This Week On World Cafe: July 10-14

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


Photo: Sean Pecknold

Monday, July 10

Austin-based Sweet Spirit is punchy, powerhouse party band. Their raucous live shows earned them a fan in Britt Daniel of Spoon, who gave them a leg up on their debut album. Sweet Spirit performs music from their follow-up record called St. Mojo and share wild and fun stories befitting a wild and fun band on the next World Café.

Tuesday, July 11

From growing up in LA to living in a 200-year-old gothic home in Virginia so her father could pursue priesthood, hear how Angelica Garcia’s range of experiences has shaped her music on her debut album, Medicine for Birds.

Wednesday, July 12

Best known as David Letterman’s house band leader for 33 years, Paul Shaffer is back with The World’s Most Dangerous Band. Their new record features Shaggy, Jenny Lewis, Darius Rucker and Bill Murray. Paul talks about his time with Dave, his gig playing in the original Saturday Night Live House band and his role as Artie Fufkin in the mockumentary cult hit This is Spinal Tap.

Thursday, July 13

With the help of Jack White’s Third Man Records, the young Nashville band Sun Seeker release their much anticipated debut EP Biddeford on July 14. The Music City four piece now hope to make their presence known nationally — hear why the 21-year-olds have been so quickly recognized for their talent in their artistically rich hometown.

Friday, July 14

After a 6-year hiatus, Fleet Foxes are back with a new album called Crack-Up. The band performs live music showcasing the folk-tinged harmonies they’re known and loved for, and lead singer Robin Pecknold tells Talia Schlanger about some of the creative forces that shaped the album including a trilogy of essays by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


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