appears in the following:

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.


Joshua James On World Cafe

Monday, May 22, 2017

The songs on James' latest album, My Spirit Sister, are staggeringly honest snapshots of love and doubt. Hear an interview and performance from the Americana songwriter.


Goldfrapp On World Cafe

Friday, May 19, 2017

The duo's latest release is visceral dance music — an album you feel in your body before you process in your brain.


Father John Misty On World Cafe

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Josh Tillman's latest, Pure Comedy, is skeptical, surreal and sardonic, but also loving, generous and funny. He performs and discusses the Pentecostal upbringing that he defined himself against.


Tanya Tagaq On World Cafe

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The breathtaking vocalist explains how she's brought her own interpretation of Inuit throat singing together with punk and electronica.


Only 1 Chance At A First Impression: Celebrating Great Musical Debuts

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fifty years ago, the Jimi Hendrix Experience made about as tremendous a first impression as it gets with Are You Experienced? — but here are several more debuts that stack up.


Maggie Rogers On World Cafe

Friday, May 12, 2017

The college kid who stunned Pharrell Williams with her breakout single joins World Cafe for a live performance and interview.


Jesse Hale Moore On World Cafe

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Philly singer's falsetto-laden debut album, Green End, is a meditation on heartbreak — but he performs it now with a heart repaired.


M.A.K.U SoundSystem On World Cafe

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The eight-piece band playfully explores its Colombian roots in a live session.


Hanni El Khatib On World Cafe

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Every song on this half-Filipino, half-Palestinian rocker's latest album feels like a snapshot of raw emotion. Hear an interview and live performance.


The New Pornographers On World Cafe

Monday, May 08, 2017

The band's latest album, Whiteout Conditions, is power-pop harmony heaven. AC Newman tells World Cafe he's always envisioned the group as a party band that also makes you think.


PWR BTTM On World Cafe

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Leaving a trail of microphones covered in makeup and glitter behind them, the queer power-punk band makes music for everyone. Hear an interview and live performance.


Portugal. The Man On World Cafe

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

For a danceable band of low-key, really nice dudes from Alaska, Portugal. The Man has stirred up some controversy. Hear a live performance and interview.


Sheryl Crow On World Cafe

Friday, April 28, 2017

Crow's new album, Be Myself, is inspired by the spirit of her '90s hits. Hear her perform new music, plus an older favorite, in this session.