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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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WCBE is looking forward to the return of We Are Scientists to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at the Rumba Cafe with The Candescents!

They're out on the road with the brand new CD Megaplex and you'll get to hear more about that during their live session on WCBE!

In this session, we have some serious musicians who trained at a conservatory and make carefully arranged music with tricky harmonies. Sound like a recipe for fun? It is. This is Lake Street Dive we're talking about, and if you've heard any of the original music they make, you know they take all the most fun bits of pop, soul, disco, jazz, rock and roll and stitch them together into something all their own.

Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison, whose bleak but often triumphantly arranged rock songs tackled depression, anxiety and self-doubt, was found dead at Port Edgar near South Queensberry, Scotland, around 8:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, Edinburgh Police confirmed in a statement provided to NPR. He was 36.

Tune in to listen to Radnor & Lee perform in Studio A during the Global Village!

Josh Radnor and Ben Lee are out on the road with their self-titled debut and made a stop in Josh's hometown of Columbus!

We're lucky they made the time to drop by to share their stories and their music!

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Kim Richey will perform Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at Natalie's in Worthington.

She's out on the road with here brand new release Edgeland.

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

Liza Anne
Brett Warren

Liza Anne will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in advance of her show at The Basement presented by WCBE!

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!

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Curtis Harding Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the A&R Music Bar!

He's out on the road with his second full-length release Face Your Fear and you can catch him right here in Columbus!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Langhorne Slim to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!

He's out on the road with his latest release Lost At Last Vol. 1 and will be making a stop in Columbus to play the Rumba Cafe!

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

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

Soul music savant Leon Bridges has announced a new album, Good Thing, and with it, two new tracks.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.


Every band needs to refresh and reconsider its sound sooner or later, no matter how sharp it's gotten over the course of a long career. Creative stagnation comes for us all — even The Decemberists, a band whose records have always come bursting with verve and verbosity.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.

Caroline Rose will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in advance of her show that night at the Rumba Cafe with The Nude Party!

She's out on the road with her second release Loner and you'll get to hear all about it on WCBE!

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.

Jessica Lea Mayfield
Ebru Yildiz

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Jessica Lea Mayfield to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  

She's out on the road with her latest release Sorry Is Gone and will perform at the Rumba Cafe that evening with Mal Blum And The Blums.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Trevor Hall to perform Live From Studio A in advance of his sold out show at the Columbus Athenaeum!  

WCBE is looking forward to the return of ZZ Ward to perform Live From Studio A!

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.


Empowerment anthems have had a good run since the early aughts, during which time we grew accustomed to hearing powerhouse pop singers turn downtrodden verses into launching pads for triumphant hooks. That tried-and-true way of displaying feminine strength made the moment of overcoming tribulation feel almost inevitable.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting John Flansburgh and John Linnell live from Master Control in advance of their show that night at The Newport Music Hall!  

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Noah Gundersen to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village

Matisyahu and Common Kings will join us Live From Studio A during the Global Village

Ted Leo
Mindy Tucker

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Ted Leo Live From Studio A!

The Accidentals will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Basement with Jake Allen

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Sinkane Live From Studio A during the Global Village in advance of the show that night at The Basement with Nick Tolford & Company

Humming House
Melissa Madison Fuller

East Nashville's Humming House will join us Live From Studio A during the Global Village! 

Sarah Lee Guthrie will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village

Strand Of Oaks, led by Philadelphia's Tim Showalter, will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village

Chicano Batman the band that comes out of the Latin alternative scene in Los Angeles will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village

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