appears in the following:

World Cafe Nashville: Daddy Issues

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Formed out of friendship, the trio blends a love of noise with powerful melodicism and a knack for capturing the ups and downs of millennial life.


Kevin Morby On World Cafe

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

While making City Music, Morby looked to Lou Reed's legacy for the confidence to experiment. He tells World Cafe about the album and the role New York has played in his story.


Ani DiFranco On World Cafe

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DiFranco's 20th studio album is textured and ambitious. In this session, she performs two songs and shares some personal stories about her childhood and the relationships she's sought out.


Phoenix On World Cafe

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hear the band perform songs from Ti Amo — an album that's surprisingly lighthearted, given the string of attacks that struck Phoenix's French homeland as work on the record progressed.


Rev. Sekou And North Mississippi Allstars On World Cafe

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sekou's new album, In Times Like These, was produced by Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, who join him for a live performance in this session.


World Cafe Salutes The Summer

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

There are as many ways to celebrate summer as there are songs about the season. Hear a mix of tunes for the warmer months, from "Heat Wave" to "Summertime Sadness."


Girlpool On World Cafe

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Having expanded its roster and its sound, the LA band visits World Cafe to perform the title track of its latest album.


(Sandy) Alex G On World Cafe

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

After playing guitar on a pair of Frank Ocean records last year, the 20-something Philadelphia rocker has released his own eighth album, Rocket.


World Cafe Nashville: The CMA Fest Experience

Monday, June 19, 2017

The annual festival is a chance for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite country stars — and to discover new artists. Ann Powers and Jewly Hight report back from this year's event.


Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah On World Cafe

Monday, June 19, 2017

Enjoy a live performance from the trumpet virtuoso who's stretching modern jazz music to include flavors of hip-hop, trap and West African percussion.


The Mavericks On World Cafe

Friday, June 09, 2017

Hear a mini-concert performance from the World Cafe Live stage in Philadelphia, PA.


BJ Leiderman On World Cafe

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

He's composed the themes for programs like Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! and Morning Edition. Now Leiderman joins World Cafe to share his own album of original rock and roll songs.


World Cafe's Best of 2017 (So Far)

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

It's been a pretty stellar year for new music. Enjoy a playlist of some the best so far, including The War On Drugs, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gorillaz and more.


Dan Auerbach On World Cafe

Monday, June 05, 2017

The producer and Black Keys singer made his new solo album, Waiting On A Song, after a move to Music City. Hear him perform some of the new songs — including the title track, a John Prine co-write.


alt-J On World Cafe

Friday, June 02, 2017

The band's sound is hard to pin down: It's somewhere between folk and electronica, the words sometimes poetry, sometimes prose.


Blondie On World Cafe

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Original members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and drummer Clem Burke are back with a new studio album, Pollinator. Hear an ecstatic performance recorded live at World Cafe.


Pokey LaFarge On World Cafe

Friday, May 26, 2017

In a live session, the St. Louis roots performer shares a song he wrote in response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., just outside his hometown.


Pinegrove On World Cafe

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Listening to this band's music gives you that warm feeling of spending time with old friends. Hear a performance of songs from 2016's Cardinal, recorded live for World Cafe.


Songs We Love: The Darcys, 'Arizona Hwy'

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Toronto duo's '80s-inspired summer jam gets the road-trip music video it deserves.


Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever On World Cafe

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Melbourne band consists of a pair of brothers and a pair of cousins, plus one. Hear its Cinderella story — from playing bedroom jams to signing with Sub Pop — in this session.