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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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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:35pmWith his album Multiply in 2005, British electronica DJ Jamie Lidell began incorporating his voice into his productions. As we hear today, the result is a layered, neo soul sound that Lidell continues on his new self titled album. He brings us a live performance, plus great stories about his new life in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:53pmIt has been five years since Hey Marseilles, the seven piece band from Seattle debuted their chamber pop sound, and now they follow up with, _Lines We Trace_. The new record has been a much more collaborative effort than their last, as the group discusses in this interview. Plus we will find out how the French city of Marseilles fits into this all.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:13amThe Seattle six-piece Pickwick started out performing singer Galen Disstons acoustic songs, but have since changed course to a more groove oriented band sound. Cant Talk Medicine is their debut studio album, which the band showcases live today, and they will explain their musical transformation, and play live.
Monday, May 6, 2013 10:33amMichaela Majoun welcomes Dawes on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. The L.A. rock band made a big impact when they debuted in 2009 with what' has been described as their So-Cal, Laurel Canyon sound. Dawes style has expanded a bit on their new album, Stories Don't End, as we will hear in today's set from the stage of World Cafe Live. Plus, singer and songwriter, Taylor Goldsmith, explains why the group decided to self-release this, their third, disc.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:44amFormed in 1995, Eels is a fixture of the indie-rock scene led by Mark Oliver Everett, who performs under the stage name E. His latest, _Wonderful, Glorious_ marks the first record to include the other members of Eels in the writing process. Learn why in this interview, plus a stellar live set drawn from the new album.