In a review for his last album, NME magazine described British singer-songwriter Frank Turner as "the people's prince of punk poetry." But Turner's lyrics can be quite personal as well. He's got a new album, released this spring, called Tape Deck Heart — and the lead single, "Recovery," is about as confessional as they come.
Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 7:38 am
Last Thursday Mark Arm was on the top of the Space Needle; two days later, he was riding around in a golf car full of trash. Truth in criticism: I never actually saw the Mudhoney singer in the vehicle to which his name was affixed (the sign read: "MR. ARM") scooting around the streets of Georgetown, the Seattle industrial neighborhood where Sub Pop Records held its Silver Jubilee mini-festival on Saturday. But I did see it hauling recyclables and getting stopped by numerous concertgoers snapping phone photos.
Aussie artist Sherry Rich will play a few songs live during the Global Village ahead of her show that night at The Rumba Café! Her ‘lost album’ recorded ten years ago in a Chicago loft with the late Jay Bennett, members of Wilco and legendary steel player Al Perkins is called ‘Dakota Avenue’ came out in March 2012. Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show that night!
Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 5:32 pm
The French band Phoenix seems to be appearing at the top of music charts all over the world. In 2009, Phoenix's album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix guided them to fame with popular tracks like "1901" and "Lisztomania."
World Cafe host David Dye welcomes soul and R&B singer, Charles Bradley, who launched his recording career two years ago at age 63. Before that, he had a long journey moving all around the country doing odd jobs, later taking work as a James Brown impersonator in Brooklyn, where he was finally discovered. "The Screaming Eagle of Soul," as he's become known, performs selections from his new album Victim of Love today, and we'll hear his fascinating story.
Don't miss Charles Bradley on World Cafe tonight at 8 on WCBE.