This Week On World Cafe: June 26-30

Here’s what’s coming up this week on World Cafe:


Photo: Ani DiFranco, KXT

Monday, June 26

Phoenix holed up in an old Paris opera house in 2014 to begin recording their new album Ti Amo. The French band turned their feelings of unrest about the tumultuous times around them into music that serves as an escape. Ti Amo explores “love, desire, lust and innocence” with the a romanticized flair of summer discos in Italy.

Tuesday, June 27

Folk heroine Ani DiFranco continues her rich history of social activism on her new album, Binary. A proud feminist, DiFranco uses songs like “Play God” to advocate pro-choice. Binary was released via DiFranco’s own label, Righteous Babe Records.

Wednesday, June 28

On his new album City Music, Kevin Morby taps into his love of Lou Reed and Patti Smith to craft characters and songs that evoke New York City. Morby was also inspired by a 2015 New York Times article called “The Lonely Death of George Bell” to write about the solitude of living in a big metropolis.

Thursday, June 29

Daddy Issues just released their first full length album, Deep Dreams. The Nashville based trio challenges the cliches of both rock music and feminism, and isn’t afraid to take on even taboo subjects with directness and grace.  They perform and chat with Nashville correspondent Ann Powers on the next World Cafe.

Friday, June 30

Live show kings Dispatch had a decade long hiatus in the Aughts, and returned with a long awaited new disc in 2012. Now, the much beloved band is gracing the summer season with their first album in five years, America, Location 12.  Hear them play live and talk about making new music with David Dye on the next World Cafe.

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