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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Playlist

June 25, 2014

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Swamp
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Speaking In Tongues
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
9:06 PM
Slow Motion
Artist : Phox
Album : Phox
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
9:09 PM
Silver Lining
Artist : Rilo Kiley
Album : Under the Blacklight
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros./Wea
9:13 PM
Just One of the Guys
Artist : Jenny Lewis
Album : The Voyager
Composer :
Label : Warner Bros
9:17 PM
Plymouth
Artist : Strand of Oaks
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:19 PM
Goshen 97
Artist : Strand of Oaks
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:27 PM
Heal
Artist : Strand of Oaks
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:34 PM
Plymouth
Artist : Strand of Oaks
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:39 PM
Goshen 97
Artist : Strand of Oaks
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:40 PM
Intro/Sweet Jane
Artist : Lou Reed
Album : Rock and Roll Animal
Composer :
Label : BMG International
9:48 PM
In Your Shoes
Artist : Sarah McLachlan
Album : Shine On
Composer :
Label : The Verve Music Group
9:52 PM
Ya Hey
Artist : Phosphorescent
Album : Recorded Live at KCSN
Composer :
Label : Dead Oceans
9:58 PM
Heal
Artist : Strand of Oaks
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:59 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:00 PM
Red Eyes
Artist : The War on Drugs
Album : Lost in the Dream
Composer :
Label : Secretly Canadian
10:04 PM
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Artist : The Beatles
Album : The White Album
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:09 PM
Seasons (Waiting On You)
Artist : Future Islands
Album : Singles
Composer :
Label : 4AD
10:13 PM
The Suburbs
Artist : Arcade Fire
Album : The Suburbs
Composer :
Label : Merge Records
10:18 PM
Lead Me On
Artist : Joe Henry
Album : Invisible Hour
Composer :
Label : Earmusic
10:23 PM
Poison & Wine
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : Barton Hollow
Composer :
Label : Dine Alone Music
10:26 PM
Night Still Comes
Artist : Neko Case
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:27 PM
Back in the World
Artist : David Gray
Album : Mutineers
Composer :
Label : iht Records Ltd
10:29 PM
Like Dylan in the Movies
Artist : Belle & Sebastian
Album : If You're Feeling Sinister
Composer :
Label : Matador Records
10:34 PM
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Artist : Warren Zevon
Album : The Wind
Composer :
Label : Indieblue Music
10:39 PM
Carry On
Artist : Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Album : Carry On
Composer :
Label : Wea Int'l
10:40 PM
(Divisionary) Do The Right Thing
Artist : Ages and Ages
Album : Divisionary
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
10:44 PM
Lost in My Mind
Artist : The Head & the Heart
Album : All Alone in an Empty House
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
10:48 PM
Love To Love
Artist : Jonathan Wilson
Album : Fanfare
Composer :
Label : Downtown
10:53 PM
Kite Woman
Artist : Longbranch Pennywhistle
Album : Longbranch Pennywhistle
Composer :
Label : Amos Records
10:55 PM
Kissin on the Blacktop
Artist : Daughn Gibson
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN

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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
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
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 Mon June 30, 2014 12:40 pm

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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