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    Had a great conversation with Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! about the new Transgender Dysphoria Blues. A positively amped-up session to boot. 

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  2. Need some new music for the weekend? For one day only, download 20 live performances recorded by World Cafe, featuring Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Telekinesis, Parquet Courts and more. 

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    Crank your speakers for today’s guests, Massachusetts rock four-piece pottymouthgirls. Listen to the excellent “Rusted Shut” and download a free mp3 here

    Stream the full Potty Mouth session on World Cafe

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    Looking into 2014, Bruce Warren (Some Velvet Blog/WXPN) and I highlighted albums and bands to keep an eye on in the New Year. These included Philly’s War on Drugs, James Vincent McMorrow, Jeremy Messersmith, St Paul & the Broken Bones, Connan Mockasin, Noah Gundersen, Wild Ones, These Wild Plains, Kins and the album of Peter Gabriel covers, “And I’ll Scratch Yours” featuring Bon Iver’s take on “Come Talk to Me” by Bon Iver. Listen to our picks here.

  5. Want a sneak peak of the tunes that Memoryhouse is working on for the next album? Stream the Canadian dream-pop duo’s World Cafe session now.
Photo: Vanessa Heins

    Want a sneak peak of the tunes that Memoryhouse is working on for the next album? Stream the Canadian dream-pop duo’s World Cafe session now.

    Photo: Vanessa Heins

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    From today’s Cafe session, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric perform an acoustic version of “Live It Out” from their 2005 album of the same name. Listen to the entire session and interview with the Cafe’s Michaela Majoun here via NPR Music.

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Day one, lunch one. Sky Blue Sky, a @Wilco-themed #sandwich shop. #Toronto #SenseOfPlace (at Sky Blue Sky Sandwich Company)

Our friends at World Cafe are touring Toronto this weekend to find the best venues, record stores and restaurants (that’s host David Dye about to get his grub on), with picks from Toronto-based artists and you. Where should World Cafe hang out in Toronto?

    worldcafe:

    Day one, lunch one. Sky Blue Sky, a @Wilco-themed #sandwich shop. #Toronto #SenseOfPlace (at Sky Blue Sky Sandwich Company)

    Our friends at World Cafe are touring Toronto this weekend to find the best venues, record stores and restaurants (that’s host David Dye about to get his grub on), with picks from Toronto-based artists and you. Where should World Cafe hang out in Toronto?

  8. Eclectic, ironic, witty, contemporary: It’s hard to be all of these things at once. But the Pet Shop Boys have pulled it off since the mid-’80s. 
Hear an interview and some live cuts from the Sonar Music Festival on World Cafe. 
Photo: John Wright

    Eclectic, ironic, witty, contemporary: It’s hard to be all of these things at once. But the Pet Shop Boys have pulled it off since the mid-’80s. 

    Hear an interview and some live cuts from the Sonar Music Festival on World Cafe

    Photo: John Wright

  9. From World Cafe this week: hear exclusive performances by Franz Ferdinand, Youth Lagoon, Natalia Clavier, Houndmouth and a vintage session with The Black Keys.

  10. Catch up on the best of this week’s World Cafe with in-studio performances from Camera Obscura, Daughn Gibson, Martha Wainwright, Mikal Cronin, Alice Russell and more.