The Newark based soul group The Jack Moves are singer, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Zee Desmondes, and drummer, producer (and former pro skater) Teddy Powell. The duo recently released their self-titled debut album on Wax Poetics Records, and were recently chosen by World Cafe host David Dye as one of his weekly World Cafe: Next emerging artists to watch. Continue reading →
As we begin to look back at the year in music, one of our favorite albums of 2015 was singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter. Since her last record, she got married, and had a daughter with her wife. Earlier this year, Carlile, and “The Twins” – Tim and Phil Hanseroth – were on World Cafe with David Dye.
Listen to her World Cafe session below, and download “Wilder (We’re Chained)” from the session below. And make sure you watch her Cafe performance of “The Eye.” Continue reading →
St. Louis indie rock five-piece Foxing recently released its second studio album, Dealer, and was featured this week as a World Cafe: Next artist. You can stream and download the segment below in this week’s podcast from NPR, which features two tracks from the album.
First is the calm and intricate “Night Channels,” a heart-wrenching tune that features a somber hook begging “future love, don’t fall apart.” The second song, “Weave,” was written as a response – or better yet a closure – to the five-piece’s debut record The Albatross. “Weave” creates beautiful imagery on top of layered atmospheric guitars. Continue reading →
Philly indie-rockers Hop Along have had one incredible year so far. Since the release of their recent album, Painted Shut, and their appearance on World Cafe in May, the band has received nothing but well deserved accolades. Continue reading →
New Jersey’s Screaming Females have had quite the year: they released their sixth album back in February, they toured Europe and the US, and they celebrated their tenth anniversary and 1,000th show. With all this momentum, the punk rock trio show no signs of slowing down. They just hit the road this week with Potty Mouth for a two week tour, which makes a stop in Pennsylvania’s capital tonight at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Get tickets and show info at the XPN Concert Calendar, and listen to their Key Studio Session below. Continue reading →
Recently singer-songwriter Patty Griffin visited World Cafe for a studio session and interview with Cafe host David Dye. Patty’s new album, Servant Of Love, her ninth studio album, includes love songs and songs of strength. Continue reading →