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Ólöf Arnalds, 'Call It What You Want,' Live on Soundcheck

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ólöf Arnalds sings in Icelandic and in English. But how does she decide which language to use for which song? Why, the songs tell her, of course! Watch Arnalds perform "Call It What You Want," live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Rufus Wainwright, 'Candles,' Live on Soundcheck

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Watch Rufus Wainwright perform "Candles," which he wrote on the occasion of the death of his mother, Kate McGarrigle. The song was recorded with Wainwright's band, but here he sings a cappella.

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Kat Edmonson, 'Champagne,' Live on Soundcheck

Friday, May 04, 2012

Kat Edmonson has an old-fashioned sound but these aren't covers. Her songs are all her own and brand new. Watch Edmonson and her band perform "Champagne," which sounds a lot like Cole Porter, but is an original from her album, Way Down Low.

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People Get Ready, 'Uncanny,' Live on Soundcheck

Thursday, May 03, 2012

People Get Ready is part of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, a three-day music festival that kicks off on Thursday in Brooklyn. Combining dance with infectious pop music, the band is feast for the eyes and ears. Watch People Get Ready perform "Uncanny" in WNYC's Soundcheck studios.

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Bright Moments, 'Behind The Gun,' Live on Soundcheck

Thursday, May 03, 2012

You might not know Bright Moments, but the musicians that make up the band are probably familiar to you. Among their many side projects are stints with Arcade Fire, Beirut and LCD Soundsystem. Watch this video to see Bright Moments perform "Behind The Gun."

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Live on Soundcheck: Steve Earle

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

If you're looking for the real deal, look no further. Steve Earle's gravely voice, which is equal parts joyful and desolate, infuses his songs with authenticity. Watch a video of Earle performing "This City," which was written for the HBO series "Treme" and also appears on his new album, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.

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