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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

The Weather Station: Warm, Hushed Indie Folk

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tamara Lindeman's group plays character sketches and confessional songs from its latest record, 'Loyalty.'

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Paul Weller: Four Decades And Three Perfect Songs

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In forty years, The Modfather has had two hit-making bands, a brilliant solo career, and—by his estimate—he's recorded three 'perfect songs.'

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Weekly Music Roundup: Jazz From The East; Mica Levi's Haunted Pop; Music For A Crime

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

This week showcases the Jazz Artist Of The Year along with a few songs for your drunk, detective and criminal alter-egos. 
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New Doc Provides Intimate Look at Troubled Star Amy Winehouse

Friday, July 10, 2015

Through home footage and interviews with close friends and associates, the film "Amy" provides viewers a firsthand look at the star's rise and fall.

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Eszter Balint: Sophisticated Rock With European Roots

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Hear Eszter Balint's sophisticated rock live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Titus Andronicus: Explosive, Operatic Punk

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Get a loud preview of the expansive rock band's new album, live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Girlpool: Warm, Candid Musings On A Big World

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Hear the uncompromising punk of Girlpool live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Greek Pop, African Guitar, And More

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

This week's Tuesday Music Roundup covers ground from Greece to Atlanta with a sprinkling of post-rock.
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Violent Femmes: Resurrection In The Desert

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Acoustic punk band plays live in the Soundcheck studio. 

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Tuesday Music Roundup: Imogen Heap And Harry Potter, Telekinesis And Farao

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This week's Tuesday Music Round Up includes a Harry Potter play, horses and Roo (that's Bonnaroo to you) without the bug spray. 
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A Little Sympathy For Allen Klein

Monday, June 29, 2015

The devil of rock history gets a second chance by music business writer, Fred Goodman. 

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Great Lake Swimmers: Ripe, Homespun Folk

Friday, June 26, 2015

Listen to the Toronto band spin their lush and poignant folk in the Soundcheck studio. 

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The Ultimate Summer Song Revealed

Friday, June 26, 2015

We asked all of our listeners to vote for the ultimate summer anthem. The votes are in—find out who the winner is here.

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Sometimes Gravel, Sometimes Cream: Nina Simone's Resurgence

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Soundcheck talks to Liz Garbus, director of 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' on the mercurial star's new moment.

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Tuesday Music Roundup: Neil Young's Political Week; Day-Glo Fiesta

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To get you through your mid-week blues, catch up on Neil Young drama and a "Subway Symphony."
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Rachel Grimes: Piano Soundscapes And Life After Rachel's

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hear Rachel Grimes perform songs from new album, 'The Clearing.'

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Soundcheck's Tuesday Music Roundup: Beck Summery 'Dreams'; Nile's Festival; More

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.
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Remembering Saxophonist And Free Jazz Innovator Ornette Coleman

Thursday, June 11, 2015

One of the most influential innovators in jazz, the alto saxophonist and composer died on Thursday morning in New York. Soundcheck's John Schaefer has this remembrance.
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Help Us Pick The Ultimate Summer Anthem

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Most pop songs are, by definition, of-the-moment. But a powerful few persist. What gets your vote for most timeless summer anthem?
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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Roundup: Les Paul Turns 100; Rock Goddess Meryl Streep; More

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.
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