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  • Ann Delisi On World Cafe

    The host of WDET-FM's Essential Music highlights Detroit's top five new acts for Sense of Place. The chosen musicians range from atmospheric roots rockers to a '50s-pop-inspired band led by a 16-year-old.

  • Pop Culture Happy Hour: '12 Years' And Rites Of Passage

    On this week's show, we dive into the beautiful and challenging film 12 Years A Slave, both in its capacity as a film about slavery and in its capacity as a plain old good movie. We discuss a few rites of passage that seem to us essential, and we close with what's making us happy this week.

  • Electric Six On World Cafe

    Formed in 1996, the sextet equally encompasses elements of garage, disco, punk rock, new-wave and metal. Hear the group perform an energetic live set on this Sense of Place: Detroit feature.

  • Rodríguez On World Cafe

    We revisit an archived studio session from 2009 with the Detroit folk rocker for Sense of Place. The musician was the subject of the 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which focused on his oblivious rise to fame in South Africa.

  • KCRW Presents: Primal Scream

    British rock icon Bobby Gillespie and his band paid KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic a visit during their recent West Coast tour. Watch Primal Scream perform "It's Alright, It's OK," from this year's More Light LP.

  • Mike Ellison On World Cafe

    In this installment of Sense of Place: Detroit, the hip-hop artist discusses his family's roots. Fellow Detroiter and hit-making producer Don Was, a fan of Ellison, was inspired to record and mix today's session.

  • Time Untied: Why We'd All Be Better Off Without Release Date Myopia

    Critics and commentators tend to focus almost all their attention on what's new right this minute. Given the changes in the way culture makes its way to people's lives, that model doesn't necessarily make as much sense as it once did.

  • The Hounds Below On World Cafe

    Led by singer Jason Stollsteimer, the Hounds perform four songs from You Light Me Up In The Dark for this installment of Sense of Place: Detroit. Stollsteimer also discusses his musical transition with host David Dye in this special session.

  • Famous People Eat Weird Stuff, And Other Provincial Annotations

    We wander through the menu for a fancy celebrity soiree and try to figure out what these people are actually eating. You might be surprised how hard it is to tell.

  • Do We Really Need Bob Dylan And Van Morrison Box Sets?

    Recent collections of the musicians' outtakes enhance our understanding of transitional portions of monumental careers. That doesn't make them essential, though.