John Schaefer appears in the following:
Thursday, December 19, 2013
It was a year when Beyonce surprised fans with an unexpected new album. And she made history becoming the first woman to hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her five studio albums. Her husband Jay-Z and pop star Lady Gaga also had new records out. And a teenager from New Zealand, Lorde, became a hit. But John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, says it was New York that ruled the music scene in 2013, and he has a list of ten reasons why.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and a treasured symbol of hope in the struggle against racial oppression, died Thursday at 95. Soundcheck host John Schaefer has this musical remembrance.
Monday, November 25, 2013
All November, WNYC's classical music sister station is celebrating Mozart Month. Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares this handy A-Z guide to the prolific icon.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
British composer Sir John Tavener, whose music stretched far beyond the classical world, has died at age 69. Soundcheck host John Schaefer has this remembrance.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
John Schaefer remembers the iconic, enigmatic Velvet Underground co-founder and solo artist
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Inspired by the upcoming CBGB film, Soundcheck host John Schaefer recalls at least some of his early experiences with punk with a playlist.
Monday, October 07, 2013
The Great Brooklyn Migration is, for me, the defining transformation of Bloomberg’s New York.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Alex Winston's voice may provokes inevitable comparisons to Kate Bush, but her songwriting is distinctly her own. Hear "101 Vultures," a brand new song from Winston that hints at what to expect on her next album.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
The indie rock band once called We Are Augstines has now changed its name to simply Augustines. The band has also unveiled a new track "Cruel City" for an album due in January.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Cloisters brings a bit of medieval Europe -- and some modern art -- to New York.
Friday, September 06, 2013
A Park Slope wine shop had an especially clever birthday wish for avant-garde composer John Cage, who would've turned 101 yesterday.
Friday, August 30, 2013
The new hit video "#thatPOWER" from will.i.am and Justin Bieber may borrow the inventive motion effects from a Japanese group called World Order.