Monday, October 2, 2017
Allie X started out as a classically trained theatre performer. After moving to LA to pursue a career in pop songwriting, she got the ultimate vote of confidence – Katy Perry tweeted that Allie’s song was her new jam. Hear the story and a live performance by Allie X on the next World Cafe!
World Cafe honors Tom Petty who died yesterday after suffering a full cardiac arrest. Host Talia Schlanger revisits his 2016 live Cafe performance and interview with Mudcrutch, the band he formed before The Heartbreakers. Plus, Warren Zanes, author of Petty: The Biography, shares stories from the rock legend's life and career.
The Black Keys front man and nine-time Grammy winner Dan Auerbach, released a new solo album called Waiting on a Song in June. It’s a love letter to Nashville and features a song co-written by John Prine and the guitar stylings of Duane Eddy. Hear live performances by Dan on an encore edition of the next World Cafe.
Fleet Foxes’ lead singer Robin Pecknold tells the Cafe about getting the band back together after a 6-year hiatus that, for him, included taking classes at Columbia University. Fleet Foxes perform live in an encore presentation on the next World Cafe.
The Pixies perform hits from their classic albums Doolittle and Surfer Rosa plus a new track from their latest release Head Carrier. You’ve got a front-row seat at a mini-concert by one of the most influential alt bands of a generation, in an encore presentation on the next World Cafe!
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