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Overheard In New York City

Monday, October 07, 2013

This week on Hammered!, we offer the finest golden nuggets from recent piano performances in and around New York City.

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From the Top

Davis, California

Saturday, August 03, 2013

This week, From the Top comes to you from the Robert and Margaret Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the University of California Davis, where you’ll meet an array of award-winning young musicians, including a 17-year-old guitarist who plays Chopin and a 16-year-old flutist who beatboxes on her flute. You'll also meet a 15-year-old pianist who plays Johann Strauss, a trio who plays Astor Piazzolla, and an 11-year-old violinist who performs Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.

From the Top

Davis, California

Saturday, January 26, 2013

This week, From the Top comes to you from the Robert and Margaret Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the University of California Davis, where you’ll meet an array of award-winning young musicians, including a 17-year-old guitarist who plays Chopin and a 16-year-old flutist who beatboxes on her flute. You'll also meet a 15-year-old pianist who plays Johann Strauss, a trio who plays Astor Piazzolla, and an 11-year-old violinist who performs Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.

Soundcheck

Soundcheck's Best Live Performances of 2012, Part One

Monday, December 24, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year... because for the next two days, we get to listen back to our very favorite, most-prized live sessions that were recorded in the Soundcheck studio in 2012. And let us tell you, the competition was fierce this year. It was really a struggle to select just a small  handful of performances from the dozens that were submitted by our staff. However, we think we've put together two pretty darn good shows, and we can't wait to nostalgically listen back to these performances with all of the rest of you. 

So put on your Snuggie®, make yourself a cup of cocoa, and turn those speakers up. Tonight, you'll hear music from someone who sang on one of the biggest hits of the year, a founding member of the Velvet Underground, a musician from Sierra Leone who's bringing Bubu music to Brooklyn, and much more.

Listen to the entire show up above, or check out each performance individually below. 

Hammered!

Living For The Live Performance

Monday, October 22, 2012

This week on Hammered!, in coordination with our Fall Pledge Drive, we hear highlights from our vast archive of live piano performances.

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Alex Winston: In Studio

Monday, July 16, 2012

Alex Winston’s debut, King Con, is one of the year’s most striking rock albums so far: full of dark but catchy songs and sometimes creepy storytelling. Fans of Kate Bush and PJ Harvey will find much to like in her dramatic singing. Alex brings her band to our studio for a mostly unplugged set.

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Spinning on Air

Laura Marling 3

Sunday, September 04, 2011

British songwriter Laura Marling returns for her third visit to Spinning On Air. Her first visit was in 2008 when she was just 17 and already an insightful, original songwriter. Now she performs songs from her forthcoming third album "A Creature I Don't Know" and talks about the album's themes and narratives with host David Garland. Laura sings powerfully about beasts, muses, rage, and joy, and even performs a brand new, still untitled song.

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Spinning on Air

Dirty Projectors 2005

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dave Longstreth brings his band Dirty Projectors (Longstreth singing and playing acoustic guitar, two female singers, cello, and double bass) into the WNYC studio for a live set, and for conversation with host David Garland. This show first aired April 08, 2005.

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Radiolab

Curious Sounds: Glenn Kotche

Monday, June 13, 2011

You can still stream this great Glenn Kotche track, but we're no longer able to offer it as a free download. 


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Free Download: Buke & Gass

Friday, June 03, 2011

"Your Face Left Before You," by Buke & Gass

We're gearing up for our live taping on June 18th at NYU Skirball Center with a free download from Buke & Gass--one of the three musical acts Jad will present during a night of electritying performances. Grab tickets here. (PS: you get $5 off with the code "radiolab.")

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Soundcheck

Live on Soundcheck: Twin Shadow

Monday, November 29, 2010

Twin Shadow is backed by Brooklyn-bred songwriter George Lewis, Jr., who says the dark, moody sound of his music might come from spending a lot of time alone making music. The band recently stopped by WNYC's studios for a live performance of "Forget" on Soundcheck.

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Live on Soundcheck: Jair Oliveira

Monday, November 15, 2010

Brazilian composer, singer and producer Jair Oliveira recently joined John Schaefer in the Soundcheck studios for a performance of songs from his recent independently released album, Sambazz. The São Paulo native and former child TV star, infuses samba and older Brazilian sounds with a deft musicality and instinctive pop sensibillity.

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Live on Soundcheck: Corin Tucker Band

Monday, November 08, 2010

Portland riot grrl Corin Tucker recruits multi-instrumentalist Seth Lorinczi and percussionist Sara Lund to perform with her on Tucker's solo album 1,000 Years. Tucker recently stopped by Soundcheck to perform "Thrift Store Coats" in WNYC's studios.

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Features

Live at WNYC: The Imani Winds

Thursday, September 16, 2010

In its new album, Terra Incognita, the Imani Winds has broadened its repertoire by recording works by Jason Moran, Paquito D’Rivera and Wayne Shorter—all well-known Jazz composers.

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Features

Shots You Snapped: Rock The Bells

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Those are just some of the shots you snapped at Rock the Bells on Governors Island last Saturday. We weren't there, but fortunately you were. Check out the slideshow of photos you sent us from the concert floor.

Heading to live music in NYC? Send us your pictures! Post a link to your Web or Flickr site in the comments below, or email culturedesk@wnyc.dot.org.

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Robert Randolph Live

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Robert Randolph grew up playing pedal steel guitar in church. Now, he puts his virtuosity to work in the funk, blues and soul outfit The Family Band.

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Live on WNYC: Stephan Crump

Friday, June 25, 2010

Memphis-bred bassist and composer Stephan Crump is a rising star on the New York music scene and a member of the Vijay Iyer Trio and other ensembles.

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Villagers: In Studio

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Dublin-based singer-songwriter Conor O’Brien performs under the name Villagers. He joins us to play live in our studio.

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Musicians Divided over Arizona Boycott

Thursday, June 03, 2010

A coalition of musicians is boycotting Arizona to protest the state’s tough new immigration law. Hear why the music industry is sharply divided over the boycott and what steps are next. Also, Jace Everett.

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Sasha Dobson Live

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sasha Dobson came on the New York music scene in the past decade as a budding young jazz singer, with a particular gift for scatting and improv. But on her latest album, “Burn,” she’s emerged as a folk rocker with a strong taste for country and blues, with influences ranging from Lucinda Williams to Elliott Smith.

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