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
3:49 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

First Listen: Sam Smith, 'In The Lonely Hour'

Sam Smith's new album, In the Lonely Hour, comes out June 17.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 9:32 pm

British singer-songwriter Sam Smith isn't shy. With a steady, well-trained swell of a voice and a knack for whipping in and out of his falsetto in a hairsbreadth, he doesn't feel the need to hide — not by stifling his vocal abilities and not by ducking beneath distracting, colorful production. But on his full-length debut, In the Lonely Hour, he proves that he can play that game when he feels like it.

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Music
4:17 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Bob Mould's Beautiful, Ruinous Life In Punk

Bob Mould's latest album is Beauty & Ruin.
Jay Blakesberg Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 3:26 pm

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Monthly Music & More
12:45 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

WCBE's Monthly Music & More Giveaway: Nickle Creek & The Secret Sisters!

Congratulations to John Parrett! John was randomly selected out of all of the registrations as the winner of this giveaway!

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First Listen
6:43 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

First Listen: Jose James, 'While You Were Sleeping'

Jose James' new album, While You Were Sleeping, comes out June 10.
Janette Beckman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 12:13 pm

When the spirit of Nirvana surfaces in a song, the artist paying tribute almost always shares style points with that treasured band. The hair is shaggy, the clothes a little ragged; the lineage unfolds, relatively neatly, from punk to the present.

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First Listen
4:55 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

First Listen: First Aid Kit, 'Stay Gold'

First Aid Kit's new album, Stay Gold, comes out June 10.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 12:35 pm

Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg first made their names with feather-light chamber-folk confections that echoed the soaring sweetness of Fleet Foxes. A cover of that band's "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" even helped launch the then-teenagers to YouTube fame back in 2008. But in 2014, styles have changed and so have the Söderbergs: First Aid Kit's major-label debut, Stay Gold, moves well beyond the portentous prettiness of the pair's 2012 breakthrough, The Lion's Roar.

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Music
4:38 pm
Sun June 1, 2014

WCBE Presents Old 97's w/ Lydia Loveless Fri. June 6, 2014!

WCBE Presents the Old 97's with Lydia Loveless!

WCBE proudly presents Dallas' Old 97's with local great Lydia Loveless and her band at The Newport on Friday, June 6th! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:46 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

WCBE Presents Blitzen Trapper Live From Studio A Tues. June 3, 2014 @ 2PM!

Blitzen Trapper will perform Live From Studio A

Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper will be playing a few songs during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at The Basement with The Parkington Sisters!

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Music
5:25 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Jack White's 'Lazaretto': The All Songs Interview

Mary Ellen Matthews Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 12:29 pm

  • Listen To Jack White On All Songs

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Music
5:29 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

WCBE Presents Neulore Live From Studio A Fri. May 23, 2014 @ 2PM!

Neulore will perform Live From Studio A

Nashville's Neulore will be joining us for a live set at WCBE ahead of their show that night at The Rumba Café with Bootstraps and Spencer Saylor

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
3:49 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

WCBE Presents Rodney Crowell Live From Studio A Wed. May 14, 2014 @ 2PM!

Rodney Crowell will perform Live From Studio A

Legendary songwriter and singer Rodney Crowell will return to WCBE to play a few songs during the Global Village!

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Music
2:23 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

WCBE Presents Max Frost Live From Studio A Tues. May 6, 2014 @ 2PM!

Max Frost will perform Live From Studio A

Austin's Max Frost is doing a radio tour in support of his new Low High Low EP and will be making a stop by WCBE!

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First Listen
4:59 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: Pacifika, 'Amor Planeta'

Pacifika's new album, Amor Planeta, comes out May 6.
JP Carousel Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 3:20 pm

The music of Pacifika draws you in almost immediately: The Vancouver trio's musicianship is superb, buoyed by a voice that stopped me in my tracks the first time I heard it. Pacifika's sound has been labeled as world fusion, but that label is more of a restriction than a description. The group's acoustic base and subtle electronic flourishes provided a great way to start its musical journey, but Amor Planeta raises the stakes with an electric-guitar bite that adds a crucial dimension.

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First Listen
4:54 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: Lykke Li, 'I Never Learn'

Lykke Li's new album, I Never Learn, comes out May 5.
Josh Olins

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 12:14 pm

Lykke Li is a pop star looking to change the pop conversation. The Swedish singer's new third album, I Never Learn, forms the final installment in a conceptual trilogy — and it's extraordinary as both a collection of songs and a tactical re-wiring of her genre's circuit board.

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First Listen
4:40 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: Nikki Lane, 'All Or Nothin"

Nikki Lane's new album, All or Nothin', comes out May 6.
Chuck Grant Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 12:16 pm

Many young singers are stalked by an ill-fitting, virtually unshakable descriptor, whether it's a limiting and vaguely dismissive adjective ("quirky," for example) or a limiting and vaguely dismissive noun ("songstress," to pick one that should be banished from the language and buried under 10,000 pounds of rock salt). For Nikki Lane, that descriptor seems to be "outlaw country" — a generally defensible expression, but one that can subtly imply an element of posturing, even posing.

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First Listen
4:16 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: tUnE-yArDs, 'Nikki Nack'

tUnE-yArDs' new album, Nikki Nack, comes out May 6.
Holly Andres Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 12:13 pm

The creators of pop music are usually able to break down the fundamentals of their craft — that search for the clever rhyme, the killer beat, the singable chorus. They are less articulate, understandably, about the other quest, the one that powers those everyday searches: the pursuit of ecstasy in sound. There's something almost paranormal about that part of the creative process, yet we know those moments, instantly, when we hear them.

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Music
6:32 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

WCBE Presents Temples Live From Studio A Mon. April 28, 2014 @ 2PM!

Temples will perform Live From Studio A

The four-piece British psychedelic rock band Temples will be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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Music
6:14 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

WCBE Presents Sam Roberts Band Live From Studio A Mon. April 28, 2014 @ 1PM!

Sam Roberts Band will perform Live From Studio A

Montreal's Sam Roberts Band will return to WCBE for a live session during the Global Village!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:39 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

WCBE Presents Lyla Foy Live From Studio A Tues. April 22, 2014 @ 2PM!

Lyla Foy will perform Live From Studio A

British musician Lyla Foy will play a few songs for us during the Global Village ahead of her show that night at The Basement with Wake Owl.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
8:31 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

WCBE Presents Patty Larkin Live From Studio A Fri. April 25, 2014 @ 2PM!

Patty Larkin will perform Live From Studio A

Singer-Songwriter Patty Larkin will join us Live From Studio A ahead of her show that night at The Lincoln Theatre!

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Music
8:15 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

WCBE Presents We Are Scientists Live From Studio A Thurs. April 24, 2014 @ 2PM!

We Are Scientists will perform Live From Studio A

The Brooklyn based band We Are Scientists will play a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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