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Carey Mulligan Goes From Playing the Flighty Daisy in The Great Gatsby to Stomping Around Greenwich Village in Inside Llewyn Davis

December 20, 2013 - Carey Mulligan plays one angry woman, Jean Berkey, in the new Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.
Elijah Wald’s Dave Van Ronk Biography The Mayor of MacDougal Street Was The Inspiration For the New Coen Brothers’ Film Inside Llewyn Davis

December 20, 2013 - Back in 2005 we talked with Elijah Wald about his biography of Dave Van Ronk, The Mayor of MacDougal Street.
Now Derek Vincent Smith Plays Pretty Lights Music With A Live Band

December 20, 2013 - Pretty Lights is the stage name of Derek Vincent Smith who describes his sample based music as “electro hip-hop soul.” He has built up a large live following for his music that, up until now, he has given away on the internet.
World Cafe Inaugurates NPR’s Studio A With Performance From The Tedeschi Truck Band

October 17, 2013 - Two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation join us for an outstanding session today.
Best of: Sense Of Place Detroit An Indepth View With Guitarist/Intellectual Wayne Kramer Of The MC5

December 27, 2013 - If we are going to get any Sense of Detroit’s place in rock history, the whys and whos, it is from our guest today, Wayne Kramer.
Best of: Neko Case: A Stunning Performance And Answers Big And Small

December 27,2013 - The songs on Neko Case’s new album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You continues the alt-everything singer’s convoluted yet still deft use of language in songs that are incredibly melodic.
Best of: A Full Hour With Graham Nash Telling His Life Story

December 26, 2013 - Graham Nash is an entrancing story-teller. His new autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life, takes him from growing up poor in Manchester, England through a life of harmonizing and playing with two groups in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Hear Why British Indie Trio Daughter Are So Beloved

December 18, 2013 - We welcome the UK indie trio Daughter to the Cafe today. Centered on the writing and vocals of Elena Tonra, the three members met at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London where they were students.
Barrance Whitfield And The Savages Back Together To Urge You To Dig Thy Savage Soul

December 19, 2013 - The fact that the original lineup of Barrance Whitfield and the Savages has reunited and put out a new album Dig Thy Savage Soul is noteworthy. It gives us the opportunity to sing the praises of this Boston band that packed clubs in that city with sweaty souls back in the 1980's.
Today's Free At Noon with Nicole Atkins is still ON! The amazing singer songwriter Nicole Atkins returns with the best album of her career.

We've been big fans of Nicole Atkins since her debut album and on February 4th she releases a new album, Slow Phaser. She'll be playing new material as well as some of her older favorites at Free At Noon.

Recent Release: Slow Phaser
Release Date: February 4, 2014
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