucks Band
Album : Made Up Mind
Composer :
Label : Masterworks
10:39 PM
Can I Change My Mind?
Artist : Tyrone Davis
Album : Soul Shots, Volume 2: A Collection of Sixties Soul Classics
Composer :
Label : Rhino/Wea
10:42 PM
Open
Artist : Rhye
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:44 PM
Ya Hey
Artist : Vampire Weekend
Album : Modern Vampires Of the City
Composer :
Label : XL
10:49 PM
Moonage Daydream
Artist : David Bowie
Album : The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
10:54 PM
It Ain’t Easy
Artist : Ron Davies
Album : Silent Song Through the Land
Composer :
Label : Universal Distribution
10:57 PM
Helen Fry
Artist : The Felice Brothers
Album : The Felice Brothers
Composer :
Label : Team Love Records

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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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