Music

WCBE Exclusive
12:48 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Annie And The Beekeepers Live From Studio A Feb 28!

Credit Annie And The Beekeepers.com

This band, fronted by Annie Lynch will be passing through Columbus on their way to their next gig in Washington DC.

They've played festivals including South By Southwest, and the Boston Folk Festival.

Tune in during the 11am hour to hear from Annie And The Beekeepers.

That's on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, and 106.3 FM in Newark.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE
11:01 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Martin Harley: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Martin Harley played live from WCBE's Studio A on February 25th, 2013! Check out the performance of "When I Go", "Cardboard King", and "Honey Bee"! We hope you enjoy the performances! 

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
4:56 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Eilen Jewell Live From Studio A Feb. 27, 2013 @ 2PM!

Eilen Jewell will perform Live From Studio A


  


Eilen Jewell will play a few songs during the Global Village ahead of her show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza

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First Listen
4:34 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

First Listen: Youth Lagoon, 'Wondrous Bughouse'

Youth Lagoon's new album, Wondrous Bughouse, comes out March 5.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 2:31 pm

Youth Lagoon's second album, Wondrous Bughouse, is one of the most arresting headphone records you'll hear this year. Trevor Powers, the band's sole member, layers strange but alluring synth textures under quirky melodies and simple pop beats, in the process creating an expansive and endlessly engrossing world of sonic curiosities.

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First Listen
4:21 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

First Listen: Josh Ritter, 'The Beast In Its Tracks'

Josh Ritter's new album, The Beast in Its Tracks, comes out March 5.
Laura Wilson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 7:41 am

As one of the most thoughtful singer-songwriters around, Josh Ritter isn't one to write angry, over-the-top, knee-jerk breakup songs — even though his new album, The Beast in Its Tracks, was written entirely in response to his own recent divorce. Gentility and empathy are wired into Ritter's songwriting, so his idea of a breakup anthem is the gorgeous and glorious "Joy to You Baby," in which he closes the book on a relationship by wishing everyone well, himself included.

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Music
2:45 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Richard Thompson On World Cafe @ 8PM Tonight On WCBE!

Richard Thompson.
Pamela Littky Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 5:08 pm

Richard Thompson started playing in "The British Byrds," Fairport Convention, when he was only 17.

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Music
11:14 am
Tue February 26, 2013

All Good Music Festival Lineup Announcement!

The annual music & camping event features over 40 bands with no overlapping sets, held July 18-21 at Legend Valley Concert Venue & Campground!

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WCBE Exclusive
2:52 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Delta Rae Live From Studio A Feb 26, 2013!

Credit deltarae.com

Delta Rae played in town last night with Z Z Ward and Martin Harley,

and she's staying in town to perform live for you during the 11am hour.

That's:

on 90.5 FM and HD Columbus, and 106.3 FM in Newark,

and online at wcbe.org

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:19 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

ZZ Ward Live From Studio A Feb. 25, 2013 @ 1PM!

  ZZ Ward will join us live during the Global Village! 

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Dick and Jane
2:15 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Reach a Little Further"

Listen Here for the Story Behind the Song.

LYRICS

 Hello? Can you hear me out there? Let me be the first one to tell you: be yourself, don’t ever fall down, speak up, shout out for what you believe in. Let everybody know who you are, and I promise you’ll go very far. Getting ready for battle and he’s trying to hold his ground. His heart is racing, numb with fear and doubt. The reign of bullets begin, as missiles streak the sky. Everything’s about to change in the blink of an eye. She feels like closing door. Oh, reach a little further and you will find, that you can walk the distance, discover bravery inside. Outrun the resistance, keep on persisting, and it will be alright. Oh, reach a little further. They watch with pity as her pain takes its toll. She takes a deep slow breath. She’s longing to feel whole. Despite uplifting words, they can’t help anymore. She’s fought for so long; she feels like closing door. Learn how to stand up. Learn how to fight. Whether you’re wrong or right, think like a bird or a butterfly, ready to take flight. Finally, you need to learn. Stand up, be strong, be heard, ready to fight, ready to lead. High and tall, you’ve got to exceed. Break the barriers. Jump the hurdles. Run the distance. Take off when you hear that startin’ gun. Don’t wait for resistance. Be brave and don’t let nobody ever push your fire. Speak what’s on your mind, then learn how to take steps higher. Everyday, relentlessly, they try to break him down. (Don’t let ‘em get ya.) Their laughter echoes as they push him down. He’s trying to speak up, to break through the walls. No matter how hard he tries, no one can hear his calls. (Come on, come on.)

