Vomitface: Two Minutes Of Bracing, Bruising Punk

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hear "Bruise," a bracing new song from the Jersey City and Brooklyn punk band's upcoming EP, Another Bad Year.
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Francine Prose Picks Three; White Hinterland Plays Live; Perfect Pussy On Gender And Kool Keith

Monday, May 26, 2014

In this episode: Author Francine Prose recently released a novel called Lovers At The Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 -- a kaleidoscopic portrait of one very complicated woman's life and those affected by it in the lead-up to World War II. She joins us to talk about the actual Parisian club and Henry Brassai photograph that inspired her tale -- and shares three songs that helped her get into her characters' heads while writing it all down.

In this episode: Musicians and songwriters on Soundcheck often say that “getting out of your comfort zone” is a good way to create fresh and surprising work. For Casey Dienell, who records under the name White Hinterland, getting out of her comfort zone meant scrapping her new album (twice), moving back to her hometown, and building a studio in her parents’ basement. Hear the dynamic songwriter perform songs from that album, Baby, in the Soundcheck studio.



Then: The noise-punk band Perfect Pussy, led by singer Meredith Graves, recently lent Soundcheck host John Schaefer a pair of earplugs and let loose. Watch them play in the Soundcheck studio and talk about everything from the term “cisgender” to Kool Keith.




The Meat Puppets: Still Punk 'Weirdos,' After All These Years

Monday, October 07, 2013

The band's founding members -- brothers Curt Kirkwood and Cris Kirkwood -- talk about their punk roots and the drug-fueled ten-year hiatus that almost broke up the band for good.

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Gig Alert: Desaparecidos

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Long-dormant Omaha punk group Desaparecidos returns to New York at Webster Hall Tuesday night. Download "Greater Omaha"



Dance Craze: Mosh Pits

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

In the early ‘80s, audiences at hardcore punk shows began pushing, shoving and slamming into each other – in the friendliest way, of course. Musician, critic and author Michael Azerrad joins us to talk about the evolution of moshing - plus we hear from Jack Rabid, editor of the music magazine The Big Takeover.

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Documentary on Post-Hardcore Band KARP Has New York Premiere

Thursday, January 05, 2012

A new documentary from Brooklyn filmmaker William E. Badgley tells the story of KARP, a post-hardcore trio from Olympia, Wash. “Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary Film about a Band Called KARP” has its New York premiere in Brooklyn on Friday.

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