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Since 1991, World Cafe has been a premier showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. The show is hosted by long-time Philadelphia radio personality David Dye.
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Monday, March 10, 2014 9:03amOn this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN, host David Dye welcomes Temples. The young British band's psychedelic music, including the single "Shelter Song," was born in singer-guitarist James Edward Bagshaw's home studio. Today, Temples showcase their debut album, Sun Structures, and they'll discuss how YouTube helped them land a record deal.
Monday, March 3, 2014 3:03pmPotty Mouth visit host David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The all female pop-punk group formed in Massachusetts in 2011, but only last year released their full-length debut called Hell Bent. We'll learn about their non-association with the riot grrrl movement, despite being named after a Bratmobile album, and Potty Mouth perform live.
Monday, March 3, 2014 3:03pmIcelandic singer-songwriter, ?sgeir, is David Dye's guest on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Released last year, his is the fastest selling debut in the island nation ever. Now, the album loosely translated as In the Silence has arrived in the States with English lyrics. We'll hear some of ?sgeir's melodic folk songs live, and he'll explain his home country's very pure music scene.
Monday, March 3, 2014 3:03pmJohn Butler Trio join host David Dye on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. Since debuting in 1998, the band's high-energy roots rock has caught on spectacularly at home in Australia, and in the U.S. thanks to near-constant touring. In his conversation with host David Dye today, Butler corrects their frequent tag as a "jam band," and the trio plays a live set drawn from their new record, Flesh and Blood.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:03amLucius perform live on this episode of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The quintet from Brooklyn is led by two female singers, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, who met at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Last year their indie-pop debut was released, and the pair talks with the Cafe's Michaela Majoun about how long it took them to craft their own sound.