World Cafe Playlist for 01/31/2023

Encore: Wilco joins host Stephen Kallao for “Sense Of Place: Chicago”

Generally labeled as an alt-country band, Wilco says their latest record, Cruel Country, is the group’s first TRUE country album. And as frontman Jeff Tweedy explains it, there’s something about the simplicity of country music that brought the band together. As the Sense Of Place: Chicago series continues, World Cafe returns to Wilco’s visit when Cruel Country was released. Hear more from Tweedy about the latest songs and how they were influenced by today’s complicated state of affairs in the U.S. Plus, Wilco performs live.  

Stream the complete show here

*Kurt Vile “Pretty Pimpin’” b’lieve I’m goin down…
Wilco “Tired Of Taking It Out On You” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Wilco “Falling Apart” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Wilco “The Plains” Cruel Country
Wilco “Lifetime To Find” Recorded Live for The World Cafe
Wilco “Hearts Hard To Find” Recorded Live for The World Café
Low “Holy Ghost” The Invisible Way
Richard Thompson “Beatnik Walking” STILL
Mavis Staples “Can You Get to That” One True Vine
Everything But the Girl “Nothing Left to Lose” Fuse
Courtney Barnett “Elevator Operator: Sometimes I Sit and Think
Phoenix “Alpha Zulu” Alpha Zulu

Hour Two
*Nada Surf “Inside Of Love” Let Go
Say She She “Pink Roses” Prism
Passion Pit “Take A Walk” Gossamer
Tyler Childers “Angel Band (Jubilee Version)” Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven?
The Backseat Lovers “Know Your Name” Waiting To Spill
Radiohead “Burn The Witch” A Moon Shaped Pool
The New Pornographers “Really Really Light” Continue as a Guest
Bakar “1st Time” (single)
Florence + the Machine “Shake It Out” Ceremonials
Beth Orton “Ooh Child” The Other Side Of Daybreak
boygenius “$20” The Record
Dinosaur Jr “Start Choppin’ Where You Been
Maggie Rogers “Want Want” Surrender

*Optional Song