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September 26, 2012

6:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
6:01 PM
Your Touch
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : Magic Potion
Composer :
Label : Sony
6:03 PM
I’ll Be Your Man
Artist : The Black Keys
Album : The Big ComeUp
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
6:06 PM
Heaven
Artist : The Walkmen
Album : Heaven
Composer :
Label : Fat Possum
6:09 PM
Heaven
Artist : Talking Heads
Album : Fear of Music
Composer :
Label : Rhino / WEA
6:13 PM
Heaven
Artist : Psychedelic Furs
Album : All Of This & Nothing
Composer :
Label : Dreamworks
6:17 PM
Don’t Turn Out the Light
Artist : Hacienda
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:21 PM
Veronica
Artist : Hacienda
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:28 PM
Natural Life
Artist : Hacienda
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:36 PM
Savage
Artist : Hacienda
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:40 PM
Natural Life
Artist : Hacienda
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
6:41 PM
Heaven
Artist : Los Lonely Boys
Album : Los Lonely Boys
Composer :
Label : Sony
6:45 PM
Reboot The Mission
Artist : The Wallflowers
Album : Glad All Over
Composer :
Label : Sony
6:48 PM
Eyeoneye
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourself
Composer :
Label : Mom & Pop Music
6:52 PM
The Clockwise Witness
Artist : Devotchka
Album : A Mad And Faithful Telling
Composer :
Label : Anti
6:57 PM
A Soft Place to Land
Artist : Kathleen Edwards
Album : Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Composer :
Label : WXPN
7:00 PM
Tanacara
Artist : Gonzaghuinha
Album : Brazil Classics: Beleza Tropical, Vol. 2
Composer :
Label : Luaka Bop
7:01 PM
Chicago
Artist : Sufjan Stevens
Album : Come on Feel the Illinoise
Composer :
Label : Mute U.S.
7:06 PM
Angel Dance
Artist : Robert Plant & The Band of Joy
Album : Band of Joy
Composer :
Label : Rounder/UMGD
7:09 PM
Brave New World
Artist : Michael Penn
Album : March
Composer :
Label : RCA
7:14 PM
Knock Knock
Artist : Band of Horses
Album : Mirage Rock
Composer :
Label : Columbia Records
7:18 PM
Tempted
Artist : Squeeze
Album : East Side Story
Composer :
Label : A&M
7:22 PM
Say So
Artist : Allen Stone
Album : Allen Stone
Composer :
Label : ATO Records
7:25 PM
I Need Your Company
Artist : Michael Kiwanuka
Album : Tell Me A Tale EP
Composer :
Label : Interscope
7:26 PM
Is Your Love Big Enough
Artist : Lainne La Havas
Album : Is Your Love Big Enough
Composer :
Label : Nonesuch
7:29 PM
Who Is He And What Is He To You
Artist : Bill Withers
Album : Best of Bill Withers
Composer :
Label : Mastercuts Gold
7:33 PM
Hold On
Artist : The Alabama Shakes
Album : The Alabama Shakes EP
Composer :
Label : The Alabama Shakes
7:36 PM
See No Evil
Artist : Television
Album : Marquee Moon
Composer :
Label : Rhino
7:40 PM
Nine in the Afternoon
Artist : Panic At the Disco
Album : Pretty. Odd.
Composer :
Label : Fueled By Ramen
7:41 PM
Take a Walk
Artist : Passion Pit
Album : Gossamer
Composer :
Label : Columbia
7:45 PM
Pets
Artist : Porno For Pyros
Album : Porno For Pyros
Composer :
Label : Warner Brothers / WEA
7:48 PM
Dirty Money
Artist : Antibalas
Album : Antibalas
Composer :
Label : Daptone
7:55 PM
Up From The South
Artist : The Budos Band
Album : The Budos Band
Composer :
Label : Merge Records

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World Cafe
12:24 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Langhorne Slim On World Cafe

Langhorne Slim.
Courtesy of Todd Roeth

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 2:46 pm

Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim (real name: Sean Scolnick) took his stage name from his hometown of Langhorne in Bucks County, Pa. After studying at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, Slim moved to Brooklyn and built a national following by touring with The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. Eventually, he made his way to Portland, Ore., where he's lived since the 2009 release of Be Set Free.

