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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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 June 22, 2015 5:06 pm

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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5:51 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Review: José González, 'Vestiges & Claws'

José González's new album, Vestiges & Claws, comes out Feb. 17.
Malin Johansson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 11:11 pm

He asks a lot of questions, this José González.

He opened his last album, 2013's band project Junip, with a thought experiment Nietzsche could love: "What would you do if it all came back to you?" The song, "Line Of Fire," dwells in a mood of idle 3 a.m. musing; González tosses out existential/metaphysical conundrums like he's feeding bread to ducks — casually, without worrying much about concrete answers.

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5:15 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

WCBE Presents Joshua Radin Live From Studio A Mon. Feb. 16, 2015 @ 2PM!

Joshua Radin will perform Live From Studio A

Cleveland OH native Joshua Radin will drop by to play a few songs during the Global Village!

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WCBE Exclusive
12:02 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

WCBE Presents Charlie Mars @ Woodland's Tavern Sat. Feb. 7, 2015!

WCBE Presents Charlie Mars!

WCBE proudly presents Charlie Mars on Saturday, February 7th at Woodland's Tavern

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12:02 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

WCBE Presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. w/ Soul Rebels Sat. Dec. 13, 2014 @ The Newport!

Trombone Shorty will perform @ The Newport Sat. Dec. 13 @ The Newport!

WCBE proudly presents Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Orleans Ave. on Saturday, December 13th at The Newport Music Hall

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5:49 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

WCBE Presents PHOX Live From Studio A Thurs. Dec. 11, 2014 @ 2PM!

PHOX will perform Live From Studio A

The Madison, WI. group PHOX will be playing a few songs during the Global Village

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7:12 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

WCBE Presents Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Live From Studio A Mon. Dec. 1, 2014 @ 2PM!

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas will perform Live From Studio A

Having just performed on David Letterman... Detroit's Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas are making quite the name for themselves with their debut full length CD Secret Evil!  We're looking forward to their live session here at WCBE in advance of the show that night at The Basement with Van Dale and Dean Tartaglia. 

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2:02 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

WCBE Presents Mike Doughty Live From Studio A Tues. Nov. 18, 2014 @ 2PM!

Mike Doughty will perform Live From Studio A

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Mike Doughty Live From Studio A

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WCBE Exclusive
4:52 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

WCBE Presents Peter Bradley Adams Live From Studio A Fri. Nov. 14, 2014 @ 2PM!

Peter Bradley Adams will perform Live From Studio A

Peter Bradley Adams is a folk-pop Americana singer-songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama who now resides in Nashville. 

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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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