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.
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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.
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.
WXPNDuo members Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland discuss how being married affects their working relationship as musicians. They also perform songs from their most recent album, The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss.
WXPNThe Band's former lead songwriter and guitarist talks with host David Dye about his early days in Toronto in this Sense of Place feature. Robertson also discusses his new book, Legends, Icons & Rebels.
WXPNHear two songs from the Toronto band's oozy, synth-laden and outrageous new album, Golden Age.
WXPNThe Canadian indie rockers released The Five Ghosts three years ago, an album that was filled with a sense of haunting mystery. Hear the group perform songs from the record in this archived session from 2010.
WXPNThe Canadian dream-pop duo performs a set of new songs on this Sense of Place: Toronto feature. The musicians also discuss how dynamics within the band have changed as they've gained confidence in their respective abilities.
WXPNVocalist-keyboardist Emily Haines and guitarist James Shaw discuss how the evolution of Toronto's music scene helped foster the band's success. Hear the two perform a stripped-down set of songs from Metric's latest album, Synthetica, for this Sense of Place feature.
WXPNThe founder of the Canadian music blog Chromewaves highlights five new local acts for Sense of Place: Toronto.
WXPNThe popular radio and TV host invites WXPN to his Toronto studio for this Sense of Place feature. The former member of the band Moxy Früvous shares his thoughts on the growth of the Canadian city.
WXPNThe Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs a six-song set in this Sense of Place: Toronto session. In a conversation with host David Dye, the musician discusses how he was inspired to write some of his most popular songs.
WXPNThe duo responsible for co-creating the Canadian label Arts & Crafts hark back to humble beginnings in conversation with host David Dye in this installment of Sense of Place: Toronto.
WXPNThe Broken Social Scene co-founder gives WXPN a taste of Toronto in this special Sense of Place session. The singer-songwriter also performs a few songs from his new album, You Gots 2 Chill.
WXPNIn this installment of Sense of Place: Toronto, the entrepreneur discusses the city's past and present music scene, and touches on the growth of the North By Northeast festival.
WXPNThe singer-songwriter plays four instruments in a solo set for this Sense of Place: Toronto feature. In a conversation with host David Dye, Bulat discusses her favorite parts of the city.
WXPNWorld Cafe digs into the archives for a 2005 studio session with the veteran singer-songwriter. In this Sense of Place: Toronto feature, the musician reflects on the hardships he faced during the recording of Prairie Wind.
WXPNThe singer-songwriter and guitarist provides listeners with a selection of staple Detroit songs for Sense of Place. The musician also talks with host David Dye specifically about the eccentric R&B artist and producer, Andre Williams.
WXPNThe host of WDET-FM's Essential Music highlights Detroit's top five new acts for Sense of Place. The chosen musicians range from atmospheric roots rockers to a '50s-pop-inspired band led by a 16-year-old.
WXPNThe retro-soul singer revisits the World Cafe for this week's Sense of Place: Detroit feature. In this episode, the musician, who began as a hip-hop artist, talks about how he was influenced by growing up in the Motor City.