John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Natalia Lafourcade Finds Power at the Root of Things

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Mexican pop star visits the Soundcheck studio.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Up, Up, and Into Shadow

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This week, Coldplay’s startling new video, a punk protest in North Carolina, and a play of White and dark.
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Julianna Barwick's Stormy 'Will'

Monday, May 16, 2016

Gauzy textures and loops — and a new range — from the Brooklyn-based composer, live in the studio.

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Kawehi: From Viral Video Star to...Star

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The looping one-woman band visits the Soundcheck studio.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Rabbit Holes and Rhythmic Hopelessness

Monday, May 09, 2016

This week, new music from Radiohead; Pink goes down the rabbit hole; Anohni offers danceable hopelessness.
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'Amen and Goodbye' and Hello Again: Yeasayer Returns

Monday, May 09, 2016

The experimental Brooklyn rock band visits Soundcheck to play songs from its new record.

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Leyla McCalla: Swamp Music With Social Conscience

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The trail-blazing cellist and folk singer visits the Soundcheck studio.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Northern Beats, Western Pop, France

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

This week, an exclusive video premiere, the return of Minneapolis hip-hop, and a gospel apocalypse.
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Sarah Neufeld's Swooping, Minimalist Pop

Monday, May 02, 2016

The ebullient Arcade Fire violinist returns to the Soundcheck studio.

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Glenn Jones: Gorgeous, Fleeting, Primitive

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The "American Primitive" guitarist performs live on Soundcheck.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Lemonade, Work Songs, Sinking Stones

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This week, musical takes on James Bond and Surrealism, and Beyonce reminds us there is life after Prince.
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Wide-Angle Wonder from Cloud Cult

Monday, April 25, 2016

The existentially-inclined rock band plays songs from its latest record. 

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10 Defining Moments In Prince's Career

Friday, April 22, 2016

Soundcheck's John Schaefer reflects on an epic career — and life. 
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HÆLOS Lights Up the Darkness

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Brooding, booming electronic rock outfit plays live on Soundcheck.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Sci-Fi Westerns and Hip Hop Epics

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This week, a “Space Oddity”from The Flaming Lips, epic storytelling from a long-absent Boston rapper, and Rosanna Arquette’s bad (but musical) trip.
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The Very Spirited Strumbellas

Monday, April 18, 2016

Large Canadian ensemble with a big staff and bigger hooks plays live on Soundcheck.

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The Range Journeys to YouTube's Suggestive Horizons

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The electronic musician brings his video-inspired arsenal into the Soundcheck studio.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Lou Reed Meets Robin Williams, and Dylan Goes Old(er) School

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This week, Bob Dylan’s in a “melancholy mood,” Rhiannon Giddens is on TV, and Matt Bennett no longer is.
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Metric: What Happens in Vegas...

Monday, April 11, 2016

The road-warrior Toronto rock band visits the Soundcheck studio.

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Sixteen Tons Puts a Swinging Spin on Folk Music

Thursday, April 07, 2016

A brassy take on the treasures of the Alan Lomax American roots music archive.

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