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This week, Big Thief will release its second album of the year. The double play alone doesn't capture just how prolific this band is, though. Two Hands is the third Big Thief release in the past year and six days, if you count lead songwriter Adrianne Lenker's solo record, abysskiss. Broaden the count from there, and it is the fifth Big Thief-related LP of the past year and a half, including solo outings from guitarist Buck Meek and drummer James Krivchenia. Big Thief is like a hydrant with its top knocked off. Music is pouring from Big Thief.

Austin Plaine
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Singer-songwriter Austin Plaine will perform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe presented by WCBE!

He's out on the road with his sophmore release Stratford and you'll get to hear all about it!

At the World Series game between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals in October 1968, Puerto Rican singer José Feliciano sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" — to no little controversy. Feliciano put a personal spin on the song, giving it a slower tempo, almost like a folk anthem. The rearranged version got a cold reception from many listeners, doing lasting damage to the singer's career.

When Sharon Van Etten made her Tiny Desk debut back in the fall of 2010, her voice exuded fragile, gentle grace. Performing songs from that year's Epic, she huddled around a single acoustic guitar with backup singer Cat Martino to perform a set of tender and evocative folk-pop songs.

On November 8, singer Anthony Roth Costanzo will take center stage at the Metropolitan Opera, debuting as the star of a new production of Philip Glass' opera Akhnaten. It's a remarkable turn for a celebrated singer who nearly lost his voice to thyroid cancer.

Released in late 2008, Lost Wisdom occupies a cherished space in Mount Eerie's catalog, where Phil Elverum collaborated with his favorite singer, Julie Doiron, and Fred Squire. Between that album and Dawn, released just a month later, it stamped a deceptively softer moment in time for Mount Eerie, where sparse, yet decorative arrangements were vessels for quiet echoes that grew with repeat listens.

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A special sold-out concert takes place tonight to support Shadowbox Live. The "Are You Ready To Rock" event features three Columbus-area leaders and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Greg Harris.

Let's get the obvious out of the way: If Grateful Dead wordsmith Robert Hunter had never written another lyric after "Truckin'," the rock radio staple off 1970's American Beauty immortalized by the refrain, "what a long strange trip it's been," chances are good that the headline writers of America would still have voted him into their hall of fame. A powerful, all-purpose line that hit the sweet spot of subversive clichés, it made speakers appear smarter than they are.

Jenny Tolman will be making a visit to WCBE to perform Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at Ace Of Cups!

She's out on the road with her debut studio release There Goes The Neighborhood.

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

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

Brant Bjork will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night with Ecstatic Vision and Brujas del Sol at Woodland's Tavern!

This essay has been excerpted from the forthcoming book Liner Notes For The Revolution: Black Feminist Sound Cultures by Daphne A. Brooks, which will be published by Harvard UP in 2020.

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Strings buzz like cicadas muffled through insulated walls before an electric guitar strums and Angel Olsen, with resigne

The singer and songwriter Eddie Money, whose singles like "Take Me Home Tonight," "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise" were an archetype for 1970s and 1980s rock radio, died Friday morning in Los Angeles at age 70.

Less than a month ago, Money announced that he had stage IV esophageal cancer, which had metastasized to his liver, lymph nodes and stomach.

The Lumineers have taken their latest album, III, as an opportunity to shine a light on a topic that's close to many of the members' lives — addiction. III tells a story of addiction in three acts. As the album runs from one song to the next, it's a tale of one family facing the same problem. "It's the family secret and it's a taboo," Wes Schultz, the band's lead vocalist, says.

Drummer Jeremiah Fraites says addiction happens in cycles and should be considered that way.

There's a new, unreleased song from R.E.M. out today, with all proceeds going to Mercy Corps, an organization helping those in the Bahamas impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

The outsider singer, songwriter and visual artist Daniel Johnston has died. His death was confirmed to NPR by his brother, Dick Johnston, who said that Daniel had just been released on Tuesday from a hospital, where he had been treated for kidney issues. Dick Johnston said that Tuesday night, Daniel had seemed well, but he was found dead at his home in Waller, Texas, near Houston, Wednesday morning. He was 58 years old.

The boys are back in town!  WCBE is looking forward to catching up with Huntertones when they return to perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at Athenaeum Theatre!

Tha band formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, N.Y. and they're out on the road with their latest release Passport!

WCBE is looking forward to having Shonen Knife back in the studio to perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Me Like Bees!

They're out on the road with their 19th studio album Sweet Candy Power.

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny remains one of the most creative and talented musicians around. Metheny brings his Side-Eye tour to Columbus Saturday night at the Southern Theatre. In this edition of Music Journeys, Metheny reflects on career, the way he processes sound, and much more. Stick around for the Fast Five at the end for more insight and a surprising revelation. Thanks for listening.   

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Angela Perley has been writing, performing, and recording music for the last decade - all while calling Columbus home.

Shonen Knife - Mon. Sept. 9th @ Rumba Cafe

Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic) - Wed. Sept. 11th @ Ace Of Cups

Huntertones - Thurs. Sept. 12th @ Athenaeum Theatre

Daniel Romano - Thurs. Sept. 12th @ Rumba Cafe

Ronnie Baker Brooks - Fri. Sept. 13th @ Natalie's

Twin Peaks - Sat. Sept. 14th @ The Newport

Derek Webb - Sat. Sept. 14th @ Rumba Cafe

Lola Kirke - Tues. Sept. 17th @ Ace Of Cups

Reckless Kelly - Wed. Sept. 18th @ Rumba Cafe

Jenny Tolman - Thurs. Sept. 19th @ Ace Of Cups

Hello June
Kevin Jack

Hello June will drop by the station to perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night with Drift Mouth and Mery Steel at Ace Of Cups!

This weeks WAV song of the week is Fear Not. It was written and produced by a group of students from SMART Summer Program inside of Mt Olivet Baptist Church.

 The idea for the song began with a conversation about the obstacles in life that keep you from achieving what you’re capable of. The students decided that fear was the biggest obstacle, so they wrote their song about overcoming their fears.

  

Southern Avenue
David McClister

Soul steeped Memphis quintet Southern Avenue will return to WCBE for another Live From Studio A session in advance of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern

Bill Scorzari is coming out with his third studio album Now I'm Free on September 20th and you'll get to hear all about it ahead of time in a Live From Studio A performance!

Tune in for live music and conversation on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!

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WCBE is thrilled to host the legendary Nick Lowe  Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at Jo Ann Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center with Los Straitjackets!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of husband and wife team Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent AKA Shovels & Rope to peform Live From Studio A!  

Roots Of Creation will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern with The Quasi Kings!

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

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