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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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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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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3:58 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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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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WCBE Exclusive
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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5:06 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

WCBE Presents Bahamas Live From Studio A Tues. Sept. 3, 2014 @ 2PM!

Bahamas will perform Live From Studio A

Afie Jurvanen has making music under the name Bahamas since 2009.

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6:02 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Lydia Loveless On World Cafe

Lydia Loveless.
Patrick Crawford Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 9:31 am

Lydia Loveless released her third album, Somewhere Else, early this year. The 23-year-old released her first album when she was 19, though it was filled with songs she'd written early in her teenage years. By any measure, that's a lot of music in a short amount of time.

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WCBE Exclusive
6:12 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

WCBE Presents Laura Cantrell Live From Studio A July 28, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Laura Cantrell Live From Studio A

Nashville based singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell will play a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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Newport Folk Festival 2014
10:49 am
Thu July 24, 2014

NPR Music Presents: Ryan Adams Live in Concert Fri. July 25th @6pm on wcbe.org

Julia Brokaw NPR Music

NPR Music, WFUV in New York City and FolkAlley.com are headed to the 2014 Newport Folk Festival this month, and we'll be gathering some great music listeners On Friday, July 25, we'll broadcast and webcast Ryan Adams LIVE from 6pm-7:30pm ET on wcbe.org!

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4:59 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Vintage Cafe: The Avett Brothers on World Cafe, Monday @ 8pm on WCBE

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World Cafe host David Dye revisits his 2009 conversation with The Avett Brothers.

That's Monday at 8pm on 90.5FM WCBE, 106.3FM in Newark and online at wcbe.org.

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5:34 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

WCBE Presents Nickel Creek with The Secret Sisters Sat. July 19th @ The LC!

WCBE Presents Nickel Creek and The Secret Sisters @ The LC!

WCBE proudly presents Nickel Creek with The Secret Sisters on Saturday, July 19th @ The LC!  

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WCBE Exclusive
4:46 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

WCBE Presents The Iguanas Live From Studio A Tues. Aug. 5, 2014 @ 2PM!

The Iguanas will perform Live From Studio A

The Iguanas, the group that formed in New Orleans back in 1989 will be playing a few songs during the Global Village!

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4:01 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Sense of Place/Iceland on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

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On this Sense of Place edition enjoy an ethereal live set with Sin Fang, the solo project of Icelandic artist Sindri Mar Sigfusson.  Plus, Bjork from the World Cafe archives.

It's World Cafe, tonight at 8 on 90.5FM WCBE, 106.3FM in Newark and online at wcbe.org.

Monthly Music & More
11:28 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Monthly Music & More : Rich Robinson Band Package Giveway!

Congratulations to Victor Elman and Steve Gall who are the winners of the Rich Robinson Band Giveaway!
 

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10:43 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Sense of Place/Iceland on World Cafe, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

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Performing songs from his latest disc For Now I Am Winter,  Olafur Arnalds helps the World Cafe explore the musical culture of Iceland as part of this week's Sense of Place series.  Plus, Sigur Ros from the archives.

That's World Cafe, tonight at pm on 90.5FM WCBE, 106.3FM in Newark and online at wcbe.org.

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5:29 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Vintage Cafe: Sense of Place/Iceland with Ásgeir on World Cafe, Monday @ 8pm on WCBE

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Take a musical journey through Iceland on this week's Sense of Place series, which begins tonight with a Vintage Cafe featuring Asgeir. Plus, find out about the best new Icelandic bands with Oli P. from Reykjavic's Ras 2 Radio.

Sense of Place/Iceland on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on 90.5FM WCBE, 106.3FM in Newark and online at wcbe.org

WCBE Exclusive
2:48 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

WCBE Presents Chris Smither Live From Studio A Aug. 15, 2014 @ 11AM!

Chris Smither will perform Live From Studio A

WCBE is very happy to have Chris Smither back in the studio  to play a few songs for us! 

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4:14 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

WCBE Presents JOHNNYSWIM Live From Studio A July 17, 2014 @ 2PM!

Johnnyswim will perform Live From Studio A

JOHNNYSWIM the Los Angeles based duo will play a few song for us during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at The Rumba Cafe

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6:27 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

WCBE Presents Sarah Borges/Girls Guns & Glory Live From Studio A Thurs. July 3, 2014 @ 2PM!

Sarah Borges will perform Live From Studio A with Girls Guns & Glory

Boston's Sarah Borges has just released her brand new album Radio Sweetheart and is touring in support of it and will be making a stop in Columbus and at WCBE!

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