Music

World Cafe
10:27 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Lissie on World Cafe, tonight @ 8 on WCBE

lissie.com

American folk rock artist Lissie is David Dye's guest on tonight's edition of World Cafe. Led by the catchy single "Shameless," Lissie's highly-anticipated new record "Back to Forever" arrives next month.

It's insight into the successful musical travels of Lissie on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE.

Music
9:16 am
Thu August 1, 2013

5 To Watch: Newport Jazz Festival Debuts

Dee Alexander is among the artists leading a band for the first time at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 1:36 pm

Major jazz gatherings such as the Newport Jazz Festival — which dates back to 1954 — have always relied on big names to attract visitors. The 2013 edition is no different, with headliners such as Wayne Shorter (with Herbie Hancock), Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri and Esperanza Spalding.

Read more
World Cafe
11:39 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Rhye on World Cafe, tonight @ 8 on WCBE

Credit Dan Monick / Courtesy of the artist

Mike Milosh and Robin Hanibal are the players in this Los Angeles-based indie duo known as Rhye, and they released their debut album, "Woman," in March.  On tonight's edition of World Cafe, hear performances by Rhye which were recorded by NPR Music at the Le Poisson Rouge club in New York City.  

It's Rhye captured live with host David Dye on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE.

WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:10 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

WCBE Presents Seth Walker Live From Studio A Aug. 7, 2013 @ 2PM!

Seth Walker will perform Live From Studio a

The Austin bluesman Seth Walker will join us to play a few songs ahead of his show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza

Read more
Music
5:32 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

On The Road To Rock Excess: Why The '60s Really Ended In 1973

British rockers Led Zeppelin pose in front of their private plane, dubbed "The Starship," in 1973.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 9:58 am

Author Michael Walker says that by the end of the 1960s, you could fairly say there were two generations of baby boomers: those who had experienced that decade's peace-and-love era of music firsthand, and those who learned about it from their older brothers and sisters.

Read more
World Cafe
2:40 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

La Santa Cecilia on World Cafe, tonight @ 8 on WCBE

lasantacecilia.com

LA's La Santa Cecilia joins host David Dye with their blend of Latin alternative music, traditional South American rhythms, rock, jazz and Afro-Cuban percussion.

 

Listen as they perform two tracks from their latest album "Noche y Citas Con Chicle."

 

It's music and conversation with La Santa Cecilia on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on 90.5 FM WCBE.

 

Music
1:12 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Maxwell's, The Beloved New Jersey Venue, Closes

Maxwell's, in Hoboken, N.J., hosted Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana and the Replacements, to name a few.
George Kopp

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 5:32 pm

The rock club Maxwell's is a tiny space that's hosted some of the biggest names in music for more than 30 years. R.E.M., Nirvana and many more bands have squeezed onto Maxwell's stage in Hoboken, N.J. Native son Bruce Springsteen recorded the music video for "Glory Days" there.

Read more
Music
10:52 am
Tue July 30, 2013

The 2013 Newport Folk Festival In GIFs

Jim James gets his groove on.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 10:03 am

Rain or shine, people love to dance at the Newport Folk Festival — maybe it's the fresh air, maybe it's boats tootin' in the distance, maybe it's the ramblin' good time folks like Beck, The Avett Brothers, Jim James and

Read more
Music
10:26 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

WCBE Presents Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band Live From Studio A Aug. 6, 2013 @ 2PM!

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band will perform Live From Studio A

The funky outfit Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band will perform a few songs during the Global Village! 

Read more
American Routes
2:45 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Guitar Heroes on American Routes on 90.5 WCBE!

Pat Martino
www.patmartino.com

Join us this week for an exploration of the guitar in jazz, blues, and country music.

Read more
WEB EXCLUSIVE
12:00 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Amy Regan: Live From Studio A REPLAY

Amy Regan performed live from WCBE's Studio A on July 29th, 2013. Check out the amazing performance and interview now! Enjoy! 

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

Read more
Music
4:37 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

AlunaGeorge Finds A Natural Groove, By Accident

George Reid and Aluna Francis have become darlings of the European music festival circuit without releasing an album. Body Talk, their full-length debut as AlunaGeorge, is out Monday.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 3:54 pm

If it weren't for a MySpace message three years ago, singer Aluna Francis and producer George Reid might never have joined to form AlunaGeorge.

Read more
WEB EXCLUSIVE
4:24 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Tedeschi and Trucks: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Tedeschi and Trucks performed live from WCBE's Studio A on July 24th, 2013! Check out the great performance and interview! Enjoy! 

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

Read more
Music
5:02 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Piano Mastery, Trinidadian Trumpet, Singing Apes: New Jazz

Trumpeter Etienne Charles' new album is called Creole Soul.
Laura Ferreira Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 10:26 am

It's been too long since we simply sat up and pointed out a few of the many new releases worth a set of ears. Luckily, the staff on weekends at All Things Considered thought the same. They invited me to sit down with host Jacki Lyden and play a few cuts for them.

Here's music from an elder statesman of piano, a trumpeter who understands creole music personally, a drummer who writes tunes with a payoff, and a singer in her early 20s with maturity and kick.

Read more
WEB EXCLUSIVE
4:20 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

The Howlin' Brothers: Live from Studio A REPLAY

The Howlin' Brothers performed live from WCBE's Studio A on July 25th, 2013! Check out their performances of "Big Time", "Just Like You", and "Gone"! Enjoy! 

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

Read more
Music
11:58 am
Sat July 27, 2013

Best Of Brasil Summerfest 2013: Hip Hop, Samba, Tecno Brega And Beyond

Brazilian singer Gaby Amarantos is among the many new faces invading New York at this year's Brasil Summerfest.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:14 pm

Read more
Music
11:02 am
Sat July 27, 2013

Singer, Songwriter J.J. Cale Dead From Heart Attack At 74

J.J. Cale wrote hits including "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" for Eric Clapton.
R. Diamond WireImage/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat August 3, 2013 9:12 am

J.J. Cale, whose songs became hits for the likes of Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at age 74 from a heart attack, his management agency's website announced.

Cale died at about 8 p.m. Friday at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., the Rosebud agency said Saturday.

Read more
Music
9:02 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Why The Newport Folk Festival Is So Special

Mito Habe-Evans NPR Music

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 3:48 pm

  • Hear Newport Folk Producer Jay Sweet Discuss This Year's Festival

Read more
Music
8:57 am
Fri July 26, 2013

5 New Faces Of Folk, At The 2013 Newport Folk Festival

Alynda Lee Segarra records as Hurray For The Riff Raff, one of the emerging acts making its debut at the Newport Folk Festival this year.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 6:16 pm

The Newport Folk Festival's history is dotted with historic moments involving musical icons — Bob Dylan plugging in jumps immediately to mind. But, while organizers still take care to stack each festival with huge names and star veterans, the margins are smartly and lovingly curated, too. The 2013 Newport Folk Festival is no different, with an impressive slate of boundary-pushers and genre-eschewers. Here are five of the newest and most promising faces, with a downloadable song from each.

Read more

Pages