World Cafe

Saturdays at 10 pm
David Dye

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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1:21pm

Tue November 29, 2011
World Cafe

Meg Baird On World Cafe

Meg Baird.
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Philadelphia singer-songwriter Meg Baird nestles her songs at the convergence of her entrancing vocals and the sparse yet weighty sound of her acoustic guitar. Folk music runs in her blood: Baird is descended from one of the first recorded Appalachian players, Isaac Garfield Greer. From childhood, Baird has been shaped by all things folk; she even listened to Smithsonian Folkways LPs while she taught herself guitar and piano.

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8:59am

Tue November 29, 2011
World Cafe

Sense Of Place: Hunting For Live Music In Dublin

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 12:55 pm

Whelan's, a music venue on Wexford Street in Dublin that's played host to many of the city's most-loved musicians.
Whelan's MySpace

Throughout the week, World Cafe travels to Dublin, Ireland — the first stop in a quarterly series called Sense of Place. We hope to give you an idea of the past and present of the city's local music scene and provide tips from musicians and music lovers for those hoping to visit this culturally rich town.

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12:28pm

Mon November 28, 2011
World Cafe

A Sense Of Place: Discover Dublin's Music Scene

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 12:55 pm

Glen Hansard performs as part of the Irish band, The Frames.
Zoran Orlic Zero Studio Photography

Throughout the week, World Cafe travels to Dublin, Ireland — the first stop in a quarterly series called Sense of Place. We hope to give you an idea of the past and present of the city's local music scene and provide tips from musicians and music lovers for those hoping to visit this culturally rich town.

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8:00am

Mon November 28, 2011
World Cafe

Foster The People On World Cafe

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Los Angeles's Foster the People seemingly appeared out of nowhere, taking the blogosphere and Top 40 radio by storm with the viral single "Pumped Up Kicks," a breezy summer jam with a subtly sinister edge.

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11:47am

Wed November 23, 2011
World Cafe

tUnE-yArDs On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 1:33 pm

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs.
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Merrill Garbus, the woman behind tUnE-yArDs, began as a solo act, and her talent practically explodes out of every performance. She commands any space, especially from behind a set-up of a tom and snare drum, a ukulele, and her bare feet atop the loop pedals from which she builds her compositions. Every sound that Garbus weaves into her songs is so deliberately placed that "experimental" seems too nonchalant a word.

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