John Schaefer appears in the following:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Remembering an exotic venue before it vanished
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
John Schaefer on whistling: less really is more.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
John Schaefer wonders whether comebacks are about the music or the marketing.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Homeboy Sandman brought his lively, witty brand of rap into our Soundcheck studio last month. Now he’s sent us something brand new. It’s lo-fi, it’s catchy, it’s probably totally illegal (“the beat has got a sample and i can't pay for it!”) - and it has an ulterior motive. “I Knew” is a song followed by a series of shout-outs, and if you stick with it, there’s a hilarious moment when Homeboy aims a line at ?uestlove (of the Roots, the band for the Jimmy Fallon late night TV show) to the effect that if ?uest puts him on the Fallon show, they “won’t do this whole part” – they’ll fade it out by then. Talk about breaking down the fourth wall!
Monday, April 11, 2011
John Schaefer knows where you can find TONS of names for your band!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Mountain Goats’ songs have been inspired by indie rock’s most inventive storyteller John Darnielle. Suzanne Vega wrote an original play called “Carson McCullers Talks About Love.” Hear them perform their songs live in The Greene Space.
Monday, March 28, 2011
On Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live team up to bring you our final live audio Webcast from the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Housed at Merkin Concert Hall, this evening's performance features the innovative quartet So Percussion premiering a work by composer and drummer Bobby Previte.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
What is it about the F-word that makes it so troublesome?
Monday, March 21, 2011
This week, Q2 launches the 13-week Spring 2011 season of our flagship show, Cued Up, with the first encore presentation of one of the more mesmerizing evenings in our recent live Webcast history.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
With Phil Collins' career, you have to take the good with the bad.
Monday, March 14, 2011
On Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live team up to bring you a live audio Webcast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this evening features composer/vocalist Shara Worden and the stunning sextet yMusic performing works by Worden and Sarah Kirkland Snider.
Monday, March 07, 2011
John Schaefer wonders if anyone goes to a Lady Gaga concert for the words.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
This Sunday, Q2 offers live performances by two high-impact bandsembles from New Sounds Live and the Ecstatic Music Festival: the politically conscious Newspeak and Darcy James Argue's left-field big band Secret Society.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Q2 brings you a live audio Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. The evening features the eight-piece, high-octane ensemble Newspeak alongside Darcy James Argue's Secret Society.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
John Schaefer asks, what IS a concept album anyway?
Monday, February 14, 2011
John Schaefer reacts to the Grammys' surprises.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
On Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live teamed up to bring you a live audio Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this annual world premiere-commissioning concert presents the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars live in concert.