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10:55 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Encore Broadcast: The Independents' Day Festival Special This Friday

Coming up this Friday on September 19th, from noon to 3pm, it's an encore broadcast of the Indepenents' Day Festival Special!

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5:05 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Chris Smither on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Chris Smither returns to the World Cafe studios for a live set and to discuss his career retrospective, "Still On The Levee."
Chris Smither's 50 Years Of Folk September 16, 2014 - Bluesman, singer, and songwriter Chris Smither has been at it for 50 years and has commemorated that anniversary with a new double disc collection of his material over the years re-recorded in his birthplace New Orleans. It is appropriately called Still On The Levee.
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12:31 am
Tue September 16, 2014

First Listen: King Tuff, 'Black Moon Spell'

King Tuff's new album, Black Moon Spell, comes out Sept. 23.
Dan Monick Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 10:38 am

Vermont native King Tuff, a.k.a. Kyle Thomas, has been prowling the corners of the D.I.Y. scene for years, both in this solo guise and as a member of several vastly different acts: the freak-folk outfit Feathers, the wunderkind pop band Happy Birthday, the doom-metal burner Witch. But until Black Moon Spell, he hadn't really pushed his persona so far in a single direction. On his third full-length album, Thomas re-brands himself as some sort of demonic teenager, out for kicks, laughs, and maybe a little mailbox baseball, as opposed to bloodshed and the apocalypse.

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12:26 am
Tue September 16, 2014

First Listen: Tweedy, 'Sukierae'

Tweedy's new album, Sukierae, comes out Sept. 23.
Piper Ferguson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 10:39 am

A clue about the scruffy aesthetic of Sukierae arrives at the 2:27 mark of "World Away," one of 20 (!) songs on the first family-band album from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Until this point, the tune — a variation on the Bo Diddley beat strummed on acoustic guitar, with Tweedy's sleepy voice distantly implying a blues cadence — has been fairly straightforward.

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12:23 am
Tue September 16, 2014

First Listen: Leonard Cohen, 'Popular Problems'

Leonard Cohen's new album, Popular Problems, comes out Sept. 23.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 10:41 am

Leonard Cohen is not a man for manifestos. Peripatetic bohemian, Montreal native, Zen meditator, diaspora Jew: Rock's almost-octogenarian philosopher emeritus inhabits identities that are multiple, contested, and resistant to orthodoxy. He is, however, willing to lay some things on the line. "I'm slowing down the tune, I never liked it fast," he intones over a burlesque blues line in the first track on his 13th studio album, Popular Problems. "You want to get there soon; I want to get there last."

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5:40 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Vintage Cafe: Phosphorescent on World Cafe, Monday @ 8pm on WCBE

Revisit this World Cafe session featuring Matthew Houck and Phosphorescent.
"Song For Zula" Highlights Phosphorescent's Vintage Cafe When we heard that Matthew Houck and Phosphorescent might have a new live album coming early in 2015, we thought it was time to give another listen to our 2013 session with the Brooklyn based band. It was recorded right as their album Muchacho was being released.
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6:06 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

WCBE Presents FREEMAN Live From Studio A Tues. Sept. 30, 2014 @ 2PM!

FREEMAN will perform Live From Studio A

The artist once known at Gene Ween... Aaron Freeman has recently released FREEMAN, the self-titled debut from his new band.

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3:28 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

WCBE Presents The Secret Sisters Live From Studio A Fri. Sept. 12, 2014 @ 2PM!

The Secret Sisters will perform Live From Studio A

Lydia and Laura Rogers...The Secret Sisters from Muscle Shoals, AL., will return to WCBE to play a few songs for us ahead of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern!

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10:17 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Kelis on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

Kelis visits with David Dye to discuss her latest release, "Food."
Le Cordon Bleu Grad Kelis Cooks Up New Album Food September 11, 2014 - If what you know about R&B singer Kelis is her ubiquitous 2003 hit single "Milkshake" or her short lived marriage to rapper Nas, then we are here to hip you to much more about this multi-faceted woman.
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3:58 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

WCBE Presents Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Live From Studio A Thurs. Sept. 11, 2014 @ 2PM!

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires will perform Live From Studio A

Southern rockers Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires will play a few songs during the Global Village!

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11:30 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Ryan Adams on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

Ryan, his band and co-producer visit David Dye in the World Cafe studios tonight.
An Extended Ryan Adams Interview & Performance With A Song You Have Never Heard Ryan Adams has just released his new self-titled album. It's his second since he took time away from touring and recording to deal with the health issue surrounding his problems with Meniere's Disease, an inner ear problem that made performing loud rock music unbearable.
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1:46 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

WCBE Presents Hannah Aldridge Live From Studio A Thur. Sept. 11, 2014@11AM!

She will be in Columbus to play in studio a, and to appear at a Songwriter Showcase that night with Jesse Henry and Megan Palmer at Natalie's in Worthington.

Her cd, "Razor Wire" came out in May.

Listen to a live performance and interview with Hannah Aldridge, on 90.5 WCBE FM and Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now streaming online at iTunes radio.

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1:27 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

WCBE Presents Parker Millsap Live From Studio A Wed. Sept. 10, 2014@11AM!

He will be performing at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza that night.

He's als0 been nominated for Emerging Act Of The Year by the Americana Music Association.

Listen in on conversation about that award, his upcoming performance at the awards ceremony, and his debut cd.

That's Parker Millsap, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now streaming online at iTunes Radio.

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5:28 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

WCBE Presents Charlie Mars Live From Studio A Wed. Sept. 10, 2014 @ 1PM!

Charlie Mars will perform Live From Studio A

Austin based musician Charlie Mars will be give us a little preview of his new album The Money before it comes out on Oct. 14th.

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1:59 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

WCBE Presents Sarah Jaffe Live From Studio A Mon. Sept. 8@11AM!

She's just passing through town, so you'll need to tune in to WCBE to hear her perform this time around.

She has a new release out, "Don't disconnect".

That's Sarah Jaffe, Live from studio a, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbua, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org.

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5:22 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Shovels and Rope on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

Shovels and Rope return to the World Cafe studios to perform and discuss their newest project "Swimmin' Time."
Married Performers Shovels & Rope Maintain Their "On The Brink of Losing It" Intensity Husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst are Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, South Carolina based folk duo who had big success with their first album as a band, O Be Joyful, in 2013.
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5:08 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

WCBE Presents Bombino Live From Studio A Wed. Sept. 10, 2014 @ 2PM!

Bombino will perform Live From Studio A

Agadez, Niger musician Bombino will bring his Desert Rock Blues sounds to the WCBE studio for a live session during the Global Village!

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4:03 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires on World Cafe, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

The band makes its World Cafe debut tonight.
Lee Bains III And The Glory Fires Play Southern Rock With A Punk Attitude Today we meet the Birmingham, Alabama based rock band Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires. This is loud rock and roll that draws from Southern rock as well as punk. Plus, believe it or not, gospel.
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6:02 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

WCBE Presents Justin Townes Earle Live From Studio A Mon. Sept. 8, 2014 @ 2PM!

Justin Townes Earle

We're looking forward to the return of Justin Townes Earle to Columbus!  

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5:28 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

WCBE Presents Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay Live From Studio A Thurs. Sept. 4, 2014 @ 2PM!

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay will perform Live From Studio A

Austin songwriters Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay will play a few songs for us during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music!

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