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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World Cafe
9:36 am
Wed January 1, 2014

The Best of World Cafe 2013, Wednesday @ 8pm on WCBE

npr.org

Host David Dye looks back on 2013 this New Year's Day and spins his hand-picked selection of the best live performances on the World Cafe.

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World Cafe
6:00 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Portland Cello Project on World Cafe, Tuesday @ 8pm on WCBE

portlandcelloproject.com

This special holiday edition of the World Cafe features the Portland Cello Project, The Polyphonic Spree, and a Latin Roots showcase of Cuban Christmas music.

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Music
9:26 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

That's A Bad Lyric And You Know It

Edd Westmacott/Photoshot Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 1:46 pm

Hang the DJ!
Because the music that they constantly play,
It says nothing to me about my life.
The Smiths, "Panic"

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Music
4:05 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

WCBE Choice Albums of 2013

WCBE CHOICE ALBUMS 2013
Credit Jaula DeArdilla

Visit WCBE's Amazon page for sampling of our core playlist for 2013; we encourage you to use this list as a resource to find the quality music heard on WCBE this past year!

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1:10 am
Wed November 27, 2013

WCBE Presents American Authors Live From Studio A Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 @ 2PM!

American Authors will perform Live From Studio A

The Brooklyn based four piece band American Authors will play a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:28 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

WCBE Presents Joseph Arthur, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Bill Dobrow Live From Studio A Mon.Nov. 25 @ 11AM!

Joseph Arthur, Mike Mills, Bill Dobrow will perform Live From Studio A

Joseph Arthur will be joined by Mike Mills (R.E.M.) and Bill Dobrow for a live session at WCBE!

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LIVE VIDEO CONCERT
9:38 am
Mon November 18, 2013

NPR Music & KCRW Present: Cut/Copy LIVE via video webcast from NYC, Nov. 19th @10pm

Cut/Copy
Emilie Elizabeth facebook.com

Coming up Tuesday, November 19th at 10pm, NPR Music & KCRW present Australian party people Cut Copy in a live video webcast from New York City on Tuesday.  The event is co-sponsored by KCRW's Metropolis, the premiere electronic music show in public radio.  It will kick off with a DJ set by Metropolis host Jason Bentley at approximately 10 p.m. ET.

WCBE EXCLUSIVE
11:04 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

WCBE Presents Wheeler Brothers Live From Studio A Tues. Nov. 19, 2013 @ 2PM!

Wheeler Brothers will perform Live From Studio A

The Austin, Texas five-piece Wheeler Brothers will perform their blend of Indie/Americana music live during the Global Village! 

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10:47 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

WCBE Presents Leon Russell @ Woodland's Backyard Fri. Nov. 15, 2013!

WCBE Presents Leon Russell @ Woodland's Backyard

WCBE proudly presents Leon Russell at Woodland's Backyard on Friday, November 15th!  

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:29 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

WCBE Presents Stephen Kellogg Live From Studio A Fri. Nov. 15, 2013 @ 2PM!

Stephen Kellogg will perform Live From Studio A

We're happy to have Stephen Kellogg return the WCBE studios to play a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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1:27 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

WCBE Presents Matt Nathanson Live From Studio A Wed. Nov. 13, 2013 @ 1PM!

Matt Nathanson will perform Live From Studio A

The San Francisco based singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will play a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:22 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

WCBE Presents The Devil Makes Three Live From Studio A Nov. 12, 2013 @ 2PM!

The Devil Makes Three will perform Live From Studio A
Credit Piper Ferguson

The Santa Cruz based group The Devil Makes Three will perform a few songs during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at The Newport Music Hall

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Music
11:53 am
Sat November 9, 2013

WCBE Presents Apache Relay, Johnathan Rice @ The A&R Music Bar Sat. Nov. 09, 2013!

Apache Relay
Credit Rachel Moore Photography

The Nashville Indie-Roots group The Apache Relay will perform on Saturday, November 9th at The A&R Music Bar with L.A.'s Scottish-American singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice. 

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4:37 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

WCBE Presents Ha Ha Tonka Live From Studio A Fri. Nov. 8, 2013 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Ha Ha Tonka

Ha Ha Tonka, the Indie-Rock band from the Ozarks will be playing a few songs live during the Global Village! 

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Music
11:01 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

WCBE Presents Dr. Dog @ The Newport Thurs. Nov. 7, 2013!

WCBE Presents Dr. Dog

WCBE proudly presents the Philadelphia based group Dr. Dog on Thursday, November 7th at The Newport Music Hall

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10:43 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

WCBE Presents The Lone Bellow @ The Basement Thurs. Nov. 7, 2013!

WCBE presents The Lone Bellow

WCBE proudly presents the Brooklyn based band The Lone Bellow on Thursday, November 7th at The Basement

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World Cafe
9:52 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Vintage Cafe: fun. on World Cafe, tonight at 8 on WCBE

ournameisfun.com

It's Vintage Cafe with fun. at the height of their remarkable success with the
anthemic single We Are Young.

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3:48 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

WCBE Presents Drive-By Truckers & Old 97's @ The Newport Wed. Nov. 6, 2013!

WCBE Presents the Drive-By Truckers with Old 97's

WCBE proudly presents the great double bill of the Drive-By Truckers and Old 97's at The Newport Music Hall on November 6th!  

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12:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

WCBE Presents Della Mae @ Woodland's Tavern Fri. Oct. 25, 2013!

Della Mae

The Boston-based combo Della Mae will return to Columbus and Woodland's Tavern on Friday, October 25th! 

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
10:54 am
Thu October 24, 2013

NPR Music Presents: Arcade Fire Live Monday Oct. 28th @10pm

via Aracade Fire's Facebook page

Coming up Monday evening at 10pm on wcbe.org, NPR Music presents a special First Listen Live with a performance from Arcade Fire! 

To get you ready for the concert, here's Acade Fire peforming Normal Person on The Colbert Report on October 21st!

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