Cartoon music is some of the earliest music we hear.
Stephen Coates really got into this Last Werewolf project. Maybe a little too into it. Taking Glen Duncan’s novel of the same name as his inspiration, he’s created not only one of my favorite records this year but also a playlist of werewolf songs. Now, Soundcheck listeners may remember that we did a “Soundcheck Smackdown” on who has the better songs, vampires or zombies. Read the listener comments, still posted on the webpage, to see some of the great and not-so-great songs inspired by the various flavors of Undead. Note too, that even though they were not part of the debate, werewolves got a little love occasionally. Now, with the full moon having just passed, it seems safe to unveil Stephen Coates’s list of 30 great werewolf songs, plus 1 poem.
On Sunday at 2 pm, Cued Up features the second of four programs featuring performances from the Look and Listen Festival. On tap is a quiet storm of music by John Cage, Colin Jacobsen, Jason Treuting, Elliott Carter and John Musto.
Soundcheck is celebrating musical collaborations in The Greene Space with mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile of Nickel Creek and guitarist Michael Daves, and bluegrass legend Del McCoury and the swing kings of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
John Schaefer on the pitfalls of Bowie biographers
John Schaefer wonders where all the TV theme songs have gone.
John Schaefer wrestles with a list of truly original covers
Concert-going can be work - but worth it.
Remembering The Big Man - and one little photo
Bohemian Rhapsody went from unintelligible to just plain weird.
Musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron, dubbed "the godfather of rap," died Friday in New York. How are you marking his death? Post your memories of Gil Scott-Heron, his music and his legacy.
John Schaefer disagrees, politely, with his guest.
Today at 7 pm, Q2 brings you a live video webcast from The Greene Space. Meredith Monk, a pioneer in extended vocal techniques and interdisciplinary performance, performs with her Vocal Ensemble and the Todd Reynolds Quartet.
Meredith Monk celebrates the release of her new album, Songs of Ascension, with a live concert. Join New Sounds’ John Schaefer for performance and conversation with Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble, along with the Todd Reynolds Quartet.
Remembering an exotic venue before it vanished