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Hear Why British Indie Trio Daughter Are So Beloved

December 18, 2013 - We welcome the UK indie trio Daughter to the Cafe today. Centered on the writing and vocals of Elena Tonra, the three members met at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London where they were students.
Barrance Whitfield And The Savages Back Together To Urge You To Dig Thy Savage Soul

December 19, 2013 - The fact that the original lineup of Barrance Whitfield and the Savages has reunited and put out a new album Dig Thy Savage Soul is noteworthy. It gives us the opportunity to sing the praises of this Boston band that packed clubs in that city with sweaty souls back in the 1980's.
Today's Free At Noon with Nicole Atkins is still ON! The amazing singer songwriter Nicole Atkins returns with the best album of her career.

We've been big fans of Nicole Atkins since her debut album and on February 4th she releases a new album, Slow Phaser. She'll be playing new material as well as some of her older favorites at Free At Noon.

Recent Release: Slow Phaser
Release Date: February 4, 2014
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World Cafe: Next - Ryley Walker’s New West Wind EP Has Swirling Psych-folk Guitar Plus Great Songs

December 16, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is the Chicago based guitarist Ryley Walker. He is a singer-songwriter but on his psych-folk EP, The West Wind, it is easy to get lost in the swirling guitars.
What Are Essential Tremors? Find Out When J Roddy Walston And The Business Play Live

December 17, 2013 - J Roddy Walston and The Business are live in the studio today. J Roddy is not originally from Baltimore but something really good happened when he landed there and started making music with The Business about a decade ago.
From Dick Dale To John Coltrane Our Vintage Cafe Explores Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline’s Myriad Influences

Guitarist Nels Cline is our guest on this Vintage Cafe originally broadcast in 2009.

December 16, 2013 - Although he is best known as a member of Wilco, first appearing on the band’s Sky Blue Sky album in 2007, Nels Cline has performed on over 100 jazz, pop, rock, country, and experimental pop albums.
December 13, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Edward Sharpe joins host David Dye. When Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros released their debut in 2009, it was a new vehicle for the music of singer Alex Ebert.
The Districts are an impressive young four-piece from Lititz, in Lancaster County. They do the very Pixies loud-quiet-LOUD thing, but in a more textured way than simply turning their overdrive pedals on and off. Singer Rob Grote’s searing voice cut across the concert hall, blending with the band’s smartly-arranged instrumental interplay.
January 2014 CD of the Month - As the Texas based band Midlake were in the middle of recording a new album last year, their frontman Tim Smith decided to part ways. At a crossroads such as that, most bands would probably decide to call it quits.
A special Latin Roots today with La Santa Cecilia in concert as part of our Latin Roots Live series. This set with the popular Los Angeles based Mexican-American band was recorded at World Cafe Live Upstairs in Philadelphia.

December 12, 2013 - The band, named after the patron saint of musicians, started playing on the streets in LA and released their self-titled debut EP in 2009.
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