Streams

 

Punk

Soundcheck

Vomitface: Two Minutes Of Bracing, Bruising Punk

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hear "Bruise," a bracing new song from the Jersey City and Brooklyn punk band's upcoming EP, Another Bad Year.
Read More

Comment

Soundcheck

Downtown Boys: Empowering A 'Wave Of History'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In just under two unrelenting minutes, the Providence, Rhode Island punk band's incisive new song addresses larger social issues, corrupt institutions, and political disenfranchisement
Read More

Comment

Soundcheck

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.
Read More

Comments [6]

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: The Pop Group

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Reunited and revivified post-punk pioneers play at Bowery Ballroom tonight.

Comment

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Savages

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Muscular British quartet is blanketing venues all over NYC this week---all sold out. Listen to "City's Full."

Comment

Soundcheck

My 10 Favorite Unsung Records Of 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dig deeper than Taylor Swift and D'Angelo, and there's so many more artists to commend in 2014: the loud and the weird; the quiet and the subtle; the noise pop and the futurist soul.
Read More

Comments [2]

Soundcheck

Watch: Ex Hex, In The Studio

Monday, November 03, 2014

On its debut album, Rips, the D.C. punk band fronted by guitarist Mary Timony plays gleefully fast three-chord rockers with an unrelenting and refreshing enthusiasm.

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

Watch: Twin Peaks, In The Studio

Friday, October 24, 2014

Watch the Chicago garage rockers plays songs from its latest album, Wild Onion, in the Soundcheck studio. 

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

Novelist Marlon James Picks A Soundtrack For 'A Brief History Of Seven Killings'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Novelist Marlon James talks about his new book 'A Brief History Of Seven Killings' and plays a few songs that would serve as the soundtrack for the book's characters.

Comment

Soundcheck

Interview: Billy Idol Tells All In New Memoir

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

In his new tell-all autobiography Dancing With Myself, Billy Idol recounts his career spanning from his early punk rock days to his first new album in a decade. 

Comment

Soundcheck

Stagediving: All Fun And Games... Until Someone Gets Kicked In The Face

Monday, October 06, 2014

Noisey editor Dan Ozzi explores the perennial hot-button issue along with musician Adam Schatz. 

Comment

Soundcheck

Those Darlins: Magnetic Nashville Rockers

Friday, September 19, 2014

The ferocious Nashville rock band performs songs from its 2013 album, Blur The Line, in the Soundcheck studio.

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

Craig Finn Of The Hold Steady Picks His Favorite Replacements Songs

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The lead singer of the Hold Steady shares a stage with his Minnesotan indie heroes The Replacements tomorrow night at Forest Hills Stadium. He guides Soundcheck through their music.

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

Bob Mould: Reflecting On 'Beauty And Ruin'

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Bob Mould, the former angst-ridden Husker Du and Sugar frontman, released his 11th studio album, Beauty & Ruin, earlier this summer. 

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

The Ways 1976 Rocked America; Curtis Harding Exercises 'Soul Power' In Studio; James Fearnley's Years With The Pogues

Thursday, August 28, 2014

David Browne details how the counter-culture became the culture in '76; soul man Curtis Harding steps into the spotlight; an accordionist talks about playing with a Celtic punk band. 

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Reigning Sound

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Asheville-based garage punkers at Bowery Ballroom tonight. Download "North Cackalacky Girl."

Comment

Soundcheck

Peter Hook On Joy Division; Trixie Whitley's Powerhouse Blues

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bassist Peter Hook reflects back on the influential post-punk group Joy Division; Trixie Whitley performs live in the Soundcheck studio.

Comment

Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Outernational

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Eclectic and punk-inflected rock band plays Bowery Electric. Download 'Future Rock'

Comments [1]

Soundcheck

Know Your Riot Grrrls

Monday, August 11, 2014

Let's face it: as much as we all know and love about music, everyone has at least some blind spots. In this edition of our new series, How To Be Smarter About…, Soundcheck helps you feel more knowledgeable about the punk feminist movement known as riot grrrl.

Comment

Soundcheck

How To Be Smarter About… Riot Grrrl; Tori Amos Picks Three; Somi Plays Live

Monday, August 11, 2014

In this episode: Soundcheck kicks off our “How To Be Smarter About…” series with a look at the feminist punk movement known as riot grrrl. Sara Marcus, author of Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, clears up misconceptions and drops some knowledge on producer Katie Bishop.

Then: Singer-songwriter Tori Amos is back in New York this week on her Unrepentant Geraldines tour and stops by the Soundcheck studio to share three songs that left a lasting impact on her.

And: In 2011, the New York-based vocalist and songwriter Somi traveled to the Nigerian city of Lagos. Now, her experiences and observations from her 18-month stay are reflected on her latest album – fittingly titled The Lagos Music Salon. Hear her perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

Comments [1]