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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. 

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A Toast to Ol' Blue Eyes

Saturday, December 12, 2015

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

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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.

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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.'

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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.'

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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.

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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.

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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.' 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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