World Cafe: Next


Mon October 29, 2012
World Cafe

Next: People Get Ready

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 4:10 pm

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The Brooklyn band People Get Ready has been combining music and performance art since 2009, when the group first performed at The Kitchen's Dance and Process series in New York. The band released its self-titled debut earlier this month, and it's a fine collection of harmony-rich pop.

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Mon October 15, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Allah-Las

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The vintage sounds of Allah-Las combine the harmonies and hooks of the British Invasion with the atmosphere of a West Coast psychedelic band. Three of the group's four members met while working at the legendary record store Amoeba, where they discovered a mutual love for '60s rock and the beach.

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Mon October 8, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Moon Taxi

Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 9:31 am

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Mon October 1, 2012
World Cafe

Next: The Lighthouse And The Whaler

The Lighthouse and the Whaler.
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The Lighthouse and the Whaler is a band based in Cleveland, Ohio, though its name actually references the waters off the coast of Massachusetts. Originally, Michael LoPresti and Aaron Smith were its only members, and the very first song they wrote together, "The Field Song," ended up picked for a Paste sampler CD.

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Mon September 24, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Lightning Love

Originally published on Mon September 24, 2012 4:45 pm

Lightning Love.
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Lightning Love is an indie-pop trio from Ypsilanti, Mich. The band is led by quirky pop singer Leah Diehl, who originally started Lightning Love as a solo project, recording demos in her basement. As she gained attention online, Diehl was asked to play some shows in the Midwest, so to round out her live sound, Diehl teamed up with her friend Ben Collins and her brother Aaron Diehl, who play guitar and drums, respectively.

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