WCBE Exclusive
12:57 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

WCBE Presents The Receiver Live From Studio A Fri. June 19, 2015 @ 11AM!

These guys have a new release, "All Burn". That will be available to the public June 23.

Also coming up for this Central Ohio based act is their cd release show the evening of the 19th, at Ace Of Cups. Other acts appearing at that show include Playing To Vapors an Fingers.

They'll be playing at Comfest Sun. June 28, and their song, Transit, was recently featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered".

Tune in to hear what else these guys have been up to.

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6:01 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Best Coast on World Cafe, Monday @ 8pm on WCBE

The band spotlights its latest release, "California Nights."
Hear How Best Coast Has Expanded Their Sound On California Nights Best Coast - that's Bethany Cosentino and her band partner Bobb Bruno - are back with a new album, California Nights, that expands on their care free lo-fi beachy rock.
WCBE Exclusive
1:10 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

WCBE Presents Dawes Live From Studio A Tues. June 16, 2015 @ 11AM!

Their last visit to studio A was back in 2011.

"All Your Favorite Bands" is the new Dawes release.

Listen to a live performance before their show at the L C Pavilion with Hozier.

That's Dawes, live from studio A, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at, and now streaming online through iTunes radio.

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Monthly Music & More
1:26 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Monthly Music & More: Forecastle Festival!

Attention Music Lovers: the WCBE Monthly Music & More Giveaway is back, and running now through July 3rd at midnight! This month, you can enter for a chance to win a grand prize package for the Forecastle Festival, taking place July 17-19 in Louisville, KY!

The Forecastle Festival Giveaway includes:

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WCBE Exclusive
12:53 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

WCBE Presents Heartbreak Orchestra Fri. June 12, 2015 @ 11AM!

Central Ohio based Husband-Wife team Jill and John Garratt have assembled this band, and have a cd release show coming up.

This Show, coming up at The Shrunken Head, features performances from several other acts, including Harvest Kings, Miller Kelton, and Kevin Collins, to name a few.

It's all part of Mingo Town Music's "Big Summer Showcase 2".

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5:14 pm
Tue June 9, 2015

The Man Before The Guitar: Remembering Les Paul At 100

Les Paul's career as a guitarist and innovator led him to play jazz, pop and country with other legendary musicians for decades.
Courtesy of the Les Paul Foundation

Originally published on Tue June 9, 2015 6:57 pm

Say the name "Les Paul" to anybody born after 1960, and they'll probably think you're talking about an electric guitar. But the musician and inventor, who was born 100 years ago Tuesday, was also an accomplished jazz guitarist. Paul was never happier than when playing for a live audience.

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6:16 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

WCBE Presents Broncho and Hippo Campus @ The Basement Sat. June 13, 2015!


WCBE proudly presents Broncho with Hippo Campus on Saturday, June 13th @ The Basement!

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Monthly Music & More
12:44 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

Monthly Music & More: Damien Rice!

Damien Rice
Damien Rice Facebook Page

And the winner is...Chrissy Kaminiski! Chrissy's name was selected at random as the winner of our Monthly Music & More Damien Rice Giveaway! Congratulations, Chrissy!

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7:29 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Florence Welch on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Florence Welch is the guest DJ tonight.
Not To Be Missed - Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine Is Our Guest DJ! We are going to have some fun today and listen to some fabulous music as Florence Welch, the charismatic lead singer of Florence + The Machine, joins us as... guest DJ!
7:57 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Dawes on World Cafe, Monday @ 8pm on WCBE

The band discusses its latest release, "All Your Favorite Bands."
The "Best Song Ever" About Los Angeles From Dawes The Los Angeles based band Dawes are back, this time on their own label with a new album All Your Favorite Bands. That title comes from the song of the same name which wishes an ex that all things go well in their life including all their favorite bands never breaking up.
4:04 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

WCBE Presents The DewDroppers Live From Studio A Wed. June 3, 2015 @ 2PM!

