December 20, 2013 - His friends told the actor Oscar Isaac beforehand that he would love his audition with Joel and Ethan Coen for the lead part in their new film Inside Llewyn Davis –and that he wouldn’t get the part or ever hear back from them. Well, half right. The actor makes the character, based on the 1960s folk singer Dave Van Ronk, his own, especially with his live performances. He joins us today to talk about working with the Coens and with the film’s music guru T-Bone Burnett. And about the guitar he got for his efforts.
Now Derek Vincent Smith Plays Pretty Lights Music With A Live Band
December 20, 2013 - Pretty Lights is the stage name of Derek Vincent Smith who describes his sample based music as “electro hip-hop soul.” He has built up a large live following for his music that, up until now, he has given away on the internet.
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.
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.
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.
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.