Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Watch highlights of intimate performances hosted by WNYC's Soundcheck this past season in The Greene Space. Featuring video from their first ever Gigstock, a mini-festival inspired by the show's daily Gig Alert feature, and a special night co-hosted with Latino USA showcasing two musical acts re-imagining Latin roots sounds in extraordinary ways.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Michael Jackson died in 2009, but for the second time since then, the King of Pop has a set of new songs coming out. The album, Xscape, goes on sale today, and features demos of unreleased vocal tracks that Jackson recorded in the 1980s and 1990s.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Soundcheck closed its two-day mini music fest with another sold-out show April 10 featuring two outstanding singer-songwriters: Conor Oberst and James Vincent McMorrow.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Jeff Richmond has been working in show business for three decades – most recently, as the composer for the NBC sitcom "30 Rock" (starring his wife, Tina Fey).
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Punch Brothers brought their rollicking string-band rock to The Greene Space back in April 2012.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Comedian Tig Notaro was in The Greene Space back in June to perform on Soundcheck. Watch her tell a hilarious story and find out what happened when she got her wisdom teeth removed.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Robert Randolph & The Family Band came down to The Greene Space this week to preview their rollicking new material in a sold-out Soundcheck Live event.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
FROM THE ARCHIVES | Back in September 2012 Grizzly Bear, the acclaimed New York indie band, joined Soundcheck in The Greene Space to preview their new album, "Shields." The band chatted with host John Schaefer and performed new songs during a live video webcast and taping.
Take a look back at their performance of "Sleeping Ute" below:
Soundcheck Live: Talib Kweli performs 'Get By' from his new album 'Prisoner of Conscious' live in The Greene Space
Monday, May 20, 2013
WNYC's Soundcheck presented Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli live in The Greene Space on April 24. Kweli previewed new music from his fifth album, Prisoner of Conscious, coming out this May.
Host John Schaefer asked Kweli about the album's title and the term "conscious hip hop." The title, Kweli said, doesn't refer to his own sense of confinement, but to people's perception of him as an artist.
"When I first started, you just did hip hop," Kweli said. "It wasn't like, okay De La Soul, that's conscious rap and N.W.A is gangster rap. It was like, this is just hip hop. ...People who are very passionate about music like to break music down into sub genres."
On his new album, he challenged himself to go more upbeat and focus on the musicality. "I can't lose focus of my job as an entertainer by making my stuff overtly conscious," Kweli said. "It has to sound good and feel good first."
Soundcheck Session: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell perform 'Here We Are,' Live in The Greene Space
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell visited The Greene Space recently to perform songs from their new album "Old Yellow Moon" for WNYC's Soundcheck.
It was nearly 40 years ago when Harris first heard Crowell's work, and it appears the longtime friends are in a reflective mood with their new album. As Harris recently told Billboard magazine, the collection of Crowell originals and select covers is "a conversation between two old friends." Check out their performance of "Here We Are."
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Americans' "Sweet and Low" is part of a second installment of a compilation of Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys called Son of Rogues Gallery.
Dreamt up by the Pirates of the Caribbean team of Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinsk and produced by Hal Willner, the original 2006 collection included starring turns from Nick Cave, Richard Thompson, Bryan Ferry, Bono, Sting, and many more.
Singer-songwriter Cody ChestnuTT performs 'Love is More than a Wedding' on Soundcheck, live in The Greene Space.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Singer-songwriter Cody ChesnuTT released his debut album, The Headphone Masterpiece, in 2002 — a bedroom-produced outpouring that earned him critical accolades and a nomination for the Shortlist Music Prize. It took ten years, but in 2012 ChesnuTT returned with his long-awaited follow-up full-length, Landing On A Hundred. ChesnuTT joined Soundcheck in The Greene Space on Friday, February 15 to play some of his latest material. Check out his performance of "Love is More than a Wedding."