The DewDroppers

Local group The DewDroppers will be giving us a sneak preview of their debut album during the Global Village on Wed. June 3rd in the 2PM hour!

They'll celebrate the release of their new CD on Sat. June 6th at The Garden Theater with local group Swank!

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WCBE Exclusive
1:44 pm
Sun May 31, 2015

WCBE Presents Striking Matches Live From Studio A Thurs. June 4, 2015 @ 2PM!

Striking Matches

The Nashville, TN. duo Striking Matches (Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis) will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at The Basement with The Secret Sisters presented by WCBE! 

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7:01 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Pokey Lafarge on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

Pokey chats with David Dye about his latest release, "Something In The Summer."
Pokey LaFarge's Timeless Music Gets Some Contemporary Twists I cannot think of another artist, other than Pokey Lafarge, that both Garrison Keillor and Jack White are fans of! Pokey prefers to have his music - a mix of old jazz, blues, ragtime and string band music from the past century - referred to as timeless rather than retro.
6:55 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Kopecky on World Cafe, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

"Drug For The Modern Age" is the band's latest release.
Kopecky-Shorter Name New Musical Strengths on Drug For The Modern Age We admit that we were immediately taken with the energy of the Nashville-based band Kopecky. Founded in 2007 by Kelsey Kopecky and Gabe Simon as the Kopecky Family Band. the group took their time not releasing their debut album Kids Raising Kids until 2012.
VIP Benefits
8:21 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Corrected: VIP Member Events For June & July 2015

Thanks for supporting WCBE at our VIP membership level. The following tickets are available to current VIP members. 


Striking Matches/The Secret Sisters - Thurs. June 4th @ The Basement

Barenaked Ladies/Violent Femmes/Colin Hay - Fri. June 5th @ The LC

Elizabeth Cook - Sat. June 6th @ The Rumba Cafe

Hackensaw Boys - Wed. June 10th @ Woodland's Tavern

Mike Gordon Thurs. June 11th @ The Newport

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4:49 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Special

Finale featuring Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Joan Jett, Billie Joe Armstrong and many more
Plain Dealer

On April 18, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum welcomed its newest class with an induction ceremony in Cleveland. 

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7:25 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Lee Ann Womack on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Lee Ann spends some time with David Dye tonight.
Is There A Place In Country Music For A Singer As Good As Lee Ann Womack? Our guest today is a flat out great singer. Her name is Lee Ann Womack and she made her first album in Nashville in 1997. Three years later she had one of those pop-crossover hits that people hang careers on.
WCBE Exclusive
2:18 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

WCBE Presents Jonathan Tyler Live From Studio A Wed. May 27@11AM!

Currently on tour with Butch Walker, Jonathan's Columbus stop will be that evening at Park Street Saloon.

He, and his band The Northern Lights have opened for bands like AC/DC, Z.Z. Top, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and also played festivals like Bonnaroo and SXSW.

On his new Release, "Holy Smokes", which will be out later this summer, he get's help from some of the guys from The Northern Lights, and other musicians from bands like Phosphorescent and Centro-Matic.

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7:33 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Sense of Place: Philadelphia on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

The careers of Liz Longley and the West Philadelphia Orchestra are discussed.
A Philadelphia Singer-songwriter Via Berklee College of Music and Nashville - Liz Longley For our Sense of Place: Philly we have a new singer-songwriter that we claim even though she plies her trade in Nashville. She is Liz Longley. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she got her start here.
6:41 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Sense of Place: Philadelphia on World Cafe, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

World Cafe's spotlight on Philadelphia's vibrant music scene continues tonight.
Why Dr Dog May Be Philadelphia's Best Live Band Our Sense of Place Philadelphia had to include Dr Dog. Formed in West Philadelphia where they recorded their music for many years this combination of the writing skills of Toby Leaman and Scott McMicken started in 2001.