The World Cafe

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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 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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First Listen
5:42 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

First Listen: The Afghan Whigs, 'Do To The Beast'

The Afghan Whigs' new album, Do to the Beast, comes out April 15.
Piper Ferguson

Originally published on Tue April 15, 2014 3:27 pm

A lover's obsessiveness may charm at first, but it can soon turn frightening. For an artist, the relentless pursuit of one object — a sound, a memory dragged up and reshaped, a fantasy that makes the long hours of work feel intimate — feeds creativity or freezes it. Greg Dulli has been chasing the same seductive nightmare since he was 22, when his band The Afghan Whigs formed. Next year, he'll turn 50. He's spent a long time, in his mind, sitting in a darkened car in front of the same house.

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Music
8:49 am
Sat April 5, 2014

WCBE Presents Saintseneca Live From Studio A April 18, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Saintseneca Live From Studio A

Tune in for a live session with local group Saintseneca during the Global Village!

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Music
10:56 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

WCBE Presents Dan Croll Live From Studio A Mon. April 14, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Dan Croll Live From Studio A

  

Dan Croll, the 23 year old British singer-songwriter will be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village!

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Music Interview
3:41 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Out Of The Holler: Saintseneca's Driving Punk-Folk

Saintseneca's latest album is called Dark Arc.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun March 30, 2014 5:59 pm

With a twang and a yodel, Saintseneca's new album, Dark Arc, begins on a foreboding note. "You're drenched in blood, still warm with with wear," frontman Zac Little sings before leading the band into a driving rock chorus.

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First Listen
11:29 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

First Listen: Saintseneca, 'Dark Arc'

Saintseneca's new album, Dark Arc, comes out April 1.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 2:19 pm

Banjo, baglama, bulbul, balalaika, bowed banjo, baritone ukulele, banjo, bass, bouzouki... Saintseneca might pick up any of these instruments at any given moment, and those are just the ones that start with the letter B. The band has its origins and heart in a small Appalachian town in Ohio, as well as a passion for sounds and textures with acoustic instruments at their core. Saintseneca's members eventually settled in Columbus, and they like their acoustic music a bit punkish, with stomping feet as a heartbeat to accompany mind-altering words and music.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:59 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

WCBE Presents Grizfolk Live From Studio A Tues. March 25, 2014 @2PM!

Grizfolk will perform Live From Studio A

Hailing from America and Sweden, Grizfolk will join us in the studio for a live session during the Global Village!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:41 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

WCBE Presents Noah Gundersen Live From Studio A Fri. March 7, 2014 @ 2PM!

Noah Gundersen will perform Live From Studio A

Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen will play a few songs for us during the Global Village before his show that night at The Rumba Café with Kris Orlowski!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:25 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

WCBE Presents Lake Street Dive Live From Studio A Wed. March 5, 2014 @ 2PM!

Lake Street Dive will perform Live From Studio A

The Brooklyn based Lake Street Dive will play a few songs for us during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at Skully's with Midnight Moxie!

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Music
9:06 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Beck's Long Balancing Act

Beck's new album, his first since 2008, is called Morning Phase.
Peter Hapak Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 8:17 am

Beck was recording his latest album when he encountered an unexpected hazard in the studio.

"I got bit by a black widow in the middle of this recording session," he says laughing. "I was in the hospital, and my arm was all swollen up."

That was only one of the indignities Beck suffered on the way to Morning Phase.

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