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Encore: Wilco on World Cafe

Tuesday, January 31 at 6pm

A band that’s resisted the alt-country label for a majority of their career went and made a country record. Wilco says their latest album Cruel Country is the band’s first true country album. It’s also a meditation on the current state of affairs in the U.S. On the next edition of World Cafe, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy shares his definition of country music, plus he looks back on twenty years of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

2023-01-30T13:26:50-05:00January 31st, 2023|

Chicago Music Exchange; Ayana Contreras guest DJ on World Cafe

Monday, January 30 at 6pm

The Chicago Music Exchange is home to one of the biggest collections of rare and vintage guitars. Continuing the Sense of Place: Chicago series, World Cafe makes a visit to CME, to see why so many touring musicians make a point to stop in. Then, it’s a guest DJ spotlight with Ayana Contreras, host of Reclaimed Soul on Vocalo Radio, sharing five Chicago soul classics you should know about.

2023-01-30T12:10:56-05:00January 30th, 2023|

“Sense Of Place” Chicago – Hr 1: Pinqy Ring; Eli Schmitt; Hr 2: Grammy nominees’ World Cafe performances

Friday, January 27 at 6pm

Hip hop artist Pinqy Ring felt somewhat distant from her Puerto Rican heritage as a kid in Chicago. After a dramatic turn of events, that all changed. On the next World Cafe, hear how she became the role model she always wanted and found the community that she loves. Plus, DePaul University student Eli Schmitt gives a peek into the Chicago indie scene he is helping to nurture.

2023-01-23T11:02:32-05:00January 27th, 2023|

“Sense Of Place” Chicago – Encore: Mavis Staples; John Morrison’s Culture Corner on World Cafe

Thursday, January 26 at 6pm

Curtis Mayfield helped make Chicago the music destination it is. As a part of World Cafe’s “Sense of Place” series, correspondent John Morrison delves into Mayfield’s career with a special Chicago edition of the Culture Corner. Hear what made Mayfield a singular talent, from The Impressions, to his work writing and producing for other bands, to the groundbreaking solo albums he made. Plus, a trip into the archives for a very special piece with Chicago’s own Mavis Staples.

2023-01-23T14:05:33-05:00January 26th, 2023|

“Sense Of Place” Chicago – Kaina; Dehd mini-concert on World Cafe

Wednesday, January 25 at 6pm

Kaina Castillo embodies the community-minded spirit of Chicago’s independent music scene. In this edition of World Cafe’s “Sense of Place” series, the musician – and native Chicagoan – talks about her most recent album, called It Was A Home, and how it serves as an ode to the life she’s built in the city. Plus, a dip into the archives for a mini-concert with Chicago band Dehd.

2023-01-23T11:15:05-05:00January 25th, 2023|

“Sense Of Place” Chicago – Encore: Billy Corgan on World Cafe

Tuesday, January 24 at 6pm

In the latest “Sense of Place” series, World Cafe spotlights Chicago. So it was the perfect time to go back to the archives for an interview with Billy Corgan, leader of The Smashing Pumpkins. He shares his thoughts on the state of the music industry and why he wanted to create a double album with 2020’s CYR. Plus, a solo acoustic performance of both new and old Pumpkins songs.

2023-01-23T09:47:37-05:00January 24th, 2023|

“Sense Of Place” Chicago – Dos Santos on World Cafe

Monday, January 23 at 6pm

Chicago is in “the middle of everything” – geographically, but also musically – and Dos Santos is proof of the sort of musical fusion that takes place in the city. In this chapter of the “Sense of Place” series, World Cafe sits down with Daniel Villarreal and Peter Vale to talk about the range of Latin American styles they pull from to create their unique take on psychedelic rock.

2023-01-23T09:30:38-05:00January 23rd, 2023|

“Sense Of Place” Chicago – Martin Atkins; Steve Albini on World Cafe

Friday, January 20 at 6pm

Steve Albini has been an in-demand audio engineer since his early days in Chicago’s underground punk scene. On the next World Cafe, the “Sense of Place: Chicago” series continues with a tour of Albini’s Electrical Audio studio to get an idea of what it might be like to work with the guy who’s engineered tracks for Nirvana and Iggy Pop. Then, it’s a visit to a new Chicago museum dedicated to post-punk and industrial music created and curated by drummer Martin Atkins.

2023-01-20T15:29:34-05:00January 20th, 2023|

“Sense Of Place” Chicago – Encore: Liz Phair on World Cafe

Thursday, January 19 at 6pm

Liz Phair made some of her most influential work while living in Chicago – like her 1993 debut Exile In Guyville. On the next World Cafe, as a part of a couple of weeks in the Windy City for the “Sense of Place” series, hear Liz Phair in an hour-long interview and performance that covers everything from that debut through to her 2020 album Soberish.

2023-01-13T17:01:42-05:00January 19th, 2023|

“Sense Of Place” Chicago – Encore: Chicago on World Cafe

Wednesday, January 18 at 6pm

Despite celebrating their 55th anniversary last year as a band, Chicago has no plans to slow down. On the next World Cafe, founding members Robert Lamm and Lee Loughnane talk about making their 38th studio album, Born For This Moment, and why they’re enjoying performing live more than ever. Plus, you’ll hear the band play some of their biggest hits.

2023-01-13T16:50:35-05:00January 18th, 2023|