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Playlist: Remembering The Sounds Of CBGB

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Inspired by the upcoming CBGB film, Soundcheck host John Schaefer recalls at least some of his early experiences with punk with a playlist.

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Watch Will.I.Am And Justin Bieber's Music Video (But Not For The Music)

Friday, August 30, 2013

The new hit video "#thatPOWER" from will.i.am and Justin Bieber may borrow the inventive motion effects from a Japanese group called World Order.

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New Track from David Byrne + St Vincent!

Friday, June 15, 2012

A preview of a big, brassy, surprising project. 

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The State of the Artist

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Recently, songwriters David Byrne and James Murphy (formerly of LCD Sound System) headed up to Yale to talk about the evolving role of the artist in the digital age. John Schaefer moderated the discussion, and we’ll hear excerpts that attempt to explain the songwriting process and how being a musician no longer means just being a musician. You can download our full podcast from the event here.

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New Sounds

Near Eastern Melodies

Saturday, November 12, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to some traditional medieval music of Armenia, along with contemporary Armenian music by Tigran Mansurian and Israeli composer Betty Olivero, as played by violist Kim Kashkashian.  Also, Greek singer Savina Yannatou performs contemporary Lebanese music and Lebanese singer Sister Marie Keyrouz performs ancient Syriac Christian music, and more.

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Jazz Looks East

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pop pushed world music to the fore - but jazzers like Charles Lloyd got there first.

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An interesting year in soundtracks

Monday, December 13, 2010

John Schaefer likes these film scores, even though he hasn't seen the films.

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New Sounds

Near Eastern Melodies

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to some traditional medieval music of Armenia, along with contemporary Armenian music by Tigran Mansurian and Israeli composer Betty Olivero, as played by violist Kim Kashkashian.  Also, Greek singer Savina Yannatou performs contemporary Lebanese music and Lebanese singer Sister Marie Keyrouz performs ancient Syriac Christian music, and more.

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Saving the World - Two Wheels at a Time

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

John Schaefer on the value on thinking small

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