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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Remembering Bowie

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie has died at age 69. We remember his greatest hits, and discuss his lasting cultural influence.

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Remembering Shape-Shifting Rock Icon David Bowie

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie, one of rock’s most iconic stars, died on Sunday after battling cancer. WNYC's John Schaefer talks about the life and career of the shape-shifting, genre-defying musician.

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Beach Slang Slings Guitar

Monday, January 11, 2016

Electrifying Philly four piece plays a live set in the Soundcheck studio.

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David Bowie Is Back At It With 'Blackstar'

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Music icon David Bowie has released his first album in years. Soundcheck's John Schaefer looks at the arc of Bowie's career and how the most awaited album of 2016 came to be.

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Tony Visconti Talks Four Decades of Bowie and 'Blackstar'

Thursday, January 07, 2016

The Grammy-winning record producer and musician reflects on his long-time relationship with one of rock's great musical chameleons.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Kanye, LCD, Riot, and More

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

This week, a song that looks back in anger and another that looks forward with total enthusiasm.
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Suede Shoes and Memphis Trains: The Beginning of Sun Records

Monday, January 04, 2016

Author Peter Guralnick visits Soundcheck to talk about the man who discovered Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and many other iconic artists.

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Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg on Jet Planes and Jungle Birds

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The rock songwriter and ornithologist talks about his band's search for new sounds and a recent trip to South America in search of rare birds.

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Weekly Music Roundup: The Beatles in the Air, Radiohead at the Movies, shirlette ammons Breaks Barriers

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This week, a ghostly new tune from Radiohead, The Beatles are everywhere, and Damien Jurado's visions.
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Celebrating 50 Years Of Musical Incompetence

Monday, December 28, 2015

As PDQ Bach celebrates his 50th anniversary, creator and composer Peter Schickele talks about how to make serious music funny, and how to take funny music seriously.

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BKLYN 1834: Guided by the Past, Creating the Future

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Clubhouse is an artistic commune in a rambling Victorian home on a leafy street in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, that takes its inspiration from earlier examples of communal creativity.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Kings, Boxers, and Beats

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This week, a new king of holiday songs, a new KING of boxing-inspired R&B, and old electronic music refuses to go away.
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Swing Into Christmas with Michael Feinstein

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The apostle of the Great American Songbook sings a few tunes from his wide-ranging annual holiday show, live on Soundcheck.

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Stewart Goodyear: A 'Nutcracker' for Flying Fingers

Monday, December 21, 2015

The young piano maestro tackles pieces from Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' live in the Soundcheck studio.

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YACHT: Populist Dance Pop, With Secret Teachings

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The idiosyncratic Portland by-way-of L.A. band plays live on Soundcheck.

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Weekly Music Roundup: New Music From the Purple One, Meg Baird's Stately Voice, and the Revenant

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

This week, a Prince-ly surprise, an audio peek at The Revenant, and Adele’s NY residency.
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Aero Flynn: To the Stratosphere, With Love

Monday, December 14, 2015

The ethereal Wisconsin artist Josh Scott returned to the fray this year after a lengthy absence, and he plays some of his new songs on Soundcheck. 

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A Toast to Ol' Blue Eyes

Saturday, December 12, 2015

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On what would have been his 100th birthday, WNYC celebrates Frank Sinatra's mark on the American songbook.

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Steve Earle's Blues with Benefits

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The growling troubadour plays a mix of new and old songs, and talks about his annual autism benefit show at The Town Hall, live on Soundcheck.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Grammy Nods, Zombie Dances, and the Crazy Train Rolls Again

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

This week, a first look at the next Grammy awards, a South American rhythm takes over the world, and the band whose new album is also a movie.
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