Enjoy three Webcasts of the New York Philharmonic's ground-breaking CONTACT! new music series with works by Elliott Carter, Michael Jarrell and Pierre Boulez. Tuesday at 3pm, Wednesday at 7pm and Saturday at 10am.
A preview of a big, brassy, surprising project.
It’s hard enough to come up with a good band name. It’s even harder to come up with one that’s memorable – for the right reasons, anyway. But sometimes, a band name just stinks. We want to hear the worst of 'em!
When it comes to band names, there’s a fine line between Creative Thinking and Desperate Disaster.
One punk icon acknowledges another, even more extreme one.
Three new songs you should know about, from John Schaefer.
Patti Smith’s latest album, Banga, is her first since winning the 2010 National Book Award for her acclaimed memoir, Just Kids. Now, reaching out to a far larger potential audience than any she’s had before, the original High Priestess of Punk returns with an album that’s full of poetic invention, allusions to explorers and journeys both literal and metaphysical, and a surprising amount of pop culture references.
Listen to - and watch - the latest from David Longstreth and co.
AJ Jacobs, Bob Dylan, and snobs
Just like a band on tour pulls off the road and heads into the recording studio, Soundcheck will spend the summer off the air creating something new. We'll return after Labor Day with a new evening timeslot, a new and expanded digital presence, and a lineup of terrific live events.
John Schaefer's response to Spin's List of 100 Greatest Guitarists
John Schaefer refuses to acknowledge his response to Donna Summer's music.
Dancing in concerts: John Schaefer feels strongly both ways.