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Playlist

March 14, 2014

10:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
10:01 PM
The Road Goes On Forever
Artist : Joe Ely
Album : Love and Danger
Composer :
Label : MCA UK
10:06 PM
Crazy Bird
Artist : Wild Child
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:10 PM
The Way
Artist : Fastball
Album : All the Pain Money Can Buy
Composer :
Label : Hollywood Records
10:14 PM
Lost Coastlines
Artist : Okkervil River
Album : The Stand Ins
Composer :
Label : Jagjaguwar
10:18 PM
Strange Figurines
Artist : The Black & White Years
Album : Strange Figurines
Composer :
Label : Modern Outsider
10:22 PM
Aimless
Artist : Kins
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:23 PM
Post Tropical Storm
Artist : Kins
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:28 PM
Aimless
Artist : Kins
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:35 PM
Mockasin’s
Artist : Kins
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:39 PM
Sweet Madelene
Artist : The Bright Light Social Hour
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:41 PM
Sweet Madelene
Artist : The Bright Light Social Hour
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:47 PM
Dreamlove
Artist : The Bright Light Social Hour
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:52 PM
Back and Forth
Artist : The Bright Light Social Hour
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
10:58 PM
Mockasin’s
Artist : Kins
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
11:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
11:01 PM
Bully¿s Lament
Artist : Shakey Graves
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
11:06 PM
Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
Artist : Janis Joplin
Album : Janis
Composer :
Label : Sony
11:10 PM
Daylight
Artist : Toni Price
Album : Swim Away
Composer :
Label : Discovery / WEA
11:14 PM
I Just Wanted to See You So Bad
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Lucinda Williams
Composer :
Label : Lucinda Williams
11:16 PM
Truth No. 2
Artist : Dixie Chicks
Album : Home
Composer :
Label : Sony
11:21 PM
The Tower
Artist : Wye Oak
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
11:25 PM
Before
Artist : Wye Oak
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
11:29 PM
The Tower
Artist : Wye Oak
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
11:34 PM
Silk Talk
Artist : Wye Oak
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
11:38 PM
Back and Forth
Artist : The Bright Light Social Hour
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
11:42 PM
1936
Artist : Phox
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
11:46 PM
Garden of Night
Artist : Phox
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
11:49 PM
Slow Motion
Artist : Phox
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN
11:54 PM
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Artist : Willie Nelson
Album : Red Headed Stranger
Composer :
Label : Sony
11:57 PM
Slow Motion
Artist : Phox
Album : Recorded Live at SXSW
Composer :
Label : WXPN

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World Cafe
5:30 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Latin Roots: Christmas Preview

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles is an all-female mariachi band.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 4:09 pm

As the peak of the holiday season draws near, Latin Roots explores some sizzling renditions of well-known Christmas classics. Most people are familiar with the traditional "Little Drummer Boy," but many have yet to enjoy a very popular Cuban version of the song, interpreted by the band Los Papines. The band, commonly known as the "Kings of Rumba," uses deep, percussive sounds to tell the story of a child's perspective of the holiday season.

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World Cafe
3:34 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Josh Ritter On World Cafe

Josh Ritter.
Laura Wilson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 5:22 pm

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Josh Ritter has blurred the line between narrator and musician. Beyond music, Ritter is also an author; he published his first novel, Bright's Passage, in 2011. He bridges the divide between his two occupations in his lyrics and performances, which always have an air of storytelling about them.

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World Cafe
4:24 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Yukon Blonde On World Cafe

Yukon Blonde.
Courtesy of the artist

The physical environment surrounding a band can have a pronounced influence on the songs said band produces, whether it's a sunny beach in Malibu or a craggy, wind-swept hillside in Scotland.

Given that Yukon Blonde calls Vancouver home, it wouldn't be surprising if the group's music took some cues from the perpetually rainy skies that settle over the city every winter. Perhaps as escapism, though, the songs written by Jeff Innes, Brandon Scott, Graham Jones and John Jeffrey have an inherently sunny quality to them, drawing heavily from 1970s American radio-rock.

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World Cafe
3:55 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Susanna Hoffs On World Cafe

Susanna Hoffs.
Jonathon Kingsbury Courtesy of the artist

Susanna Hoffs, best known as the lead singer of the all-female 1980s pop group The Bangles, has a history of playing well with others. After she and the band's other members parted ways — only to reunite a few years later — Hoffs wrote two solo albums. Soon enough, though, she found a new collaborator in Matthew Sweet, with whom she released two collections of covers.

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World Cafe
4:12 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Next: Leagues

Leagues.
Heidi Ross Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 9:43 am

The three members of Leagues — singer Thad Cockrell, guitarist Tyler Burkum and drummer Jeremy Lutito — have been known to say that they're inspired not by artists, but by specific songs. That intense focus on individual tracks is clearly put to work on Leagues' debut album, You Belong Here. There's a cohesive sound to the record as a whole, but it sounds like the band deliberately pushed for each song to stand on its own. As a result, the album plays like a collection of singles, each track as catchy as the next.

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World Cafe
3:24 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Lianne La Havas On World Cafe

Lianne La Havas.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 4:33 pm

Lianne La Havas has toured with Bon Iver, sung with Willy Mason and recorded her debut album with producer Matt Hales, better known as Aqualung. More than most, she can attest to the benefits of knowing the right people, but La Havas also has heaps of talent on her side.

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World Cafe
4:01 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Django Django On World Cafe

Django Django.
Mikael Gregorsky Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 9:41 pm

Most young bands hope to get some kind of break or media exposure as soon as they possibly can. But as Django Django, a four-piece originally from Edinburgh, discovered, it's possible to get noticed a bit too early. In 2009, the group released its first single, "Storm," as a seven-inch through a friend's Glasgow-based record label. The song quickly stirred up buzz, but the group didn't have anything to release as a follow-up — "Storm" was truly the first thing they had ever done together.

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World Cafe
12:21 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Jovanotti On World Cafe

Jovanotti.
Courtesy of the artist

Lorenzo Cherubini, better known by his stage name Jovanotti, occupies a curious position on the pop landscape — that of the hugely successful international star who remains largely unknown to U.S. audiences. More than two decades have passed since he first broke out in his native Italy, though, and now he's making moves to do the same in the States.

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World Cafe
6:13 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Stars On World Cafe

Stars
Norman Wong Courtesy of the artist

Stars returns to the World Cafe studio to play songs from its latest album, The North. Here, the band sits down with host David Dye to discuss its decision-making process, and how its insistence on being as democratic as possible has helped it stay together over the years.

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World Cafe
2:25 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

The Wallflowers On World Cafe

Jakob Dylan and his Wallflowers sat down with David Dye on World Cafe.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 12:55 pm

The Wallflowers recently reconnected, or "rebooted" so to speak, to release their first studio album since 2005's Rebel, Sweetheart, and with a slightly tweaked line-up they pick up right where they left off. It's safe to say that Dylan and the band — which includes founding member Rami Jaffee on keyboards, long-term bassist Greg Richling, Stuart Mathis on guitar and newly acquired drummer Jack Irons — have recharged their collective creative battery. Glad All Over is an energized collection of signature tunes from The Wallflowers that fans have been itching for.

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