Listen: Okkervil River On World Cafe The Austin band visits WXPN to play a few songs from its latest album, The Silver Gymnasium. Singer Will Sheff also reflects on life as a boy in New Hampshire and experiences that heavily inspired the new record.
The Robert Dove Quartet performed live from WCBE's Studio A on July 28th, 2013. They played their songs "Hands of Dark Blue", "Table for Two", and "The Feeling of Jazz". Check out the amazing performance and interview! Enjoy!
A Mix of Old and New -Even Hip-Hop And Rock From Suzanne Vega Our Guest for the full hour today is New York City based folk music icon Suzanne Vega. Suzanne has a new album on her own label called Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles, her first album of new material in 7 years.
Profile:Two things have come together for Rosanne Cash in recent years: her deepening understanding of her place in her father Johnny Cash's legacy, and her desire to only make albums that expand on a theme.
The Buzzed About Lake Street Dive Prove They Are For Real In Our Live Session The history of our guests today, the much buzzed about Boston band Lake Street Dive, goes back further than their show-stopping appearance in Another Day, Another Time, the Showtime documentary filmed in celebration of the film Inside Llewyn Davis.
After Their Beloved First Album It's A New Yuck On Glow and Behold The first album by our guests today, the British indie band Yuck, had an oversize response in 2011 drawing comparisons to Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine. Late last year came Glow and Behold a far more poppy, less noisy affair.
The Warm Woven Music of Boston's Quilt Our guests today, Quilt, are a former World Cafe: Next artist who recently released their second album Held In Splendor on Mexican Summer records. The two main members, Shane Butler and Anna Fox Rochinski, met at Boston's School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
Our guests on the Cafe today for Saint Patrick's Day are in many ways an Irish supergroup. Called The Gloaming and consisting of fiddler Martin Hayes, producer and singer Iarla ÓLionáird, fiddler Caoimhín ÓRaghallaigh, Dennis Cahill and New York pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman, they released their self-titled debut earlier this year.
The Pimps of Joytime put on an amazing performance in WCBE's Studio A on February 20th, 2013! Check out their performances of "She-Do", "Dance Cardia", and "Janxta Funk"! We hope you enjoy the performance and interview!
Listen to All Songs Considered at SXSW - Wednesday
For most of Wednesday, our team in Austin, Texas, had their eyes on the stage at Stubb's BBQ, where we presented our SXSW showcase featuring sets by Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, Kelis, Eagulls and Perfect Pussy. But near the end of the night, we started hearing news of a terrible accident involving dozens of people outside another venue.
NPR Music returns to Austin for coverage of the 2014 South by Southwest Festival, March 7-16th. The lineup includes a Showcase video webcast with St. Vincent, Damon Albarn, and more, the keynote webcast with Lady Gaga, a preview show from All Songs Considered, and five nightly podcast reports from the ASC team.
Austin Suits Patty Griffin Just Right! She Plays An Unreleased Song For Us Live Our Sense of Place stop in Austin continues today with long time resident singer-songwriter Patty Griffin. In late 2013 Griffin finally saw the release of her album Silver Bell which was recorded in 2000 as the follow-up to her second album Flaming Red but was shelved by her then record company.