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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.
World Cafe: Next – Our First For The New Year is Washington, D.C.’s U.S. Royalty

January 6, 2014 - A new World Cafe: Next artist, our first of the new year. It is a Washington, DC based band called U.S. Royalty. Fronted by brothers John and Paul Thornley they who are putting out their second album Blue Sunshine on January 21st.
Every week we pick a new band or artist to showcase because we think their music needs to be heard.

December 23, 2013 - Here are five that got a little traction in 2013. Parquet Courts released an album and an EP in 2013 and their shambolic punk influenced attitude caught many rock and roll fans.
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.
World Cafe: Next - Galway’s Dott Play “Grunge In The Nicest Possible Way!”

December 10, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is a brand new band from Galway, Ireland called Dott.
World Cafe: Next - Courtney Barnett: Ride The Wave Of This 25 Year Old Australian’s Extraordinary Lyrics

Courtney Barnett is a 25 years old from Melbourne, Australia. She has been self-releasing EPs since 2012 and two have now been made more available in The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.
Sense Of Place: Toronto - Phedre Another Highly Recommended New Band

We have another World Cafe: Next band from Toronto for our Sense of Place series on that Canadian city. They are the synth-laden oozy outrageousness of Phedre.
Sense of Place: Toronto The Dramatic July Talk Are Our World Cafe: Next

November 18, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist for our Sense of Place visit to Toronto are July Talk, a Toronto-based five piece band, co-led by vocalists Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay.
World Cafe: Next Powerful New Singer Star Anna With World Cafe Video Debut

November 11, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist for this week, Star Anna, is from Seattle.
World Cafe: Next – Vancouver’s Jay Arner Makes Debut Album DIY Style

November 4,2013 - Vancouver musician Jay Arner has played in all kinds of bands over the years, be they pop, punk or otherwise.
Wild Child October 28, 2013 - Our World Cafe: Next artist for today is Wild Child from Austin, Texas.
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