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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12:28pm

Tue February 21, 2012
World Cafe

Cass McCombs On World Cafe

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 12:30 pm

Cass McCombs released two of his six albums in 2011. His latest is Humor Risk.
Courtesy of the artist

Born in Northern California in the 1970s, Cass McCombs grew to adopt a wanderer's lifestyle.

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2:00pm

Mon February 20, 2012
World Cafe

Julia Nunes On 'World Cafe Next'

Julia Nunes is this week's World Cafe: Next featured artist.
Shervin Lainez Courtesy of the artist.

Before the eyes of her YouTube subscribers, Julia Nunes went from being a teen covering her favorite artists to a young woman playing live shows with them.

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8:00am

Mon February 20, 2012
World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: Blues And Gospel

Mavis Staples performs with The Roots at the Climate Rally on the National Mall on April 25, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

Brendan Hoffman Getty Images

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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10:40am

Fri February 17, 2012
World Cafe

Chairlift On World Cafe

Originally published on Sat February 18, 2012 10:24 pm

Chairlift.
Alejandro Cardenas

Produced by Hot Chip's Dan Carey, Chairlift's new album Something blends upbeat, synth-heavy pop with eerie lyrics that depart from the purely effervescent sound of the 2008 hit "Bruises." On Something, singer Caroline Polachek takes risks — manipulating her vocals with AutoTune and even programming synth parts to mimic the sou

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3:28pm

Thu February 16, 2012
World Cafe

Real Estate On World Cafe

Real Estate.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally from Ridgewood, N.J., the Brooklyn transplants in Real Estate have built a reputation for cheerful yet sentimental beach-pop. The band's self-titled album broke through on the strength of the lead single "Beach Comber," and that record's 2011 follow-up (Days) achieved widespread critical acclaim and popularity in its own right.

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