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Live on Soundcheck: Les Chauds Lapins

Friday, March 25, 2011

Check out the live performance by the French swing band based in Brooklyn, Les Chauds Lapins. Using the instruments of traditional American music and an art rock sensibility, these lusty bunnies played the song "Le Fils de la Femme Poisson" (The Son of the Fish Woman) live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Live on Soundcheck: Homeboy Sandman

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Queens-born hip-hop artist Homeboy Sandman visited the Soundcheck studios recently for a live performance. Check out this video of the emcee's track "The Carpenter."

 

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Live on Soundcheck: The New York Dolls

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The New York Dolls released its new album Walking Backward in High Heels on Tuesday. Check out a video of the New York Dolls playing "I'm So Fabulous" at WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.

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Live on Soundcheck: Tennis

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Lo-fi pop group Tennis recently released its first full length album Cape Dory, which chronicles the band's travels up and down the Eastern seaboard. Watch a video of the duo performing "South Carolina" in WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.

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Live on Soundcheck: Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Monday, March 07, 2011

irish fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill recently stopped by WNYC's Soundcheck studios to play "The Custom House." Watch a video here.

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Live on Soundcheck: Beans

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Brooklyn-based rapper who is the frontman of the alt-hip-hop group Anti-Pop Consortium—yes we're talking about Beans—recently stopped by WNYC's Soundcheck studios. Check out a video of his performance of "Electric Eliminator" here.

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Live on Soundcheck: John Wesley Harding

Friday, February 18, 2011

Novelist Wesley Stace recently joined Soundcheck to perform under his stage name John Wesley Harding. Click here to check out the video for his acoustic performance of the British folk song "Little Musgrave."

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Live on Soundcheck: ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The art-rock band with an extra long name …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead recently visited WNYC's Soundcheck studios. The group performed music from its seventh album, Tao of the Dead, which includes illustrations by frontman Conrad Keely. Check out a video here.

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Live on Soundcheck: Todd Snider

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Todd Snider has been criss-crossing the country for over 15 years playing his talking blues-style, self-described hippy music to like-minded people. Says Snider: "It's an easy job, but someone's got to do it."

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Live on Soundcheck: Matt Bauder

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saxophonist and composer Matt Bauder has been writing and performing jazz from Chicago to New York. Watch a video of Bauder performing live in the Soundcheck studio right here.

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Live on Soundcheck: Old 97's

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Texas-born country rockers the Old 97's recently released their eighth studio album The Grand Theatre, Volume One. The Old 97's joined WNYC Host John Schaefer to talk about working with singer songwriter Steve Earle. Plus, check out our video of the group performing "The State of Texas" at WNYC.

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Live on Soundcheck: Theophilus London

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

He’s worked with über-producer Mark Ronson, Brit pop superstar Damon Albarn and Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio. Not bad for a guy who hasn’t released an album yet. The Brooklyn rapper and singer Theophilus London II  recently performed live in WNYC's studios. Check out the video of Theophilus London's epic "Flying Overseas (BrooklynRemix)" here.

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Live on Soundcheck: Badly Drawn Boy

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The English singer-songwriter Damon Gough, who performs under the name "Badly Drawn Boy," recently visited WNYC's Soundcheck studios. Check out a video of Gough performing "This Electric."

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Live on Soundcheck: Twin Shadow

Monday, November 29, 2010

Twin Shadow is backed by Brooklyn-bred songwriter George Lewis, Jr., who says the dark, moody sound of his music might come from spending a lot of time alone making music. The band recently stopped by WNYC's studios for a live performance of "Forget" on Soundcheck.

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Live on Soundcheck: Jair Oliveira

Monday, November 15, 2010

Brazilian composer, singer and producer Jair Oliveira recently joined John Schaefer in the Soundcheck studios for a performance of songs from his recent independently released album, Sambazz. The São Paulo native and former child TV star, infuses samba and older Brazilian sounds with a deft musicality and instinctive pop sensibillity.

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Live on Soundcheck: Corin Tucker Band

Monday, November 08, 2010

Portland riot grrl Corin Tucker recruits multi-instrumentalist Seth Lorinczi and percussionist Sara Lund to perform with her on Tucker's solo album 1,000 Years. Tucker recently stopped by Soundcheck to perform "Thrift Store Coats" in WNYC's studios.

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In Studio: Jake Shimabukuro

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hailing from Hawaii, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro entered the public eye with an improbable 2006 viral video hit: a masterful rendition of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," for solo ukulele (below). With just four strings and a two-octave range, Shimabukuro picks out melodies and accompaniments all at once, redefining the possibilities of the instrument. Jake joins us in studio today to talk to us about the resurgence of the ukulele and play us some tunes from his new release, Peace Love Ukulele.

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Live at WNYC: The Imani Winds

Thursday, September 16, 2010

In its new album, Terra Incognita, the Imani Winds has broadened its repertoire by recording works by Jason Moran, Paquito D’Rivera and Wayne Shorter—all well-known Jazz composers.

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On Your Record Release Radar: Buke & Gass

Monday, September 13, 2010

The self-produced, full-length record Riposte from the Brooklyn band Buke & Gass (pronounced ‘Byook and Gase') is due out September 14 on Brassland Records. Listen to and download a track from the album, "Your Face Left Before You," right here.

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Live on WNYC: Vivica Genaux

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Like many Mezzo-sopranos, Vivica Genaux has played her share of male roles. But she says growing up in Fairbanks, Alaska, the bigger challenge was learning how to walk in heels on stage!

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