Our guests on the Cafe today for Saint Patrick's Day are in many ways an Irish supergroup. Called The Gloaming and consisting of fiddler Martin Hayes, producer and singer Iarla ÓLionáird, fiddler Caoimhín ÓRaghallaigh, Dennis Cahill and New York pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman, they released their self-titled debut earlier this year.
The Pimps of Joytime put on an amazing performance in WCBE's Studio A on February 20th, 2013! Check out their performances of "She-Do", "Dance Cardia", and "Janxta Funk"! We hope you enjoy the performance and interview!
Listen to All Songs Considered at SXSW - Wednesday
For most of Wednesday, our team in Austin, Texas, had their eyes on the stage at Stubb's BBQ, where we presented our SXSW showcase featuring sets by Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, Kelis, Eagulls and Perfect Pussy. But near the end of the night, we started hearing news of a terrible accident involving dozens of people outside another venue.
NPR Music returns to Austin for coverage of the 2014 South by Southwest Festival, March 7-16th. The lineup includes a Showcase video webcast with St. Vincent, Damon Albarn, and more, the keynote webcast with Lady Gaga, a preview show from All Songs Considered, and five nightly podcast reports from the ASC team.
Austin Suits Patty Griffin Just Right! She Plays An Unreleased Song For Us Live Our Sense of Place stop in Austin continues today with long time resident singer-songwriter Patty Griffin. In late 2013 Griffin finally saw the release of her album Silver Bell which was recorded in 2000 as the follow-up to her second album Flaming Red but was shelved by her then record company.
2013 Austin Music Award Winners In Both The "Indie" and "Folk" Categories - Wild Child Our Sense of Place visit to Austin continues as we move into the KUTX studio for a performance from the Austin, Texas band Wild Child. The band put out their debut in 2011 and their second album The Runaround in October of last year.
Find Out Why Austin's Shakey Graves Was Born To Perform Our Sense of Place: Austin guest today, Shakey Graves, has been described as one of the best one-man shows in Austin. With his finger-picked guitar and suitcase drum he takes over the stage.
Live From Spoon Drummer Jim Eno's Public Hi Fi Studio - Jim Eno! If you are a fan of Spoon, the long time Alt-rock band that got their start in Austin, then you are undoubtedly a fan of their drummer Jim Eno.
Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 10:56 am
"Under the Pressure," the nine-minute song that kicks off Lost in the Dream, opens with a few seconds of hair-raising electronic ticking and closes with two and a half minutes of full-band, synchronized, undulating feedback. In between, The War on Drugs shows many of the cards in its stacked deck: chugging drums, horn stabs, guitar runs that fly off into the atmosphere, keyboards with a strong melodic gravitational field pulling weight for singer Adam Granduciel's wandering mystic tenor.
The Elegant Songcraft of Minneapolis' Jeremy Messersmith March 6, 2014 - Jeremy Messersmith's fourth record is called Heart Murmurs and it is indeed another album of elegantly crafted love songs. Jeremy is from Minneapolis where his initial trilogy of albums that started with The Alcatraz Kid in 2006 caught a lot of ears there.
Hurricane Sandy Swept Nicole Atkins To Sweden To Record New Album We welcome New Jersey based artist Nicole Atkins back to the Cafe. The New Jersey part is important because her first album was named after Neptune City on the shore and her new album Slow Phaser came into being partially because of the after effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Attention Music Lovers: the WCBE Monthly Music & More Giveaway is back, and running now through March 31st! This month, the giveaway includes a prize package with a pair of concert tickets to see the band Temples and their show with Drowners on April 28th, plus 3 WCBE t-shirts and many CDs to expand your music library, with artists like Beck, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and much more! A donation is not required, but every donation made between now and March 31st will get you automatically registered!