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Gig Alert: Kiesza

Monday, May 04, 2015

Canadian powerhouse vocalist plays tonight at Irving Plaza. 

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Benjamin Clementine Trades 'Sleeping On The Floor' For 'Sleeping In A Palace'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he's just lucky to be able to express himself.

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Emily King On Song Travels

Friday, May 01, 2015

The Grammy-nominated daughter of two jazz singers, King has taken a remarkable musical journey.

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Ben E. King: No One Hit Wonder, But One Hit Was A Wonder

Friday, May 01, 2015

The singer and songwriter best known for hits like "Spanish Harlem," "There Goes My Baby," and "Stand By Me," died yesterday at 76. Soundcheck's John Schaefer has this remembrance.
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Squarepusher: Upending Expectations Of Electronic Dance Music

Friday, May 01, 2015

The "intelligent dance music" artist performs songs from his latest project, Damogen Furies, in the Soundcheck studio.

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All Songs At 15: Stephin Merritt Writes And Records A Song In Two Days

Thursday, April 30, 2015

For this week's Throw Back Thursday we remember a song Stephin Merritt wrote and recorded for us in two days, back in 2007.

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Dom La Nena On World Cafe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hear the cellist and singer from Brazil play songs from her melodic new record, Soyo, in our studio.

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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Roundup: Goats, Waterbears, And FM Radio

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up music news, videos and songs you should know that just might help you get through the rest of the week.
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Gig Alert: Cheerleader

Monday, April 27, 2015

Breezy synth-pop vibes blow in to Webster Hall tonight. 

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Jessie Ware: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ware's singing brings warmth to electronic music and a swooning quality to her own pop, so it's no surprise that her visit to the Tiny Desk was filled with casual poise and spontaneity.

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After A Change Of Heart, Marina Reclaims The Diamonds

Sunday, April 19, 2015

For about two years, Marina Diamandis donned a platinum-blonde wig and became Electra Heart. But the pop singer has ditched her alter ego for a sound and persona that's all her own.

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Andy Allo: 'I Want To Let Loose'

Friday, April 17, 2015

The singer-songwriter talks about growing up in Cameroon, working with Prince, and going in a new different musical direction with her latest EP, Hello.
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Why'd We Pick 'Women On The Edge'?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This edition of the Soundcheck Stream, called "Women On The Edge," celebrates women who demand, and command, center stage.
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The Soundcheck Stream: Women On The Edge

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Soundcheck and special curators assemble more than 12 hours of music from women who influenced and are currently shaping our world.
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Public Service Broadcasting: A Space Age Electronic Dance Party

Friday, April 10, 2015

The London duo marries retro-leaning electronic dance music with archival broadcasts and clips from NASA communications on The Race For Space. Watch the band in the Soundcheck studio.

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A (Nearly) Comprehensive Guide To The Music Of 'Mad Men'

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

From "The Twist" to "Is That All There Is?," the songs that Mad Men uses to depict the 1960s are perfect — but often unpredictable — representations of the decade's slow evolution.

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New Album, Song And Video From Dawes

Monday, April 06, 2015

Dawes' new album, due out June 2, is All Your Favorite Bands. The first single and video, "Things Happen," asks listeners to question reality.

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Passion Pit, 'Until We Can't (Let's Go)'

Monday, April 06, 2015

The electro-pop group's latest cut is a euphoric anthem to youthful dreams and the inertia that keeps us from reaching them.

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Sia, 'Big Girls Cry'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Sia's latest video once again features the 12-year old dancer Maddie Ziegler, star of the pop singer's previous (and stunning) videos for the songs "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart."

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Andy Kim On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Canadian singer discusses his new album, which was produced by Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew.

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