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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Garland Jeffreys: Still 'Wild In The Streets'

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Coney Island's favorite son, the songwriter and guitarist performs material from his 1977 classic, Ghost Writer, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck's Guide To New York's Summer Festivals

Thursday, May 28, 2015

So, you’re in New York this summer and facing an eye-popping array of possible musical choices. What do you do? Soundcheck's John Schaefer lays out the festival landscape.
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Soundcheck’s Weekly Music Roundup: The Dead Ships, Shilpa Ray, The Psychedelic Furs And The Church Tour Together

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.
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Check Out Jill Sobule's New Song, Because You're (Probably) Related To Her

Friday, May 22, 2015

Listen to "Cousins," a new track written as a kind of theme song for the latest project by bestselling author A.J. Jacobs.
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Jon Fine: Indie Rock is Beautiful, Even When Your Band Sucks

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bitch Magnet guitarist and author talks about his definition of indie rock, why he gave his ears to rock and roll, and why you can always find "the guy" on tour. 

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Soundcheck Live: Courtney Barnett

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

1:00 PM

Wed, May 20 | Courtney Barnett stops by for a live Soundcheck session spotlighting songs from her newest album.  A live webcast will be available.

Soundcheck's Tuesday Music Roundup: A New Guitar King; A Vintage Soulman And More

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.
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The Thrill is Gone: Remembering B.B. King

Friday, May 15, 2015

He was one of the greatest, most influential guitarists in music history – and one of the most unusual.
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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Roundup: Questlove In Cuba, Robots And Clones And More

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.
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Noel Gallagher: Still Flying High

Monday, May 11, 2015

The British rock icon talks to Soundcheck about "god-awful" modern sounds, The Smiths, and soccer. 

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An Outsider At Home: Why Morrissey's Big With Mexicans

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Host John Schaefer talks to Latino USA's Nadia Reiman about the roots of one of pop music's strangest affinities. 

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Mexico Loves Morrissey! But Why?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

John Schaefer explores the roots of an unlikely passion: the widespread popularity of the erstwhile Smiths frontman among Mexicans and Latinos.
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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Roundup: Chrome Faucets, Blonde Hair, and Days of Grace

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up music news, videos and songs you should know that just might help you get through the rest of the week.
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Ben E. King: No One Hit Wonder, But One Hit Was A Wonder

Friday, May 01, 2015

The singer and songwriter best known for hits like "Spanish Harlem," "There Goes My Baby," and "Stand By Me," died yesterday at 76. Soundcheck's John Schaefer has this remembrance.
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Squarepusher: Upending Expectations Of Electronic Dance Music

Friday, May 01, 2015

The "intelligent dance music" artist performs songs from his latest project, Damogen Furies, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Appreciation Versus Ambulance-Chasing: Why the Media Gets 'R.I.P.' Wrong

Friday, May 01, 2015

Soundcheck host John Schaefer posts this short audio essay on the fine line between timely appreciation of an artist's passing...and just getting the story wrong.

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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Roundup: Goats, Waterbears, And FM Radio

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up music news, videos and songs you should know that just might help you get through the rest of the week.
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London’s 12 Most Musical Tube Stations

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

After a week riding London's extensive subway system, Soundcheck's John Schaefer compiles a playlist of songs that reference the tube.
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An Exclusive Unearthed Track by Blues Legend Reverend Gary Davis

Monday, April 20, 2015

WNYC
Reverend Gary Davis, a.k.a. Blind Gary Davis, was an actual blind minister from South Carolina and one of the greatest blues musicians of all time. He recorded this song at WNYC in 1966.

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Who’s Behind The Mask? Six Musicians Who Weren’t Who They Were Rumored To Be

Friday, April 17, 2015

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King tells the story Orion, a singer who sounded a lot like Elvis, and wore a mask. John Schaefer rounds up other musicians with mysterious identities.
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