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Stream It Here: Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Angel Deradoorian, known first and foremost as a member of Dirty Projectors, went solo recently.  Here's a video of Angel performing "Moon," from her solo album, Mind Raft.

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Holiday Music (Sorta)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Soundcheck's John Schaefer assesses Tori Amos' new Christmas album in advance of her performance in the WNYC Greene Space on Wednesday. Plus, a slideshow of fans waiting in the rain to get in!

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Quizzing Sheryl Crow

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Having Sheryl Crow on the program today means a chance to ask a few questions of the 9-time Grammy winner.  Which is good, because I’ve had one for her from the first time I heard the first line of the first song on her first record.

 

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Remembering Louis Armstrong. Sort Of.

Monday, December 07, 2009

It’s a measure of Louis Armstrong's popularity that people who had no connection to jazz whatsoever knew who he was. His work on TV and film made sure of that.

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Fear of Stage Fright

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Occasionally, when I'm backstage at one of WNYC's long-running "New Sounds Live" concerts, a musician will ask, "Don't you get nervous before these shows?" And my honest answer is, "No, I don't anymore. And I kind of miss it."

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What To Do With Radiohead

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Are Radiohead true musical geniuses, or just a bunch of musical blowhards who think they're geniuses?

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More Musical Paleontology

Monday, November 30, 2009

Just a couple of weeks ago, we looked back at the career of the late Robert Palmer, an important music critic and writer.

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Features

''CuCuLand": Cuban Singer Cucu Diamentes Goes Global

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cucu Diamantes joined us to talk about the release of her solo debut, ''CuCuLand." (June 26, 2009)

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WNYC News

Marian Anderson and the Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Bernstein rehearsing with singer Marian Anderson at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. June 1947. (Music Division)

Bernstein rehearsing with singer Marian Anderson at Lewisohn Stadium, New York. June 1947. (Music Division)

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Marian Anderson's historic performance on the ...

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The Decemberists Live

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Decemberists joined Soundcheck to perform songs from their latest album, an hour-long, 17-track rock opera, The Hazards of Love. This story of star-crossed lovers and a shape-shifting beast is set to a score that recalls 1960s British folk-pop and bombastic '70s-style prog rock. Led by songwriter Colin Meloy, the quintet is joined today by vocalists Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond and Becky Stark of Lavender Diamond.

“Won’t Want for Love (Margaret In The Taiga)”

“The Hazards of Love 2: Wager All”

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Downtown: World in a Word

Friday, May 01, 2009

For decades, the term 'downtown' described the experimentalism of music, art and culture in lower Manhattan. On Wednesday, WNYC's Soundcheck explored how that shorthand definition is changing in a live broadcast from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Guests included rocker Lou Reed, indie new-wave artist Santigold and string quartet ...

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Picks of the Week

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Soundcheck staff picks three outstanding new releases:

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Phil Kline, John the Revelator (Cantaloupe Music) Amazon

New York-based composer Phil Kline is having a big month. With two premieres in major concert halls and ...

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