World Cafe on WXPR

Monday through Thursday 9-11 PM

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 11, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Dark Star
Artist : Polica
Album : Give You The Ghost
Composer :
Label : Totally Gross Nation
9:06 PM
The Desert Babbler
Artist : Iron & Wine
Album : Ghost on Ghost
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
9:09 PM
Acadian Driftwood
Artist : The Band
Album : To Kingdom Come
Composer :
Label : Capitol
9:16 PM
Lewis Boogie
Artist : Jerry Lee Lewis
Album : Greatest Hits
Composer :
Label : Rhino
9:18 PM
Jenny Jenny
Artist : Little Richard
Album : The Very Best of Little Richard
Composer :
Label : Specialty
9:20 PM
Sweet Saint Me
Artist : Two Cow Garage
Album : Sweet Saint Me
Composer :
Label : Suburban Home
9:20 PM
Brand New Cadillac
Artist : Low Cut Connie
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:25 PM
The Cat and the Cream
Artist : Low Cut Connie
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:31 PM
Boozophilia
Artist : Low Cut Connie
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:36 PM
Rio
Artist : Low Cut Connie
Album : Get Out The Lotion
Composer :
Label : Low Cut Connie
9:37 PM
Can You Get to That
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : One True Vine
Composer :
Label : Anti
9:39 PM
Crazy
Artist : Gnarls Barkley
Album : St. Elsewhere
Composer :
Label : Downtown
9:42 PM
I Wonder
Artist : Brittany Howard & Ruby Amanfu
Album : I Wonder
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
9:46 PM
Trouble
Artist : Jose James
Album : No Beginning No End
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
9:50 PM
Waiting In Vain
Artist : Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album : Exodus
Composer :
Label : Island
9:54 PM
Take a Walk
Artist : Passion Pit
Album : Gossamer
Composer :
Label : Columbia
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
Cynical Girl
Artist : Marshall Crenshaw
Album : Marshall Crenshaw
Composer :
Label : Red Int. / Red Ink
10:03 PM
Factory Girl
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : Beggar's Banquet
Composer :
Label : Virgin Records
10:05 PM
Girls Talk
Artist : Dave Edmunds
Album : Repeat When Necessary
Composer :
Label : Atlantic / WEA
10:09 PM
Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : Magic
Composer :
Label : Columbia
10:13 PM
Local Girls
Artist : Graham Parker
Album : Passion Is No Ordinary Word
Composer :
Label : Hollywood
10:17 PM
Girl
Artist : Beck
Album : Guero
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
10:21 PM
Call Girl Blues
Artist : Diamond Rugs
Album : Diamond Rugs
Composer :
Label : Partisan
10:21 PM
My Girl Josephine
Artist : Super Cat
Album : PretaPorter Soundtrack
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:25 PM
A Certain Girl
Artist : Warren Zevon
Album : Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
Composer :
Label : Elektra
10:28 PM
Quicksilver Girl
Artist : Steve Miller Band
Album : Sailor
Composer :
Label : Geffen
10:31 PM
Girl of My Dreams
Artist : Bram Tchaikovsky
Album : D.I.Y.: Starry Eyes: UK Pop, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Rhino
10:35 PM
Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl
Artist : Boz Scaggs
Album : Memphis
Composer :
Label : Savoy Jazz
10:39 PM
Toxic Girl
Artist : Kings of Convenience
Album : Versus
Composer :
Label : Astralwerks
10:40 PM
Harlem Country Girl
Artist : Olu Dara
Album : In the World
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros Mod Afw
10:46 PM
Love that Girl
Artist : Raphael Saadiq
Album : The Way I See It
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:49 PM
Poison Girl
Artist : Chris Whitley
Album : Living With The Law
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:52 PM
Next Girl
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Brothers
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
10:56 PM
Curls
Artist : Girls
Album : Girls
Composer :
Label : True Panther Sounds

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe

Elvis Costello and ?uestlove of The Roots.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:47 am

In hour one of Tuesday's installment of World Cafe, we talk with Elvis Costello and The Roots' powerhouse drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson about how they met and came to utilize hip-hop techniques to make a non-hip-hop record. Costello and The Roots unveiled their collaborative album Wise Up Ghost last week — it's a project they'd made in semi-secrecy.

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World Cafe
4:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe

He's My Brother, She's My Sister.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:47 am

Joining us in the studio for hour two of Tuesday's World Cafe is the Los Angeles band He's My Brother, She's My Sister. As the name implies, lead vocalists Robert and Rachel Kolar are indeed siblings.

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World Cafe
1:59 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

World Cafe Next: Ásgeir

Ásgeir.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 9:16 am

  • Hear Two Songs By Ásgeir

Musically speaking, we travel to Iceland for Monday's installment of World Cafe: Next. Our featured artist is Ásgeir, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter who's on his way to making history. After releasing his debut album (In the Silence) in his homeland last year, the singer has the best-selling and fastest-selling debut album ever in Iceland.

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World Cafe
1:59 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Ray LaMontagne On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:46 am

In this installment of Vintage Cafe, we revisit Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs' performance from Oct. 8, 2010.

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World Cafe
2:18 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Jack Johnson On World Cafe

Jack Johnson.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:46 am

Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson recently released his sixth album of breezy, easygoing songs: From Here to Now to You finds him returning to more acoustic arrangements after 2010's To the Sea, which featured more instrumental variations, including electric guitars.

In this World Cafe session, Johnson credits much of his success to his wife, and dedicates a couple of songs to their relationship. The singer also discusses his Hawaiian home and the influence of the indigenous slack-key guitar culture on his style.

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World Cafe
1:56 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Latin Roots: The Evolution Of Balada

José José.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 3:53 pm

On Thursday's installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, Ernesto Lechner — co-host of the radio show The Latin Alternative — dives into balada, a romantic style of Latin music. Lechner starts by playing a couple of examples of the style from the late 1960s, when authentic balada drew from jazz and even the Brazilian genre of bossa nova. We'll also hear a modern rendition of the style from Babasónicos of Argentina.

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World Cafe
11:09 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Jason Isbell On World Cafe

Jason Isbell.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:47 am

Soulful roots-rock singer Jason Isbell has been writing revealing, introspective songs since his days in the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers. After leaving the group in 2007, Isbell went on to record a string of studio albums with and without his new band, The 400 Unit. His hit "Alabama Pines" won Song of the Year honors at the 2012 Americana Music Awards.

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World Cafe
12:18 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Neko Case On World Cafe

Neko Case.
Courtesy of the artist

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

This segment, from Sept. 18, is part of our Best Of 2013 series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.

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World Cafe
12:58 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

She & Him On World Cafe

She & Him.
Autumn de Wilde Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 10:47 am

When actress Zooey Deschanel started recording with producer M. Ward as She & Him in 2006, it was easy to see it as a passing thing. With the duo releasing the third album-length installment of its ongoing collaboration this year — in addition to a holiday record titled A Very She & Him Christmas — it's now pretty clearly a long-haul project.

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World Cafe
10:32 am
Mon September 16, 2013

World Cafe Next: Wildcat! Wildcat!

Wildcat! Wildcat!
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 9:16 am

  • Hear Two Songs By Wildcat! Wildcat!

The punchy L.A. indie-pop band Wildcat! Wildcat! is made up of three members who've been friends since middle school. They've released a couple of singles — including the latest, "Mr. Quiche" — and recently compiled them on a new EP. Hear a couple of the band's songs on this installment of World Cafe: Next.

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