John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Your Memories of Gil Scott-Heron

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.

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Gaga Is No Dylan - And Vice Versa

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

John Schaefer disagrees, politely, with his guest.

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck: Medeski, Martin, & Wood

Thursday, May 19, 2011

2:00 PM

Join Soundcheck live in The Greene Space for live performances from out-there jazz trio Medeski Martin and Wood, as well as the New York singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys and his band, the Coney Island Playboys. 

Meredith Monk Live Videocast

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 Voc...

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The Greene Space

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble with the Todd Reynolds Quartet

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

7:00 PM

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.

The Exotic Sounds of My Father's Place

Friday, May 13, 2011

Remembering an exotic venue before it vanished

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Whistling - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

John Schaefer on whistling: less really is more.

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Original Covers

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sometimes a cover beats the original.  Really. 

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How Can I Miss You If You Never Go Away?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

John Schaefer wonders whether comebacks are about the music or the marketing.

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Homeboy Sandman Knew

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! 

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I have the solution to the band name problem!

Monday, April 11, 2011

John Schaefer knows where you can find TONS of names for your band!

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live: The Mountain Goats and Suzanne Vega

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2:00 PM

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.

So Percussion, Bobby Previte and Special Guests

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. H...

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WTF do we do about the F-word?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What is it about the F-word that makes it so troublesome?

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Announcing Cued Up: Spring 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

This week, Q2 launches the 13-week Spring 2011 season of our flagship show, Cued Up, with the first encore presentation of one of the more mesmerizing evenings in our recent live Webc...


The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live: Steve Martin and Mike Birbiglia

Friday, March 18, 2011

2:00 PM

Steve Martin and his band the Steep Canyon Rangers perform live on Soundcheck. Plus, an interview with comedian and This Amercian Life regular Mike Birbiglia.

Hello He Must Be Going

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

With Phil Collins' career, you have to take the good with the bad.

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Shara Worden, Sarah Kirkland Snider and yMusic

Monday, March 14, 2011

On Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live team up to bring you a live audio Webcast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ec...

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Lost In Translation

Monday, March 07, 2011

John Schaefer wonders if anyone goes to a Lady Gaga concert for the words.

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Shhh... Secret News

Sunday, March 06, 2011

This Sunday, Q2 offers live performances by two high-impact bandsembles from New Sounds Live and the Ecstatic Music Festival: the politically conscious Newspeak and Darcy James Argue'...