Music

Dick and Jane
2:18 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Party Time"

 

CREDITS

 lyrics by Maggie & Isabella / music by Tin Armor / mixed by Eric Cronstein / recored at Tonne Shop

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First Listen
12:53 am
Wed January 23, 2013

First Listen: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 'II'

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's new album, II, comes out Feb. 5.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 3:01 pm

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Music Interviews
3:32 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Jose James: A Broad-Minded Singer Lets The Beat Build

Jose James' new studio album is titled No Beginning No End.
Janette Beckman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 8:48 pm

Jose James knows jazz. The son of a Panamanian jazz saxophonist, he studied at the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, was a finalist in 2004's Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocalist Competition and recently toured with legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner.

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Music
10:12 am
Mon January 21, 2013

SFJAZZ Center Opening Night: Live In Concert

SFJAZZ Collective
John Abbott / Courtesy of SFJAZZ

Thirty years after presenting its first concerts in San Francisco, the organization SFJAZZ has built a permanent home and performance venue. The SFJAZZ Center, conceived as the first stand-alone building for jazz in the U.S., opens with a star-studded concert on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at 11p.m. WWOZ, WBGO and NPR Music will team up for a live radio and online video broadcast of the concert.

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Music
2:58 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

For Sean Lennon, Music Is Not A Solo Act

Sean Lennon in the studio, during production of the Alter Egos soundtrack.
Jordan Galland Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun January 20, 2013 5:29 pm

Sean Lennon, son of John and Yoko, is drawn to musical collaboration and repelled by hydraulic fracturing.

The 37-year-old just released two albums: the improvisational project Mystical Weapons and the score to the independent film Alter Egos.

Writing For Film

Lennon only appears in Alter Egos for a few seconds; the majority of his efforts went into writing the music, which he had to do twice. He describes the film as a "kitsch comedy about superheroes," and his first attempt at the music took a similar vibe.

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Music
9:19 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

8th Annual Music In The Round @ Via Vecchia And Live From Studio A!

Music In The Round

Coming up on Saturday Feb.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:03 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

Jesse Henry Live From Studio A Jan. 24, 2013!

Jesse Henry will perform Live From Studio A @ WCBE
Credit Kaya Photography

  

Tune if for live music and a chat with local musician Jesse Henry. He'll be returning to Kenya to start a music program at the Rafiki AIDS Orphanage Feb. 5-25. He'll tell us all about this great cause and the instrument donation/fundraising event taking place at Woodland's Tavern on Sat. Jan. 26th from 3-5PM.  And we'll also hear about all his music projects too! 

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Music
9:24 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Who Needs Drugs When You've Got Music?

"Music modulates levels of dopamine in the brain which is a chemical responsible for reward and pleasure," says author Daniel Levitin.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 9:09 pm

It happened again last Saturday. And boy, when it hit me it felt great — though it left me a little shaken.

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Music
9:17 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Watch A Supergroup From Mali Sing For Peace

Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013.
Moustapha Diallo courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 10:33 am

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Music
9:16 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Song Premiere: Portal, 'The Back Wards'

Portal's vocalist, The Curator.
Dijana Krv Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 5:49 pm

I once made the mistake of listening to Portal with the lights off before bed. Other than the night following my near-victory at a fried-chicken-eating contest, I'd never had such messed-up dreams in my life.

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Dick and Jane
2:33 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Love Lost in the Rain"

 CREDITS

 lyrics by Laniya, Dre’Meka, & Shekeyra / music by This Is My Suitcase

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
10:49 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Live From Studio A Jan. 25, 2013!

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Cheyenne Marie Mize and Emmett Kelly will perform Live From Studio A @ WCBE!

Will Oldham aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy will perform with Cheyenne Marie Mize and The Cairo Gang's Emmett Kelly during the Global Village in the 2PM hour.  Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show that night at The Wexner CenterListen here!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:06 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Hollis Brown Live From Studio A Jan. 18, 2013!

Hollis Brown to peform Live From Studio A

New York City's Hollis Brown (a band, not a man) will play a few songs live for us during The Global Village!  Tune in for a chance to win tickets for the show that night at The Rumba Cafe and hear what they've been up to since their debut release Hollis Brown!  Listen here! 

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WCBE Exclusive
1:20 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Griffin House Live From Studio A Jan. 17, 2013!

Credit griffinhousemusic.com

Griffin will be stopping by studio a during the 11am hour to share his music, and his memories of growing up in Ohio. Currently touring all over the country, he will be performing at the basement later that evening. He's released several cds since his first, which was recorded in only five days.

That's Griffin House on 90.5 FM and HD Columbus.

Also online at wcbe.org

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Music
10:38 am
Mon January 14, 2013

First Listen: Jose James, 'No Beginning No End'

Jose James' No Beginning No End will be released on Jan. 22.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 7:32 pm

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Music
10:37 am
Mon January 14, 2013

First Listen: Widowspeak, 'Almanac'

Widowspeak's new album, Almanac, comes out Jan. 22.
Andrew Smith Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 7:31 pm

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Widowspeak is a fount of familiar sounds, from early-'90s shoegazer rock to twangily portentous Western soundtracks to the languidly soft pop of Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval. But the Brooklyn-based duo of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas fuses them all into a hazy swirl and gives them a kick of buzzy energy — and, in the process, gives the music a dreamy pop sound of its own.

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Music
10:35 am
Mon January 14, 2013

First Listen: Aaron Neville, 'My True Story'

Aaron Neville's My True Story comes out on Jan. 22.
Sarah A. Friedman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 7:30 pm

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Music
4:24 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

The Freight Hoppers Live From Studio A Jan. 15, 2013!

The Freight Hoppers Live From Studio A
Credit bluegrassusa.net

The Freight Hoppers, the string band out of Bryson City, TN. will perform a few songs live during the Global Village.  Be sure to tune in for some music rooted deep in Southern tradition and and a chance to win tickets for the show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza!

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Music
2:19 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Why There Are Only 100 Copies Of The New Bob Dylan Record

Bob Dylan in 1962. His extremely limited-edition 50th Anniversary Collection features unreleased material from his early career.
John Cohen Getty Images

Originally published on Sat January 12, 2013 1:47 pm

Bob Dylan has made some puzzling moves in his celebrated career, but the compilation that his record label recently released may be as odd as anything he's ever put out.

The compilation, 50th Anniversary Collection, is a limited-edition, four-CD set that was only released in Europe. It seems to have been designed by the label to exploit a recent change in European copyright law.

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Music
5:33 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

New Music From Tom Waits & Keith Richards, Ra Ra Riot, Villagers, More

Clockwise from upper left: Lisa Germano, Ra Ra Riot, Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Blaudzun.
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 2:31 pm

On this edition of All Songs Considered we've got a bunch of new-year premieres for you, including a special collaboration between Tom Waits and Keith Richards. The two veteran musicians recorded a song together for a new compilation album called Son Of Rogue's Gallery, and we guarantee it's not at all what you'd expect. Do the word's "sea chantey" mean anything to you?

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