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Soundcheck's 10 Favorite Musical Moments From Letterman's 'Late Show'

Friday, April 04, 2014

The legendary late-night host is retiring next year, and with him goes a stage that has hosted the biggest bands of the past two decades.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction: tUnE-yArds Returns With A Buoyant New Song

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

After the incredible success of tUnE-yArDs’ 2011 masterpiece, w h o k i l l -- Merrill Garbus returns with her third album, Nikki Nack. The Soundcheck team gives you their gut reactions.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction: Get Happy! Pharrell's Back With 'G I R L'

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Pharrell Williams dominated 2013 with appearances on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and his own track "Happy," the Soundcheck team put on their Pharrell hats and took the record for a spin, and have these first impressions. 

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Knee-Jerk Reaction: Soundcheck On Beck's 'Morning Phase'

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Beck has not put out a new record since 2008, but now (finally!) after a long wait and a ton of side projects, the iconoclast songwriter and producer is set to release Morning Phase on Feb. 25. Members of the Soundcheck team took the album for a spin and have these first impressions.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction: The Hold Steady's New Song Shows Its 'Teeth'

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Hold Steady is set release Teeth Dreams, its first record since 2010's Heaven Is Whenever on March 25 and the band has given fans a first taste with the song "I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You." Members of the Soundcheck team give the new track a spin and have these first impressions.

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Play Grammys Bingo With Soundcheck!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Whether you're watching to see your favorite artists perform or to mercilessly criticize today's pop stars, we want you to join Soundcheck on Sunday night, Jan. 26 as we play Grammys bingo. Will Clive Davis get a shout-out? Can you spot Lang Lang? Is someone sporting sunglasses on stage? Get five in a row and tweet Bingo!

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Jeremy Denk And Vijay Iyer On Receiving MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grants'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and classical pianist Jeremy Denk are among this year's recipients of the 24 MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

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Summer Of '93: Missed It Then, Love It Now

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Team Soundcheck comes clean and reflects on a few of the albums released in 1993 that we missed the first time around, but have come to love and adore.

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Beat The Heat With Soundcheck's Summer Music Reading List

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Whether you're sitting on a beach, relaxing at the pool, or simply escaping the peaking temperatures, hot sidewalks, and unrelenting, soupy humidity inside this summer, Soundcheck has a few favorite music-related books you will love to read.

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Gig Alert: John King

Friday, December 07, 2012

Composer and electric guitarist John King plays at Roulette Friday night. Download the track "Astral Epitaphs."


Gig Alert: Edmar Castaneda

Friday, October 12, 2012

Jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda plays at the Jazz Standard on Friday night. Download the track "Double Portion" here.


Gig Alert: Pujol

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Garage rock band Pujol plays the Mercury Lounge on Thursday night. Download "DIY2K" from the album United States of Being.


Gig Alert: Alana Amram & The Rough Gems

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Alana Amram plays Union Pool Wednesday night with her band, The Rough Gems. Download the track "Wooden Houses."

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Gig Alert: Rafiq Bhatia

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Jazz composer and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia plays at Pianos on Tuesday night. Download the track "Sunshower."


Gig Alert: Tyler Bryant

Monday, October 08, 2012


Blues-rock guitarist Tyler Bryant plays the Studio at Webster Hall on Monday night with his band, The Shakedown. Download the track "Say A Prayer."


Download: Animal Collective's 'Honeycomb'

Friday, October 05, 2012

The experimental, psychedelic rock band Animal Collective plays Williamsburg Park Friday night. Download the track "Honeycomb."


Gig Alert: Alabama Shakes

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Garage-soul band The Alabama Shakes play Terminal 5 Thursday night. Download the track "I Ain't The Same."

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Gig Alert: Tennis

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Indie pop band Tennis plays The Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download the new track "Origins."


Gig Alert: Django Django

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

British psychedelic band Django Django plays The Bowery Ballroom Tuesday night. Download the track "Life's a Beach."


Gig Alert: Moira Smiley & VOCO

Monday, October 01, 2012

Moira Smiley and VOCO is a vocal group that combines the energy of vaudeville with the gracefulness of a string quartet plus a healthy dose of folk-punk spirit. Download their arrangement of the song “Bring Me Little Water, Silvy." The group plays The Jalopy Theatre on Monday night.