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On-Demand Video: Soundcheck Presents a Very Wonka Afternoon with Primus

Friday, October 31, 2014

Soundcheck celebrated Halloween with one of the most inventive and darkly comedic bands of all time: Primus. 

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The Greene Space

Video: Soundcheck Live in The Greene Space

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.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: An Evening with Juana Molina and La Mecánica Popular

Monday, July 14, 2014

With the Latin Alternative Music Conference in town, Soundcheck's John Schaefer and Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa teamed up in The Greene Space on July 11, 2014 to present a night of live music and conversation about music, the art of performance and the state of creativity in Latin America today.

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The Takeaway

Michael Jackson Resurrected in New Album

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.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Soundcheck's Gigstock with Conor Oberst, James Vincent McMorrow

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.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Soundcheck's Gigstock with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Parquet Courts

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Soundcheck kicked off Gigstock - a mini-festival inspired by their daily Gig Alert feature - live in The Greene Space on Wednesday, April 9. The sold-out show was curated by the indie concert site Oh My Rockness and featured The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Parquet Courts

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Presents: Gigstock

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Every morning on WNYC, Soundcheck’s John Schaefer offers listeners a Gig Alert – a profile of one outstanding artist set to perform that night in New York. 

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Soundcheck

House Of Horrors: A Visit To Blood Manor

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Soundcheck's House Of Horrors continues with a trip across the street to an actual house of horrors -- Blood Manor. 

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Soundcheck

Who's The Scariest Musician Ever?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Soundcheck celebrates Halloween with it's own House of Horrors. Join us by telling us who you think is the scariest musician ever.

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live: Television composer Jeff Richmond talks '30 Rock' and 'Saturday Night Live'

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).

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live: Punch Brothers perform "This Girl" live in The Greene Space

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Punch Brothers brought their rollicking string-band rock to The Greene Space back in April 2012.

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The Greene Space

Comedian Tig Notaro performs live on Soundcheck in The Greene Space

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Let's Make Summer Music

Friday, June 21, 2013

John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, discusses the summer music season and helps us celebrate Make Music NY day by convening an on-air caller orchestra.

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Live: Robert Randolph & The Family Band perform 'Get Ready' in The Greene Space

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.

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The Greene Space

Grizzly Bear performs 'Sleeping Ute' live on Soundcheck in The Greene Space

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:

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The Greene Space

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." 

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New York Now

The Rite of Spring Goes Solo

Monday, May 13, 2013

On Wednesday, pianist Vicky Chow celebrated the centennial of the premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring with a live performance from The Greene Space. Watch the full event.

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The Greene Space

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."

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Session: The Americans perform 'Sweet and Low' from their album 'Son of Rogues Gallery'

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.

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The Greene Space

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."

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