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The Visual Art Of Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh; Perfume Genius Plays Live

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Devo mastermind and film and TV composer discusses his new book of visual art. The art pop songwriter performs songs from Too Bright in the Soundcheck studio.

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Ten Years Later, William Shatner Is Still No 'Has Been'

Friday, October 17, 2014

In 2004, the Star Trek alum reinvented himself, collaborating with Ben Folds on a half-sung, half-spoken word album. Noisey's Dan Ozzi looks back on the album and the year in music.

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William Shatner's 'Has Been' Ten Years Later; Marco Benevento Plays Live; That Was A Hit?!? On 'Disco Duck'

Friday, October 17, 2014

In 2004, William Shatner reinvented himself with help from Ben Folds. Keyboardist Marco Benevento sings in the Soundcheck studio. Looking back at "Disco Duck"'s unlikely success.

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Streets Of Laredo: Crossing Hemispheres With Crazed Cowboy Folk

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Bushwick-based seven piece formed in New Zealand and then transplanted themselves to Brooklyn. Their music reflects the miles they've traveled.

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Subway Songs: A Soundtrack From The Ears Of A New York Newcomer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Current Soundcheck intern Bailey Constas recently moved to New York and shares a soundtrack to her experiences riding the subway.
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Hear: Marco Benevento, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Marco Benevento is known primarily for his instrumental work, but that all changes on his latest release Swift.

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First Listen: Jessie Ware, 'Tough Love'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Whether you use it as a balm or an echo chamber for your despair, Ware's second album is a celebration of gloriously messy feelings, each tamed by her soft touch.

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Bryan Ferry On His New Album; 'On The Town' Back On Broadway; Wordless Music Orchestra Plays 'Tubular Bells'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bryan Ferry discusses his new album, Avonmore; Leonard Bernstein's 'On The Town' is back on Broadway; Wordless Music Orchestra plays Tubular Bells in the Soundcheck studio.

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When Music And Politics Collide; Sari Botton's 'Unshakable Love For New York'; Ariel Pink Plays Live

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mario Correa on the intersection of music and politics. Sari Botton on her latest book. And Ariel Pink performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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First Listen: Neil Diamond, 'Melody Road'

Sunday, October 12, 2014

On his new album, the singer returns to grand arrangements that support his pungent wit and unwavering emotionalism. It's a warm and spirited outing throughout.

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Mary Lambert: 'You Change People's Opinions By Opening Your Heart'

Saturday, October 11, 2014

As a gay Christian, Mary Lambert says singing the hook on Macklemore's "Same Love" is the best introduction she could have hoped for. She speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about finding her own audience.

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A Pop Star And An Indie Folk Singer Intersect At 'Rose Ave.'

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pink and City and Colour's Dallas Green speak with NPR's Scott Simon about their new album as You+Me,.

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In A World... With Lake Bell; Tumi Molekane Performs Live; That Was A Hit?!? On Prince's 'Batdance'

Friday, October 10, 2014

Actress Lake Bell talks about her directorial debut, In A World. South African rapper Tumi Molekane plays in the Soundcheck studio. Looking back at Prince's song from Batman.

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Space Is The Place: Twelve Cosmic Songs For Sci-Fi Fans

Thursday, October 09, 2014

With New York Comic Con kicking off today, the city is full of even more aliens and space cadets than usual. Soundcheck's John Schaefer welcomes them with his favorite sci-fi songs.
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Conlangs, Dothraki And 'Don't Stop Believin''; 'Free Bird' At 40; Blake Mills Plays Live

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Conlang is a term for a language created on purpose by humans, like Esperanto or Klingon. Now, we can add Dothraki to the list. A look at Lynard Skynard's hit. Blake Mills plays live.

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Marlon James' New Novel Takes Inspiration From Bob Marley; Stars Plays Live; Shall We Tango?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Marlon James' new novel is loosely based on the real-life assassination attempt on Bob Marley. Stars performs in the Soundcheck studio. Learning to appreciate tango with Poly Ferman.

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Perfume Genius: Simple And Empowering Pop Songs

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The art pop singer performs songs from his latest album, Too Bright, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Billy Idol Dances With Himself In A New Memoir; Samsaya Plays Live

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Billy Idol reveals details of his rockstar life in a new memoir. Samsaya performs new songs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Stars: Two Ecstatic Voices, Intertwined Again

Monday, October 06, 2014

From guitar-driven pop to dance-floor fillers, Stars has long mined the depths of relationships and loneliness. Hear the band's live performance from the Soundcheck studio.

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How To Be Smarter About... Aphex Twin; Stage Diving; Field Report Plays Live

Monday, October 06, 2014

Get a primer on the music of electronic musician Aphex Twin; Debating the practice and safety of stage diving; Field Report plays live in the Soundcheck studio.

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