John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Elvis Costello's Music May Be 'Unfaithful,' But It's Always Surprising

Monday, November 02, 2015

The musical chameleon takes host John Schaefer on a dizzying musical tour, from Penny Lane to the Hammersmith Palais to the London Symphony Orchestra, from punk to jazz to ballet.


The Mynabirds Know What Lovers Know

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Newly evolved and restless pop from Laura Burhenn, live in the Soundcheck studio. 


Steven A. Clark: A 'Lonely Roller' No Longer

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The expansive indie R&B singer plays a live set and talks to host John Schaefer in the Soundcheck studio.


Weekly Music Roundup: Undead Vinyl, Flip Phones Rise Again, and a Ghost of the Blues

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

This week, the internet flips for Adele's phone, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood goes to India, a blues goddess is reinterpreted, and—hey, it's Halloween.
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Lucero: Musical Ghosts and Memphis Soul

Monday, October 26, 2015

Road-tested Memphis band plays songs from its new album 'All A Man Should Do' in the Soundcheck studio.


Farao: Implacable Outlier Pop

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Norwegian singer brings her ethereal voice to the Soundcheck studio for a live set from her debut record, 'Till It's All Forgotten.'

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CocoRosie: A Savory, if Slanted, Sonic Stew

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bianca and Sierra Casady play live in the Soundcheck studio.


Weekly Music Roundup: Rocking the Louvre, Tuaregs in Paris, A Roomful of Kanye

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

This week, Tuareg rock for the ages, an indie rock classic gets reissued, and one distinctive American voice is stilled, while another goes full hip-hop.
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Craig Finn's Faith in the Future of Rock'n'Roll

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Hold Steady's resident bar-end philosopher plays a solo set in the Soundcheck studio.


Pure Bathing Culture's Dream Pop Sharpens Focus

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Listen to Pure Bathing Culture perform songs from their new album 'Pray For Rain' live in the studio. 

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Micachu and the Shapes: Unconventional, Swaggering Pop

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Micachu and the Shapes play songs from their new album 'Good Bad Happy Sad' live in the studio. 


Chrissie Hynde Gets 'Reckless' in The Greene Space

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Pretenders legend talks to Soundcheck host John Schaefer in a live studio setting. 


Small Black: Nostalgic, Epic Synth-Pop

Thursday, October 08, 2015

The Brooklyn group performs songs from its third full-length album, 'Best Blues.' 


Weekly Music Roundup: Roots Bachata, Booze Music, and Balkan Bhangra

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

This week, Moby rocks out, an alternative to internet cats, and sounds from the Balkans, the Dominican Republic, and the London stage. 
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Dan Friel Rattles Sonic Conventions, Again

Monday, October 05, 2015

The mad scientist of electronic sounds plays music from his forthcoming record 'Life' live on Soundcheck. 


Marrow: Setting the Standard with Revitalized Rock

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Made of former members of Chicago's Kids These Days, Marrow performs their unique indie rock live in the studio. 


Listen: Star-Studded Opening of Williamsburg's National Sawdust

Thursday, October 01, 2015

On Oct. 1, Q2 Music presented a live audio webcast of the much-anticipated opening of National Sawdust - a new concert space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Listen now on demand.

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Weekly Music Roundup: From Rome to Michigan to Algiers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This week, we jump on the papal bandwagon; also a favorite Radiolab collaborator; and the next Lorde – maybe.


Silversun Pickups: Anthems to a Better Nature

Monday, September 28, 2015

Two founding members of the Silver Lake rock band play an acoustic set in the Soundcheck studio.


Baio: A Vampire Goes Dancing

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Vampire Weekend bassist reveals his dancier, croonier side in a live studio performance.