John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Aero Flynn: To the Stratosphere, With Love

Monday, December 14, 2015

The ethereal Wisconsin artist Josh Scott returned to the fray this year after a lengthy absence, and he plays some of his new songs on Soundcheck. 


A Toast to Ol' Blue Eyes

Saturday, December 12, 2015

On what would have been his 100th birthday, WNYC celebrates Frank Sinatra's mark on the American songbook.


Steve Earle's Blues with Benefits

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The growling troubadour plays a mix of new and old songs, and talks about his annual autism benefit show at The Town Hall, live on Soundcheck.


Weekly Music Roundup: Grammy Nods, Zombie Dances, and the Crazy Train Rolls Again

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

This week, a first look at the next Grammy awards, a South American rhythm takes over the world, and the band whose new album is also a movie.
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Songs For Fighting Werewolves, Per Comedian Jon Glaser

Monday, December 07, 2015

The comedian picks a playlist to go along with his new Adult Swim project, 'Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter.'


A Diva Looks Back, and Sings Rufus Wainwright

Thursday, December 03, 2015

The singer-songwriter gives Soundcheck a tour of his latest album: the recording of his opera 'Prima Donna.'


Weekly Music Roundup: Bilbo Picks up the Pieces, Refugees on Video, Animal Collective at the Airport

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

This week, a musical response to Europe’s refugee crisis, a moment in music history, and Bilbo Baggins’ favorite songwriter.
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Harry Shearer and Judith Owen Celebrate a Dry-Eyed Holiday

Monday, November 30, 2015

The comedy and song duo plays songs from its annual holiday show live on Soundcheck.


We Are All Just Widgets in 'The Song Machine'

Thursday, November 26, 2015

New Yorker staff writer and author John Seabrook talks about the modern hit factory.

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Elkington & Salsburg: A Pair of Ones, with Guitar

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The intricate, transporting guitar duo plays songs from their new record 'Ambsace' in the studio.


Weekly Music Roundup: The Ridge, The Waiting Room, and Wabi-Sabi

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This week, an early look at some promising albums from 2016, including a veteran English chamber pop band and an Arcade Fire member going solo. 
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Little May: Urgent Harmonies, Anthemic Appeal

Monday, November 23, 2015

The polyvocal Sydney trio plays anthemic songs from its debut record, 'For The Company.' 


Quiet Hollers: Roots Music with Indie Swagger

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Catch a live set in the Soundcheck studio featuring the stirring Louisville five-piece.


Weekly Music Roundup: Missy, Bowie, St. Germain & SVIIB

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This week, music before and after tragedy; an unexpected name-check as Missy Elliott returns; and David Bowie is still keeping secrets. 
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Duncan Sheik's Latest Sleight of Hand

Monday, November 16, 2015

The veteran songwriter and burgeoning Broadway darling visits the Soundcheck studio to play songs from his new album. 


Raury: On the Highway to Stardom, Looking for a Few Friends

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The blissed-out rapper and songwriter performs live on Soundcheck. 

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Remembering Allen Toussaint

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Soundcheck's John Schaefer looks back at the New Orleans legend's sound and legacy, and recalls a special visit in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Santigold for Pennies, and Highbrow Classical Music Goes to the Bar

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This week: the return of Santigold, the sort-of return of a great old Cuban band, and a new type of music video.
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Benjamin Clementine: From Paris Metro to World Stage

Monday, November 09, 2015

The smoldering pianist plays songs from his full-length debut 'At Least For Now' live on Soundcheck.


Cosmo Sheldrake: What's In A Name?

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The playful and experimental folk musician visits Soundcheck for conversation and a live set. 

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