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Katie Bishop

Associate Producer, Soundcheck

Katie Bishop appears in the following:

12 Days Of Soundcheck: The Julie Ruin, 'Kids In NY'

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11, download a special live performance of The Julie Ruin's song "Kids In NY" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Bobby McFerrin, 'Joshua'

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On Tuesday, December 10, download a special live performance of Bobby McFerrin's version of the spiritual "Joshua" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Iron And Wine, 'Winter Prayers'

Monday, December 09, 2013

On Monday, December 9, download a special live performance of Iron And Wine's song "Winter Prayers" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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Playlist: Remembering The Life And Legacy Of Nelson Mandela In Song

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at 95. One of the world's most respected statesmen, and an iconic symbol of hope and freedom for the world, Mandela was also a man who inspired a lot of music. Listen to a playlist of written for and inspired by the life and legacy of Mandela. 

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House Of Horrors: A Visit To Blood Manor

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Soundcheck's House Of Horrors continues with a trip across the street to an actual house of horrors -- Blood Manor. 

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In Our Headphones This Week

Monday, October 21, 2013

Every week brings a new batch of new music releases before you've even had a chance to catch up and digest the last ones. So to help, members of the Soundcheck team share some of their favorites of the week, including Lucius, The Dismemberment Plan, and Tim Hecker.

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Roll Over Beethoven: Music To Calm Your Dog

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Inspired by Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop's tale of canine separation anxiety woe, today on the show we attempt to get to the bottom of the question -- can music help a dog in distress? 

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The Head And The Heart's Exuberant 'Shake,' Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Seattle indie-pop band  The Head and The Heart debuted in 2009 with a self-titled album that released on its own. Now, on the brink of releasing a followup record, Let's Be Still, the band stopped by the Soundcheck studios to play us some songs from its new album. We'll bring you the entire session in a couple of weeks, but today, hear a preview: a live performance of the song "Shake." 

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A Hidden Gem At This Year's MTV VMAs: Duck Sauce's 'It's You'

Friday, August 23, 2013

MTV's Video Music Awards air this Sunday and amongst the most obvious nominees -- Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" -- there are a few hidden gems, including Duck Sauce's "It's You." Director Phillip Andelman give us the lowdown on the video's initial concept and how they made it.

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Cedar Walton And Marian McPartland: Two Piano Legends, Lives Long Intertwined

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Two luminaries in jazz died this week: Cedar Walton and Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland. Both pianists had long, fruitful and intertwining lives.

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Check Ahead: Kermit Ruffins, 'We Partyin' Traditional Style!'

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Listen to We Partyin' Traditional Style!, the new album from the New Orleans trumpeter, bandleader and BBQ-lover Kermit Ruffins in its entirety.

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Track Premiere: Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, 'Coney Island'

Monday, April 08, 2013

Listen to an exclusive track stream of "Coney Island" from the ensemble's upcoming album Brooklyn Babylon

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Song Premiere: Nadia Sirota, 'From The Invisible To The Visible'

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Listen to an exclusive song premiere from violist Nadia Sirota's upcoming album, Baroque.

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Check Ahead: Ana Moura, 'Desfado'

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hear Desfado, the latest album from Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura, in its entirety.

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Five NYC Questions for Missy Higgins

Monday, January 07, 2013

We ask the Aussie pop star five questions about our hometown, from her favorite park to favorite interaction with a New Yorker. 

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Check Ahead: Joe Lovano Us Five, "Cross Culture"

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

In an article on Salon.com last week titled “Did the American songbook kill jazz?,” arts reporter Scott Timberg explores the genre’s reliance on standards -- and the idea that constant (and often mediocre) recycling of old familiars like “Autumn Leaves” and “Stardust” has perhaps been the poison slowly sapping the energy out of jazz and its audience for the past forty years.

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Producer Picks: Katie Bishop and Mike Katzif's 2012 Music Surveys

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop and digital producer Mike Katzif reveal some of their answers to Soundcheck's 2012 Music Survey, including two pop-based trends that they spotted. Plus, they share their favorite albums of the year -- Punch Brothers' Who's Feeling Young Now? and Exitmusic's Passage. And, John chimes in with one of his favorites from the year as well. See the rest of their survey responses here.

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Katie Bishop's 2012 Music Survey

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop shares her favorite and least favorite music of year.

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Which Holiday Songs Creep You Out?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake."

Yikes. Voiceover from a horror film trailer? No! Those are just some mildly disturbing lyrics from the beloved Christmas classic, "Santa Claus is Coming To Town." Ah, the holidays. Filled with good tidings, joy, presents -- and plenty of unintentionally dark and disconcerting musical lyrics disguised under a blanket of cheery major chords. 

This Thursday, Soundcheck contributor Faith Salie joins us to share three holiday songs that give her the willies. We want to know: What holiday songs freak you out?

Leave a comment below, or call us to sing your creepy carol at 866.939.1612

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Check Ahead: Whitehorse, 'The Fate Of The World Depends Upon This Kiss'

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hear two new Whitehorse songs "Cold July" and "Jane" from the band's upcoming album.

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