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Every day, The World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger serves up an eclectic mix of music from blues, rock, and world, to folk, and alternative country. Each show features live performances and interviews with celebrated & emerging artists. The Cafe also presents segments on books, movies, TV and plays related to music.

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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!  

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.

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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Diane Coffee the alter ego of Shaun Fleming and many other artistic outlets over the years...will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Active Bird Community!  

Emily King, the pop-soul singer from New York City will perform Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at A&R Music Bar with Jennah Bell!

She's out on the road with her third full length studio release Scenery and you'll get to hear all about it on WCBE!

Bayonne
Jackie Lee Young Photography

WCBE is looking forward to hosting live session with Roger Sellers aka Bayonne in advance of his show that night at Ace Of Cups with Palm Daze!

He's out on the road with the brand new release Drastic Measures and will be making a stop in Columbus!

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

Kevin Morby's new album is unlike anything he's done before. Gone is the guitar (for the most part) from his earlier recordings. In its place are more droning instruments — sounds more suited for church than the concert hall, including a recurring, small choir. The subject for the album is God and our culture's relationship with God, from deep introspection to the trivial, everyday use of that ever-present expression "oh my God."

Bobby Long
Jeff Fasano

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Bobby Long to perform Live From Studio A in advance of this show that night with Alex Barnes at the Rumba Cafe!

He's out on the road with a brand new release Sultans and we're happy he'll be making a stop in Columbus!

Rock fans fell in love with The Cranberries in the early '90s, thanks, in large part, to the haunting, Celtic-inspired voice of the Irish rock band's lead singer, Dolores O'Riordan. The Cranberries, made up of O'Riordan on lead vocal, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler on drums, created an intoxicating juxtaposition of grunge and alternative pop, with O'Riordan's lilting lyrics searing through right in.

Slothrust
Danny Scott Lane

Slothrust will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Basement with Summer Cannibals!

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

We have less than two weeks left in this year's Tiny Desk Contest entry period, and we're seeing more and more entries (and desks) we love each day. So just as we've done for the last two weeks, we've rounded up a few of our favorites from the Contest so far.

We hope these songs inspire you to send us a song of your own if you haven't already — you've got until Sunday, April 14!


Quinn Christopherson, "Erase Me"

These days, a six-year gap between albums practically qualifies as a hiatus. In the case of Vampire Weekend, it's been enough time to experience a 2014 Grammy win, a significant departure (Rostam Batmanglij left in 2016), a major-label deal, years of touring and a long, deliberately paced lead-up to Father of the Bride, out May 3.

No ticket required! Nashville's WMOT Roots Radio is once again headed to Austin for SXSW 2019, presenting you with five straight days of live music.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Van Hunt Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music!

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!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Grizfolk to perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at The Newport with Andrew McMahon and Flor.

They have a new CD coming out this year and you'll get to hear all about it!

Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and Tyler Ramsey of Band Of Horses will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night presented by WCBE at the Rumba Cafe!

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According to Greek mythology, the cunning King Sisyphus of Ephyra received the ultimate punishment at the end of his days: damnation and an eternity spent pushing a rock up a mountain

Kurt Vile exudes a casualness at the Tiny Desk in his style and body language that is so unlike most anxious artists who come to play behind my desk. Sure, he's done this Tiny Desk thing before, with Courtney Barnett.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Rayland Baxter to perform Live From Studio A with his band in advance of his show that night at The Basement!

Tune in for live music, coversation 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!

Liz Cooper
Courtesy of Sacks and Co.

Liz Cooper & The Stampede will join us Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at The Newport with Phosphorescent presented by WCBE!  

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

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Sharon Van Etten's "Jupiter 4" meditates on a love so real that it echoes throughout your psyche, but accompanied b

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Aaron Lee Tasjan with his band to perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show at the Rumba Cafe with Brandy Zdan!

He's out on the road with his brand new release Karma For Cheap and we're excited he'll be coming back home for a show in Columbus!

Ha Ha Tonka
Jason Conulsen

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Ha Ha Tonka to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at the Rumba Cafe!

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!

It's not enough to make list after list. The Turning the Tables project seeks to suggest alternatives to the traditional popular music canon, and to do more than that, too: to stimulate conversation about how hierarchies emerge and endure. This year, Turning the Tables considers how women and non-binary artists are shaping music in our moment, from the pop mainstream to the sinecures of jazz and contemporary classical music. Our list of the 200 Greatest Songs By Women+ offers a soundtrack to a new century. This series of essays takes on another task.

Here's a story for you about two teenage boys named Salvo and Diego. One is Mexican, one is Italian, and both are immigrants living in America. They're into punk rock like MC5 and The Stooges.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Boston outfit Tall Heights Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Basement with Old Sea Brigade and Frances Cone.  

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Pete Yorn Live From Studio A in advance of his show that at the A&R Music Bar for An Evening with Pete Yorn - You & Me:  Solo Acoustic Tour.

Rosanne Cash is a highly distinguished singer and songwriter. Since she released her debut in 1978, she's built a fantastic body of work. She's released thirteen studio albums with highlights including Seven Year Ache (1981), The Wheel (1993), and 2009's The List, a collection of 12 essential country songs she recorded from a list of 100 country songs that her father, Johnny Cash, gave her.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Doyle Bramhall II Live From Studio A when he returns to Columbus on Friday, October 12th!  

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