6:22 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Kishi Bashi on World Cafe, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Revisit this session originally broadcast in March.
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.
7:27 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Courtney Barnett on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Tonight, it's an encore presentation with Courtney Barnett.
Courtney Barnett Sits And Thinks Live On The Cafe We admit it. When Courtney Barnett combined her previously released Australian EPs into A Sea of Split Peas in 2013 and put them out in the US, we fell in love. An amazing writer, Barnett's wordplay manages to capture the stream of conscious of the everyday while never becoming overly clever.
6:15 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

WCBE Presents Heartless Bastards Live From Studio A June 24, 2015@ 2PM!

Heartless Bastards

WCBE is looking forward to the return of the Heartless Bastards Live From Studio A on Wednesday, June 24th! 

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4:54 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Father John Misty on World Cafe, Monday @ 8pm on WCBE

Enjoy this encore presentation originally broadcast in February, 2015.
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.
WCBE Exclusive
9:35 am
Mon June 22, 2015

WCBE Presents Spirit Family Reunion Live From Studio A Mon. June 22, 2015 @ 2PM!

Spirit Family Reunion

The Brooklyn based band Spirit Family Reunion will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show at Woodland's Tavern with The Tillers!

They're out on the road in support of their latest release Hands Together and you'll get to hear a preview of it on WCBE!

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6:04 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Buffy Sainte-Marie on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

Buffy discusses her career with David Dye tonight.
Buffy Sainte-Marie Continues To Not Act Her Age! 74 year old Buffy Sainte-Marie still has all the passion of her youth on her new album Power in the Blood. The Cree songwriter penned songs like " Universal Soldier" and "Until It's Time For You to Go" in the 60s that were hits for others.
5:08 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

WCBE Presents Cave Singers Live From Studio A Fri. June 19, 2015 @ 2PM!

The Cave Singers

Seattle's indie folk rock outfit The Cave Singers will play a few songs for us during the Global Village

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6:15 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

James Taylor on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

JT discusses his latest release, "Before This World."
With Before This World James Taylor Is Back In The Songwriting Game After 13 Years Away James Taylor put out his first album on Apple Records in 1968. He wrote about halcyon days in North Carolina contrasted with songs about the mental hospital and heroin addiction.
WCBE Exclusive
2:02 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

WCBE Presents The Helio Sequence Live From Studio A Wed. June 24, 2015 @ 11AM!

The Helio Sequence

This Portland Oregon based act has been writing music and playing live since 1999.

Their sixth full length release, which came out last month on the Sub-Pop label, is self-titled.

They're currently touring the USA with the band Lost Lander, also out of Oregon. Both bands will perform the evening of the 24th at The Basement.

WCBE exclusive
1:20 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

WCBE Presents Columbus based Oliver Oak Live From Studio A Tues. June 23, 2015 @ 11AM!

This local indie band will be opening for the Wisconsin based musical act Phox that night at The Basement. It's The Basement's 10th Anniversary Show. The band Mechanical River, out of South Carolina, will also perform. Doors open at about 7pm.

Their cd, "Sleepless Wilds" has been out for a few months now.

A six piece outfit, these folks have been making music since April 2013.

Hear a bit about what they've been up to lately.

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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!

And the winner is...Katherine Howard! Katherine's name was selected at random as the winner of our Monthly Music & More Forecastle Festival Giveaway! Congratulations, Katherine!

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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.