Dec 9, 2013 — The Seattle band plays an enchanting set in front of an enthusiastic audience at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Between songs, singer Jonathan Russell engages in an introspective discussion with World Cafe's Michaela Majoun.
Dec 8, 2013 — The esteemed UK songwriter says the idea of making a holiday record seemed laughable at first. He tells NPR's Arun Rath how he came around, and performs a few songs from the new Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family.
Dec 6, 2013 — Zany a cappella groups have become a bit of a thing in recent years, and The Bobs' members were doing it way back in the early '80s. Hear the group perform material from Biographies, a collection of songs about famous (and not-so-famous) historical figures.
Dec 5, 2013 — The British rock legend visits the WXPN studio to discuss his new memoir, Americana: The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story.
Dec 5, 2013 — Can non-belief in God become a belief system itself? NPR's John Burnett has the story of the Texas indie band Quiet Company, who made a splash with a surprisingly positive album about frontman Taylor Muse's crisis of faith.
Dec 5, 2013 — Pruitt's new EP, To Win Your Love, pays homage to classic pop while remaining rooted in contemporary West Coast sounds. Hear the singer perform songs from the record live on stage in West Virginia.
Dec 5, 2013 — The experimental band plays a funky, whimsical set live in Philadelphia for a special episode of World Cafe. Lead vocalist and songwriter Honus Honus also offers insight into the inspiration behind this year's On Oni Pond, as well as the darker 2011 album Life Fantastic.
Dec 4, 2013 — The North Carolina band plays songs from the provocatively titled I Hate Music, recorded live in the studio. In a discussion with host David Dye, frontman Mac McCaughan reveals some of the fan favorites from the new record.
Dec 4, 2013 — The smart songwriter behind the much-beloved "Hey Sandy" returns after eight years. Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You is full of smart wordplay and Mulcahy's unmistakable voice, but it's also driven by loss.
Dec 3, 2013 — The former Soul Coughing frontman talks with host David Dye about why his years with the band were some of his darkest moments in life. He also plays a set of revamped Soul Coughing songs.