World Cafe on KRVS

Monday-Thursday 9:00-11:00 AM
David Dye

Since 1991, World Cafe has showcased contemporary music, serving up an eclectic blend of blues, rock, folk and alternative country. David Dye hosts the program from member station WXPN in Philadelphia. Each show centers on David's "performance chat" with a featured artist or band.

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World Cafe
2:22 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

The Milk Carton Kids On World Cafe

The Milk Carton Kids.
Rocco Peditto Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 5:50 am

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World Cafe
3:22 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Sleater-Kinney On World Cafe

Sleater-Kinney.
Brigitte Sire Courtesy of the artist

Sleater-Kinney's triumphant 2015 began with the January release of No Cities To Love, the newly reunited band's first album since 2005's The Woods. On this episode of World Cafe, we'll hear excepts from a recent Sleater-Kinney concert in Paris and sit down with Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss to discuss their remarkable careers.

World Cafe
3:10 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Rhett Miller On World Cafe

Rhett Miller.
Courtesy of the artist

Rhett Miller has kept a solo career going concurrently with his day job as lead singer of the Old 97's. Miller's new album, The Traveler, was recorded with the help of Black Prairie, a band largely made up of moonlighting Decemberists members.

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World Cafe
3:57 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

World Cafe Next: The Weather Station

The Weather Station.
Yuula Benivolski Courtesy of the artist

The Weather Station is the work of Tamara Lindeman, a Toronto-based singer-songwriter and actress in TV and film. Her third album, Loyalty, examines the many meanings behind its title; it was recorded in a decaying 19th-century mansion in France, where Lindeman played guitar, banjo, keys and vibes.

In this episode of World Cafe: Next, you can hear two songs from Loyalty — and download them as part of a podcast here.

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World Cafe
3:48 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie On World Cafe

Death Cab For Cutie.
Courtesy of the artist

The title of Death Cab For Cutie's new album, Kintsugi, refers to the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery using precious metals — the idea being that broken items can be made more valuable than they ever were before. It's an apt metaphor for what's gone on in the band's recent history, and in the life of singer-songwriter Ben Gibbard.

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