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12:43 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Review: 'Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith'

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith comes out March 17.
Crackerfarm Courtesy of the artist

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.

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WCBE Exclusive
8:14 am
Thu March 5, 2015

WCBE Presents Luciano Live From Studio A Fri. Mar. 6@2PM!

The Reggae Messenger will be in Columbus to perform at the Al Rosa Villa.

He recently released a new single , "In The Name Of Love".

Be sure to tune in for Luciano, live in studio a, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now streaming online through iTunes radio.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE
12:00 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Chadwick Stokes: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Chadwick Stokes performed live from Studio A on March 3rd, 2015! Check out their performance again!

Do you like what you hear?  Let us know what you think about WCBE's online Live From Studio A REPLAY series!

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5:05 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Sense of Place: LA on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

Latin funk band Jungle Fire will be in the World Cafe spotlight tonight.
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.
WCBE Exclusive
4:19 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

WCBE Presents Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Live From Studio A Wed. March 18, 2015 @ 1PM!

WCBE Presents Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Live From Studio A

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at The Southern Theatre presented by WCBE!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

LISTEN HERE!

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Music
11:59 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Somebody's Darling: Live from Studio A REPLAY

 Somebody's Darling played live in Studio A on February 19, 2015.  Check out their performance and interview with Greg Moebius.

Do you like what you hear?  Let us know what you think about WCBE's online Live From Studio A REPLAY series!

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WCBE Exclusive
8:31 am
Tue February 24, 2015

WCBE Presents Ellis Paul Live From Studio A Fri. Mar. 6, 2015@11AM!

Credit Rachel Klein

His latest release "Chasing Beauty" came out late last year.

A winner of fifteen Boston Music Awards, he'll be at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, Shedd Theatre the evening of the 6th, with Antje Duvekot.

More information about this performance can be found online at the Six String Concerts website.

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7:00 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

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

Father John Misty discusses his most recent release, "I Love You, Honeybear."
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.
Music
2:47 pm
Sun February 22, 2015

WCBE Presents Chadwick Stokes Live From Studio A Tues. March 3, 2015 @ 2PM!

Chadwick Stokes will perform Live From Studio A

Chad Stokes of State Radio & Dispatch embarked on his first solo outing under the moniker Chadwick Stokes with the solo project, titled Simmerkane II.

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7:37 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Angaleena Presley on World Cafe, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Angaleena visits the World Café studios tonight.
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.
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WCBE Exclusive
1:12 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

WCBE Presents Greensky Bluegrass Live From Studio A Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 @ 2PM!

Greensky Bluegrass will perform Live From Studio A

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!

6:44 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Owen Pallett on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Arcade Fire's Owen Pallett is David Dye's guest tonight.
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).
5:05 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

The Lone Bellow on World Cafe, Monday @ 8pm on WCBE

Tonight, it's conversation plus a live performance.
The Folk Band The Lone Bellow Stay Energized On New Album Then Came The Morning The Lone Bellow joins us today playing in front of a live audience at World Cafe Live. The very popular three piece folk rock band from Brooklyn has roots in the South.
6:47 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

The Stray Birds on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

This Lancaster, Pennsylvania trio discuss their debut release, "Best Medicine."
The Stray Birds Music Has Grown As They Have Grown Up Together There is probably a band much like our guests today The Stray Birds in many towns, but few as good. The Stray Birds are a folk based trio from Lancaster, Pennsylvania who have known each other since middle school and have been playing in various configurations.
6:37 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

The Horse Feathers on World Cafe, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

The band discusses its latest release, "So It Is With Us."
Justin Ringle's Horse Feathers - A Different Band Our visit with the Portland, Oregon based band Horse Feathers today has a much different quality than the band's previous Cafe visit. Two major things have happened on the new album So It Is With Us.
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7:22 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

The Punch Brothers on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Members of The Punch Brothers visit the World Café studios tonight.
Punch Brothers Keep Searching On The Phosphorescent Blues February 10, 2015 - If you saw the concert film Another Day, Another Time, the companion movie to the Coen Brothers Inside Llewyn Davis, you saw our guests today The Punch Brothers. The quintet performed as the house band using their considerable skills to accompany a wide range of folk acts.
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Music
5:58 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

First Listen: The Mavericks, 'Mono'

The Mavericks' new album, Mono, comes out Feb. 17.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon February 9, 2015 11:31 am

In his rockabilly history Go Cat Go!, ethnomusicologist Craig Morrison describes the typical cradle of rock 'n' roll: a community hall reconfigured to serve as a nightclub for a night. "There might be Christmas lights strung across the back of the stage, tables and chairs around the perimeter of the room, food available for purchase, and maybe booze," Morrison writes. A jittery, ambitious band plays as loudly as possible, in order to be heard over the din of all the flirting, fighting and dancing.

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Music
5:51 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

First Listen: José González, 'Vestiges & Claws'

José González's new album, Vestiges & Claws, comes out Feb. 17.
Malin Johansson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 9:42 am

He asks a lot of questions, this José González.

He opened his last album, 2013's band project Junip, with a thought experiment Nietzsche could love: "What would you do if it all came back to you?" The song, "Line Of Fire," dwells in a mood of idle 3 a.m. musing; González tosses out existential/metaphysical conundrums like he's feeding bread to ducks — casually, without worrying much about concrete answers.

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Music
5:15 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

WCBE Presents Joshua Radin Live From Studio A Mon. Feb. 16, 2015 @ 2PM!

Joshua Radin will perform Live From Studio A

Cleveland OH native Joshua Radin will drop by to play a few songs during the Global Village!

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WCBE Exclusive
4:03 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

WCBE Presents Railroad Earth Live From Studio A Wed. Feb 11, 2015 @ 12:30PM!

Railroad Earth will perform Live From Studio A

The Americana/Rock/Improvisational group Railroad Earth will be playing a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that at The Newport presented by WCBE!

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