David Dye http://kajx.org en He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe http://kajx.org/post/hes-my-brother-shes-my-sister-world-cafe Joining us in the studio for hour two of Tuesday's <em>World Cafe</em> is the Los Angeles band He's My Brother, She's My Sister. As the name implies, lead vocalists Robert and Rachel Kolar are indeed siblings.<p>Along with three other band members, the two have been crafting an eclectic mix of theatrical folk, garage, and even vaudeville-influenced music since 2010. After putting out a couple of singles, He's My Brother, She's My Sister released its debut album last year; it's titled <em>Nobody Dances in This Town</em>. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:48:00 +0000 David Dye 7950 at http://kajx.org He's My Brother, She's My Sister On World Cafe Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe http://kajx.org/post/elvis-costello-and-roots-world-cafe In hour one of Tuesday's installment of <em>World Cafe</em>, we talk with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15045892/elvis-costello" target="_blank">Elvis Costello</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15121130/the-roots" target="_blank">The Roots</a>' powerhouse drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson about how they met and came to utilize hip-hop techniques to make a non-hip-hop record. Costello and The Roots unveiled their collaborative album <em>Wise Up Ghost</em> last week — it's a project they'd made in semi-secrecy.<p>Both artists have rich histories as thriving collaborators. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:48:00 +0000 David Dye 7951 at http://kajx.org Elvis Costello And The Roots On World Cafe Neko Case On World Cafe http://kajx.org/post/neko-case-world-cafe <em>This segment, from Sept. 18, is part of our </em>Best Of 2013<em> series, in which we revisit some of our most memorable interviews and performances of the year.</em><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14950679/neko-case" target="_blank">Neko Case</a>'s new album, <em>The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You</em>, expands upon the fiercely intelligent singer-songwriter's gifts for music that's both innately infectious and rooted in intense, accessible emotions. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:18:00 +0000 David Dye 7672 at http://kajx.org Neko Case On World Cafe Jessie Ware On World Cafe http://kajx.org/post/jessie-ware-world-cafe Soulful singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is far from the first vocalist to make the transition from backing vocals to center stage; <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15000893/sheryl-crow" target="_blank">Sheryl Crow</a> once backed <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16782748/michael-jackson" target="_blank">Michael Jackson</a>, after all. But the Londoner has made the leap with tremendous success in her own right.<p>Ware's first album — <em>Devotion</em>, out now in the U.S. — was nominated for the U.K.'s Mercury Prize in 2012. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:01:00 +0000 David Dye 6233 at http://kajx.org Jessie Ware On World Cafe Next: Moreland And Arbuckle http://kajx.org/post/next-moreland-and-arbuckle This week's <em>World Cafe: Next</em> artist is the Kansas band Moreland & Arbuckle, whose members play blues-drenched roots-rock. On their fifth album, <em>7 Cities</em>, they've adopted the loose theme of the explorer Coronado's search for the seven cities of gold — which, not so coincidentally, took the conquistador right into their home territory.<p>After meeting at an open-mic night, Aaron Moreland and Dustin Arbuckle discovered a mutual love of Mississippi Delta blues. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:03:00 +0000 David Dye 6227 at http://kajx.org Next: Moreland And Arbuckle