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Another Private Reel: Live on Soundcheck

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dip into the private stash of live recordings from John’s other show, Soundcheck, for this New Sounds program.  Hear Kronos Quartet playing Terry Riley, and some electroacoustic music from the Whitetree ensemble. 

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Live on WNYC: Stephan Crump

Friday, June 25, 2010

Memphis-bred bassist and composer Stephan Crump is a rising star on the New York music scene and a member of the Vijay Iyer Trio and other ensembles.

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Soundcheck Sessions: Edmar Castañeda

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Jazz harp prodigy Edmar Castaneda performed for us live at the Soundcheck Studio. Listen to the recordings here.

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Soundcheck Sessions: La Cumbiamba eNeYé

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Old-school cumbia party band La Cumbiamba eNeYe performed live in the Soundcheck Studio last week. Listen to the audio here.

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Searching for the Real Van

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

What do you think of Van Morrison? Tell Soundcheck here.

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CD Picks of the Week

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

This week’s picks include a look into obscure corners of the violin repertoire and yet another fine indie rock band from Montreal. 

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Live From WNYC: OK Go

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

OK Go made music and internet history with the video for their song "Here It Goes Again." It won them a Grammy for Best Short-Form Music Video in 2007.

This year, a scuffle over embedding rights for their latest eye-catching video, "This Too Shall Pass," led the band to leave EMI and form their own label. They performed songs from their album, The Blue Colour of the Sky, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Parks and Silent Recreation

Monday, May 03, 2010

Does noise in the city parks bother you? Enough to keep you from using them? Tell Soundcheck.

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Soundcheck CD Picks of the Week

Thursday, April 29, 2010

This week’s picks feature music from a bassist keen on exploring other instruments and a Seattle prog rock staple.

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Barely Thinking About Baring it All

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Is nudity in music just a gimmick? Are Americans too hung up about it? Tell Soundcheck.

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Arts Salaries – Leading by Example

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Do you think the directors of arts institutions are fairly paid? Tell Soundcheck.

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Live From WNYC: Vieux Farka Touré

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vieux Farka Touré performs a new song live on Soundcheck.

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Public Arts Funding

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Do you think public funding for the arts is important? Tell Soundcheck.

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The “Femcee” Problem

Friday, April 23, 2010

What do you think of women’s roles in hip-hop? Tell Soundcheck.

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Broadway’s Black Sheep

Thursday, April 22, 2010

What do you think of Stephen Sondheim’s work? Tell Soundcheck.

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Live from WNYC: The Clientele

Thursday, April 22, 2010

For more than a decade the British quartet, The Clientele have built upon the pop sound of the Beach Boys and the Byrds, adding French surrealism and British poetry along the way.

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Why Lower Voices Are Better

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Every parent eventually faces the question, “Why is the sky blue?” from their kids. I heard it this past weekend from my 14-year old daughter.

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Teenage Wasteland

Monday, April 19, 2010

What do you think of the teen idol phenomenon? Tell Soundcheck.

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No Cover: Meshell Ndegeocello

Monday, April 19, 2010

The genre-defying songwriter performed three midnight sets at Joe's Pub earlier this month. Stream one of them in its entirety here.

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Soundcheck CD Picks of the Week

Friday, April 16, 2010

This week’s picks bring us opera’s dark side and… death. 

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