The World Cafe

Mon - Thu, 8pm - 10pm

Every day, The World Cafe with host David Dye serves up an eclectic mix of music from blues, rock, and world, to folk, and alternative country. Each show features live performances and interviews with celebrated & emerging artists. The Cafe also presents segments on books, movies, TV and plays related to music.

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5:34 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

WCBE Presents G. Love Live From Studio A Fri. May 22, 2015 @ 2PM!

G. Love

WCBE is looking forward to the return of G. Love... aka Garrett Dutton to the studio to play a few songs for us during the Global Village in advance of the show that night in Columbus! 

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First Listen
4:51 pm
Sat May 9, 2015

Review: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, 'The Traveling Kind'

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell's new album, The Traveling Kind, comes out May 12.
David McClister Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 4:19 pm

It took Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell nearly four decades to get around to making their first duets album, Old Yellow Moon, and just two years to follow it with The Traveling Kind. Their collaborative debut may have swept two of the biggest awards in their genre — a Best Americana Album Grammy and Album Of The Year at the Americana Awards — but there were more powerful incentives for them to team up again.

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4:37 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

WCBE Presents Toro Y Moi Live From Studio A Fri. May 8, 2015 @ 1PM!

Toro Y Moi

Chazwick Bradley Bundick, better known by his stage name Toro y Moi, is an American recording artist and producer who is out on the road in support of his latest release What For?

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5:34 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

WCBE Presents Turbo Fruits Live From Studio A May 5, 2015 @ 2PM!

Turbo Fruits

Turbo Fruits is a garage rock band from Nashville, Tennessee founded by Be Your Own Pet guitarist Jonas Stein. 

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4:50 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

WCBE Presents Ballroom Thieves Live From Studio A Tues. May 5, 2015 @ 11AM!

The Ballroom Thieves

Join us for a live session with the Boston, Massachusetts outfit The Ballroom Thieves

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WCBE Exclusive
12:05 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

WCBE Presents Stu Larsen @ The Rumba Cafe Fri. May 1, 2015!

Stu Larsen

WCBE proudly presents Australian singer-songwriter Stu Larsen as he returns to the Rumba Cafe for a show on Friday, May 1st! 

He's out on the road in support of his debut full length release Vagabond and will be joined by Natsuki Kurai and Matt Sander in Columbus!

Be sure to listen to the weekday music programs 9:15AM-3PM for chance to win tickets to the event!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on linet at www.wcbe.org/listen!

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5:45 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

WCBE Presents Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers @ The A&R Music Bar Sat. April 25, 2015!

Nicki Bluhm

WCBE proudly presents the return of Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers to Columbus on Saturday, April 25th at The A&R Music Bar

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4:29 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

WCBE Presents Tony Lucca Live From Studio A Tues. April 21, 2015 @ 2PM!

Tony Lucca

Singer-Songwriter Tony Lucca will play a few songs for us during the Global Village in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Anna Rose, Castle Creek and local artist Spencer Saylor!

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5:40 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

WCBE Presents Guster Live From Studio A Thurs. April 16, 2015 @ 2PM!

Guster

Guster is an American alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. 

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5:54 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

WCBE Presents Blitzen Trapper @ A&R Music Bar Wed. April 15, 2015!

Blitzen Trapper

WCBE proudly presents the return of the experimental country/folk group Blitzen Trapper

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12:20 am
Sat April 11, 2015

WCBE Presents River City Extension @ The Basement Sun. April 12, 2015!

River City Extension

WCBE proudly presents the return of River City Extension to Columbus!

The Toms River, NJ group are touring in support of their brand new release "Deliverance"... the long awaited follow up to 2012's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger". 

They'll perform Sunday, April 12th at The Basement with Cold Fronts and Emily & The Complexes!

www.rivercityextension.com

www.promowestlive.com

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4:08 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

WCBE Presents Martin Sexton with Jared Mahone @ The Newport Thurs. April 9, 2015!

Martin Sexton

WCBE proudly presents the return of Martin Sexton to The Newport on Thursday, April 9th! 

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WCBE Exclusive
2:13 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

WCBE Presents Liz Longley Live From Studio A Thurs. March 9, 2015 @ 2PM!

Liz Longley

Originally from Downingtown, PA., Liz Longle, the folk/pop musician who now resides in Nashville will play a few songs in advance of her show that night with Brian Wright at the Columbus Rumba Cafe!  The Berklee College Of Music grad is out on the road in support of her self titled album from Sugar Hill Records.

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org/listen!

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4:27 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

WCBE Presents Red Wanting Blue & Lydia Loveless @ Columbus Athenaeum Sat. April 4, 2015!

Red Wanting Blue with Lydia Loveless

WCBE proudly presents the return of two of Columbus' finest local acts for a hometown show on Saturday, April 4th at The Columbus Athenaeum

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2:29 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Review: Houndmouth, 'Little Neon Limelight'

Houndmouth's new album, Little Neon Limelight, comes out March 17.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 10:41 am

There are four official members of Houndmouth: guitarist Matt Myers, keyboardist Katie Toupin, drummer Shane Cody and bassist Zak Appleby, all of whom also pitch in with the singing and songwriting. But far more people than that contribute to their second album, Little Neon Limelight. Only artful alt-roots producer Dave Cobb, recording engineer Vance Powell and mastering engineer Pete Lyman pop up in the credits, though.

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1:41 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Review: Matthew E. White, 'Fresh Blood'

Matthew E. White's new album, Fresh Blood, comes out March 10.
Shawn Brackbill Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 10:39 am

It'd be inexact to describe Matthew E. White as a reluctant frontman, but up until the advent of Fresh Blood, his excellent second album, "rock star" wasn't exactly how he saw his future in music. His plan was more quixotic than becoming a successful singer-songwriter: He was starting a label, called Spacebomb Records, in the manner of Motown or Stax or Studio One, with a band and production team in-house. (Literally — his drummer is his roommate and their attic is Spacebomb Studios.)

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First Listen
12:43 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Review: 'Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith'

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith comes out March 17.
Crackerfarm Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 10:42 am

Working as a music journalist means that some days you get to tell people, in breathless prose, about an incredible new record you've discovered. On other days, you have to tell people that an artist you've followed and respected for years is no longer living. That part is never any fun. Listening to the hushed, elegantly spare Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, I found myself transported back to the period right after Smith died, of apparently self-inflicted stab wounds, in 2003.

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WCBE Exclusive
4:19 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

WCBE Presents Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Live From Studio A Wed. March 18, 2015 @ 1PM!

WCBE Presents Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Live From Studio A

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield will play a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at The Southern Theatre presented by WCBE!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

LISTEN HERE!

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2:47 pm
Sun February 22, 2015

WCBE Presents Chadwick Stokes Live From Studio A Tues. March 3, 2015 @ 2PM!

Chadwick Stokes will perform Live From Studio A

Chad Stokes of State Radio & Dispatch embarked on his first solo outing under the moniker Chadwick Stokes with the solo project, titled Simmerkane II.

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5:58 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

First Listen: The Mavericks, 'Mono'

The Mavericks' new album, Mono, comes out Feb. 17.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon February 9, 2015 11:31 am

In his rockabilly history Go Cat Go!, ethnomusicologist Craig Morrison describes the typical cradle of rock 'n' roll: a community hall reconfigured to serve as a nightclub for a night. "There might be Christmas lights strung across the back of the stage, tables and chairs around the perimeter of the room, food available for purchase, and maybe booze," Morrison writes. A jittery, ambitious band plays as loudly as possible, in order to be heard over the din of all the flirting, fighting and dancing.

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