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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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Music
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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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:21 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

WCBE Presents Shovels And Rope @ The A&R Music Bar Sept. 20, 2013! SOLD OUT!

WCBE Presents Shovels And Rope

Husband and wife, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst make up the duo Shovels And Rope out of Charleston, S.C. 

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Music
1:27 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

WCBE Presents Citizen Cope @ The Newport Sun. Sept. 15, 2013!

WCBE Presents Citizen Cope

Citizen Cope, aka Clarence Greenwood will perform an intimate solo acoustic performance at The Newport Music Hall on Sunday, September 15th!  Doors open at 7PM.

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Music
12:46 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

WCBE & Rhythm On The River Present: Charlie Musselwhite and Sean Carney Band

Charlie Musselwhite @ Rhythm On The River

FREE EVENT!!!

EVENING SCHEDULE:
6:30 p.m. – Food and beverage sales begin
7:30 p.m. – Sean Carney Band
9:00 p.m. – Charlie Musselwhite

ARTIST WEBSITE:

http://www.charliemusselwhite.com/

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Music
11:35 am
Sun September 1, 2013

'The Worse Things Get': Life Lessons From Neko Case

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 5:51 pm

On her latest album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, singer Neko Case lays her heart — and her healthy sense of humor — bare. It's a deeply personal record that, among other things, offers intimate, sometimes wry meditations on the recent loss of both of her parents and a grandmother. NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and I spoke with Neko Case about the music, and shared questions from listeners, in this interview that we originally webcast live on Aug. 29.

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First Listen
11:31 am
Sun September 1, 2013

First Listen: Sly And The Family Stone, Highlights From 'Higher!'

Sly & The Family Stone's new career-spanning anthology, out August 27, is titled Higher!
Herb Greene Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 4:13 pm

The story of Sylvester Stewart — we call him Sly Stone — is that of a great urban engineer who launched out of the Bay Area in 1967 with a series of bridge-making hits: fusing rock to rhythm and blues, bringing jazz and funk into the mainstream with a band that was black and white, male and female. The story takes a weird corner and ends (or at least peaks) with some chattery scary masterpieces, isolated midnight moanings, fear and dread as universal in the '70s as love had been a few years before.

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First Listen
11:27 am
Sun September 1, 2013

First Listen: Bob Dylan, Highlights From 'Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)'

Bob Dylan in 1970, the year he released his 10th studio album, Self Portrait. A new collection, Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), comes out August 27.
John Cohen Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 4, 2013 8:09 am

If Bob Dylan's long career as a genius of the American spirit has taught us anything, it's that one fan's trash is another one's treasure. "I never looked at songs as 'good' or 'bad,' only different kinds of good ones," he once said. Dylan's music, from the magpie folk of his early years to the historically conscious balladry of his current albums, has always reminded us that our legacy includes not just ennobling beauty, but also minstrelsy, dirty blues, sentimental sappiness and rama-lama-ding-dong.

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First Listen
11:23 am
Sun September 1, 2013

First Listen: Okkervil River, 'The Silver Gymnasium'

Okkervil River's new album, The Silver Gymnasium, comes out Sept. 3.
Ben Sklar Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 4, 2013 8:10 am

It's human nature to romanticize a specific time and place in the past — a moment when everything felt just right, or opportunities were laid out like a banquet. For Okkervil River's Will Sheff, it's been impossible to let go of Meriden, N.H., circa 1986: That tiny town is where he spent his childhood (he turned 10 that summer) and where his parents taught at an area boarding school.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
11:18 am
Sun September 1, 2013

WCBE Presents Tuesday Night Music & Mead Sept. 10, 2013!

Tuesday Night Music & Mead

The second Tuesday of every month, Shadowbox Live and Brothers Drake Meadery team up for Mead tastings and great local music! 

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Music
5:14 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

An American Maverick Turns The Symphony On Its Head

Charles Ives, better known as an insurance executive in his time, wrote innovative symphonies incorporating American folk and hymn tunes.
Corbis

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 12:22 pm

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Music
4:27 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

3rd Annual Columbus Arts Ball Sat. Aug. 17, 2013!

Columbus Arts Ball

WCBE in partnership with the Columbus Arts Ball presents the 3rd annual Arts Ball, a fundraising, masquerade ball benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Central Ohio.

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Music
4:24 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Goodale Park Music Series Presents: The DewDroppers

The DewDroppers

Coming up Sunday August 18th, its the next Goodale Park Music Series  free event at the gazebo for a concert with The DewDroppers.  12-30PM-2PM!

Live Art: Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

Food Carts (subject to change): Crepes a la Carte, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, and Short North Bagel Deli

Kids Activities: Columbus Artmobile

Vendors: alison rose, Badala, Candles with a Cause, and Sweet Simpliciteas
 

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Music
6:40 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

WCBE & Rhythm On The River Present: Rusted Root, Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons

Rusted Root @ Bicentennial Park

Join us for another free outdoor event for the next Rhythm On The River at Bicentennial Park with Rusted Root with Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons

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Music
12:04 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

The Civil Wars' Joy Williams On The Duo's Fragile Bond

Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars. The duo's new, self-titled album arrives on the heels of canceled tour dates and an ongoing hiatus from performing together.
Tec Petaja Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 4:03 pm

The singing duo The Civil Wars is engaged in a civil war of its own.

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Music
2:03 am
Sat August 3, 2013

Songs Of Africa: Beautiful Music With A Violent History

Fred Onovwerosuoke founded the St. Louis African Chorus 20 years ago.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 10:00 am

For the next year, NPR will take a musical journey across America, which is one of the most religiously diverse countries on earth. We want to discover and celebrate the many ways in which people make spiritual music — individually and collectively, inside and outside houses of worship.

The founder of the choral group Sounds of Africa is Fred Onovwerosuoke. He was born in Ghana and brought up in Nigeria, and his choir in the heart of the U.S. — St. Louis, Mo., to be exact — has recorded his arrangements of African sacred music by a composer named Ikoli Harcourt Whyte.

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Music
1:12 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Maxwell's, The Beloved New Jersey Venue, Closes

Maxwell's, in Hoboken, N.J., hosted Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana and the Replacements, to name a few.
George Kopp

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 5:32 pm

The rock club Maxwell's is a tiny space that's hosted some of the biggest names in music for more than 30 years. R.E.M., Nirvana and many more bands have squeezed onto Maxwell's stage in Hoboken, N.J. Native son Bruce Springsteen recorded the music video for "Glory Days" there.

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Music
4:37 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

AlunaGeorge Finds A Natural Groove, By Accident

George Reid and Aluna Francis have become darlings of the European music festival circuit without releasing an album. Body Talk, their full-length debut as AlunaGeorge, is out Monday.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 3:54 pm

If it weren't for a MySpace message three years ago, singer Aluna Francis and producer George Reid might never have joined to form AlunaGeorge.

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Music
5:02 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

Piano Mastery, Trinidadian Trumpet, Singing Apes: New Jazz

Trumpeter Etienne Charles' new album is called Creole Soul.
Laura Ferreira Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 10:26 am

It's been too long since we simply sat up and pointed out a few of the many new releases worth a set of ears. Luckily, the staff on weekends at All Things Considered thought the same. They invited me to sit down with host Jacki Lyden and play a few cuts for them.

Here's music from an elder statesman of piano, a trumpeter who understands creole music personally, a drummer who writes tunes with a payoff, and a singer in her early 20s with maturity and kick.

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