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4:06 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

10 Artists You Should Have Known In 2012

Stasia Irons of THEESatisfaction performs at KEXP's All Songs Considered party at The Vera Project on August 20, 2012.
Dave Lichterman KEXP

Originally published on Tue January 15, 2013 9:00 am

It's hard to keep track of new artists these days. Anyone with a credit card can start a Bandcamp page, and there are only so many hours in the day you can listen to music.

In an effort to make it a littler easier on you, we asked some colleagues around the country to share their favorite new discoveries of 2012, bands that made a real dent in their communities. Here are the artists you should have known in 2012.

Music
2:42 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012

Stephanie d'Otreppe NPR

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 9:23 am

This is how we sum up 2012: beats, harmonies, struggles, breakdowns, recoveries, party starters, raw-voiced rallying cries, song suites, storytellers, pop experimenters, never-more-devastating septuagenarian poet-crooners, never-more-devastating 285-year-old oratorios, epic statements, perfect miniatures, instant classics, hard-won achievements and explosions of joy. The albums we loved in 2012 — presented here in alphabetical order — spanned genres and borders, and each one got its hooks into us. We hope you find something here that does the same for you.

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Music
2:39 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

How The Wolf Survived: 40 Years Of Los Lobos

Los Lobos.
Drew Reynolds

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 11:21 am

  • Hear Los Lobos Play Guest DJ

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Music
2:38 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

'Mellon Collie' Mystery Girl: The Story Behind An Iconic Album Cover

The dreamy cover image of The Smashing Pumpkins' landmark 1995 album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the work of illustrator John Craig.
EMI

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 11:50 am

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
2:36 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Ben Sollee Live From Studio A Dec. 14, 2012 @ 1PM!

Ben Sollee Live From Studio A

Tune in for a live session with Ben Sollee before the show that night with Over The Rhine at Lincoln Theatre!

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WEB EXCLUSIVE
12:33 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Long Tall Deb: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Long Tall Deb performed live from WCBE's Studio A on December 7th, 2012! Check out the performances of "What Would A Good Woman Do?", "Hush Your Mouth", and "Train To Tucson"! Enjoy!

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
1:39 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Woody Pines Live From Studio A Dec. 10, 2012 @ 2PM!

Woody Pines Live From Studio A

Woody Pines will make a stop at WCBE to play some songs live during the Global Village. 

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Music
4:24 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Lianne La Havas On World Cafe

Lianne La Havas.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 5:33 pm

Lianne La Havas has toured with Bon Iver, sung with Willy Mason and recorded her debut album with producer Matt Hales, better known as Aqualung. More than most, she can attest to the benefits of knowing the right people, but La Havas also has heaps of talent on her side.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:03 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Steve Poltz Live From Studio A Dec. 11, 2012 @ 2PM!

Steve Poltz Live From Studio A

Steve Poltz will return to WCBE to play a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:53 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Moon Taxi Live From Studio A Dec 11, 2012 @ 11AM!

Moon Taxi Live From Studio A

This indie rock band out of Tennessee will talk about their cd, and play a few tunes from their repertoire.


WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:11 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Long Tall Deb Live From Studio A Dec. 7, 2012 @ 2PM!

Long Tall Deb Live From Studio A

Long Tall Deb will release her new CD "Raise Your Hands" on Sat. Dec. 8th @ Woodland's Tavern.

  

 

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Music
2:00 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Vote For The Best Music Of 2012

Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 2:15 pm

The Poll Is Now Closed... Check back later for the results!

You've listened to us blather all year about the music we love most. Now, it's your turn to tell us your favorites. We've got a monster list below that (we know) doesn't come close to covering everything that came out in 2012. But it's a good place to start, and we hope it'll help remind you of some of the amazing records you might have forgotten.

Pick up to TEN albums. If you don't see one of your favorites listed, use the write-in slots at the bottom of the poll.

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Music
1:17 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Question Of The Week: What Song Did You Listen To The Most In 2012?

Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 1:26 pm

Hold on to your seat. You're about to be hit with a bounty of year-end lists: NPR Music's favorite songs, artists, albums, discoveries and more of 2012.

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Music
12:40 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Legendary Jazz Musician Dave Brubeck Dies

Dave Brubeck performs along with his Dave Brubeck Quartet in November 2005.
Timm Schamberger AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 11:36 am

Dave Brubeck, the legendary jazz pianist and composer, known for defying jazz conventions and for recordings like "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," has died.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:22 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Bronze Radio Return Live From Studio A 12/05/12 @ 2PM!

Bronze Radio Return Live From Studio A

New Englanders Bronze Radio Return will play a few songs during the Global Village today! 

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Music
8:36 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Bucktown Kickback Live From Studio A Dec. 7, 2012 @ 11am!

Bucktown Kickback
http://bucktownkickback.wordpress.com/

This project of singer/songwriter/musician Adam Brooks Dudding will visit the WCBE studios.


They will also be performing at Woodlands Tavern later that night.


This band has been at it for ten years now.


Hear about what they're up to now, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus - central Ohio's NPR station.

Music
12:21 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

First Listen: Sufjan Stevens, 'Silver & Gold'

Sufjan Stevens released Silver & Gold Nov. 13.
Denny Renshaw Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 5:46 pm

Audio for this feature is no longer available.

Holiday music is often the domain of musicians who do the bare minimum. Available shortcuts abound: So many standards reside in the public domain, the arrangements write themselves, and expectations for the work as a whole generally hover somewhere in the neighborhood of "This could be nice, I suppose."

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Music
12:07 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Dozens Of Covers Later, 'Hallelujah' Endures

In 1994, a cover by the late Jeff Buckley helped save "Hallelujah" from musical obscurity.

Originally published on Sun December 2, 2012 11:55 am

There are songs, and then there are anthems.

One of those anthems is the subject of music journalist Alan Light's new book, The Holy Or The Broken.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
12:18 am
Sat December 1, 2012

The SoulJazz Orchestra Live From Studio A Dec. 6, 2012 @ 2PM!

The Soul Jazz Orchestra Live From Studio A

The multicultural group The Soul Jazz Orchestra will perform their blend of soul, jazz, latin and carribean sounds during the Global Village!  Tune in for the live session and a chance to win tickets for the show that night at Woodland's Tavern

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Dick and Jane
2:32 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Invisible"

LYRICS

Look over here. Look over there. Look everywhere. Do you see me sittin’ there? Do I have to stare? Let me close the door of opportunity. Do I have to be noticed in a picture? ‘Cause you don’t see me.

Am I invisible? Am I invisible? Am I invisible? Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Am I invisible?

Am I like a blinding wall? Just supposed to stand tall? Waiting for your response? Waiting for you to see me? Am I supposed to be that way? Sitting, waiting all day? Sitting, smiling at you?

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