John Schaefer


John Schaefer appears in the following:

Celebrating 50 Years Of Musical Incompetence

Monday, December 28, 2015

As PDQ Bach celebrates his 50th anniversary, creator and composer Peter Schickele talks about how to make serious music funny, and how to take funny music seriously.

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BKLYN 1834: Guided by the Past, Creating the Future

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Clubhouse is an artistic commune in a rambling Victorian home on a leafy street in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, that takes its inspiration from earlier examples of communal creativity.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Kings, Boxers, and Beats

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This week, a new king of holiday songs, a new KING of boxing-inspired R&B, and old electronic music refuses to go away.
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Swing Into Christmas with Michael Feinstein

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The apostle of the Great American Songbook sings a few tunes from his wide-ranging annual holiday show, live on Soundcheck.


Stewart Goodyear: A 'Nutcracker' for Flying Fingers

Monday, December 21, 2015

The young piano maestro tackles pieces from Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' live in the Soundcheck studio.


YACHT: Populist Dance Pop, With Secret Teachings

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The idiosyncratic Portland by-way-of L.A. band plays live on Soundcheck.


Weekly Music Roundup: New Music From the Purple One, Meg Baird's Stately Voice, and the Revenant

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

This week, a Prince-ly surprise, an audio peek at The Revenant, and Adele’s NY residency.
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Aero Flynn: To the Stratosphere, With Love

Monday, December 14, 2015

The ethereal Wisconsin artist Josh Scott returned to the fray this year after a lengthy absence, and he plays some of his new songs on Soundcheck. 


A Toast to Ol' Blue Eyes

Saturday, December 12, 2015

On what would have been his 100th birthday, WNYC celebrates Frank Sinatra's mark on the American songbook.


Steve Earle's Blues with Benefits

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The growling troubadour plays a mix of new and old songs, and talks about his annual autism benefit show at The Town Hall, live on Soundcheck.


Weekly Music Roundup: Grammy Nods, Zombie Dances, and the Crazy Train Rolls Again

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

This week, a first look at the next Grammy awards, a South American rhythm takes over the world, and the band whose new album is also a movie.
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Songs For Fighting Werewolves, Per Comedian Jon Glaser

Monday, December 07, 2015

The comedian picks a playlist to go along with his new Adult Swim project, 'Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter.'


A Diva Looks Back, and Sings Rufus Wainwright

Thursday, December 03, 2015

The singer-songwriter gives Soundcheck a tour of his latest album: the recording of his opera 'Prima Donna.'


Weekly Music Roundup: Bilbo Picks up the Pieces, Refugees on Video, Animal Collective at the Airport

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

This week, a musical response to Europe’s refugee crisis, a moment in music history, and Bilbo Baggins’ favorite songwriter.
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Harry Shearer and Judith Owen Celebrate a Dry-Eyed Holiday

Monday, November 30, 2015

The comedy and song duo plays songs from its annual holiday show live on Soundcheck.


We Are All Just Widgets in 'The Song Machine'

Thursday, November 26, 2015

New Yorker staff writer and author John Seabrook talks about the modern hit factory.

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Elkington & Salsburg: A Pair of Ones, with Guitar

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The intricate, transporting guitar duo plays songs from their new record 'Ambsace' in the studio.


Weekly Music Roundup: The Ridge, The Waiting Room, and Wabi-Sabi

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This week, an early look at some promising albums from 2016, including a veteran English chamber pop band and an Arcade Fire member going solo. 
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Little May: Urgent Harmonies, Anthemic Appeal

Monday, November 23, 2015

The polyvocal Sydney trio plays anthemic songs from its debut record, 'For The Company.' 


Quiet Hollers: Roots Music with Indie Swagger

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Catch a live set in the Soundcheck studio featuring the stirring Louisville five-piece.