World Cafe

SOAK mini-concert on World Cafe

Tuesday, June 5, 2022

Soak – which is a mashup of soul and folk – is the musical project of singer-songwriter Bridie Monds Watson, who overcame childhood dyslexia and released their first album at the age of 19. Soak’s latest album is If I Never Know You Like This Again, which draws influences from Broken Social Scene and Pavement. Soak performs a mini-concert on the next World Cafe.

2022-07-05T08:37:31-04:00July 5th, 2022|

Laura Lee & The Jettes for “Sense of Place: Berlin”

Friday, July 1, 2022

Berlin has attracted artists from all over the world: Bowie came from the UK, Iggy Pop from here in the States, Nick Cave from all the way in Australia. They all came to Berlin to make music. That international draw is also part of what makes Berlin so appealing to artists already living in Germany, like Laura Lee & the Jettes. On the next Conversations From The World Cafe, you’ll hear a session with Laura Lee & the Jettes recorded at the legendary Hansa Recording Studios for the Cafe’s “Sense of Place: Berlin” series.

2022-06-28T12:06:02-04:00July 1st, 2022|

Emperor X for “Sense of Place: Berlin”

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

On the next installment of the “Sense of Place: Berlin” series, World Cafe asks a question: Why is Berlin such a hotbed of creativity? To answer that question, American expat and Berlin-based artist Emperor X takes us on a tour of some unexpectedly inspiring places and explains what Berlin does differently for artists – and how maybe other cities could recreate that magic. That’s on the next World Cafe.

2022-06-29T10:42:33-04:00June 29th, 2022|

Encore: The War On Drugs On World Cafe

Monday, June 27, 2022

The band The War on Drugs won the Grammy for Best Rock Album for their 2017 record A Deeper Understanding. Now, they’re back with a new album called I Don’t Live Here Anymore. On the next World Cafe, you’ll hear exquisite live recordings from the full band and an interview with front man Adam Granducie.

2022-06-29T10:41:39-04:00June 29th, 2022|

World Cafe: Lido Pimienta Mini-Concert

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

World Cafe welcomes back Lido Pimienta to the show in celebration of World Cafe’s 30th anniversary. Her 2016 album, La Papessa, won her the Polaris Prize for Canadian Album of the Year, and her 2020 album, Miss Colombia, was nominated for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album at The Grammys. Tune in for an inspired Mini-Concert from Lido Pimienta.

2022-06-29T11:04:58-04:00June 28th, 2022|

Von Wegen Lisbeth for “Sense of Place: Berlin” On World Cafe

Friday, June 24, 2022 
On the next installment of the “Sense of Place: Berlin” series, World Cafe heads to the legendary Hansa Recording Studios. It’s a place made internationally famous by English speaking artists like David Bowie and Iggy Pop – but during the Cafe’s visit, German language indie rock band Von Wegen Lisbeth recorded a session in studio. You’ll hear them perform live in German – and be interviewed in English – on the next World Cafe.

2022-06-20T14:12:34-04:00June 24th, 2022|

Mattiel Mini Concert On World Cafe

Thursday, June 23, 2022 – Mattiel mini-concert
There’s something delightfully unique about Mattiel’s music. A pinch of garage rock, a touch of psychedelia, some galloping honky-tonk, and at the lead, Mattiel Brown’s powerful and assertive vocals. Her latest album Georgia Gothic was written by Mattiel and band member Jonah Swilley in a woodland cabin. It’s a mini-concert from Mattiel on the next World Cafe.

2022-06-20T14:01:27-04:00June 23rd, 2022|

Shybits for “Sense Of Place : Berlin” On World Cafe

Wednesday, June 24, 2022 

If you’re looking for indie rock in Berlin, you’ll want to head to a little bar called 8mm. The unassuming dive bar is a central part of Berlin’s rock scene – and it’s where World Cafe is kicking off the new “Sense of Place: Berlin” series, with a session from up-and-coming band Shybits. That’s on the next World Cafe.

2022-06-22T14:47:24-04:00June 22nd, 2022|

First Day Of Summer On World Cafe

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Summer is here! You can feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair. On the next World Cafe, say goodbye to jackets, socks, and heaters – and hello to tank tops, weird tans, and air conditioning. Featuring songs for the season, including music from Bananarama, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beach Boys, Khruangbin, and Diana Ross.


2022-06-20T13:48:36-04:00June 20th, 2022|