The Decemberists are a five-piece indie-pop band out of Portland, Ore. Their new album, December 30, 2005 Picaresque, has regularly been cited as a favorite of critics and fans in 2005.
The Decemberists in Studio on World Cafe - 12/30/2005
The rap and beat-box skills of the world's first Hasidic Jewish reggae star can be heard on new CD.
December 29, 2005
Matisyahu in-studio on World Cafe - 07/29/2005
The music of Pink Martini melds jazz and cinematic themes with driving rhythms and exotic vocals.
December 29, 2005
Pink Martini in-studio on World Cafe - 07/22/2005
Hugh Masekela comes from an extensive jazz background; he is also known as one of the greatest innovators in world fusion. Now Masekela has a new CD, December 28, 2005 Revival, that draws on pop, jazz and R&B influences.
Hugh Masekela in-studio on World Cafe - 07/01/2005
The indie stalwarts of the 1980s are back with a concept record: December 27, 2005 New Roman Times.
Camper Van Beethoven in Studio on World Cafe - 12/27/2005
Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has continued to push his musical boundaries.
December 27, 2005
Robert Plant in-studio on World Cafe - 07/08/2005
For his latest project, the singer-songwriter brings together soul royalty Mavis Staples and Billy Preston, among others. Playing behind the singers was a skilled and smooth Allen Toussaint-led house band.
December 22, 2005
Joe Henry Gets Stars Aligned for 'Soul'
The Ike Reilly Assassination has just released December 21, 2005 Junkie Faithful.
Ike Reilly Assassination in Studio on World Cafe - 12/21/2005
The Brian Setzer Orchestra has recorded a new Christmas album: December 19, 2005 Dig That Crazy Christmas.
Brian Setzer Orchestra in Studio on World Cafe - 12/19/2005
The North Mississippi Allstars combine country, blues and rock to make their rollicking music.
December 16, 2005
North Mississippi Allstars in Studio on World Cafe - 12/16/2005