World Cafe: Next


Mon September 24, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Lightning Love

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

Lightning Love.
Chip Adams
  • Hear two new tracks from Lightning Love

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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Mon September 17, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 10:21 am

Holy Ghost Tent Revival.
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  • Hear two new tracks from Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Since 2008, the North Carolina band Holy Ghost Tent Revival has been crafting a sound rooted in its members' Southern upbringing. Along the way, it's made the transition from playing acoustic bluegrass and folk to becoming a soul-rock horn band that recalls '60s and '70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog, and New Orleans brass-band jazz.

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Tue September 11, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Save The Clocktower

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 12:39 pm

Chicago's Save the Clocktower.
Jacob S. Knabb

Chicago's Save the Clocktower formed in 2008 and kicked off its career in earnest the next year, when longtime friends Greg Newton (drums, vocals), Jimmy Shenk (keyboards) and Sean Paras (guitar/vocals) recorded their self-titled EP. In 2011, they released their first full-length album, Carousel, which is available as a free download on their Bandcamp page. Recently, a fourth member was added: bass player and older brother to Greg, Chris Newton.

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Mon September 3, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Jordan Hull

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 8:34 am

Jordan Hull.
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Jordan Hull has always been a creative type. Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Hull explored theater, writing and painting, and eventually got into music as an escape during his rebellious high-school years. Now in Nashville, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter writes lyrics that draw inspiration from great troubadours of yesteryear, including Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie.

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Tue May 22, 2012
World Cafe

Next: John Fullbright

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 8:09 am

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  • Hear two new tracks by John Fullbright

Hailing from Okemah, Okla., with a serious talent for writing Americana music, John Fullbright is often compared to Woody Guthrie. But Fullbright isn't riding on the coattails of the great folk artists who came before him; in fact, he describes himself as a songwriter, not just a musician, because he's determined to play his own music.

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