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Legendary Jazz Musician Dave Brubeck Dies

Dec 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck, the legendary jazz pianist and composer, known for defying jazz conventions and for recordings like "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," has died.

New Englanders Bronze Radio Return will play a few songs during the Global Village today!

This project of singer/songwriter/musician Adam Brooks Dudding will visit the WCBE studios.

They will also be performing at Woodlands Tavern later that night.

This band has been at it for ten years now.

Hear about what they're up to now, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus - central Ohio's NPR station.

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Holiday music is often the domain of musicians who do the bare minimum. Available shortcuts abound: So many standards reside in the public domain, the arrangements write themselves, and expectations for the work as a whole generally hover somewhere in the neighborhood of "This could be nice, I suppose."

There are songs, and then there are anthems.

One of those anthems is the subject of music journalist Alan Light's new book, The Holy Or The Broken.

The multicultural group The Soul Jazz Orchestra will perform their blend of soul, jazz, latin and carribean sounds during the Global Village!  Tune in for the live session and a chance to win tickets for the show that night at Woodland's Tavern

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Invisible"

Nov 30, 2012


Look over here. Look over there. Look everywhere. Do you see me sittin’ there? Do I have to stare? Let me close the door of opportunity. Do I have to be noticed in a picture? ‘Cause you don’t see me.

Am I invisible? Am I invisible? Am I invisible? Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Am I invisible?

Am I like a blinding wall? Just supposed to stand tall? Waiting for your response? Waiting for you to see me? Am I supposed to be that way? Sitting, waiting all day? Sitting, smiling at you?

Blues is so much a part of the fabric of American music and American culture — not only as a defined musical form, but also as a springboard for all kinds of creativity — that it seems crazy to try to encapsulate it in any way. Bear Family Records, though, has just released a 12-disc survey of electric blues called Plug It In! Turn It Up! that does a great job of illuminating one particular aspect of the blues.

Angela has a new cd out called Nowhere Is Now Here.

She has several EPs under her belt now.

Hear from Angela and her band the Howlin' Moons Friday November 30.

That's during the 11am hour on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus.

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Bands That Should Be Bigger

Nov 21, 2012

The halls of music history are littered with bands that should have made it big, but never did. Maybe they put out a couple of amazing records and you feel like you're the only person on the planet who appreciated them. Or maybe they're still trying, and you're holding out hope, along with the band, that that big break will finally come.

Bill Withers' very first single became a breakout hit in 1971. He would go on to record nine albums over the next 14 years, and all of them are now available on a new box set, The Complete Sussex and Columbia Masters.

Coming to WCBE Monday November 19th, during the 11am hour, their latest full length release is Funhouse.

They've also got some holiday music available for download on their website,

Half the proceeds from those holiday songs benefit the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

Tune in Monday morning to find out more, on 90.5FM and HD Columbus.

Montreal based Patrick Watson will join us live during the Global Village!

In 1996, a 24-year-old from the suburbs of San Francisco released a hip-hop record that changed perceptions not only of hip-hop, but also recorded music at large. Endtroducing....., the full-length debut of the producer DJ Shadow, was constructed almost entirely from samples of pre-existing recordings and was perhaps the first such album to reach a wide audience.

Father John Misty On World Cafe

Nov 16, 2012

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.


The leaves change, melted to the ground as diamonds fall from the sky. The leaves change, melted to the ground as diamonds fall from the sky.

We all live. We all die. It’s a part of the cycle we call life.

Flowers grow and fall from the trees and passes on to another leaf. And when one dies, another grows in its place. Flowers grow and fall from the trees and passes on to another leaf. And when one dies, another grows in its place.

We all live. We all die. It’s a part of the cycle we call life.

One of the most gifted rock guitarists of the last 50 years — and the main songwriter and creative force behind The Who — Pete Townshend spent decades touring the globe and writing rock operas like Tommy and Quadrophenia. He helped define rock 'n' roll for his generation and many to follow.

Brooklyn's Jukebox The Ghost will play a few songs live during the Global Village ahead of their show at The Newport with Motion City Soundtrack!  They're touring in support of their third CD Safe Travels on Yep Roc Records! 


The Infamous Stringdusters, the bluegrass band out of Charlottesville, VA., will perform live during the Global Village! 

Open Shelter Benefit Show with Duncan Sheik

Nov 14, 2012

Temperatures are dropping, and WCBE reminds you that hundreds of homeless men, women and children are without shelter.  


Just so you know, I cry myself to sleep from night to night. I fear the sunrise because I don’t want to face the world. I’m not what you think I am. I’m about to break. Now I let the night take me away.

No, don’t tell me that you just don’t care because you know that it will break me. Don’t tell me that you feel my pain when you never shed a tear. No, you don’t know what’s good for me. You’re not the thing I need. You’re never there for me.

Take me away. Now I’ll let the night take me away.

Matisyahu: Live from Studio A REPLAY

Nov 8, 2012

Matisyahu performed live from the WCBE's studios on November 7th, 2012! Check out his acoustic versions of "Crossroads", "Live Like A Warrior", and "Searching"! Enjoy!

Do you like what you hear? Let us know what you think about our online Live from Studio A REPLAY series!

They've traveled to Columbus From Minneapolis to play tonight at Ace Of Cups .

If you can't make it out that night, or even if you can,  you can hear them playing live in studio a during the 11am hour earlier in the day.

Their cd, which came out a couple months ago is "Stay/Go".

That's on 90.5 fm and hd, WCBE Columbus

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Film director and screenwriter Jim Jarmusch makes music an integral part of his films: He often casts musicians in key roles and frequently incorporates music into his plots. Think about his film Down by Law, with saxophonist John Lurie and singer Tom Waits, or Stranger Than Paradise, in which "I Put a Spell on You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins is a key character.

Matisyahu Live From Studio A / Matisyahu

Matisyahu will stop by WCBE and play a few songs live during the Global Village!

Touring in support of his latest CD Spark Seeker, you'll have a chance to win a copy of the new release and a pair of tickets for the show that night at The NewportThe Constellations support.

Crooked Fingers Live From Studio A
Crooked Fingers Live From Studio A

Crooked Fingers will perform a live acoustic set ahead of the show at The Tree Bar that night with John Vanderslice