World Cafe: Next

4:09pm

Mon November 26, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Elephant Stone

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 12:30 pm

Elephant Stone.
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Though the shock value of dropping a sitar into Western pop music has decreased since George Harrison's Hare Krishna days, the metallic, resonant drones of the instrument can still take a normal pop song and twist it into something unexpected. Rishi Dhir, sitarist, bassist and founding member of Elephant Stone, takes full advantage of the juxtaposition.

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3:46pm

Mon November 19, 2012
World Cafe

Next: The Fresh And Onlys

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 11:28 am

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Fusing vintage garage-rock and pop with modern punk, the San Francisco band The Fresh & Onlys has enjoyed a rapid rise, touring across Europe and North America and performing at its hometown Noise Pop festival.

Led by Tim Cohen and Shayde Sartin, the band recently released the accessibly psychedelic Long Slow Dance (Mexican Summer). Listen to two of its songs on this installment of World Cafe: Next, and don't miss the video for "Presence of Mind."

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10:44am

Mon November 12, 2012
World Cafe

Next: Aaron Embry

Originally published on Mon November 12, 2012 12:58 pm

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  • Hear two new tracks from Aaron Embry

After a three-year stint as a touring pianist with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, California native Aaron Embry struck out on his own. Embry wrote his solo debut, Tiny Prayers, while on the band's Railroad Revival Tour, crafting bare-bones acoustic melodies that recall the work of Embry's past collaborators, including Elliott Smith and Willie Nelson.

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1:13pm

Mon November 5, 2012
World Cafe

Next: The Pharmacy

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Scott Yoder and Brendhan Bowers formed The Pharmacy in 2002, envisioning it as a garage-punk band before also embracing dance-pop and psychedelic rock. In 2007, classically trained pianist Stefan Rubicz joined the group, which has since maintained a steady schedule, earning positive reviews and touring with Vivian Girls, Matt+Kim and Japanther.

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3:15pm

Mon October 29, 2012
World Cafe

Next: People Get Ready

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

People Get Ready.
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  • Hear two new tracks by People Get Ready

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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