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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 26, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
El Paso
Artist : Old 97’s
Album : King of the Hill Soundtrack
Composer :
Label : Elektra / Wea
9:06 PM
Walk Us Uptown
Artist : Elvis Costello & The Roots
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:10 PM
How You Like Me Now?
Artist : The Heavy
Album : The House That Dirt Built
Composer :
Label : Counter
9:13 PM
Fire Bug
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Signs & Signifiers
Composer :
Label : Rounder
9:16 PM
Killing Him
Artist : Amy Lavere
Album : Anchors And Anvils
Composer :
Label : Archer Records
9:19 PM
All Night Long
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:20 PM
Central Time
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:28 PM
Kentucky Mae
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:37 PM
Close The Door
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:42 PM
All Night Long
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:45 PM
Close The Door
Artist : Pokey LaFarge
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:47 PM
I Used To Could
Artist : Mark Knopfler
Album : Privateering
Composer :
Label : Verve
9:50 PM
Memphis in the Meantime
Artist : John Hiatt
Album : Bring The Family
Composer :
Label : A&M
9:54 PM
Don¿t Reach too Far
Artist : Ethan Johns
Album : If Not Now, Then When?
Composer :
Label : Three Crows Records
9:57 PM
Hip Hugher
Artist : Booker T. & The MG’s
Album : Stax Vol. 7
Composer :
Label : Warner Platinum
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
What’s the Matter Here
Artist : 10,000 Maniacs
Album : In My Tribe
Composer :
Label : Elektra/Wea
10:05 PM
Wild Child
Artist : Brett Dennen
Album : Smoke and Mirrors
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / ADA
10:09 PM
Heavy Metal Drummer
Artist : Wilco
Album : Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
10:13 PM
Baby Missiles
Artist : The War on Drugs
Album : Slave Ambient
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
10:16 PM
Shame Chamber
Artist : Kurt Vile
Album : Wakin¿ on a Pretty Daze
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
10:21 PM
Pregnant Pause
Artist : Cass McCombs
Album : Dropping the Writ
Composer :
Label : Domino
10:22 PM
The Man Who Wants You
Artist : Amos Lee
Album : Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song
Composer :
Label : Blue Note
10:25 PM
I Want You
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blonde on Blonde
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:28 PM
Everybody Here Wants You
Artist : Jeff Buckley
Album : Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:33 PM
Desire
Artist : U2
Album : Rattle and Hum
Composer :
Label : Island Records
10:36 PM
Two Fingers
Artist : Jake Bugg
Album : Jake Bugg
Composer :
Label : Island/Mercury
10:39 PM
Om Nashi Me
Artist : Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Album : Up From Below
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
10:41 PM
King & Cross
Artist : Asgeir
Album : In the Silence
Composer :
Label : One Little Indian US
10:44 PM
Breezeblocks
Artist : AltJ
Album : An Awesome Wave
Composer :
Label : Atlantic
10:48 PM
The Chain
Artist : Fleetwood Mac
Album : The Chain: Selections from 25 Years
Composer :
Label : WEA International
10:53 PM
Magnet and Steel
Artist : Walter Egan
Album : Not Shy
Composer :
Label : Culture Factory
10:56 PM
Bright Pink Bookmark
Artist : Frightened Rabbit
Album : The Midnight Organ Fight
Composer :
Label : Fat Cat

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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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