New Season: Music

Friday, October 19, 2012

John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds, previews some music choices for the fall season, including Soundcheck's own CMJ showcase tonight.

Got a new Fall music pick of your own? What shows and albums are you looking forward to? Post your picks here!


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Comments [11]

Sam from astoria

trawling Soundcloud for new music? This is as new as could be, the Romney-inspired "Binder Full Blues"

Oct. 19 2012 12:02 PM
stuart from manhattan

Is anyone in programming following this discussion? Move Soundcheck back to afternoons - puhleeze

Oct. 19 2012 11:56 AM

Meant to add - if Soundcheck isnt a reason to donate to WNYC, I dont know what is!

Oct. 19 2012 11:46 AM
suzinne from Bronx

Soundcheck how are you different? Still listening sporadically, but not hearing any change in format.

Oct. 19 2012 11:39 AM

John Schaefer is THE MAN, Soundcheck is FANTASTIC and WNYC should never have replaced it with the insufferable Take Away.

Two highlights of fantastic WNYC music moments:

New York Philharmonic in North Korea (Schaefer hosted); and

Listening to Ryan Adams play "New York" solo on a piano shortly before 10th anniversary of 9/11's. Moved to tears. Thanks for everything John!

Oct. 19 2012 11:38 AM
Frank Grimaldi from EV

I agree with all that's been posted. I totally miss Soundcheck in the afternoon. It's difficult to make a point to listen to the show during it's evening slot. I have checked out some of the podcasts but there's nothing like listening to Soundcheck live.

Oct. 19 2012 11:37 AM
Mark / Brooklyn

I REALLY miss soundcheck in the afternoon. Must you have??

Oct. 19 2012 11:34 AM

Have to agree with Lori and Mark - Soundcheck in the afternoon was perfect. There is a lot of competition for people's ears (and eyes) in the evening and Soundcheck's getting lost in din for me. I miss it!

Oct. 19 2012 11:05 AM
Joad from Prospect Heights

I got an advance copy of the new album by DeLeon called Tremor Fantasma and think it's truly great. Definitely my Fall pick.

Oct. 19 2012 10:56 AM
Lori from Brooklyn

I totally agree with Mark-the afternoon time slot was great, especially for people that listen to WNYC all day at work.

Oct. 19 2012 10:25 AM
Mark from Westchester

I miss my Soundcheck in the afternoon. It was wonderful to take a break from the unrelenting news, and I can't tell you how many performers and bands I was introduced to by John's show. Moving seamlessly from rock to symphonic to experimental music, I always learn something while listening to Soundcheck. But we need it in the afternoon!

Oct. 19 2012 10:14 AM

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