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Music
10:32 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Jason Moran's 'Live: Time On The Quilts Of Gee's Bend' Suite On JazzSet

Jason Moran (left), Alicia Hall Moran (center), The Bandwagon and Bill Frisell (right) perform at the KC Jazz Club.
Scott Suchman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center

Composer and pianist Jason Moran ushers in his era as Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., with this performance, captured by JazzSet in honor of Black History Month.

Recorded February 7, 2013.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:52 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Martin Harley Live From Studio A Feb. 25, 2013 @ 2PM!

Tune in for a live session during the Global Village with the UK's Martin Harley

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Music
6:18 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

McCartney, Mumford Top Eclectic Bonnaroo Lineup

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There will be a British invasion of the main stage at

  

this year.

Paul McCartney and Mumford & Sons are among the headliners for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.


The four-day festival, held on a rural 700-acre farm, always features an eclectic roster, but the June 13-16 event is even more varied than usual.

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WCBE Exclusive
8:40 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Freedy Johnston And Aaron Lee Tasjan Live From Studio A Feb 25, 2013!

They're currently touring and will be in our studio during the 11am hour.

Both will be at Woodlands Tavern later that evening.

Hear Freedy Johnston and Aaron Lee Tasjan both perform during the 11am hour.

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

Music
9:59 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

First Listen: Shout Out Louds, 'Optica'

Shout Out Louds' new album, Optica, comes out Feb. 26.
Frode & Marcus Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 7:11 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

Say what you will about some of the biggest songs of the 1980s — go ahead and badmouth electric pianos, and by all means bemoan the prevailing production quality — but the decade continues to cast a long shadow over popular music. Given its enduring popularity on dance floors and on radios, not to mention the rise of '80s-emulating singers like Gotye, you could do far worse than look to that decade for tips on connecting with audiences.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
9:42 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

The Shazzbots Live From Studio A Feb. 21, 2013 @ 2PM!

The Shazzbots will perform Live From Studio A

Local group The Shazzbots will perform live during the Global Village. 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:58 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

The Pimps Of Joytime Live From Studio A Feb. 20, 2013 @ 2PM!

The Pimps Of Joytime will perform Live From Studio A

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Music
11:53 am
Mon February 18, 2013

What Makes A Scientist Rock?

Star struck: Brian May, Harry Wallop and Chris Lintott in the observatory at Sir Patrick Moore's house Photo
Rii Schroer http://www.telegraph.co.uk

It’s a Musician! It’s a Scientist! It’s… an Asteroid?

What does New Wave music and DNA chromosomes in E. coli have in common? Mira Aroyo, vocalist of Ladytron, an English electropop band, was working on her PhD at Oxford in genetics when she quit research science to pursue a music career. 

In an interview with London’s Daily Record in 2008, she explained the transition. 

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Music
1:59 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers

John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, pictured above in January 1970, are the subjects of Jonathan Cott's new book Days That I'll Remember. Cott met Lennon in 1968 and was friends with the couple.
Anthony Cox Getty Images

Originally published on Sun February 17, 2013 5:00 pm

As the European editor of Rolling Stone, Jonathan Cott spent his time interviewing legendary musicians like Mick Jagger and Pete Townshend. But in 1968, he finally got the opportunity to meet his hero, John Lennon. Cott was nervous.

"He said, 'There's nothing to be nervous about,'" Cott recalls. "'It's going to be OK, and we're doing it together, and that's what really matters.'"

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Music
12:45 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

A Brief History Of The Grammy Sales Bump

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, winner of Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards. To date, the band's winning album, Babel, has sold 1,737,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Jason Merritt Getty Images

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 5:21 pm

As televised prize-givers, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences are slouches. The dozen prizes given out in a typical Grammy Awards telecast is the lowest of any major awards-show telecast, from the Oscars to the Emmys. NARAS gives out the bulk of its little gramophones in an untelevised ceremony.

But as sales-juicers? The Grammys are unparalleled.

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