Here is this week's World Café line-up:
Monday, July 31, 2017
Philadelphia's Sheer Mag emerged from a grungy residence called "The Nuthouse" and built a rabid fanbase by playing arena-sized '70s rock to small crowded rooms. They visit World Cafe to share some stories of their gritty DIY beginnings and to perform tracks off their debut full length album, Need To Feel Your Love.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
"Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll". Those were the words TV audiences heard on August 1, 1981 when a brand new channel called Music Television launched. MTV changed the world of music, and we celebrate with a full show of the earliest video hits including The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" and Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Atlanta-based Manchester Orchestra step out of their crunchy, guitar-driven comfort zone in favor of sweeping, cinematic sounds on their latest release, A Black Mile to the Surface. They explain how scoring the film Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliffe, changed their approach to making albums and perform live on the next World Café.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
In 1989 Café Tacvba busted out as a concert act leaving their small garage behind. Widely hailed as a musical representation of Mexican culture, Café Tacvba has become a symbol for the Mexican identity. Their new album, Jei Beibi, follows the release of the controversial single, "Futuro."
Friday, August 4, 2017
One of America's premier songwriters, Randy Newman, sits down at the piano to perform and talks with the Café's David Dye. He's been releasing records since the '60s, and his new album, called Dark Matter, is out today.
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