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Drum Fill Friday, For May 16

Friday, May 16, 2014

Our weekly puzzler for close-listeners. Listen to a drum fill and match it to the song. This week: classic metal, jazz, rock and more.

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Soundcheck

John Carter Cash On Johnny's Lost Record; Hurray For The Riff Raff; Soundcheck Guide To Shoegaze

Friday, May 16, 2014

In this episode: John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny Cash and June Carter, talks about his father's "lost” record, Out Among The Stars. Recorded in the early ‘80s, it was shelved as Johnny Cash was in the process of being dropped from Columbia, but now, it's finally seeing the light of day.

Then: Hurray For The Riff Raff is the country-folk project of Alynda Lee Segarra a former freight train-hopper who left her home in the Bronx at 17 and made her way to New Orleans. She plays a stripped down set of brand new songs with fiddler Yosi Perlstein.

 

 

And: Soundcheck digs into the messy wall of noise and guitar distortion that is shoegaze, with a guide to must-hear bands, deep cuts, and music best left alone.

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Watch: Jessica Lea Mayfield, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, May 16, 2014

On her latest album, Make My Head Sing..., the longtime alt-country singer-songwriter reveals her explosive side with songs full of gnarled distortion and seething emotion. Watch her perform songs from the album in the Soundcheck studio.

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Gig Alert: Walter Martin

Friday, May 16, 2014

The songwriter and instrumentalist for The Walkmen celebrates his new solo record tonight at Joe's Pub. Download "Sing To Me" — and watch a live performance on Soundcheck.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Anything Goes

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cole Porter was out of the musical theater game during the 1930s, as American mores grew looser and more risqué. But instead of getting stodgy, he wrote the classic celebration of bad behavior.

Bonus Track: an updated version of "Anything Goes"

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live: Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Face the Music

Friday, May 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear the concert recording of the world premiere of violinist vocalist Carla Kihlstedt's "At Night We Walk In Circles And Are Consumed by Fire."  The work is a collaborative commission with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and inspired by dreams - dreams collected from the band, some of her own, and some solicited through Facebook.  Comprised of nine song-parts, the topics range from meeting one's younger self, to having all of your teeth fall out, and a flying dream.

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Animator Ralph Bakshi On Four Decades Of Provocative Films And 'American Pop'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ralph Bakshi is one of the most innovative animators of the last five decades. Baski, whose work is the subject of a retrospective at BAM, talks about about the future of animation, his love of jazz, and his 1981 film American Pop.

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Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: Juan Cirerol

Thursday, May 15, 2014

After a childhood in Mexicali listening to the Man in Black, Juan Cirerol became a rock 'n' roll nomad. He recently invited Alt.Latino and Fusion to his house to play his music and introduce himself.

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Sean Keane On Mountain Stage

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Irish singer has held on to tradition ever since he began singing professionally as a child. Today, he's widely known as one of the best folk musicians in his home country.

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Joan Osborne On World Cafe

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The singer performs songs from her new album Love and Hate, which took many years to complete.

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All Things Considered

At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reporter Keith O'Brien spent a year following the Edna Karr High School marching band. Being a member is more than just a way to be popular; the band offers students a pathway to college.

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Tokyo Police Club: Candy Hearts-On-Sleeve Indie Pop

Thursday, May 15, 2014

On its latest album, Forcefield, Tokyo Police Club embraces full-on pop -- brimming with big guitar hooks and sleek production. Hear the Toronto band perform a set live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Chris Schlarb, 'The Great Receiver'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Known for free-form jazz and rock experiments, Chris Schlarb here sings with just an acoustic guitar. The animated video for "The Great Receiver" is an artful meditation on the miracle of life.

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Come Make Some Noise With Us In Brooklyn On June 21st!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

We're inviting brass players, percussionists and the public to come play in a world premiere written by Red Baraat's Sunny Jain at the Brooklyn Public Library, as part of Make Music New York 2014.

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Patrick Cornelius On JazzSet

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Inspired by A.A. Milne's 1924 book of poetry, When We Were Very Young, Cornelius presents a composition commissioned by Chamber Music America.

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Q2 Music

A World Apärt: 24-Hour Arvo Pärt Marathon

Thursday, May 15, 2014

All day today, we're repeating A World Apärt: a 24-hour sonic celebration of the music of Arvo Pärt, one of the most revolutionary voices of the 21st century. The marathon culminates with a 7 p.m. live stream of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir at the MET Museum.

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The Acid, 'Fame'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

It's astonishing how beautiful the human form can be. Watch this poetically choreographed video for the sensuous, downtempo "Fame," by The Acid, featuring a dance troupe known as WIFE.

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Breaking Up Helped Ledisi Find 'The Truth' In Her Music

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi pulls no punches when talking about a failed relationship. She says it even became the inspiration of her latest album.

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Ask Me Another

Andrew W.K.: Jesus Christ Super Quiz

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Musician, motivational speaker, and party pro Andrew W.K. is a man of many talents—but did you know that he is also an expert on Jesus Christ Superstar? We wrote him a quiz on his favorite rock opera.

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D.D Dumbo: Looping Sounds In An Austin Alleyway

Thursday, May 15, 2014

We'd heard all sorts of crazy rumors about the eclectic Australian musician D.D Dumbo. For this Field Recording, we discovered some secrets about his global influences.

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