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Live at the World Cafe 42 is in stores now!

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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.

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Conversations from the World Cafe

Enjoy engaging discussions with some of today's most important artists hosted by David Dye of the World Cafe. Tune in every Wednesday at 10pm on WXPN 88.5FM

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The former Oasis member talks about drawing inspiration from Kanye West, loathing coffee shops and how "Don't Look Back in Anger" came to him outside a strip club.
The members of the sextet talk about honing their artistic identity, getting comfortable in the country lane and letting their consciences guide them.
There is a different space that exists between the sounds of this San Francisco trio on its new album, 'Wrong Creatures.'
The acclaimed composer of NBC's 'This Is Us' discusses the music that pulls at America's heartstrings.
The producer shares stories from the road and the studio plus new Jimi Hendrix recordings from the posthumous album, Both Sides of the Sky.
Smith's high register conjures thoughts of purple mountain majesty and when she drops into a murmur, it feels like she's telling you a secret she's never told anyone before.
The host of NPR's 'It's Been a Minute' joins Talia Schlanger to share his incredible breadth of music knowledge.
The New Zealand singer explains the process of writing a breakup album and why it's easier to write a sad song than a happy song.
The Uruguayan star reflects on the many phases of his career and performs live with his band from NPR Music's Tiny Desk.
Since its 2015 release, Birds Say, the indie folk band has continued to grow, incorporating more instrumentation.
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