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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

My Madonna Moment: On The Cover Of Spin Magazine

Monday, September 16, 2013

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.

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Help Soundcheck Remix the Mayor

Monday, September 16, 2013

The latest project from Soundcheck wants you to dive into the WNYC archives and remix audio of New York City mayors, from La Guardia to Bloomberg. John Schaefer discusses the project, how you can participate, and why Hizzoners deserve the remix treatment.

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They Were Augustines, Now They're Back With A New Name And New Song

Friday, September 13, 2013

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.

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When Old Music Equals Modern Art

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Cloisters brings a bit of medieval Europe -- and some modern art -- to New York.

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A Silent Birthday Wish To John Cage

Friday, September 06, 2013

A Park Slope wine shop had an especially clever birthday wish for avant-garde composer John Cage, who would've turned 101 yesterday.

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Watch Will.I.Am And Justin Bieber's Music Video (But Not For The Music)

Friday, August 30, 2013

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.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction: Nine Inch Nails, 'Hesitation Marks'

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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.

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John Schaefer Watches The VMAs So You Don't Have To

Monday, August 26, 2013

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.

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Once There Was A Hushpuppy... Who Surprised The Audience At Celebrate Brooklyn

Monday, August 12, 2013

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.

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A Super Villainous Playlist: Six Songs That Grapple With Hitler's Legacy

Thursday, August 01, 2013

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.

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Soundcheck Live: Television composer Jeff Richmond talks '30 Rock' and 'Saturday Night Live'

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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).

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Check Ahead: Rabbit Rabbit, 'Rabbit Rabbit Radio Vol. 1'

Monday, July 29, 2013

On Rabbit Rabbit's new compilation album. 

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Singer, Songwriter J.J. Cale Dies At 74

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Soundcheck host John Schaefer has this reflection on singer and songwriter J.J. Cale who died after suffering a heart attack Friday at 74.

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Missed It Then, Love It Now: Wye Oak, 'Civilian'

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Somehow Soundcheck host John Schaefer missed the Wye Oak's superb 2011 album Civilian the first time around, but loves it now.

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David Bowie's Hidden Agenda In 'Valentine's Day'

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The new video for David Bowie's "Valentine's Day" may appear to be simple. But looks can deceive.

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live: Tig Notaro, Robert Randolph and Jeff Richmond

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

7:00 PM

An evening of music, storytelling and conversation. Hosted by Soundcheck's John Schaefer. Watch on-demand video of the entire event.

The Perils Of Picking Just Three

Monday, June 10, 2013

Soundcheck host John Schaefer was recently asked for his three favorite songs, and his head nearly exploded. 

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'The Rite of Spring' Goes Solo

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

7:00 PM

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.

Ray Manzarek, The Doors' Founding Keyboardist, Dies At 74

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ray Manzarek, founding member of the legendary rock and roll band The Doors, has died at the age of 74, after a long battle with bile duct cancer.

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Kaizers Orchestra's Devilishly Good Video

Monday, May 13, 2013

Before Kaizers Orchestra disbands this week, watch the Norwegian band's creepily infectious video for its song "Begravelsespolka."

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