WXPNThe piano-driven Southern rock band performs songs from its new album, Essential Tremors — the title of which relates directly to the band's lead singer and upright pianist.
WXPNHear two songs from the Chicago psych-folk guitarist's swirling and earthy EP, The West Wind.
WXPNCline expertly shifts from one genre to another, with an emphasis on melodic improv and minimalism. Hear the guitarist and composer perform songs from 2009's Coward in this archived session from the same year.
WXPNThe Texas folk-rock group joins World Cafe's Michaela Majoun for a session that features songs from its new album, Antiphon. Guitarist Eric Pulido discusses how Midlake's sound changed after former lead singer and songwriter Tim Smith left the group.
WXPNThe Latin Alternative band delivers a rousing performance on stage in Philadelphia for a special edition of Latin Roots.
WXPNThe Rhode Island rock band visits WXPN to perform songs from its latest album, Negativity. Lead singer and songwriter John McCauley reflects on how the tumult in his personal life affected the new record.
WXPNWorld Cafe digs into the archives for a 2002 studio session with the energetic, world-music-influenced band. In this Sense of Place: Pittsburgh feature, the group performs the ubiquitous feel-good song "Send Me On My Way."
WXPNThe sibling-dominated pop-rock trio performs fan favorites in this Sense of Place: Pittsburgh feature. In a conversation with host David Dye, brother and sister Jake and Casey Hanner talk about how they begrudgingly formed a band together after some nudging from their father.
WXPNThe host of WYEP's Morning Mix highlights six rising Pittsburgh acts for Sense of Place. The chosen musicians cover sounds from Americana to neo-soul to folk-rock. Download a song from each of the six featured bands.
WXPNDuring his visit to WXPN's studios, the indie singer-songwriter performs songs from his latest record, Dream River. Download a live version of his drum-flecked, psychedelic "Javelin Unlanding."
WXPNHear two tracks from the Irish band's infectious debut Swoon when you download this week's podcast.
WXPNWielding many instruments and a remarkable whistling ability, Bird has developed an offbeat marriage of classical and pop music over the course of his decade-long career. Hear the relentlessly inventive singer-songwriter perform songs from Noble Beast in this archived session from 2009.
WXPNThe Seattle band plays an enchanting set in front of an enthusiastic audience at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Between songs, singer Jonathan Russell engages in an introspective discussion with World Cafe's Michaela Majoun.
WXPNThe British rock legend visits the WXPN studio to discuss his new memoir, Americana: The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story.
WXPNThe experimental band plays a funky, whimsical set live in Philadelphia for a special episode of World Cafe. Lead vocalist and songwriter Honus Honus also offers insight into the inspiration behind this year's On Oni Pond, as well as the darker 2011 album Life Fantastic.
WXPNThe North Carolina band plays songs from the provocatively titled I Hate Music, recorded live in the studio. In a discussion with host David Dye, frontman Mac McCaughan reveals some of the fan favorites from the new record.
WXPNThe former Soul Coughing frontman talks with host David Dye about why his years with the band were some of his darkest moments in life. He also plays a set of revamped Soul Coughing songs.
WXPNHear two songs from the Australian singer-guitarist — including her breakthrough, "Avant Gardener."
WXPNThe former Cat Stevens returned to the world of popular music with 2006's An Other Cup, his first secular studio album in 28 years. The disc contains old songs that were never recorded, songs he wrote in the last couple of years, and songs that he came up with once he reached the studio. Hear the musician perform four tracks from the record in this archived session from 2007.
WXPNWorld Cafe visited with the Toronto singer-songwriter in his West End neighborhood during the program's Sense of Place spotlight on Canada's music hotbed.