John Schaefer appears in the following:
Friday, July 15, 2011
John Schaefer wonders where all the TV theme songs have gone.
Monday, July 11, 2011
John Schaefer wrestles with a list of truly original covers
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Concert-going can be work - but worth it.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Remembering The Big Man - and one little photo
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Bohemian Rhapsody went from unintelligible to just plain weird.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron, dubbed "the godfather of rap," died Friday in New York. How are you marking his death? Post your memories of Gil Scott-Heron, his music and his legacy.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
John Schaefer disagrees, politely, with his guest.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Today at 7 pm, Q2 brings you a live video webcast from The Greene Space. Meredith Monk, a pioneer in extended vocal techniques and interdisciplinary performance, performs with her Vocal Ensemble and the Todd Reynolds Quartet.
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.