Music

World Cafe
10:23 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Pokey LaFarge on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

pokeylafarge.net

On this episode of the World Cafe, host David Dye welcomes Pokey LaFarge. The Midwestern singer-songwriter embraces American roots music from the early part of the 20th century. LaFarge showcases his old-timey style in a live set drawn from his new self-titled album, and we'll hear the story behind his stellar collaboration with Jack White on last year's Blunderbuss.

It's Pokey LaFarge on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE.

WEB EXCLUSIVE
4:02 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Michael Franti: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Check out Michael Franti's performance from Studio A on September 24th, 2013. He played his songs "The Sound Of Sunshine", "Life Is Better With You", and "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)". We hope enjoy the performances and interview! 

Do you like what you hear? Let us know what you think about our online Live from Studio A REPLAY series!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:46 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

WCBE Presents Dessa Live From Studio A Fri. Sept 27 @ 2pm!

Dessa will perform Live From Studio A

Dessa will perform live during the Global Village ahead of the show that night at The Basement!

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wcbe exclusive
12:42 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

WCBE Presents The Defibulators Live From Studio A September 27@11am!

Credit The Defibulators

Out of New York, they are currently touring in support of their new cd, "Debt'll Get'em".

Hear music and chat from The Defibulators, before their show later that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza.

That's on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM in Newark, and online at wcbe.org

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:12 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

WCBE Presents Chuck Mead & The Grassy Knoll Boys Live From Studio A Sept 26, 2013 @ 1PM!

Chuck Mead will perform Live From Studio A

Chuck Mead & The Grassy Knoll Boys will play a few songs for us during the Global Village! That same night they'll perform at Woodland's Backyard with the legendary Billy Joe Shaver and local musician Molly Winters!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
9:21 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

WCBE Presents Ewert & The Two Dragons Live From Studio A Sept. 30, 2013 @ 2PM!

Ewert And The Two Dragons

Hailing from Tallinn, Estonia, the indie-rock band Ewert And The Two Dragons are currently on tour in the U.S. and will be making a stop in Columbus on Monday September 30th! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:16 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Mickey Hart Will Visit WCBE Sept. 25, 2013 @ 2PM!!!

Mickey Hart To Visit WCBE

Mickey Hart will visit WCBE and The Global Village for a chat ahead of his show that night at Woodland's Tavern! 

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World Cafe
11:06 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Jason Isbell and Amanda Sires on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

jasonisbell.com

Jason and his wife, fiddler and songwriter Amanda Shires, join host David Dye to discuss their new albums including Shires' recent release Down Fell The Doves. 

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Music
4:05 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

WCBE Presents Michael Franti Live From Studio A Sept. 24, 2013 @ 2PM!

Michael Franti will perform Live From Studio A

We're very excited to have Michael Franti return to WCBE for a live session during the Global Village! 

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World Cafe
10:56 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Neko Case on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

nekocase.com

Neko Case's latest release is the autobiographical The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:51 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

WCBE Presents Typhoon From Studio A Sept. 23, 2013 @ 2PM!

Typhoon @ WCBE!

Typhoon, the 11 piece band from Portland will be playing a few songs for us here at WCBE! If you missed them performing the night before at The Wexner Center with Radiation City...here's your chance for a special intimate performance !   They're out on the road in support of their brand  new release White Lighter and

will be making a stop in Columbus!

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World Cafe
12:00 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

She & Him on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

sheandhim.com

Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward began their partnership in 2006 when they formed She & Him and issued their debut project Volume One in 2008.

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Music
11:09 am
Tue September 17, 2013

New Mix: Beck, Best Coast, Joanna Gruesome, More

Clockwise from upper left: Beck, Cate Le Bon, Arp's Alexis Georgopoulos, Best Coast
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 7:05 pm

On this edition of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share a brand new song from Beck. The new cut, called "Gimme," is the third single he's released since June and by far the strangest (i.e., best) of the bunch. None of the songs will be on the new full-length record Beck hopes to release before the end of the year.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
10:06 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Jeannie Burns And Andrew Hardin Live From Studio A Sept. 19, 2013 @11am!

Hardin burns will perform Live From StudioA

Teaming up as the duo Hardin Burns, they will be at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza the evening of Sept 19. 

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First Listen
7:04 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

First Listen: Rokia Traoré, 'Beautiful Africa'

Rokia Traoré's new album, Beautiful Africa, comes out in the U.S. on Sept. 24.
Mathieu Zazzo Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 9:41 am

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rokia Traoré has always been a sophisticate. She grew up as the daughter of a diplomat who was posted in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Her most recent stage project was Desdemona, a critically acclaimed theater piece riffing on Shakespeare's Othello, done in collaboration with novelist Toni Morrison and renowned theater director Peter Sellars and mounted at London's Barbican, in Vienna and at Lincoln Center.

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First Listen
7:00 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

First Listen: Mazzy Star, 'Seasons Of Your Day'

Mazzy Star's new album, Seasons of Your Day, comes out Sept. 24.
Ellen Ane Eggen Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 11:33 am

Mazzy Star came out of the Los Angeles neo-psychedelic indie-rock scene of the '80s — a spin-off the band Opal, which dissolved after lead singer Kendra Smith bailed.

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Music
1:10 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

WCBE Presents Melvin Seals & JGB @ Woodland's Tavern Sept. 26, 2013!

WCBE Presents Melvin Seals & JGB
Vernon Webb Photography

Probably best know as a longtime member of the Jerry Garcia Band, Melvin Seals & JGB will return to Columbus for a show at Woodland's Tavern! 

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Music
12:32 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

WCBE Presents Billy Joe Shaver @ Woodland's Backyard Sept. 26, 2013!

WCBE Presents Billy Joe Shaver

WCBE proudly presents the legendary Texas singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver at Woodland's Backyard

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Music
3:59 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

First Listen: Gregory Porter, 'Liquid Spirit'

Gregory Porter's new album, Liquid Spirit, comes out Sept. 17.
Shawn Peters Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 2:16 pm

There's an element of Gregory Porter's singing that feels like a welcome throwback, though he doesn't spell it out precisely. It's in the way he leans heavily into and erupts "Hey!" without fear of coming up short. It's in his coat-and-tie handling of an audience, well-mannered but without quaint mannerisms. It's in one of his better-known songs, where he asks "1960 what? 1960 who?" without a distinct answer — just a suggestion of the decade's historic events, alert black community and cathartic swing.

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World Cafe
9:32 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Treetop Flyers on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

treetopflyers.co.uk

The Mountain Moves, British band Treetop Flyers' impressive debut, channels vintage California folk-rock.

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