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Erika Wennerstrom On World Cafe

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Heartless Bastards front woman details her experience on a trip through the Amazon and how it informed the art she made on her latest solo album, Sweet Unknown.

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Squirrel Nut Zippers On World Cafe

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The band just released Beasts of Burgundy, its first new album of original material in 18 years. If you don't like funk, now would be the time to move on to another session.

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Laura Veirs On World Cafe

Friday, April 13, 2018

Veirs performs songs from The Lookout, for which she originally wrote over 100 songs, and explains how a set of creative constraints helped her arrive at its gauzy new sound.

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Songs We Love: Benjamin Lazar Davis, 'Choosing Sides'

Friday, April 13, 2018

Davis dances the pas de deux of a divided heart in a song co-written with Alex Toth of Rubblebucket,

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Courtney Marie Andrews On World Cafe

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Now here's something you don't hear every day: a young person who makes a record about the value of kindness and compassion.

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Phoebe Bridgers Sings An Ode To New Love With 'Georgia' On The World Cafe

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Stranger in the Alps was one of NPR Music's Stephen Thompson's top albums of 2017. Watch Bridgers perform "Georgia" from her World Cafe studio session.

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10 Standout World Cafe Sessions Of 2018...So Far

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Some say the glass of 2018 is one-quarter empty; others say it's three-quarters full. We say, "Wow, we've had some incredible artists perform in 2018."

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Hailu Mergia On World Cafe

Thursday, April 05, 2018

A record shop discovery led to the rebirth of Hailu's career, which includes his latest album called Lala Belu.

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Brett Dennen On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

It's hard not to smile when watching Brett Dennen do his thing. Get a look inside his live World Cafe performance of tunes from his latest EP, 'Let's....

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats On World Cafe

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Hear a live studio performance from the platinum-selling band, whose generosity onstage makes the music business seem like the service industry.

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Rick Springfield On World Cafe

Monday, March 26, 2018

The rock star gets frank with God, depression and demons on his latest album The Snake King.

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On Repeat: World Cafe's Favorite Discoveries At SXSW 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

It's like discovering a flavor of something you've never tried before and needing to have it again and again. These are the artists we can't stop listening to after seeing them at SXSW.

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I'm With Her On World Cafe

Thursday, March 22, 2018

With a blend so on point, they might as well be one person. Hear a live performance.

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Watch As Superorganism Slams Its Slacker-Psych Single 'Everybody Wants To Be Famous'

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The group's inventive, choppy-poppy, psychedelic debut is as strong an introduction as you can expect. At our showcase in Austin during SXSW, they opened with an inviting warning.

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Noel Gallagher On World Cafe

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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.

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Latin Roots: Café Tacvba

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Hear a live performance of songs from the band's latest release, Jei BeiBi.

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Manchester Orchestra On World Cafe

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The band's new album, A Black Mile To The Surface, finds emotion through its songs' stories.

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Sheer Mag On World Cafe

Monday, July 31, 2017

Tina Halladay and co. play like they're rock stars headlining the EnormoDome, but they come from a busted-up building called the Nut House.

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Dancers Take Over A Pillow Factory In Begonia's 'Out Of My Head' Video

Friday, July 28, 2017

Winnipeg singer Alexa Dirks finds strength in the act of breathing in this video from her new EP, Lady In Mind.

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World Cafe Nashville: Midland

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Based in Austin, this harmony-based group melds the whiskey-soaked spirit of the barroom with the country-rock of Gram Parsons and the Eagles.

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