John Schaefer appears in the following:
Thursday, October 09, 2014
With New York Comic Con kicking off today, the city is full of even more aliens and space cadets than usual. Soundcheck's John Schaefer welcomes them with his favorite sci-fi songs.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Novelist Marlon James talks about his new book 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' and plays a few songs that would serve as the soundtrack for the book's characters.
Monday, September 29, 2014
The Danish singer-songwriter's deluxe edition of her 2014 album, Aventine, features unreleased songs, remixes and live performances. Hear a brand new song, "Arches."
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Beneath big hits like “Changes” and “Let’s Dance” lies the real genius of David Bowie. Soundcheck host John Schaefer offers up his favorite essential lesser-known masterpiece songs.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Today, David Bowie Is opened at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. Soundcheck's John Schaefer reviews a documentary film, also called David Bowie Is, which debuted tonight.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The English art-rocker has returned to the stage after 35 years and set a new U.K. charts record. Soundcheck's John Schaefer rounds up ten of Bush's must-hear songs.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Soundcheck host John Schaefer answers questions from readers and listeners about whether technically impressive playing can leave you cold.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Soundcheck host John Schaefer listens to a lot of music over the course of a week. Here's three of his favorite tracks that caught his ear, both for the music and the stories behind them. Read More
Monday, August 18, 2014
"The Black Album" reimagines The Beatles, providing a compilation of songs from the solo careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Star.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Soundcheck host John Schaefer remembers the musician that lurked among the crowded cast of characters in Williams’ mind. Read More
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
In The Valley Below could probably just do bright synth-pop, but what you get instead is something slightly more subversive. The Los Angeles duo's upcoming album, The Belt, isn't out ...
Monday, July 28, 2014
This past weekend saw the premiere of Sila, a new immersive work by this year's Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, John Luther Adams. Soundcheck host John Schaefer was there and has the...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Last night, after nearly seven years away pursuing other projects, Nickel Creek brought its reunion to Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. And they wasted no time in showing that the...
Friday, July 18, 2014
The British band James is returning with
La Petite Mort, its first new album in six years. Watch the remarkable and poignant music video for the band's song "Moving On." Read More
Monday, July 14, 2014
This World Cup had it all: A huge haul of goals, but also stunning goalkeeping, stout defense, lots of late drama, overachieving minnows and mighty giants brought low. Soundcheck host...
Sunday, July 13, 2014
For years, jazz trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas and keyboardist Uri Caine have collaborated on all sorts of projects. But with
Present Joys, they're finally recording as a duo. Read More
Friday, July 11, 2014
With the World Cup final coming up on Sunday, Soundcheck host, and Germany supporter, John Schaefer, runs through the match up of titans, and tries to guess who the Brazilians will ro...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
If you’ve been watching the World Cup on ESPN and/or ABC, then you may have noticed that most of the announcers are British. This is quite a comfort to the growing number of American ...
Monday, July 07, 2014
After this weekend's World Cup action, there are now four teams left for the semi-finals. One of these games pits two countries with estimable musical traditions against each other --...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
For two weeks, Soundcheck host John Schaefer went down the rabbit hole that is the World Cup. But as he returns to work, the improbable and courageous run of the U.S. comes to an end ...