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  • Kelis: From 'Milkshake' To 'Food,' A Soulful Reinvention

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    Singer songwriter Kelis Rogers, who's also a trained chef, is best known for her 2003 hit "Milkshake." But on her new album, Food, the R&B artist combines her two loves to make a delicious reinvention. Hear Kelis perform in the Soundcheck studio, and talk with Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast. 

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    Tribeca Film Festival Live

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    The Leonard Lopate Show

    That’s what Andy Borowitz is doing after interviewing the singer, songwriter and former first lady of France about her latest album, “Little French Songs.” Bruni plays Thursday night at New York’s Town Hall. 

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  • Check Ahead: Wye Oak, 'Shriek'

    Soundcheck

    Baltimore duo Wye Oak has typically been known for its flurry of guitar and drums, but with its new album, Shriek, the band drops the guitar, picks up the bass and goes in an entirely new, synth-heavy direction. Hear the album in its entirety before its release.

  • Conor Oberst, Live At Gigstock Comments [ 4 ]

    Soundcheck

    Watch Conor Oberst perform and talk about his upcoming album, Upside Down Mountain, live at WNYC's Greene Space.

  • Kelis: From 'Milkshake' To 'Food,' A Soulful Reinvention

    Soundcheck

    Singer songwriter Kelis Rogers, who's also a trained chef, is best known for her 2003 hit "Milkshake." But on her new album, Food, the R&B artist combines her two loves to make a delicious reinvention. Hear Kelis perform in the Soundcheck studio, and talk with Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast. 

  • Calle 13's Residente, On 'Multi_Viral,' Latin American Politics, And Julian Assange Comments [ 1 ]

    Soundcheck

    Rene Perez Joglar, (a.k.a. Residente), the co-founder of the beloved and divisive Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13,  talks about Multi_Viral -- the group’s latest album which includes vocals from Uruguayan poet Eduardo Galeano and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

  • The Most Relaxing Songs Ever... Maybe

    Soundcheck

    Inspired by WNYC’s Clock Your Sleep project, Soundcheck has been asking our listeners to help us build The Most Relaxing Playlist Ever. We received hundreds of comments, voicemails, tweets and emails -- each one revealing a bit about the sender combats stress with a beloved track. Soundcheck producer Joel Meyer lists his top ten favorites, as suggested by listeners and readers.

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