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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Weekly Music Roundup: Russia Swings and England Shakes Again

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

This week, PJ Harvey returns, Leon Bridges’s musical prayer draws from the Baltimore Uprising, and an irresistible video from a group of Russian swing dancers.
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shirlette ammons Defies Musical Barriers

Monday, February 01, 2016

Genres cease to have meaning on the powerful new album from ammons.

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Walter Martin: Arts, Leisure, and Rhythm

Monday, February 01, 2016

A shuffling education in art history, live from the Soundcheck studio.

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The Mighty Swirl of The Besnard Lakes

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Listen to a live set and interview with the Montreal rock outfit from the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Man Forever and Tigue Launch 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Q2 Music helps kick off the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival with a videostream of percussion projects Man Forever and Tigue live from The Greene Space at WQXR. John Schaefer hosts.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Savages Invade, Bach Does String Theory, Iggy Pop Covers Up

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

This week, a sartorial surprise from Iggy Pop, string theory a la JS Bach, and the impending invasion of Savages. 
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No, Today's Music Doesn't Suck

Monday, January 25, 2016

Rock and pop critic Jim Fusilli talks about his new book, 'Catching Up: Connecting With Great 21st Century Music.'

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Ron Pope and The Nighthawks: Nashville, Ragtime, and Everything in Between

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The re-energized rock and folk singer plays live with his new band.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Skiffle Returns, as Does Kitchell

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This week, Sonya Kitchell’s Saharan Hurricane, a 200-year old murder in a new musical setting, and a jazz legend goes Americana.
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Wet Dives Back Into the Fray With New Album

Monday, January 18, 2016

The "perfect" Brooklyn synth-pop band performs live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Ancient Warfare, Modern Post-Rock Sounds

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Listen to a live set with the cavernous-sounding Kentucky band.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Bowie, Iggy, Guns and Penguins

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

This week, a final video from David Bowie, a global music festival, and a surprising Iggy Pop cover.
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Remembering Bowie

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie has died at age 69. We remember his greatest hits, and discuss his lasting cultural influence.

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Remembering Shape-Shifting Rock Icon David Bowie

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie, one of rock’s most iconic stars, died on Sunday after battling cancer. WNYC's John Schaefer talks about the life and career of the shape-shifting, genre-defying musician.

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Beach Slang Slings Guitar

Monday, January 11, 2016

Electrifying Philly four piece plays a live set in the Soundcheck studio.

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David Bowie Is Back At It With 'Blackstar'

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Music icon David Bowie has released his first album in years. Soundcheck's John Schaefer looks at the arc of Bowie's career and how the most awaited album of 2016 came to be.

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Tony Visconti Talks Four Decades of Bowie and 'Blackstar'

Thursday, January 07, 2016

The Grammy-winning record producer and musician reflects on his long-time relationship with one of rock's great musical chameleons.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Kanye, LCD, Riot, and More

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

This week, a song that looks back in anger and another that looks forward with total enthusiasm.
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Suede Shoes and Memphis Trains: The Beginning of Sun Records

Monday, January 04, 2016

Author Peter Guralnick visits Soundcheck to talk about the man who discovered Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and many other iconic artists.

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Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg on Jet Planes and Jungle Birds

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The rock songwriter and ornithologist talks about his band's search for new sounds and a recent trip to South America in search of rare birds.

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