John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

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.


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.


Weekly Music Roundup: Colvin & Earle and Other Essential Mezcla

Monday, April 04, 2016

This week, a musical take on the immigrant experience, a new addition to the canon of male/female duets, and Kanye West is STILL releasing his new album. 
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Colin Stetson Reimagines A Classical Phenomenon

Monday, April 04, 2016

“We all have those moments when we experience a piece of music that transforms us," says Stetson, "and this was one of those moments for me.”

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'Heavy Meadow' From Sons of an Illustrious Father

Monday, April 04, 2016

The 'future folk' rock band performs live on Soundcheck.


Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke Bring Jazz to the Big Screen

Friday, April 01, 2016

Jazz legends Miles Davis and Chet Baker spent their careers orbiting one another from separate coasts. Now, their lives are the focus of two new biopics.


Don Cheadle Brings Miles Davis Back to Life

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The actor and director talks about crawling inside the skin of one of the 20th century's greatest artists.


The Reverend Shawn Amos

Monday, March 28, 2016

Music for the spirit, and the dancing shoes, live in the studio. 

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Ethan Hawke Channels Chet Baker in Born to Be Blue

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ethan Hawke on portraying the drug-addicted jazz musician / heartthrob Chet Baker in the new film “Born to Be Blue.” 


Panoramic Sounds from Great American Canyon Band

Monday, March 21, 2016

Atmospheric Americana from Baltimore-based group, live on Souncheck. 

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Igudesman & Joo: Sonatas and Slapstick

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The duo described as "Mozart-meets-Monty-Python" performs in the Soundcheck studio.


Listen Live: William Tyler, Quindar, Nick Hallett

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

This Thursday, March 17, join us for a live stream of indie sample-rockers Quindar, featuring Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen, with composer Nick Hallett and guitarist William Tyler.


Quilt Visits a Prismatic 'Plaza'

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Boston-born band plays songs off its brand new record on Soundcheck.


The Magic Shop, Where Music and History Were Recorded, Is Closing

Friday, March 11, 2016

The legendary Soho studio where Lou Reed, the Ramones, David Bowie, and many others recorded major albums is closing this month.

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Hey Marseilles Flies a New Flag

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The sweeping Seattle rock band visits the Soundcheck studio to play songs from its self-titled new record.


Song Premiere: Great American Canyon Band Unveils 'Undertow'

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Listen to a new song from the Baltimore-based duo.