John Schaefer appears in the following:
Friday, September 20, 2013
Alex Winston's voice may provokes inevitable comparisons to Kate Bush, but her songwriting is distinctly her own. Hear "101 Vultures," a brand new song from Winston that hints at what to expect on her next album.
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.
Monday, September 16, 2013
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.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Cloisters brings a bit of medieval Europe -- and some modern art -- to New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Monday, July 29, 2013
On Rabbit Rabbit's new compilation album.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The new video for David Bowie's "Valentine's Day" may appear to be simple. But looks can deceive.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
An evening of music, storytelling and conversation. Hosted by Soundcheck's John Schaefer. Watch on-demand video of the entire event.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Soundcheck host John Schaefer was recently asked for his three favorite songs, and his head nearly exploded.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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.
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.