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Joel Meyer

Executive Producer, Soundcheck

Joel Meyer appears in the following:

Mick, Keith and a 'Friend'

Monday, September 24, 2012

When we asked listeners to tell us about being in music videos, our listener Eddie chimed in with the time he served as an extra for the Rolling Stones.

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Gil Scott-Heron, In His Own Words

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The late musician and writer Gil Scott-Heron will be remembered with a lifetime achievement award during Grammy festivities this weekend. Today: How the artist's posthumous memoir is adding a new chapter to the story of his life. Plus: reunited Irish pop band The Cranberries plays live in our studio.

John Fogerty: "Take That, You Old Man!"

Friday, November 18, 2011

The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman talks about "vindication" and a solo hit from 1985.

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Our Spotify Review

Monday, July 18, 2011

For more than two years, a company called Spotify has been operating in Europe, with 10 million users taking advantage of a digital music service with an almost bottomless supply of songs. And, after a long wait, Spotify launched in the U.S., last Thursday. Our senior producer, Joel Meyer, weighs in on the service after taking it for a test drive over the weekend.

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Weekend Project! Remix the Rails

Friday, March 11, 2011

If you want to enter our Remix the Rails song contest, you'll have to get cracking! Our deadline for submissions is this Monday, March 14 at 9 a.m. ET. So, cancel your plans for this weekend and hole up with your laptop, instruments, pen and paper, side musicians, etc. 

Check out this song entered by The Reverend MC Daniel Fiesta. It's called "World-Bound Train."

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Picks of the Week

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Iceland’s troublemaking volcano has been back in the news, and that country's music is back in our weekly picks. 

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A Cappella Gets the Ben Folds Treatment

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fair warning: In the words of a certain hollerback girl, collegiate a cappella is about to go b-a-n-a-n-a-s.

Atlantic Records signed the Indiana University group Straight No Chaser to a five-album deal. The group sold an impressive 100,000 copies of their Christmas CD over the holidays. Meanwhile, NBC has ...

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Telekinesis: The Austin Alley Session

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Michael Benjamin Lerner of the Seattle-based band Telekinesis talked to us for a recent "Last Night, Right Now and Beyond" podcast on the Art.Cult blog. The 22-year-old songwriter told us why he was looking forward to his first visit to the ...

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Last Night: SXSW Friday

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Friday night:

1. Los Fancy Free (Mexico City)
2. The Renderers (Christchurch, New Zealand)
3. ABSU (Dallas)
4. Lady Sovereign (London)

Watch Lady Sovereign perform "So Human" (before a very unsteady camera)

5. King ...

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Texallica!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Metallica at press event at Austin's Four Seasons hotel

The worst-kept secret of the week was Metallica's performance at Stubb's on Friday night. Promotional events for the band's forthcoming 'Guitar Hero Metallica' video ...

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Live from SXSW

Friday, March 20, 2009

A live report from Soundcheck producer Joel Meyer on this year's South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX.

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Men or Astro-Men?

Friday, March 20, 2009

DJ duo NASA performs in the tent outside Emo's.

DJ duo NASA performs in the tent outside Emo\'s.


This picture doesn't do last night's NASA show at Emo's Annex justice. (It turns out iPhones aren't even good for taking pictures ...
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Austin Power

Thursday, March 19, 2009

How does Austin handle the electricity needs of 1,900 bands and thousands of South by Southwest attendees? Pretty well, if you ask me. (Pssst: AT&T Wireless ... you should learn a thing or two from these guys.)
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Metal From Montreal, Rockabilly from Spain

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Priestess at Emo's Annex

Priestess at Emo\'s Annex


With 1,900 bands in Austin, it's pretty easy to hear just about anything at South by Southwest. I caught about six shows on my first evening in town, and I can now tell ...
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Cause Co-Motion Embarks

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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Once you've taken three trains and a bus to get to La Guardia, the SXSW experience begins at the boarding gate. The Austin-bound seem to stick out a bit, often because they're carrying precious cargo.

I've never traveled ...

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Destination: Austin

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Today marks the first day of the music portion of the annual South by Southwest conference. Film geeks and tech geeks have been swarming around Austin since last week. Now, the music geeks get their turn in a bonanza that includes some 1900 bands.

I'll be blogging here and ...

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Photos: Recent Guests

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Here's a slideshow of Soundcheck's recent in-studio guests, including jazz trio the New Standards, rock group the Heartless Bastards, art-electronic duo High Places, and more. (Click here for the full-screen slideshow, with information about each of these guests.)

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Tindersticks on Soundcheck

Friday, March 06, 2009

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During today's installment of our Seven Sins series, we heard how the sin of sloth – has a lot to do with melancholy. And few bands do melancholy quite like the British group Tindersticks.

Starting ...

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Sloth: Jody Rosen's Deadly Medley

Friday, March 06, 2009

In the latest installment of our Friday series, “Seven Sins: The Deadly Medley,” we examine sloth – a “deadly sin” that walks the fine line between laziness and melancholy. Our guest Jody Rosen shares this list.


Harry Fields, "Oh! How I Hate to Get Up ...

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Picks of the Week

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This week’s picks bring a French accent to the Arizona desert, a historic look at Jerusalem through music, and an accordion virtuoso from Argentina. French-born, and living in the US since her teens, Marianne Dissard is a charter member ...
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