Q2 Music recently streamed the first in a series of two live audio webcasts featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. Listen to the concert featuring Shaw in performance with Roomful of Teeth.
Alex Winston's voice may provokes inevitable comparisons to Kate Bush, but her songwriting is distinctly her own. Hear "101 Vultures," a brand new song from Winston that hints at what to expect on her next album.
All this week, Soundcheck is marking the 30th anniversary of the Material Girl’s first album, and we’re asking listeners and readers to share their "Madonna Moment." Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares his, which involves Spin Magazine's first cover.
The indie rock band once called We Are Augstines has now changed its name to simply Augustines. The band has also unveiled a new track "Cruel City" for an album due in January.
The Cloisters brings a bit of medieval Europe -- and some modern art -- to New York.
A Park Slope wine shop had an especially clever birthday wish for avant-garde composer John Cage, who would've turned 101 yesterday.
The new hit video "#thatPOWER" from will.i.am and Justin Bieber may borrow the inventive motion effects from a Japanese group called World Order.
Nine Inch Nails' Hesitation Marks has been one of this fall's most eagerly-anticipated releases and fans and critics alike have been incredibly curious and excited about the band's comeback album. Now that the record is streaming over at iTunes, members of Soundcheck give the album a listen and offer their first impressions.
Last night, Soundcheck host John Schaefer watched MTV's Video Music Awards, and weighs in on Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, 'NSYNC, Bruno Mars and more.
In the last Celebrate Brooklyn event of 2013, fans were treated to a screening of the Oscar-nominated film Beasts Of The Southern Wild, with Dan Romer and Behn Zeitlin's Cajun-spice score performed by The Wordless Music Orchestra, and a little help from actress Quvenzhane Wallis.
In Chuck Klosterman's new book 'I Wear The Black Hat,' the writer delves in to villains, real and imagined. When finally grappling with Hitler, Klosterman looks at two songs -- by Bowie and Dylan. Soundcheck host John Schaefer offers up a few more songs that grapple with the dictator's legacy.
Jeff Richmond has been working in show business for three decades – most recently, as the composer for the NBC sitcom "30 Rock" (starring his wife, Tina Fey).
On Rabbit Rabbit's new compilation album.
Soundcheck host John Schaefer has this reflection on singer and songwriter J.J. Cale who died after suffering a heart attack Friday at 74.
Somehow Soundcheck host John Schaefer missed the Wye Oak's superb 2011 album Civilian the first time around, but loves it now.
The new video for David Bowie's "Valentine's Day" may appear to be simple. But looks can deceive.
An evening of music, storytelling and conversation. Hosted by Soundcheck's John Schaefer. Watch on-demand video of the entire event.
Soundcheck host John Schaefer was recently asked for his three favorite songs, and his head nearly exploded.
Q2 Music and Soundcheck mark the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" with performance by pianist Vicky Chow and conversation with Sarah Fishko on her exploration of the era, "Culture Shock 1913." Watch on-demand video here.