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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 09, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
On Your Way Down
Artist : Little Feat
Album : Dixie Chicken
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
9:06 PM
I Used To Could
Artist : Mark Knopfler
Album : Privateering
Composer :
Label : Verve
9:09 PM
Juke
Artist : Little Walter
Album : The Essential Little Walter
Composer :
Label : MCA Records
9:13 PM
Psychotic Girl
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Attack & Release
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
9:15 PM
Down In the Valley
Artist : The Head and The Heart
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:23 PM
Ghosts
Artist : The Head and The Heart
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:29 PM
Honey Come Home
Artist : The Head and The Heart
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:35 PM
Rivers and Roads
Artist : The Head and The Heart
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:39 PM
Down In the Valley
Artist : The Head and The Heart
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:41 PM
Shake
Artist : The Head and the Heart
Album : Let¿s Be Still
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop Records
9:45 PM
Daylight Fading
Artist : Counting Crows
Album : Recovering the Satellites
Composer :
Label : Geffen Records
9:48 PM
Lightning Bolt
Artist : Jake Bugg
Album : Jake Bugg
Composer :
Label : Island/Mercury
9:51 PM
North Side Gal
Artist : JD McPherson
Album : Signs & Signifiers
Composer :
Label : Rounder
9:53 PM
Keep on Walking
Artist : Spanic Boys
Album : Spanic Boys
Composer :
Label : Rounder
9:57 PM
Missed the Boat
Artist : Modest Mouse
Album : We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
Sun Hands
Artist : Local Natives
Album : Gorilla Manor
Composer :
Label : Frenchkiss
10:06 PM
Better Run
Artist : Royal Bangs
Album : Brass
Composer :
Label : Modern Art
10:09 PM
Octagon
Artist : Royal Bangs
Album : Brass
Composer :
Label : Modern Art
10:09 PM
Boyfriend
Artist : Best Coast
Album : Crazy For You
Composer :
Label : Mexican Summer
10:16 PM
Losing My Religion
Artist : REM
Album : Out Of Time
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers
10:20 PM
Hold That Thought
Artist : Ben Folds Five
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:21 PM
Sunnier Days
Artist : Diego Garcia
Album : Paradise
Composer :
Label : Concord Records
10:25 PM
Cruel
Artist : St. Vincent
Album : Strange Mercy
Composer :
Label : 4AD
10:28 PM
Fire And Brimstone
Artist : Trombone Shorty
Album : Say That To Say This
Composer :
Label : Verve
10:32 PM
The Guns Of Brixton
Artist : The Clash
Album : London Calling
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:35 PM
Locked Down
Artist : Dr. John
Album : Locked Down
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
10:36 PM
In the Green Wild
Artist : Julia Holter
Album : Loud City Song
Composer :
Label : Domino
10:40 PM
Under The Milky Way
Artist : The Church
Album : Starfish
Composer :
Label : EMI International
10:45 PM
Bright Lit Blue Skies
Artist : Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Album : Before Today
Composer :
Label : 4AD
10:47 PM
Driver’s Seat
Artist : Sniff N The Tears
Album : Fickle Heart
Composer :
Label : Motown
10:51 PM
Find A Way
Artist : Elastic Bond
Album : Real
Composer :
Label : Nacional Records
10:56 PM
Call Girl Blues
Artist : Diamond Rugs
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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