How did Athens, Georgia's New Madrid Get Named For A Town On The Mississippi? The indie rock band New Madrid make their Cafe debut today. The band from Athens, Georgia has been together since 2012 and have released two albums including the latest called Sunswimmer that came out last year.
Carrie Rodriguez and her musical partner, Luke Jacobs, will return to WCBE to play Live From Studio A! Her latest studio release is 2013's Give Me All You Got and Live At The Cactus with Jacobs came out in 2014. Jacobs has also just released his brand new release Velvet After Feel. And Carrie is also one of the featured performers on the new Asleep At The Wheel CD, paying tribute to Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys!
Dave Alvin will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of the show that night with his brother Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones at Valley Dale Ballroom! They're out on the road together with their latest project with a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy called Common Ground.
Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show! It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!
A String Quartet Enhances The Romantic Vision of Kishi Bashi Kishi Bashi is kind of an otherworldly musical experience. Today we are going to partake of a particularly wonderful version of Kishi Bashi as a string quartet has joined K Ishibashi to translate the arrangement he would often play solo, looping his parts into complex arrangements.
City & Colour From 2011 For Our Vintage Cafe City & Colour From 2011 For Our Vintage Cafe City & Colour is one guy, Dallas Green, from Ontario, Canada. Today we have a Vintage Cafe from 2011 when he had just released is album Little Hell.
Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 10:41 am
There are four official members of Houndmouth: guitarist Matt Myers, keyboardist Katie Toupin, drummer Shane Cody and bassist Zak Appleby, all of whom also pitch in with the singing and songwriting. But far more people than that contribute to their second album, Little Neon Limelight. Only artful alt-roots producer Dave Cobb, recording engineer Vance Powell and mastering engineer Pete Lyman pop up in the credits, though.
Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 10:39 am
It'd be inexact to describe Matthew E. White as a reluctant frontman, but up until the advent of Fresh Blood, his excellent second album, "rock star" wasn't exactly how he saw his future in music. His plan was more quixotic than becoming a successful singer-songwriter: He was starting a label, called Spacebomb Records, in the manner of Motown or Stax or Studio One, with a band and production team in-house. (Literally — his drummer is his roommate and their attic is Spacebomb Studios.)
Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 10:42 am
Working as a music journalist means that some days you get to tell people, in breathless prose, about an incredible new record you've discovered. On other days, you have to tell people that an artist you've followed and respected for years is no longer living. That part is never any fun. Listening to the hushed, elegantly spare Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, I found myself transported back to the period right after Smith died, of apparently self-inflicted stab wounds, in 2003.
The Big Bold Latin Funk Of Jungle Fire Our World Cafe Sense of Place visit to LA continues today with a bit more of a funky West Coast vibe. Our guests are the powerful new Latin funk band Jungle Fire whose full length Tropicoso is out on Nacional records.
Father John Misty's I Love You, Honeybear All About Falling In Love In LA 2012 was an important year for Josh Tillman. It was the year he released his Father John Misty persona on the world with his first album Fear Fun. It was also the year he met the photographer and filmmaker Emma.
Kentucky Country Singer Angaleena Presley Knows What It Is Like To Be A Coal Miner's Daughter They say write what you know and that certainly explains the songs on Angaleena Presley's debut solo album American Middle Class.
The Americana/Bluegrass/Indie/Rock outfit Greensky Bluegrass will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at Park Street Saloon presented by WCBE! They're out on the road with their brand new release If Sorrows Swim and will be making a stop on Columbus!
Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!
It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!
String Player For Arcade Fire, Owen Pallett, And His Latest Solo Album Do you know our guest Owen Pallett? Pallett is probably not most recognized for his solo career although he has made wonderful genre-defying albums under the name Final Fantasy and under his own name (including his latest, the 2014 release In Conflict).