John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Amy Winehouse's Legacy: Tragically Incomplete

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse's death leaves us with a legacy of music that is tragically incomplete, and a legacy of self-destructive behavior that is now both tragically complete, and all too fam...
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The Greene Space

Soundcheck in The Greene Space

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

2:00 PM

Soundcheck is celebrating musical collaborations in The Greene Space with mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile of Nickel Creek and guitarist Michael Daves, and bluegrass legend Del McCoury and the swing kings of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Who Is David Bowie?

Monday, July 18, 2011

John Schaefer on the pitfalls of Bowie biographers

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TV theme songs - a missed opportunity

Friday, July 15, 2011

John Schaefer wonders where all the TV theme songs have gone.

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When Covers Rule

Monday, July 11, 2011

John Schaefer wrestles with a list of truly original covers

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The Case for Live Music

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Concert-going can be work - but worth it.

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Clarence Clemons, the Big Man

Monday, June 20, 2011

Remembering The Big Man - and one little photo

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One solution to the ticket inflation problem...

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The Weirdest Hit Ever?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bohemian Rhapsody went from unintelligible to just plain weird.

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Soundcheck’s Mic Check: NYC Hip Hop Showcase

Thursday, June 9, 2011

8:00 PM

Join Soundcheck as host John Schaefer welcomes four fresh voices of New York hip hop to perform live in The Greene Space: The Freeze Tag, Homeboy Sandman, Blitz the Ambassador, and Nitty Scott MC.

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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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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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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