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Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Sing 'Cheek To Cheek'

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The latest music project from Lady Gaga is a duets record with iconic crooner, Tony Bennett. But is the album a stunt? Writer Nick Messitte weighs in.

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Sylvester: The Other Queen Of Disco

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A new musical points the spotlight on one of the trailblazers of the disco scene. 

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Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Go 'Cheek To Cheek'; The Story Of Sylvester; Augustines Plays Live

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga collaborate again on their new album; a new musical tells the story of Sylvester, the so-called "Queen of Disco"; Augustines plays in the Soundcheck studio.

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Sinkane: Genre-Bending, World-Spanning Dance Music

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A master of genre bending, the Sudan-born, Ohio-raised and Brooklyn-based electronic musician performs songs from his latest album, Mean Love, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Bob's Burgers Creator Loren Bouchard; Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry Goes Classical; Jill Barber Plays Live

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Bob's Burgers creator talks about the show's musical episode. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry unveils a new side: composer. Jill Barber performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Augustines: Empowering Windswept Anthems

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hear the band perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Rob Sheffield On Music Of 'Inherent Vice'; Comedian Judah Friedlander; Paloma Faith Plays Live

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Writer Rob Sheffield dives into the wild music references of Thomas Pynchon's novel-turned-film. Judah Friedlander shares funny songs. Paloma Faith plays in the Soundcheck studio.

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Hear A New Song From Agnes Obel's Deluxe 'Aventine'

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Danish singer-songwriter's deluxe edition of her 2014 album, Aventine, features unreleased songs, remixes and live performances. Hear a brand new song, "Arches."
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Check Ahead: Foxygen, '...And Star Power'

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The retro-leaning Los Angeles band returns with a wildly ambitious 24-song double album.
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Kat Edmonson: 'I Hear Myself As An Instrument'

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The singer, whose voice is often compared to Billie Holiday's, says she can't accept that honor right out — but that she and Holiday do share a similar understanding of the role of the voice.

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Paloma Faith: A British Pop Star Goes Incognito In New York

Friday, September 26, 2014

The brassy-voiced British pop star stops by our studio to perform songs from her latest album, A Perfect Contradiction.

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Gig Alert: Tennis

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tight pop melodies from Denver husband-and-wife duo at Webster Hall tonight. Download "I'm Callin."

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KCRW Presents: Avi Buffalo

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The indie-pop band performs "So What" from At Best Cuckold, the bold follow-up to a debut album released while Avi Buffalo's members were still in high school.

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Beyond 'Fame': Ten Deep Cuts That Reveal The True Genius Of David Bowie

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Beneath big hits like “Changes” and “Let’s Dance” lies the real genius of David Bowie. Soundcheck host John Schaefer offers up his favorite essential lesser-known masterpiece songs.
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Lenny Kravitz Still Struts At 50; Glass Animals Plays Live; Ramblin' Around New York With Woody Guthrie

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The sunglasses-wearing superstar talks about his career and new album, Strut. Glass Animals plays in the studio. A walking tour of New York, courtesy of the music of Woody Guthrie.

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A Rational Conversation: Is PC Music Pop Or Is It 'Pop'?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The dizzy, saccharine music of the London-based record label PC Music is invested in the most addictive pop of modern history, but the label's songs feel detached, almost cynical.

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Front Row: The Jezabels, 'Time To Dance'

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Watch the Australian indie-pop band perform "Time To Dance" at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, Mass.

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Robert Plant Returns With A 'Ceasless Roar'; Those Darlins Play Live; David Bowie Documentary Film

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The iconic frontman of Led Zeppelin returns with a superb new album. The Nashville rock band Those Darlins plays in the Soundcheck studio. A new documentary about David Bowie debuted.

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Samsaya: Pop Songs With Indian Rhythms And A Lot Of Heart

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hear the Indian-born, Norway-raised singer perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Gig Alert: Samsaya

Monday, September 22, 2014

Indian-born, Norway-raised singer brings her beat-heavy goodwill vibes to Mercury Lounge. Download "Good With The Bad."

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