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10:35 am
Mon January 14, 2013

First Listen: Aaron Neville, 'My True Story'

Aaron Neville's My True Story comes out on Jan. 22.
Sarah A. Friedman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 7:30 pm

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5:33 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

New Music From Tom Waits & Keith Richards, Ra Ra Riot, Villagers, More

Clockwise from upper left: Lisa Germano, Ra Ra Riot, Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Blaudzun.
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 10:45 am

On this edition of All Songs Considered we've got a bunch of new-year premieres for you, including a special collaboration between Tom Waits and Keith Richards. The two veteran musicians recorded a song together for a new compilation album called Son Of Rogue's Gallery, and we guarantee it's not at all what you'd expect. Do the word's "sea chantey" mean anything to you?

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8:32 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Patty Larkin w/ Ari Hest @ CPHA Sat. Jan. 12, 2013!

Patty Larkin will perform Sat. Jan. 12 @ CPAC w/ Ari Hest!

Folk rock troubadour Patty Larkin will perform Sat. Jan. 12th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center.    Ari Hest opens the show.  Be sure to listen to WCBE for a chance to win tickets!

Six String Concerts

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7:54 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

First Listen: Indians, 'Somewhere Else'

Søren Løkke Juul, who records and performs as Indians, releases Something Else on Jan. 29.
Piper Ferguson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun February 17, 2013 11:11 pm

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The Danish singer and multi-instrumentalist who goes by the name Indians, a.k.a. Søren Løkke Juul, makes music that retains its intimacy even as it seems to sprawl out into space. On his first full-length album, Somewhere Else (out Jan. 29), he masters a kind of quiet adventurousness; it's remarkable headphone music that reaches both the heart and the loneliest reaches of the heavens.

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7:53 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

First Listen: Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, 'Elements Of Light'

Pantha Du Prince (center), flanked by members of The Bell Laboratory.
Katja Ruge Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 10:41 am

Last year, dance music continued to experiment with performance and production styles that go beyond gazing at a laptop. Some artists embellish computer music with organic instruments, while others improvise using hardware rather than software, as Juju & Jordash and the Moritz von Oswald Trio do. Hamburg's Hendrik Weber, better known as Pantha du Prince, dives deeper into the former approach on his fourth album, Elements of Light, a collaboration with Norwegian percussion group The Bell Laboratory.

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10:59 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

WCBE Presents Keller Williams & Lotus Feb. 2, 2013!

WCBE Presents Keller Williams at The Newport

WCBE Presents Keller Williams and Lotus together on Saturday Feb. 2nd at The Newport Music Hall.  Keller's latest CD Pick features The Travelin' McCourys.  Lotus will be coming out with their brand new one Build on Feb. 13th.  Tune in for a chance to win tickets for this upcoming show on WCBE!

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8:22 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

First Listen: Original Soundtrack, 'Hecho En Mexico'

Ranchera singer Lila Downs appears on the Hecho En Mexico soundtrack.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:08 pm

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The soundtrack to the documentary film Hecho En Mexico is ambitious and complicated, but the music more than justifies the journey.

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8:18 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

First Listen: Broadcast, 'Berberian Sound Studio'

Broadcast's James Cargill and Trish Keenan. The band was working on the Berberian Sound Studio soundtrack when Keenan died suddenly in early 2011.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:07 pm

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The music world suffered a devastating loss when Broadcast's Trish Keenan died of complications from pneumonia two years ago; she was only 42. The U.K. singer could make seemingly random words shimmer with power and poignancy, as if she were casting a spell. With partner and bandmate James Cargill, Keenan released four widely loved albums during the '00s, and in the process left an indelible mark on the history of underground music.

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8:16 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

First Listen: Erin McKeown, 'Manifestra'

Erin McKeown's Manifestra comes out Jan. 15, 2013.
Merri Cyr Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 8:25 am

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8:15 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

WCBE Presents Martin Sexton @ The Newport Feb. 15, 2013!

WCBE Presents Martin Sexton @ The Newport Feb. 15, 2013

Martin Sexton will return to Columbus and The Newport Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 15th. 

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2:40 pm
Sat December 29, 2012

The Most Stylish Music Videos Of 2012

Solange and her Sapeur co-stars in the video for "Losing You."

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 4:58 pm

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2:03 am
Sat December 29, 2012

Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home Tells The Story Of A Town

The Cash family house today.
Michael Hibblen

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 5:38 pm

It's been almost a decade since Johnny Cash died, but fans still travel from around the world to see the place the music legend often described as key to his development: his boyhood home in the eastern Arkansas town of Dyess. The small house will soon serve as a museum — not only as a tribute to Johnny Cash, but also to tell the history of the town.

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3:28 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Music-Streaming Services Hunt For Paying Customers

Originally published on Thu December 27, 2012 8:58 am

2012 has been a strange year for content creators — authors, producers, musicians. It was a year when the very idea of physical ownership of a book or CD or even a song file became almost passe.

It was also the year in which music-streaming services like Spotify and Pandora launched major efforts to convince people to pay for something they didn't own. But it's been slow going.

Music-streaming services have been trying to win over two types of customers: a younger generation that doesn't buy at all and an older generation that still likes owning physical albums.

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4:20 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

WCBE Presents Yonder Mountain String Band @ The LC And @ WCBE Feb. 1, 2013!

WCBE Presents Yonder Mountain String Band @ The LC!

  

Yonder Mountain String Band will return to Columbus and The LC Pavilion on Fri. Feb. 1, 2013.  You'll have many chances to win tickets on WCBE up until the show date!  This is also one of our VIP Concert events to choose from and you can check out all the details here

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4:30 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Father John Misty On World Cafe

Father John Misty.
Emma Garr Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 2:03 pm

Father John Misty is a character — literally. A persona invented by singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, Father John Misty is there to showcase Tillman's rock-friendly side. In 2008, Tillman joined the Seattle folk-rock band Fleet Foxes as its drummer. After leaving the band at the beginning of the year, he loaded his van and hit the road.

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1:10 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Top 10 Halloween Songs

Ciara Kinzig

I was given the daunting task to come up with a festive Halloween playlist. What to choose, what to choose!?

When I think festive, I think of songs that either epitomize the night of Halloween or go over board to completely do their own thing. It's Halloween, and some songs should a little weird and creative.

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