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Hoagy Carmichael

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hoagy Carmichael occupied a particular place in music and movie history.  WNYC's Sara Fishko and guests considered his legacy in this Fishko Files from 2002.  Note: both Mary Cleere Haran (1953-2011) and Richard Sudhalter (1938-2008) have died since the piece was produced.

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Soundcheck

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Live At Gigstock

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Watch The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart play live from WNYC's Greene Space as part of Gigstock, presented with Oh My Rockness.

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Noah Gundersen On Mountain Stage

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Though he's not even halfway through his 20s, some are already beginning to think of singer-songwriter Noah Gunderson as a veteran musician. Today he performs with his sister, Abby.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: One, Two ...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today's show features great solo artists and duos in uncluttered acoustic arrangements.

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David Broza On Mountain Stage

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Broza brings his worldly sound and message to Mountain Stage. In this set, he plays original songs and a reworking of Pink Floyd's "Mother."

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Photos Needed: We Want Your Sole

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Do a musician's songs sound like the shoes she wears? Help us prove that they do by sending in photos of shoes worn by your favorite bands.

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Robert Cray Band On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

He was inspired by The Beatles, but later fell under the spell of Jimi Hendrix. Cray is in the studio today to perform songs from his new album, In My Soul.

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Record Store Day Premieres From Springsteen, Devo, Joe Strummer And The Pogues, More

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In celebration of Record Store Day, the latest All Songs Considered mix features never-before-heard cuts from The Boss and more.

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Eternal Summers' Swooning And Distorted Record Store Day Track

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hear "Goodnight Goodbye," a track by Eternal Summers from Kanine Records' upcoming official Record Store Day compilation, Non-Violent Femmes.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Few artists thrill and captivate live as much as Rodrigo y Gabriela. So it's fitting that the duo's new video, for "The Russian Messenger," is a no-frills performance highlighting their guitar work.

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New Sounds

Musical Landscapes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Journey through musical landscapes from the likes of Karen Tanaka, Jim Fox, and 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams on this New Sounds show. Listen to an Arctic landscape from a live recording made by our sister station, Q2, at Le Poisson Rouge, featuring ACME, performing a work by John Luther Adams, “In a Treeless Place, Only Snow.”  Then, continue on in the icy sound-world with a work from Karen Tanaka, “Frozen Horizon.”  Also, listen to a work from the California-based composer and Cold Blue Music records founder, Jim Fox.  And more.

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Soundcheck

Watch: White Hinterland, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Watch White Hinterland play songs from her new album, Baby, live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Around Broadway

Audra McDonald is Broadway’s Lady Day

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One of the most celebrated voices of our era meets one of the most distinctive voices of an earlier era. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood considers the play's strengths.

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Mixtapes

Drummer Billy Martin on the Limits and Ranges of Instrumentalists

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Billy Martin is best known as the drummer for the celebrated avant-jazz/funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood. His Mixtape features music of Messiaen, Feldman and Ligeti. Wed at 3 pm.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Reprises, Reprieves and Loose Ends

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After a bit of spring cleaning, this week's episode features some previous sessions in honor of new achievements. Tonight at 9 pm.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: William Fitzsimmons

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Honest, emotive guitar pop from Illinois native at NYU's Skirball Center tonight. Download "Fortune."

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Soundcheck

Parquet Courts Play Live At Gigstock

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Watch Parquet Courts play live from WNYC's Greene Space as part of Gigstock, presented with Oh My Rockness.

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Gigstock: Parquet Courts; The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart; Brooklyn Zine Fest

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In this episode: Last week, Soundcheck and concert calendar site Oh My Rockness joined forces to present the first night of Gigstock, a mini-festival held in WNYC's Greene Space.

Hear and watch The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Parquet Courts each play brand new material from two upcoming albums coming out this spring.

Plus, Matt Carmen and Kseniya Yarosh -- the founders of Brooklyn Zine Fest -- talk about this year's iteration and share some of their favorite zines. 

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Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Longtime friends and collaborators Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the numerous performing artists, ensembles and recordings awarded for achievement in the year 2013.

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Kiss' Paul Stanley On Being Starchild, Discovering Beethoven And Entering The Hall Of Fame

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Paul Stanley, founding member of Kiss, talks about his first encounter with Gene Simmons, accidentally writing a famous mondegreen, how he stays in shape and why the band decided to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

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