Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Today on Soundcheck: Christmas music from Holidelic, a funk holiday spectacular that owes more to Parliament than Perry Como. Composer and E Street Band member Everett Bradley brings his platform boots, light-laden Afro wig and the rest of his ensemble to our studio to perform live.
Then, Scott Walker, the musician who found early success as part of the Walker Brothers in the mid 60s -- talks about his dark, challenging, but rewarding new record, Bish Bosch.
And the young blues singer Valerie June sings new music from her upcoming debut studio album.
Monday, December 03, 2012
John Schaefer recalls the Christmas song that scared the holiday cheer out of him.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The prolific musician Sufjan Stevens has just unleashed 58 holiday songs on another Christmas box set, 'Silver & Gold.'
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Christmas music from here and there and now and then, featuring the reassuringly familiar and the disconcertingly strange. David Garland unwraps his seasonal gift for you, trimming your tree with audio ornaments by Polygraph Lounge, Gene Autry, Cary Grant, Tweety and Sylvester, Equivel, Sufjan Stevens, and more.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Radical composer John Zorn reveals to David Garland that Zorn’s Jewish family celebrated Christmas throughout his childhood, and he continues to love those memories and the holiday music that evokes and celebrates them. Zorn presents selections from his new album “A Dreamers Christmas,” an unexpectedly sweet collection of his arrangements of Christmas classics..
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We love music on The Takeaway, and we know you do to. So it's no surprise that when we asked, you delivered. A ton of responses this morning to our question: What are your most loved or most hated holiday songs?