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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WCBE Exclusive
12:35 am
Wed November 12, 2014

WCBE Presents The Barr Brothers Live From Studio A Thurs. Nov. 13, 2014 @ 2PM!

The Barr Brothers will perform Live From Studio A

WCBE is looking forward to the return of The Barr Brothers to play live for us during the Global Village on Thursday, November 13th! 

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6:34 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

First Listen: Damien Rice, 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy'

Damien Rice's new album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, comes out Nov. 11.
Lilja Birgisdottir Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 8:59 pm

Damien Rice's creative ambition has always outstripped his personal ambition: The Irish singer-songwriter's 2002 debut O yielded many lavish orchestral flourishes, and even a foray into opera near the end, but Rice himself always seemed a reluctant star. After 2006's 9, he quietly retreated from the public eye and relocated to Iceland, barely popping up publicly since, so the arrival of these eight new songs comes as a welcome and periodically thrilling surprise.

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6:28 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

First Listen: Thompson, 'Family'

Thompson is, among others, folk musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and their son Teddy. Thompson's new album, Family, comes out Nov. 18.
Linda Thompson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 10:36 am

It's rare that a record lays out a mission statement as efficiently as the new supergroup Thompson does in the first 60 seconds of "Family." Here's Teddy Thompson, singing about the perils of being surrounded by his particular relatives:

My father is one of the greats to ever step on a stage

My mother has the most beautiful voice in the world

And I am betwixt and between

Sean Lennon, you know what I mean

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6:03 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

First Listen: Bryan Ferry, 'Avonmore'

Bryan Ferry's new album, Avonmore, comes out Nov. 17.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 10:33 am

Bryan Ferry rolls back the years with Avonmore, an album with eight original songs that recall his classic mid-'70s albums with Roxy Music, as well as two covers that are by themselves worth the price of admission.

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12:51 pm
Sat November 8, 2014

The First Waltz FREE Rockumentary Screening For WCBE MEMBERS Mon.Nov. 17th @ Studio 35!

The First Waltz - The Hard Working Americans

Attention Hard Working WCBE members...this one's for you!  It's a FREE event if you've donated to WCBE in the last year!

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5:21 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

WCBE Presents Spider Bags Live From Studio A Wed. Oct. 29, 2014 @ 2PM!

Spider Bags will perform Live From Studio A

The Carrboro/Chapel Hill, N.C. based Spider Bags will play a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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3:34 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

WCBE Presents Noah Gundersen Live From Studio A Tues. Oct. 28, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Noah Gundersen Live From Studio A

Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen will play a few songs for us during the Global Village before his show the next night at Skully's!

He's out on the road in support of his latest full length album Ledges and will be making a stop in Columbus and WCBE!

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4:51 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

WCBE Presents Bear's Den Live From Studio A Mon. Oct. 27, 2014 @ 2PM!

Bear's Den will perform Live From Studio A

London's Bear's Den are in the States for a month long headline tour and will making a stop in Columbus! 

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3:30 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

WCBE Presents Drive-By Truckers, Houndmouth @ The Newport Thurs. Oct. 23, 2014!

Drive-By Truckers

WCBE proudly presents the Drive-By Truckers and Houndmouth at The Newport Music Hall on October 23rd!

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4:17 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

WCBE Presents Reuben & The Dark Live From Studio A Wed. Oct. 15, 2014 @ 2:30PM!

Reuben And Dark will perform Live From Studio A

Reuben and the Dark is the newest project from Calgary's Reuben Bullock and they'll play a stripped down session for you during the Global Village!

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WCBE Exclusive
5:58 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

WCBE Presents Israel Nash Live From Studio A Fri. Oct. 10, 2014 @ 2PM!

Israel Nash will perform Live From Studio A

Texas native Israel Nash will be playing a few songs during the Global Village ahead of his show with Sons Of Bill that night at The Basement

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12:51 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

WCBE Presents The Last Bison Live From Studio A Mon. Oct. 6, 2014 @ 2PM!

The Last Bison will perform Live From Studio A

The Acoustic Rock, Alternative Folk outfit The Last Bison will play a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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6:23 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

WCBE Presents Sharon Van Etten Live From Studio A Thurs. Oct. 9, 2014 @ 2PM!

Sharon Van Etten will perform Live From Studio A

Sharon Van Etten will be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village in advance of her show that night at The Wexner Center!

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WCBE Exclusive
5:07 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

WCBE Presents Stu Larsen Live From Studio A Wed. Oct. 1, 2014 @ 1PM!

Stu Larsen will perform Live From Studio A

Tune in for to hear Stu Larsen during the Global Village!

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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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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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