Thursday, October 18, 2012
Today on Soundcheck, Kirk Hammett's huge horror movie memorabilia collection, Faith Salie on name songs, and Reptile Youth plays in the studio.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Tonight on Soundcheck, we consider the recently announced MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grants, where musicians, writers, scientists, neurosurgeons and even string bow makers are awarded $500,000, no strings attached. Among the winners this year are mandolinist Chris Thile and writer Junot Diaz. But it got us thinking, "What would you do with the money if you won?"
Billboard editor and regular contributor Joe Levy weighs in on that question -- and discusses the success of folk rockers Mumford & Sons, whose new release is expected to top the charts this week.
Then, Faith Salie on television shows that do special "musical" episodes. What are the best ones?
And Cate Le Bon and her band drop by the studio to perform songs from her album and EP, CYRK and CYRK II, and sample a little cider.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Journalist and “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” regular Faith Salie stops by to talk about facing a new parent dilemma – what to sing to her baby. Plus, Soundcheck producer Gretta Cohn gets to the bottom of the ‘70s hot pants trend. And, the band Milo Greene makes an unexpected friend. Get the full episode here or on iTunes.