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John Schaefer

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Forever (Neil) Young

Friday, May 21, 2010

John Schaefer tries to decide which Neil Young he's a fan of. 

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Scoring Robin Hood

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It’s interesting to compare the way different composers have approached period piece films over the years.  In 1938, when Erich Wolfgang Korngold composed his classic score to The Adventures of Robin Hood, there was no “period instrument” movement – what we now call “early music” was the province of scholars and theoreticians, and was hardly ever actually played by living musicians.

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Picks of the Week

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Soundcheck's picks this week include an afro-pop pioneer and a musical portrait of Los Angeles of the 1940s and '50s.

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Music Lessons Online

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Before online music lessons, John Schaefer says, you could fumble through lessons on TV. 

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Tell Me a Story

Monday, May 17, 2010

John Schaefer finds an unexpected connection between Das Racist and The Hold Steady.

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Late Night: The Hold Steady

Friday, May 14, 2010

10:00 PM

Brooklyn-based band The Hold Steady and the Queens hip-hop group Das Racist join Soundcheck for its first late-night show in The Greene Space.

Picks of the Week

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Iceland’s troublemaking volcano has been back in the news, and that country's music is back in our weekly picks. 

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New Musical Instruments

Thursday, May 13, 2010

More musical instruments?  That's fine, as long as we have more people playing them. 

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Broadway punk: an oxymoron

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

John Schaefer on American Idiot:  "if it's on Broadway, how punk can it be?"

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Well, It's Better Than 'Idol'

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Glee is just not my thing.

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Ethical listening

Monday, May 10, 2010

Are the new ethical dilemmas of listening to music in the digital age really "new"?

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Critiquing the Critics

Friday, May 07, 2010

John Schaefer: Blogging isn't necessarily the same thing as music criticism.

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The Real "Soul" Music

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Forget recordings, says John Schaefer. The soul of Gospel music comes out in live performance.

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Searching for the Real Van

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

What do you think of Van Morrison? Tell Soundcheck here.

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CD Picks of the Week

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

This week’s picks include a look into obscure corners of the violin repertoire and yet another fine indie rock band from Montreal. 

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The Greene Space

Moby and Somi on Soundcheck

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2:00 PM

Two weeks before he releases a new album of re-mixes of his own work –  “Wait For Me. Remixes!”--, Moby joins Soundcheck to play live, with "New African Soul" singer-songwriter Somi opening.

Parks and Silent Recreation

Monday, May 03, 2010

Does noise in the city parks bother you? Enough to keep you from using them? Tell Soundcheck.

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Barely Thinking About Baring it All

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Is nudity in music just a gimmick? Are Americans too hung up about it? Tell Soundcheck.

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Arts Salaries – Leading by Example

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Do you think the directors of arts institutions are fairly paid? Tell Soundcheck.

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Public Arts Funding

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Do you think public funding for the arts is important? Tell Soundcheck.

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