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Every summer, Alt.Latino hits the road to attend the three largest Latin music festivals and it gets harder and harder to catch it all.

We're in a hammock state of mind with CAAMP. The band was formed in Athens, Ohio by old friends Taylor Meier, who sings and plays guitar, and banjo player Evan Westfall. They later added bass player Matt Vinson.

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A lot of the songs by the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit are dark, like wince-when-you-listen-to-the-lyrics dark.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE TWIST")

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East Nashville's *repeat repeat will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Souther and Conversion Delay!  

Maybe you have opera jokes. We did.

When the Pop Culture Happy Hour team planned a trip to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, we grudgingly served up to each other our dusty old gags about Bugs Bunny and helmets with horns and Pretty Woman and ... have we left anything out?

We chose to see Rigoletto, precisely because it's a classic. It's real, hardcore actual opera. We didn't want to be reluctant, or to insist that opera come meet us where we were. We wanted to dive in. All jokes aside, we really did want the opera experience.

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An industrial beat clangs as a low drone hums.

It'll be a packed house Live From Studio A this week with The Soul Rebels!  

One of the most celebrated voices in modern South African music has died. Singer, dancer and activist Johnny Clegg, who co-founded two groundbreaking, racially mixed bands during the apartheid era, died Tuesday in Johannesburg at age 66. He had battled pancreatic cancer since 2015.

His death was announced by his manager and family spokesperson, Roddy Quin.

Clegg wrote his 1987 song "Asimbonanga" for Nelson Mandela. It became an anthem for South Africa's freedom fighters.

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Dev Hynes, also known as Blood Orange, has released a new music video for his song "Benzo." The video itself is a reima

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Joan Shelley will release a new album later this year called Like the River Loves the Sea, a collecti

I'm all alone in the studio.

I had so many new songs to share; I didn't want to split the show with a co-host.

Wilco has announced it'll release the band's 11th studio album later this year. Drawing its title from the poetry of Friedrich Schiller — and Beethoven's Ninth symphony — Wilco's Ode to Joy will feature what frontman Jeff Tweedy calls "really big, big folk songs," including the album's first single, "Love is Everywhere (Beware)."

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When you have a voice like Brittany Howard, just about anybody looks good singing along.

The first time I heard Rodrigo y Gabriela, the pair was covering Metallica's "Orion." It's a beautiful composition, but what I couldn't wrap my head around was that this dense, majestic instrumental was being played by only two acoustic guitars.

The Music Of Our Spheres

Jul 11, 2019

What does Space sound like? As an astronomer, I could tell you about interplanetary gas, magnetic fields and the physics of waves propagating through them both. But that's really not the answer that matters as we cross the 50-year threshold of an epoch-making walk on the Moon. This month marks an anniversary that asks us to reflect on the profound impact the Apollo mission left on human culture.

Last month, Bon Iver released a pair of new songs — "Hey Ma" and "U (Man Like)" — with little context to surround them.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Daddy Long Legs Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at the Rumba Cafe!  

Tune in for the cool grooves of Eyope Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern with Pocketbooks!

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Eyope’s (ēyopē) sound is driven by palatable pop melodies, stirred in with colorful harmony and feel good beats.  

From a casual distance, the music of João Gilberto sounds like it might belong to that ancient realm known as "easy listening."

I'll never forget the thrill of watching Tank and the Bangas' submission to NPR Music's 2017 Tiny Desk Contest for the first time.

For the past year, NPR has been taking a deep look at American anthems and all the forms they can take. These are the songs that unite us, inspire us or say something about what it means to be an American — songs as traditional as Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land," or as defiant as Public Enemy's "Fight the Power."

Cincinnati based group Saving Escape will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show at Skully's on Wednesday July 3rd.  

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown w/ Temperance Movement - Fri. July 5th @ The Basement

Patrick Sweany - Fri. July 12th @ Rumba Cafe

Black Pumas - Fri. July 12th @ The Basement

Florist - Fri. July 12th @ Ace Of Cups

Ghost Of Paul Revere w/ Hocking River String Band - Tues. July 16th @ Woodland's Tavern

Lindsay Beaver - Wed. July 17th @ Natalie's

The Farmer & Adele - Thurs. July 18th @ Natalie's

Liz Coopoer & The Stampede - Fri. July 19th @ The Basement

Charley Crockett - Sat. July 20th @ Rumba Cafe

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Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard will release her first-ever solo album later this summer.

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Lucy Dacus is conflicted about America.

Radiohead's Thom Yorke released his third official solo album, ANIMA, early Thursday morning, along with a short companion film featuring three tracks from the album.

Cas Haley will return to WCBE to peform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Chase Makai!  

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Dustbowl Revival returns to WCBE to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show at Thirty One West in Newark, Ohio with Columbus' own Doc Robinson!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

Janiva Magness

Janiva Magness has earned several accolades over her career. The singer and songwriter has won seven Blues Music Awards and the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. 

The first thing people usually say about Greensky Bluegrass is that the band's live shows are just wild. The members mix the energy of stadium rock with the spirit of jam bands, and they play bluegrass instruments, like banjo, mandolin and dobro through a surprisingly psychedelic set of effects pedals.

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