On the next World Cafe, host David Dye introduces Broncho. The Oklahoma band has been touring for the past three years, plying their new garage-rock debut, Can't Get Past The Lips. The entire show has been inspired by brevity, featuring a mix of old and new songs that are all very brief. If you enjoy songs that are short and to the point, then Broncho is for you. Tune in this evening at 8, on Central Ohio's NPR station, WCBE.
As you celebrate Independence Day, WCBE invites you to celebrate the music of one of America's most successful and consistently touring bands - Chicago. The program begins today at Noon ET. You'll hear from a couple special guests with ties to the band, songs from Chicago's retreat at Caribou Ranch, the story of the album that took 15 years to release and many of the songs from the early days. Please join us for an afternoon with the rock 'n' roll band with horns from Noon to 3pm ET.
Dayna Stephens is a patient musician. The 34-year-old tenor saxophonist and composer fashions supple, searching improvisations that brim with melodic cogency. His compositions often exude a widescreen sensibility with languid, narrative-like passages, suspenseful interludes and sumptuous harmonies.
Summer is heating up and so are dozens of classical music festivals all around the country. We couldn't possibly list them all, but here's a sampling of some of the best events, from open-air venues and seaside spots to historic concert halls. Been to a great summer festival we've missed? Feel free to pass along your own reviews in the comments section.
We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the flyers from reputable debt-consolidation companies is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, a vexing piece of concert-going etiquette.