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Middle Kids On World Cafe

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The trio is making waves, joining the likes of Tame Impala, Wolfmother and Courtney Barnett as top Australian rockers breaking big stateside.

Middle Kids On World Cafe

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Belly performing live at NON-COMMvention 2018 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Dylan Eddinger/WXPN hide caption

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Belly On World Cafe

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Members of the beloved 90's rock band discuss getting the party started again after 25 years since its debut album.

Belly On World Cafe

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Dr. Dog performing live at WXPN's Free At Midnight concert on May 5th, 2018 John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Dr. Dog On World Cafe

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Hear how Scott McMicken's "F*** Dr. Dog" statement led to the band's latest album, Critical Equation.

Dr. Dog On World Cafe

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Donovan Woods with his band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio after recording this session. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Donovan Woods On World Cafe

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Woods found success in Nashville co-writing for artists including Tim McGraw and Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum. It was all just par for the course given his remarkable artistry.

Donovan Woods On World Cafe

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Soccer Mommy On World Cafe

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Leaving NYU and signing to Fat Possum Records, Sophie Allison details her tough decision to drop everything in pursuit of her music career.

Soccer Mommy On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Ashley Campbell

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She may be the youngest daughter of the late Glen Campbell, but this singer shines all on her own. Campbell's voice comes along with a sly wink and salty humor.

World Cafe Nashville: Ashley Campbell

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George Ezra On World Cafe

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Ezra's sophomore album Staying at Tamara's brings more production and more sheen, but keeps his natural talents at the forefront of the record. Hear an in-studio performance.

George Ezra On World Cafe

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Lake Street Dive On World Cafe

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These musicians met at New England Conservatory of Music and make carefully arranged tunes with tricky harmonies.

Lake Street Dive On World Cafe

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Lindi Ortega inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor /WXPN hide caption

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Lindi Ortega On World Cafe

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The country singer-songwriter speaks on how she made her return to the stage and what made her leave her adopted home in Nashville to return to Canada.

Lindi Ortega On World Cafe

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Caroline Rose performs live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Ashley Gellman/WXPN hide caption

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Caroline Rose On World Cafe

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Compare her 2014 album I Will Not Be Afraid to her latest, LONER, and you'll find that this singer-songwriter has arrived.

Caroline Rose On World Cafe

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John Cafiero (left) and Dr. Demento come together on the new album Dr. Demento Covered in Punk. Paul Redmond/Caf Muzeck LLC/Demented Punk hide caption

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Dr. Demento And John Cafiero On World Cafe

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What happens when a collaborator of the Misfits and the Ramones meets a guy known for mad music and crazy comedy? A new album called Dr. Demento Covered in Punk.

Dr. Demento And John Cafiero On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Joshua Hedley

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On his debut album for Jack White's Third Man Records, Mr. Jukebox, Hedley infuses his classic arrangements with deep personal feeling; his songs feel likes confidences, not costume dramas.

World Cafe Nashville: Joshua Hedley

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Dave Lory On A Window Into Jeff Buckley's Tremendous Artistic Life

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Enjoy an early preview of stories from Lory's new book, Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to Last Goodbye, coming May 29, the anniversary of Buckley's death.

Dave Lory On World Cafe

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Shakey Graves On World Cafe

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Exploring themes of death and dying, sleep and insomnia, Alejando Rose-Garcia performs songs from his latest album, Can't Wake Up.

Shakey Graves On World Cafe

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