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Catbite balances styles, from two tone to third wave, with shades of power pop

Catbite offers something for almost everyone. Hear it for yourself in this mini-concert session.

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How Michaela Anne's 'Oh To Be That Free' resonates within each of us

It turns out the music Michaela Anne was making was just what she needed to hear herself, in an...

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Nearly 40 years later, 'Stranger Things' boosts Kate Bush's music worldwide

In this World Cafe session from 1993, Kate Bush spoke with original host David Dye about a range...

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Indigo De Souza showcases her gifts in her latest album, 'Any Shape You Take'

In this session of World Cafe, we caught up with Indigo De Souza to talk about the album and...

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Billy Bragg's music bridges political themes with the intensely personal

Bragg's decades of activism and songwriting have only helped to crystallize and empower his...

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Jeff Tweedy talks about what led to Wilco's first true country album

Cruel Country, the group's 12th studio album, is a meditation on the current state of affairs in...

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Brace yourself, because Grace Cummings will blow you away

The force of nature talks about her new album, Storm Queen, how she discovered her voice and what...

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Maren Morris' latest album, 'Humble Quest,' reflects on her journey

Maren Morris' star has been rising quickly — she's had a bunch of chart hits, taken home a...

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Elizabeth King records 'Give Me Wings' a cappella, in-studio with her daughters

Enjoy this mini-concert of songs recorded by Elizabeth King inside Sam Phillips Recording's...

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Elizabeth King records 'Give Me Wings' a cappella, in-studio with her daughters

Enjoy this mini-concert of songs recorded by Elizabeth King inside Sam Phillips Recording's...

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Despite their name, Warpaint's members are seriously good at collaborating

Warpaint's rhythm section talks about how the whole band shared writing credits on their latest...

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The Culture Corner: Why Missy Elliot's 'Supa Dupa Fly' still matters 25 years later

In this edition of Culture Corner, explore how Missy Elliott completely shifted the sonic palette...

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It's clear Carlos Santana's motivation is just to make music that will inspire you

His latest album, Blessings and Miracles, is a not-so-subtle reference to his current outlook on...

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Momma's 'Household Name' is the rise and fall of the rock star

The Los Angeles indie-rock band pays tribute to and references some of their musical heroes in...

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Dehd's 'Blue Skies' is 'a second breakthrough' filled with charm and charisma

We're thrilled to welcome Dehd back to World Cafe for a mini-concert, starting with a performance...

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'12th Of June' has Lyle Lovett's signature wit, but through a whole new lens

In this session, Lyle Lovett talks about starting a family and reflects on his long and storied...

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Across the wall: How Mark Reeder brought punk music to East Berlin in the 1980s

The British musician and record producer shares how crossing the Berlin Wall border and a secret...

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Berlin's Sofia Portanet makes music that blends languages and crosses genres

Recorded live in Berlin's Hansa Recording Studios, hear Sofia perform new singles in front of an...

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Laura Lee & The Jettes bring millennial grunge to Berlin's Hansa Studios

First finding success with her band Gurr, World Cafe's Sense of Place: Berlin series explores...

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Exploring the unexpectedly inspiring places of Berlin with Emperor X

Why is Berlin such a hotbed of creativity? American expat and musician Emperor X answers the...

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