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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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6:18 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

WCBE Presents Pretty Lights @ The LC Wed. Nov. 6, 2013!

WCBE Presents Pretty Lights

WCBE presents Derek Vincent Smith AKA Pretty Lights  at The LC on Wednesday, November 6th!  Self described as Electrohiphopsoul, Pretty Lights is out on tour with the brand new release A Color Map Of The Sun and is making a stop in Columbus! 

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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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5:18 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

WCBE Presents Lotus @ The Newport Fri. Nov. 1, 2013!

WCBE Presents Lotus at The Newport

WCBE proudly presents Lotus at The Newport Music Hall on Friday, November 1st  with The Floozies and DJ Moxy

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9:01 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

WCBE Presents Roomful Of Blues @ Woodland's Tavern Tues. Oct. 22, 2013!

WCBE Presents Roomful Of Blues at Woodland's Tavern

WCBE proudly presents Roomful Of Blues at Woodland's Tavern on Tuesday, October 22nd! 

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8:36 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

WCBE Presents Beats Antique @ The Newport Tues. Oct. 22, 2013!

WCBE Presents Beats Antique at The Newport
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The Electronic/World fusion dance trio Beats Antique are out on tour in support of their brand new concept album A Thousand Faces-Act 1 and will be making a stop in Columbus on Tuesday, October 22nd! 

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10:06 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

WCBE Presents The Steeldrivers @ Woodland's Backyard Sat. Oct. 12, 2013!

The Steeldrivers will perform at Woodland's Backyard!

The Grammy nominated Bluegrass outfit The Steeldrivers will perform on Saturday, October 12th at Woodland's Backyard

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9:55 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

WCBE Presents Willy Mason @ The Basement Fri. Oct. 11, 2013!

Willy Mason will perform at The Basement Fri. Oct. 11th!

Singer songwriter Willy Mason is out on the road in support of his first album in five years...Carry On!

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3:49 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

WCBE Presents Pete Anderson @ Woodland's Tavern Oct. 13, 2013!

WCBE Presents Pete Anderson

WCBE proudly presents Pete Anderson at Woodland's Tavern on Sunday, October 13th! 

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10:47 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

WCBE Presents Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ Woodland's Tavern Oct. 3rd, 2013!

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

WCBE

proudly presents the Folk/Americana husband and wife team of Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion at Woodland's Tavern!

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10:14 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

WCBE Presents Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors @ The Basement Oct. 2, 2013!

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

WCBE

proudly presents Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors at The Basement on Wednesday, October 2nd! 

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First Listen
7:04 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

First Listen: Rokia Traoré, 'Beautiful Africa'

Rokia Traoré's new album, Beautiful Africa, comes out in the U.S. on Sept. 24.
Mathieu Zazzo Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 9:41 am

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rokia Traoré has always been a sophisticate. She grew up as the daughter of a diplomat who was posted in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Her most recent stage project was Desdemona, a critically acclaimed theater piece riffing on Shakespeare's Othello, done in collaboration with novelist Toni Morrison and renowned theater director Peter Sellars and mounted at London's Barbican, in Vienna and at Lincoln Center.

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First Listen
7:00 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

First Listen: Mazzy Star, 'Seasons Of Your Day'

Mazzy Star's new album, Seasons of Your Day, comes out Sept. 24.
Ellen Ane Eggen Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 11:33 am

Mazzy Star came out of the Los Angeles neo-psychedelic indie-rock scene of the '80s — a spin-off the band Opal, which dissolved after lead singer Kendra Smith bailed.

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1:10 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

WCBE Presents Melvin Seals & JGB @ Woodland's Tavern Sept. 26, 2013!

WCBE Presents Melvin Seals & JGB
Vernon Webb Photography

Probably best know as a longtime member of the Jerry Garcia Band, Melvin Seals & JGB will return to Columbus for a show at Woodland's Tavern! 

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12:32 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

WCBE Presents Billy Joe Shaver @ Woodland's Backyard Sept. 26, 2013!

WCBE Presents Billy Joe Shaver

WCBE proudly presents the legendary Texas singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver at Woodland's Backyard

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3:59 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

First Listen: Gregory Porter, 'Liquid Spirit'

Gregory Porter's new album, Liquid Spirit, comes out Sept. 17.
Shawn Peters Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 2:16 pm

There's an element of Gregory Porter's singing that feels like a welcome throwback, though he doesn't spell it out precisely. It's in the way he leans heavily into and erupts "Hey!" without fear of coming up short. It's in his coat-and-tie handling of an audience, well-mannered but without quaint mannerisms. It's in one of his better-known songs, where he asks "1960 what? 1960 who?" without a distinct answer — just a suggestion of the decade's historic events, alert black community and cathartic swing.

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10:33 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

First Listen: Sebadoh, 'Defend Yourself'

Sebadoh's new album, Defend Yourself, comes out Sept. 17.
Bryan Zimmerman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 10:59 am

Lou Barlow has been reuniting with old bandmates left and right in the last decade or so, even as his personal life has broken apart. In 2005, the rock veteran rejoined Dinosaur Jr., having long since moved past the acrimony surrounding his departure, and he's now back with Sebadoh for the first time since the turn of the century.

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10:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

First Listen: Elvis Costello & The Roots, 'Wise Up Ghost'

Elvis Costello and The Roots' new album, Wise Up Ghost, comes out Sept. 17.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 11:00 am

The new documentary Muscle Shoals recalls how interracial harmony in tumultuous times made possible a new kind of music. Leading African-American artists traveled to North Alabama — not exactly a place they thought they'd be welcome in the civil rights era — to jam with an all-white crew of session players. In little rooms near the wide Tennessee River, they perfected soul and anticipated Southern rock.

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5:25 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

WCBE Presents Mickey Hart Band @ Woodland's Tavern Sept. 25, 2013!

WCBE Presents Mickey Hart Band

WCBE proudly presents the Mickey Hart Band on Wednesday September 25th @ Woodland's Tavern

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