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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 12, 2013

9:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
9:01 PM
Tiger Lily
Artist : Luna
Album : Bewitched
Composer :
Label : Elektra/ADA
9:06 PM
Come to My Party
Artist : Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
Album : Electric Slave
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
9:08 PM
Different Light
Artist : Steve Winwood
Album : About Time
Composer :
Label : Columbia
9:13 PM
Old Crow
Artist : The Greyboy Allstars
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:14 PM
Inland Emperor
Artist : The Greyboy Allstars
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:20 PM
Breaking Blood
Artist : The Greyboy Allstars
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:30 PM
Old Crow
Artist : The Greyboy Allstars
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:36 PM
Profundo Grosso
Artist : The Greyboy Allstars
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
9:37 PM
Walk Us Uptown
Artist : Elvis Costello & the Roots
Album : Wise Up Ghost
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
9:40 PM
That¿s It!
Artist : Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Album : That¿s It!
Composer :
Label : Sony Legacy
9:43 PM
Shine On
Artist : Blitzen Trapper
Album : VII
Composer :
Label : Vagrant Records
9:47 PM
South Central Rain
Artist : REM
Album : Reckoning
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
9:50 PM
Trouble
Artist : Ray Lamontagne
Album : Trouble
Composer :
Label : RCA
9:54 PM
The One that Got Away
Artist : The Civil Wars
Album : The Civil Wars
Composer :
Label : Sony
10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Artist : The Beatles
Album : The White Album
Composer :
Label : Capitol
10:05 PM
Places That Are Gone
Artist : Keene
Album : Poptopia
Composer :
Label : Rhino/WEA
10:09 PM
Don’t Do Me Like That
Artist : Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Album : Damn the Torpedoes
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
10:12 PM
The Dream¿s in the Ditch
Artist : Deer Tick
Album : Negativity
Composer :
Label : Partisan Records
10:15 PM
Trying to Be Cool
Artist : Phoenix
Album : Bankrupt!
Composer :
Label : Glassnote
10:19 PM
Atlas
Artist : Coldplay
Album : The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Composer :
Label : Republic
10:23 PM
Down In The Valley
Artist : The Head And The Heart
Album : The Head And The Heart
Composer :
Label : Sub Pop
10:23 PM
O’ Valencia!
Artist : The Decemberists
Album : The Crane Wife
Composer :
Label : Jealous Butcher
10:28 PM
Runaway Train
Artist : Soul Asylum
Album : Grave Dancers Union
Composer :
Label : Blue Note Records
10:32 PM
Workin’ Woman Blues
Artist : Valerie June
Album : Pushin¿ Against a Stone
Composer :
Label : Concord Records
10:35 PM
I’m Shakin’
Artist : Jack White
Album : Blunderbuss
Composer :
Label : Third Man Records
10:38 PM
Rio
Artist : Low Cut Connie
Album : Get Out The Lotion
Composer :
Label : Low Cut Connie
10:39 PM
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Artist : Joan Osborne
Album : Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Composer :
Label : HipO Records
10:43 PM
Byegone
Artist : Volcano Choir
Album : Repave
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
10:48 PM
Beast of Burden
Artist : The Rolling Stones
Album : 40 Licks
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
10:52 PM
Broken Heart
Artist : Dr. Dog
Album : BRoom
Composer :
Label : Anti
10:56 PM
Sometimes
Artist : Langhorne Slim
Album : Langhorne Slim
Composer :
Label : Kemado

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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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