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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9:53am

Fri May 18, 2012
World Cafe

Rodrigo Y Gabriela On World Cafe

Rodrigo y Gabriela.
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Rodrigo y Gabriela plays everything from heavy metal to jazz to acoustic folk. The duo started out in a thrash-metal band in Mexico City, but moved to Dublin in 1999. From Ireland, its inventive instrumental music spread to the U.K., then to Europe and the U.S. before finally finding its way back to Mexico. Rodrigo y Gabriela's big break came in 2006, when the pair's self-titled debut topped the Irish charts.

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3:00pm

Thu May 17, 2012
World Cafe

Zeus On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 3:12 pm

Zeus.
Derek Branscombe

Zeus' music sounds as if it's being beamed straight out of the '70s, but a shared interest in making music that recalls The Band isn't what brought the Canadian group together. Most of Zeus' members were brought into Jason Collett's backing band, and from there decided to play together outside of their work with Collett.

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3:00pm

Thu May 17, 2012
World Cafe

Latin Roots: Bachata, The Underdog Of Latin Music, Grows Up

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 8:08 pm

Courtesy of the artist

We've heard from Alt. Latino co-host Felix Contreras in the past, but here we'll hear from the show's other half, Jasmine Garsd. Garsd was raised in Buenos Aires and connected with the Argentine rock scene in her teens. She moved to the U.S.

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3:41pm

Wed May 16, 2012
World Cafe

Bassnectar On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu August 16, 2012 11:09 am

Bassnectar's new album is Vava Voom.
Peter Samuels

Since beginning his "open-source" musical project in the 1990s, Lorin Ashton and his Bassnectar alias have become nearly superhuman. Bassnectar is associated with a community of devoted Bass Heads, several non-profit and charity organizations and shows of such epic proportions, they're called Bass Centers. Ashton describes his music as "the motion of [his] cells bouncing back at the world," and tens of thousands of people connect with it as a deeply human pursuit, as well. Last year, he sold out a New Year's Eve show attended by 10,000 fans.

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2:26pm

Tue May 15, 2012
World Cafe

Loudon Wainwright III On World Cafe

Courtesy of Ross Halfin

Loudon Wainwright III has the makings of a great legacy many times over.

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