John Schaefer, Soundcheck appears in the following:
Monday, March 20, 2017
This week, Depeche Mode has (another) moment; new music from Mastodon & Colin Stetson, also, celebrating 100 years of jazz, and of Vera Lynn.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Week of March 6: This week, finding the lost music of Alice Coltrane, rediscovering Lorde, and checking in with Matisyahu.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Week of Feb 20: This week, Cuban music – both funky and serene, a lament for the Internet-addicted, and a raucous yelp of empowerment.
Monday, February 06, 2017
Week of Feb. 6: This week, sounds from West Africa, Crete, and other distant shores, plus the Great American Songbook via Bob Dylan.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Week of Jan. 23: This week, musical responses to the Inauguration; a first look at the Brooklyn Folk Festival 2017; and a video premiere!
Monday, January 09, 2017
Week of Jan. 9: This week, the new year kicks into gear with new songs from The Shins, Dirty Projectors, and the late David Bowie.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
As the war dragged on in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, the Army found time for an unexpected push into musical theater. Now they will be performed on the USS Intrepid.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Week of Dec. 12: This week, haunting sounds from the Republic of Georgia, a haunted song from Rhiannon Giddens, and a magnificent song from elbow.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Pianist and bandleader Arturo O'Farrill, son of legendary musician Chico O'Farrill, will repatriate his father's remains to Cuba as part of an official visit this weekend.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
She knows it's shocking, but Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho hopes her music will be the center of attention.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Week of Nov. 28: This week, a dream of sheep, exploding color, and a noir-ish "mystery girl." Plus, post-rock for planet Earth.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Week of November 14: new songs by A Tribe Called Quest, Drive-By Truckers, & London-based duo Shhh, all written before the election acquire different levels of meaning after it.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Week of October 31: This week, polar punk, the voice of the Arab Spring, and a Halloween gift.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Ramones and their first album, simply called, The Ramones, would change the music world…just not right away.
Monday, December 21, 2015
The solstice starts at 11:49 p.m. tonight, but what exactly is happening?
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The playfully serious, seriously playful children's book for grownups has inspired music for all ages over its 150 year history.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Terry Riley helped kick off the genre known as minimalism with “In C,” a piece that was so unusual, no one quite knew what to make of it.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Summer is not official until there is an anthem, and 2015 is missing a summer song.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
The guitar riff to "Can't Get No Satisfaction" was nearly lost while Keith Richards was on a booze and drug-filled bender. We explore other popular songs that have unlikely origins.
Monday, May 11, 2015
WNYC's Julianne Welby talks with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, about the show's legacy.