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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

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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Weekly Music Roundup: Unusual Tom Jones, Electric Vivaldi, and a Moody Amazon Review

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

This week, Tom Jones gets spooky, Rick Moody unintentionally spawns a new song, and rock music infects both Vivaldi and the Great American Songbook.
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Listen: Tan Dun's 'Water Passion' from the Temple of Dendur

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

On Nov. 14, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of the sold-out "Water Passion" by Tan Dun, staged within the Met Museum's iconic Temple of Dendur. Listen on demand now.

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The Once and Future King Charles

Monday, November 02, 2015

A new play envisions what happens after Prince Charles ascends to the throne, with echoes of the best of Shakespeare.

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Elvis Costello's Music May Be 'Unfaithful,' But It's Always Surprising

Monday, November 02, 2015

The musical chameleon takes host John Schaefer on a dizzying musical tour, from Penny Lane to the Hammersmith Palais to the London Symphony Orchestra, from punk to jazz to ballet.

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The Mynabirds Know What Lovers Know

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Newly evolved and restless pop from Laura Burhenn, live in the Soundcheck studio. 

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Steven A. Clark: A 'Lonely Roller' No Longer

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The expansive indie R&B singer plays a live set and talks to host John Schaefer in the Soundcheck studio.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Undead Vinyl, Flip Phones Rise Again, and a Ghost of the Blues

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

This week, the internet flips for Adele's phone, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood goes to India, a blues goddess is reinterpreted, and—hey, it's Halloween.
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Lucero: Musical Ghosts and Memphis Soul

Monday, October 26, 2015

Road-tested Memphis band plays songs from its new album 'All A Man Should Do' in the Soundcheck studio.

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Farao: Implacable Outlier Pop

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Norwegian singer brings her ethereal voice to the Soundcheck studio for a live set from her debut record, 'Till It's All Forgotten.'

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