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Listen to the World Cafe Spirit of 76 Spotify playlist: a companion to Sense of Place: Philly

Dr. Dog | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com
Dr. Dog | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollack.500px.com

This week, World Cafe has been digging into the local Philly music scene for its Sense Of Place: Philly series. Throughout the week, Cafe host David Dye has presented sessions with Waxahatchee, Dr. Dog, Hop Along, The Districts, Cayetana, a special The Sound of Philadelphia and much more. Dye is also playing lots of Philly music, old and new. Continue reading →

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Watch Cayetana perform “Madame B” for World Cafe

Augusta Koch (left) and Allegra Anka (right) of Cayetana | Photo by Kelsey Stanger
Augusta Koch (left) and Allegra Anka (right) of Cayetana | Photo by Kelsey Stanger

Cayetana visited the World Cafe this week for Sense of Place Philly, host David Dye’s inside look at the past and mostly present Philly music scene.

During the week on the show, some of Dye’s guests will be The War On Drugs, The Districts, Dr. Dog, Hop Along, STS, Waxahatachee, a special one hour show on The Sound of Philly, and more. You can listen to sessions from the show here. Continue reading →

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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sun Ra’s cult film, Space Is The Place

Photo via http://www.egotripland.com/gallery/sun-ra-space-is-the-place-movie/24431/
Photo via http://www.egotripland.com/gallery/sun-ra-space-is-the-place-movie/24431/

Under the helm of jazz musician Marshall Allen since the early Nineties when Sun Ra died, the Sun Ra Arkestra are going as strong as ever.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of Sun Ra’s cult film, Space Is The Place, an Afrofuturist science fiction film made in 1972 and released in 1974. Continue reading →

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Archers of Loaf playing Union Transfer in July

Archers Of Loaf | Photo via https://www.mergerecords.com/archers-of-loaf
Archers Of Loaf | Photo via https://www.mergerecords.com/archers-of-loaf

The 90s indie rock band Archers of Loaf have reunited, and are playing Philly in July.

The band – singer/guitarist Eric Bachmann, guitarist Eric Johnson, bassist Matt Gentling, and drummer Mark Price – formed in Chapel Hill, NC in 1991. Their astounding debut album, Icky Mettle came out in 1993, was recorded and mixed in seven days. It was the first of four studio albums for the band that SPIN Magazine deemed “a tremendously optimistic time in underground music, that 15-minute period in the early 1990s when it looked like indie rock really might take over the world.” Continue reading →

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Sense of Place Philly: Download a World Cafe version of “Under A Rock” by Waxahatchee

Katie Crutchfield | Waxahatchee | Photo by Rocco Peditto
Katie Crutchfield | Waxahatchee | Photo by Rocco Peditto

Philly based Waxahatchee are one of this week’s Philly artists being featured on World Cafe’s special Sense of Place: Philly series. During the coming week, Cafe host David Dye uncovers the sounds of Philly both past and present.

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Katie Crutchfield, who performs as Waxahatchee, recently did a session for World Cafe. Since her early teens, she’s been writing songs. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she and her twin sister Allison performed in the band P.S. Eliot together. Katie started writing songs as Waxahatchee in her parents’ house in Alabama, and she and her sister relocated to Philly several years ago. Continue reading →

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