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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!  

Dustbowl Revival
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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.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting The Allman Betts Band Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Express Live!  

Erika Wennerstrom will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at Ace Of Cups with Columbus outfit The Cordial Sins!  

In 1981, after reading the paraplegic veteran Ron Kovic's memoir Born on the Fourth of July, Bruce Springsteen staged a concert to benefit the advocacy group Vietnam Veterans of America. For the encore, he played a song he hadn't performed before and hasn't since.

Nikki Hill
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WCBE is looking forward to the return of Nikki Hill to perform Live From Studio A session in advance of the show that night at Natalie's presented by WCBE and Crazy Mams's Concerts!  

The music legend, guitarist, piano man, jive talker and psychedelic godfather Malcolm John Rebennack – better known as Dr. John – died "towards the break of day" on Thursday, of a heart attack, a statement has confirmed. He was 77.

Kelly Vaughn is one of the many artists performing at this weekend’s Columbus Arts Festival.

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For as long as Esperanza Spalding has been in the public eye, she's been defined in part by her hair.

Just over a minute into her new collection of singles, Being Again, Norah Jones declares "I will rise." Her vocal power is arresting and floats over heartbeat percussion and ambient piano.

WCBE is looking forward to a return visit from one-man-band Matt Lorenz who performs under the name The Suitcase Junket.  

Bon Iver is back with its first new recorded music in three years. The band this morning dropped two new songs with lyric videos. The first, "Hey, Ma," is a glittering remembrance of childhood and a mother's love. "Tall time to call your ma," sings Justin Vernon over faded home videos of his family. "I was tokin' on dope / I hoped it all won't go in a minute / With the past that you know."

When Sinkane wrote the song "Ya Sudan" the Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir was still in power. He had ruled Sudan since a coup in 1989. That coup was a key moment in the life of Sinkane's lead singer and songwriter, Ahmed Gallab.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify and Apple playlists at the bottom of the page.


Though it lasted only a few months in 1975 and 1976 and played mostly in tertiary-market venues, Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue occupies a mythic place in the history of rock tours.

Roky Erickson, the psychedelic lodestar who helmed The 13th Floor Elevators and wrote one of garage rock's original anthems, "You're Gonna Miss Me," died on Friday at the age of 71.

His death was announced by his brother, Mikel Erickson, on Facebook. No cause of death was provided.

Forever Unknown is a 5-piece alternative rock band made up of students from Columbus and Pickerington and are the 2019 grand prize winners of the annual Instaband High School Battle Of The Bands Competition in conjunction with GROOVE U's music career program.  

Leon Redbone, the perpetually anachronistic, famously mysterious artist who rose to prominence as a performer on Toronto's folk circuit in the early '70s, died Thursday while in hospice care in Bucks County, Pa.

Redbone's family confirmed his death through a publicist. No cause was given, and Redbone's age was a subject of speculation for decades.

Hackensaw Boys
John Smith

WCBE is looking forward to having the Hackensaw Boys back for a Live From Studio A session in advance of their show at Woodland's Tavern!  

J.S. Ondara will join us Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night with Adam Melchor at The Basement presented by WCBE!  

Amanda Fish
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Tune in for a Live From Studio A session with Amanda Fish Band in adavance of the show that night at Natalie's in Worthington presented by Crazy Mama's Concerts and WCBE!

Listen 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!

Northern Ireland's Beoga will join us Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Newport with JOHNNYSWIM!  

Adia Victoria
Shervin Lainez

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Adia Victoria Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at A&R Music Bar with Carriers!  

If you're even a casually observant jazz fan, you might think you know a thing or two about Joe Lovano. A tenor saxophonist with dozens of albums to his name, most of them made during a roughly 25-year tenure on Blue Note Records, Lovano is one of the most instantly identifiable musicians on the jazz landscape and on the New York scene. But he didn't come from nowhere.

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Bandcamp playlist at the bottom of the page.

This year, I was blown away by the Tiny Desk Contest entries I saw. We received over 6,000 entries from all across the country. We saw tiny desks up on rooftops and down on a subway platform; tucked into treetops, pickup trucks and laundromats. We heard songs about the situations that make life difficult and the people that make life worth living.

The Devil Makes Three
Jay Westcott

WCBE is looking forward to the return of The Devil Makes Three to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Newport with DiTrani Brothers!  

Katie Toupin, formerly of the band Houndmouth, will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at The Basement.  

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!

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