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Gretta Cohn

Associate Producer, Soundcheck

Gretta Cohn appears in the following:

Check Ahead: 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' (Original Broadway Cast)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bathtub gin, flappers gone wild and a well placed rifle are at the heart of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. The full cast album features Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Broderick and Judy Kaye singing some of the Gershwin's most well known hits -- as well as a few deep cuts. We bring you an exclusive full-album stream through September 25th.

 

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Check Ahead: The Citizens Band, 'Grab A Root And Growl'

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Citizens Band is a New York political cabaret group featuring Rain Phoenix, Karen Elson and Zoe Kravitz. The group's debut, Grab A Root and Growl, is a collection of democracy-themed songs meant to fire up the voting masses in this election year. We bring you an exclusive full-album stream through September 18th.

 

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Check Ahead: Caspian, "Waking Season"

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Instrumental post-rock quintet Caspian is set to release its third studio album on September 25th. Listen to the lush title track from Waking Season exclusively in Check Ahead. 

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Check Ahead: Gus + Scout - "Gus + Scout" EP

Monday, August 27, 2012

Stream the new Gus + Scout EP exclusively here...but you have to be quick! It'll be up for 24 hours.

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Hot Pants: A Short, Happy and Musical Career

Monday, August 20, 2012

In the 1970s, hot pants were hot -- until they were not. We get to the bottom of the matter, with a playlist.

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Check Ahead: Black Prairie - "Nowhere, Massachusetts"

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Black Prairie is a back-porch string band featuring three-fifths of The Decemberists. Hear an exclusive track from their upcoming record, out on Sugar Hill on September 18th.

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Beck's Sheet Music Album Is So Nineteenth Century

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The shape-shifting musician’s new album is his most unlistenable yet. Literally.

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Who Wears Short Shorts?

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Forty years ago, hot pants (as the B-52s later put it) exploded. They were on the runways, in shopping malls -- and on the pop charts too, starting with James Brown. Do you have a hot pants story? We need your help for an upcoming episode of Soundcheck.

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Your Nightmare Music Cruise

Monday, August 06, 2012

Finish this sentence: The band I would NOT want to be on a boat with is...

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Yayoi Kusama: Pop Princess of the Polka Dot

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

This past weekend I went to check out the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Whitney Museum. Kusama is a Japanese artist, born in 1929, who, for a time, found herself at the center of a mid-20th century New York art scene that included Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. She’s best known for painting polka dots on naked people, covering furniture in stuffed phalluses, and creating immersive, psychedelic installations, like the one currently on view -- a winking, magical room called “Fireflies on the Water.” She’s also known for her escape from New York in 1973 -- ­to a mental hospital in Tokyo, which is her home to this day…as well as for being quite the underground inspiration.

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Check Ahead: Six Organs of Admittance - "One Thousand Birds"

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Guitarist Ben Chasny has been recording as Six Organs of Admittance for nearly 15 years -- part of a sonic clubhouse sometimes known as “New Weird America.” We have an exclusive stream of the explosive “One Thousand Birds” from his new album Ascent, out on Drag City on August 21st

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Check Ahead: MNDR - "Feed Me Diamonds"

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vocalist and musician Amanda Warner and producer Peter Wade are MNDR. The electro-pop duo’s new album, called Feed Me Diamonds, is out August 14th. We have an exclusive preview of the title track (inspired by performance artist Marina Abramovic) in Check Ahead.

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Check Ahead: OMBRE - "Weight Those Words"

Monday, July 23, 2012

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Roberto Carlos Lange makes a kind of Latin electro-folk music under the name Helado Negro. Julianna Barwick is a Louisiana-born, Brooklyn-based singer whose primary instrument is her effected voice. Layers and layers of it. Together, the Asthmatic Kitty labelmates have become OMBRE.

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Check Ahead: Sean Rowe - "Signs"

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sean Rowe has an eye for detail and a penchant for magical thinking - and he isn’t afraid to get down in the dirt. The new album from the deep-voiced musician and naturalist is out on August 28th. We have an exclusive streaming track in Check Ahead.

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Check Ahead: Careful - "I Had a Kid"

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Taking bedroom recording to the extreme: Eric Lindley of Careful prefers to lay down his tracks inside of a closet. The third full length from the electro-acoustic musician comes out on August 21st. Listen to an exclusive streaming track in Check Ahead.

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Check Ahead: Gold Motel - "At Least We Tried"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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For a bunch of Midwesterners, they sure make some sunny pop. The self-titled second album from Chicago quintet Gold Motel is set to come out on July 3rd. And we’re giving you a preview in Check Ahead

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Design for the Real World: Dialysis Machine

Friday, May 18, 2012

Before the invention of the dialysis machine, kidney failure was basically a death sentence. Registered nurse Janice Breen explains how the design of dialysis machines has evolved since she started working with them back in 1973 ...

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'Bye Bye Love' Mystery Deepens

Monday, March 14, 2011

During our segment on married songwriting duo Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, we discussed the history of the song “Bye Bye Love” with writer and musician Franklin Bruno. After the show, a listener wrote in with a question, and we asked Franklin to respond.

 

 

 

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Design for the Real World: Dialysis Machine

Friday, December 10, 2010

Before the invention of the dialysis machine, kidney failure was basically a death sentence. Registered nurse Janice Breen explains how the design of dialysis machines has evolved since she started working with them back in 1973. Produced by Gretta Cohn.

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Aha Moment: "The Searchers"

Friday, July 16, 2010

Vito Acconci's work as an artist and architect often confuses the boundaries between public and private space. In 1964 Acconci saw a movie that would shape his career as an architect: John Ford's "The Searchers," starring John Wayne.

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