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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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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Music
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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Music
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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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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World Cafe
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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World Cafe
4:59 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

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

theavettbrothers.com


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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