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Playlist: Remembering The Sounds Of CBGB

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Inspired by the upcoming CBGB film, Soundcheck host John Schaefer recalls at least some of his early experiences with punk with a playlist.

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Vote In The Musician In Chief Semi-Finals

Friday, October 26, 2012

We're in the final days of the 2012 presidential campaign, but for the past few weeks Soundcheck has been in the throes of it's own democratic process, our search for The Musician In Chief.

We asked six Soundcheck contributors to offer up a hypothetical nominee, an artist with plenty of vision, charisma and political savvy to lead the country for the next four years.

Now after the first round of voting in our very unscientific poll, the results are in! Here's our top four vote-getters and the matchups for the "semifinals":

-- Aimee Mann vs. Patti Smith

-- Dolly Parton vs. Jay-Z

This poll will be open from FRIDAY, OCT. 26. until FRIDAY, NOV. 2. So get to it and tell us which musicians should go to the "championship round."

 

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Patti Smith For Musician In Chief

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Over the next few weeks, Soundcheck is looking for our first Musician In Chief, in which special guests nominate musicians and make a case for why that artist should become commander in chief. Yesterday, Billboard's Joe Levy nominated Keith Richards. Today, we turn to KCRW DJ Anne Litt for her pick, Patti Smith.

START THE CONVERSATION: Who do you think should become the first "Musician In Chief"? Fill out THIS questionnaire into our comments section, or email your response to soundcheck@wnyc.org 

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Adele's New Bond Song, Patti Smith For Pres, And Marco Benevento

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tonight, Anne Litt nominates Patti Smith for President. Adele returns with the latest Bond song. Marco Benevento performs live in the studio. And we get to know hip hop artist Chief Keef.

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The Master And Margarita, And Music

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Patti Smith's new album is named after a character from the famed Russian novel, The Master And Margarita, putting her in some surprising musical company. Hear five songs inspired by characters from the book. 

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Soundcheck Returns Tonight At 9 P.M. ET!

Monday, September 17, 2012

We’ve spent the summer months in the Soundcheck Workshop.  Now it’s time to show you what we’ve been building. 

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Patti Smith On The Making Of 'Banga'

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The poet, author and songwriter Patti Smith just released her first album of new material since 2004 - it's called Banga. She dropped by our studio to talk about the making of the album. Plus, she tells us about appearing in Jean-Luc Godard's Film Socialisme...and we find out what she gave Johnny Depp for his birthday this year.

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Summer Workshop Day 1

Monday, June 04, 2012

First thoughts about the Soundcheck redesign

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