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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:36 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Peter Rowan Live From Studio A May 15, 2013 @ 2PM!

Peter Rowan will perform Live From Studio A

Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan will play a few songs during The Global Village ahead of his show that night at Woodland's Tavern

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Music
12:18 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

First Listen: G&D, 'The Lighthouse'

Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins' new album as G&D, The Lighthouse, comes out May 21.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon May 27, 2013 10:25 am

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Music
11:27 am
Mon May 13, 2013

A DIY Guide To The History Of Women In Jazz

Trombonist and arranger Melba Liston is one of the women featured in a new documentary about female instrumentalists in jazz, The Girls in the Band.
Carol Comer & Diane Gregg Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 2:29 pm

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation declaring Friday "Women in Jazz Day" — an attempt at cultural reform that's bound to enjoy the same resounding success as banning oversized sodas. Which is to say: Nice try, Mr. Mayor.

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Music
11:21 am
Mon May 13, 2013

The MIDI Revolution: Synthesizing Music For The Masses

Originally published on Sun May 12, 2013 7:44 am

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Music
5:22 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Covering Pop Hits On YouTube Is Starting To Pay

Tyler Ward says he was able to buy a car and a house with money he made posting videos of himself covering pop hits on YouTube.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 2:32 pm

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:34 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

The Lonely Wild Live From Studio A May 10, 2013 @ 1PM!

The Lonely Wild will perform Live From Studio A

The L.A. based quintet The Lonely Wild will play a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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Music Festivals
12:39 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival May 24th-26th, 2013

Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead's decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from historic set lists. Touring nationwide for more than 15 years to the tune of over 2200 shows since forming, Dark Star Orchestra's determined commitment to 'raising the Dead' has drawn them national media attention.

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Music
12:28 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Harry Connick, 'Idol' And The Pop Charts: Can You Define 'Good' Singing?

Harry Connick, Jr. (center) with the final four contestants on season 12 of American Idol. From left: Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison.
Michael Becker FOX

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 5:47 pm

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World Cafe
3:05 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Phosphorescent On World Cafe

Phosphorescent.
Steve Gullick Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:44 pm

It's easy to hear the steady growth in the music of Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck since the release of his band's 2009 Willie Nelson tribute album, To Willie. In 2011, Here's to Taking It Easy was a sprawling, languid epic written with his road band's performances in mind.

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Music
10:11 am
Wed May 8, 2013

A Conversation With Musician Don Felder

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder plays a benefit show at the LC in Columbus Friday night.

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Music
4:44 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

New Music From The Polyphonic Spree, Jon Hopkins, Eleanor Friedberger, More

Clockwise from upper left: Goat, Eleanor Friedberger, The Polyphonic Spree
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 2:33 pm

This week, All Songs Considered goes big with massive, heart-thumping new music from the gloriously exuberant, sprawling pop group The Polyphonic Spree, and the brilliantly experimental folk-rock band Akron Family. We also check out a gritty album from a Swedish group known as Goat, whose music is part prog-rock, part Afro-pop and undeniably awesome.

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Music
11:35 am
Tue May 7, 2013

MTV's Musical Legacy: How 'Unplugged' Sold The Radio Star

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City in November 1993.
Frank Micelotta Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 8:30 am

It's generally understood that something about MTV was revolutionary. Perhaps it was the music video, perhaps it was the short attention span, perhaps it was The Real World, but something about MTV had enough cultural permanency that it made for a fine oral history from Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum, called I Want My MTV, in late 2011.

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Music
3:59 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Question Of The Week: Do You Hear Music When You Dream?

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 8:13 pm

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Music
10:27 am
Mon May 6, 2013

First Listen: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film 'The Great Gatsby'

The soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, comes out May 7.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 8:09 pm

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Music
5:17 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Big Songs, Big Hype (Oh Yeah, They're Women)

Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches performs at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, in March.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 1:19 pm

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
11:16 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Trixie Whitley Live From Studio A May 8, 2013 @ 2PM!

Trixie Whitley Live From Studio A

Tune in for a session with Trixie Whitley ahead of her show at The Basement with Johnny Nicholson and Erica Blinn! 

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Music
9:36 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing; w/Maggie B.!

Savages
Richard Dumas / Matador Records NPR Music

Heavy Rotation is a special online series hosted NPR Music. Each month, NPR Music asks public radio DJs from across the country to share their favorite new songs. In this installment of Heavy Rotation — we'll hear more of public radio's new favorite songs, including a pick from our very own Maggie Brennan!

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Music
7:40 am
Fri May 3, 2013

6 New Latin Songs To Make You Move

Argentine singer La Yegros' new album is called Viene De Mi.
courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 11:00 am

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Music
7:37 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Savages.
Richard Dumas Matador Records

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 5:16 pm

In this installment of Heavy Rotation — where we bring to you public radio's new favorite songs — we collaborated with KCRW in Santa Monica, Calif., to bring you an exclusive track from British singer Laura Mvula's session on Morning Becomes Eclectic, plus enjoy a download from rising post-punk band Savages, courtesy of WXPN in Philadelphia.

This week's panel includes:

  • Anne Litt, a DJ at KCRW in Los Angeles.
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Music
7:35 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 7:38 pm

Jeff Hanneman, a guitarist for the thrash metal band Slayer, died Thursday of liver failure, the band announced in a statement on its website.

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