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World Cafe
1:40 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Glen Hansard On World Cafe

Glen Hansard.
Conor Masterson

Having already found success as the singer of the Irish band The Frames and as half of the folk-pop duo The Swell Season, singer-songwriter Glen Hansard is venturing out as a solo artist.

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World Cafe
2:18 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Kat Edmonson On World Cafe

Kat Edmonson.
Courtesy of the artist

Texas native Kat Edmonson possesses astonishing vocal control: She glides effortlessly between tones, and can move from a lilting falsetto to a raspy growl with ease. Her debut album, 2009's Take to the Sky, finds her exploring the roots of classic pop and jazz songs — an approach she continues on its sequel, this year's Way Down Low.

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World Cafe
3:33 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Next: Allen Stone

Allen Stone
Courtesy of Jason Tang
  • Hear two songs by Allen Stone

Allen Stone's smooth voice plays well against the sometimes curiously synthetic beats that characterize his songs. The soul and R&B singer hails from outside Spokane, Wash., where he began his singing career as part of his church choir. After stints in community college and Bible school, Stone brought his talents to bear with his debut album Last to Speak in 2010. The self-proclaimed hippie crafts his songs with socially conscious lyrics, and his commentary on topics ranging from the economic crisis to technological dependence is wittily pertinent.

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World Cafe
2:46 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Joe Jackson On World Cafe

Joe Jackson.
Courtesy of the artist

Joe Jackson is well known as the writer of the 1979 hit "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and for his biggest single, "Steppin' Out." Jackson — who grew up in Portsmouth, England and attended the Royal Academy of Music — has also had five Grammy nominations over his illustrious four-decade career.

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World Cafe
2:46 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Latin Roots: Cuban Rumba

Pedro Martinez performs at Juilliard.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 3:42 pm

Chicago-based journalist Catalina Maria Johnson hosts the 15th installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots music series. Johnson writes in Spanish and English for publications such as HOY, Revista Contratiempo, Gozamos and Nat Geo Music, and is a radio personality and host/producer for the radio program Beat Latino, which airs in Chicago, Mexico City and Berlin.

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World Cafe
2:30 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Bright Moments On World Cafe

Bright Moments.
Kristianna Smith

Multi-instrumentalist Kelly Pratt has recorded and toured with bands like Coldplay, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem and Beirut since 2006, but he's stepped into his own spotlight since forming the sunny pop band

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World Cafe
3:02 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Brendan Benson On World Cafe

Brendan Benson.
Jo McCaughey

Brendan Benson has spent the past decade and a half curating a distinct and exciting sound, but his ascent hasn't been a smooth one. His debut album, 1996's One Mississippi, is considered a power-pop classic, but it sold poorly at the time of its release.

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World Cafe
3:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Archie Powell And The Exports On World Cafe

Archie Powell & The Exports.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 10:06 am

Archie Powell has been surrounded by music since he was little: His father was a violinist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Powell himself picked up the guitar at 11, so songwriting became a natural next step for the music prodigy. He joined up with his band The Exports — brothers Ryan, Adam and RJ Export play keyboards, bass and drums, respectively — soon after college. By 2010, the Chicago-based power-pop band was ready with its first full-length studio album, Skip Work.

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World Cafe: Next
4:36 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Next: Field Report

Field Report.
Ashlee Whitty

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Under the guidance of veteran singer-songwriter Chris Porterfield, Field Report's folksy, Springsteen-esque tunes are rife with mellow acoustic guitars and electrified keyboards.

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