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Have Midlake Finally Discovered The Band They Were Always Meant To Be?

December 13, 2013 - If you are a fan of the Texas-based band Midlake then you have gotten used to the changes in the group’s sound from album to album. Their classic disc The Trial Of Van Occupanther

Life Changes For Deer Tick’s John McCauley Lead To Negativity Their Most Personal Album Yet

December 12, 2013 - Deer Tick put out their fifth album Negativity this past fall. In the seven years the band has been together, this may be the most personal writing lead singer John McCauley has done yet.
Sense of Place Pittsburgh - Rusted Root Live From The Archive

December 11, 2013 - No way could we leave Rusted Root out of our Sense of Place Day Trip to Pittsburgh. The energetic, percussion heavy band has become synonymous with the city.
Sense of Place Pittsburgh – WYEP’s Cindy Howes Plays Us 5 6 Cool New Pittsburgh Bands

December 11, 2013 - Our World Cafe Sense of Place Day Trip to Pittsburgh is in collaboration with our affiliate there, WYEP.
Sense of Place Pittsburgh – Brother and Sister Jake and Casey Hanner And The Pop Rock Trio Donora

December 11, 2013 - We are taking a Sense of Place Day Trip to Pittsburgh. Today we are presenting a live session with a brother and sister indie pop rock trio called Donora.
Bill Callahan’s Deep And Deceptively Simple Dream River Played Live

Everybody who loves indie singer-songwriter Bill Callahan’s music has a favorite among his solo albums and the one’s he made before under the name Smog.
Vintage Cafe: Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird in Session For Noble Beast From 2009

December 9 2013 - Andrew Bird is always welcome on The World Cafe. In a musical world of instant gratification his subtlety and prowess is a rare thing.
The Head And The Heart’s Magnificent Second Album Let’s Be Still And A Video Of “Shake”

December 6, 2013 - The Head and the Heart recently released their second disc Let's Be Still and join us today with live performances recorded in front of an audience at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Ray Davies From Kink to Solo Artist To Author With New Memoir Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story

Ray Davies is our guest today. The man behind the Kinks from 1964 until they split in 1998 has a new memoir called Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story that concerns his thoughts about the country, the people and the idea of America.
Man Man With A Ferocious Performance Live At Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

December 5, 2013 - Man Man are back with us today on The Cafe. In the performance the band brings the party as we have come to expect over the last 9 plus years that they have been playing live and making records.
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