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Gig Alert: Jon Regen

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Gritty, soulful pianist plays album release show at SubCulture tonight.

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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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George Clinton On A Lifetime Aboard The Mothership

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With the airwaves full of new funky rhythms from Kendrick to D'Angelo, Soundcheck revisits its career-spanning interview with George Clinton.

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Discovering an Imaginary Soul Star

Thursday, March 19, 2015

He’s made more albums than anyone else, but you’ve never heard a note he’s played.

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Gig Alert: Van Davis

Monday, March 16, 2015

Soulful ensemble plays with some special brassy accompaniment at Arlene's Grocery.

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Noelle Scaggs: 'Give Your Heart'

Monday, February 16, 2015

The charismatic singer of Fitz And The Tantrums reflects on what it means to be a powerful woman on- and off-stage.
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Gig Alert: Jesus On The Mainline

Friday, February 06, 2015

Huge ensemble takes the tiny stage at Mercury Lounge to make a soulful ruckus tonight. Sample "Sweet High & Dry."

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Stream Soundcheck's Favorite Romantic Songs

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Soundcheck collects some of our and our listeners' favorite romantic songs, from Billie Holliday and Marvin Gaye to The Magnetic Fields and more.
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Gig Alert: Nick Hakim

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Ethereal soul at Mercury Lounge tonight. Warm up to "Cold."

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Prince's 'Purple Rain' Is A Timeless, Triple-Threat Triumph... Mostly

Friday, December 19, 2014

Alan Light discusses 30 years of Prince's master stroke in the new book, 'Let’s Go Crazy: Prince & The Making of Purple Rain.'

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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Charles Bradley, Soul Survivor

Monday, December 08, 2014

Happy holidays from Soundcheck! Download a scorching and soulful live performance of "Crying In The Chapel."

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A Thanksgiving Playlist Filled With Feuding Families!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Music to soothe your fighting family when they're together, by fighting families who played music together.
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George Clinton On A Lifetime Aboard The Mothership; Twin Peaks Plays Live

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Funk pioneer George Clinton reflects on a long career in his new book, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? Plus, Twin Peaks plays in the Soundcheck studio.

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That Was A Hit?!?: Little Stevie Wonder, 'Fingertips'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As part of the ongoing series, That Was A Hit?!?, Soundcheck looks at how Stevie Wonder's early hit "Fintertips" set him on the trajectory to become the influential artist he is today.

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Moby's Post-Apocalyptic Photography; That Was A Hit?!? On Little Stevie Wonder; Twin Peaks Plays Live

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Moby discusses his new photography exhibit. Looking at the unlikely success of Little Stevie Wonder's first No. 1 hit. Adult Jazz performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Budos Band: The Staten Island Afro-Soul Group Isn't Afraid To Get Heavy

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hear The Budos Band summon the psychedelic spirit from its new record, Burnt Offering, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Gig Alert: Grace Weber

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Soul saturated record gets its debut tonight at Rockwood Music Hall. Download the song "Perfect Stranger."

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Gary Clark Jr. Plays Live; The Legacy Of Stax Records; That Was A Hit?!? On Candyman

Friday, October 03, 2014

Bluesman Gary Clark Jr. plays solo in the Soundcheck studio. Looking back at the the legacy of Stax Records. That Was A Hit?!? explores the success of a 1990 song by Candyman.

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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: A Decade Of Soul

Monday, September 01, 2014

Relive the massive soul hits of the sixties as performed by those who were there. Listen to The Drifters' "Under The Boardwalk."

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