John Schaefer

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John Schaefer appears in the following:

Weekly Music Roundup: The National, Danielle Ponder, and Antonio Sanchez

Monday, August 29, 2022

New Sounds
Hear new music from The National, the return of swamp-pop legend Tommy McLain, and a promising soul debut by Danielle Ponder. Plus, 'Birdman' composer and drummer Antonio Sanchez. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Lee Fields, The Mountain Goats, Matthew E White & Lonnie Holley

Monday, August 22, 2022

New Sounds
Lee Fields gets sentimental; the Mountain Goats get vengeful; Matthew E White & Lonnie Holley get angry; and experimental folk band Heilung sings the oldest song in the world. (Maybe.) 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Danger Mouse & Black Thought, Sylvan Esso, Eunbi Kim

Monday, August 15, 2022

New Sounds
Week of Aug. 15: This week, Danger Mouse & Black Thought collaborate, finally; also, First Aid Kit hit the dance floor and Sylvan Esso goes glitchy.
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Bonus: Flutist Brandon Patrick George in Conversation with Darren Walker

Thursday, August 04, 2022

This week, we are re-releasing a conversation between flutist Brandon Patrick George and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, from November 2021.

Weekly Music Roundup: Beyoncé, Dry Cleaning, Robert Glasper

Monday, August 01, 2022

New Sounds
This week, Beyoncé (‘nuff said), plus new releases from Dry Cleaning, Robert Glasper, and Peter Gabriel’s archives.
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Justin Austin in Conversation with Josh Berg

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Baritone Justin Austin and audio engineer Josh Berg discuss their work with Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, musical genres and cross-pollination, authenticity, and more.

Weekly Music Roundup: Interpol, Beth Orton, and Monte

Monday, July 18, 2022

New Sounds
Interpol lightens up (a little); Monte celebrates an Afro-Colombian tradition; and Beth Orton's return. Plus, dreamy funk from JayWood; and violinist Simon Goff with singer Katie Melua. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Trail of Dead, Loyle Carner, Denitia

Monday, July 11, 2022

New Sounds
A Trail of Dead premiere, feminist folk from Chile, and Margo Price’s defiant statement of women’s rights. Plus, British hip hop artist Loyle Carner, and Denitia's country-folk.
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The New York Public Library honors Lou Reed with a new exhibition

Monday, July 11, 2022

A new exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts offers a rare glimpse into the archives of the late songwriter Lou Reed.

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Summer Music Review/Preview

Friday, July 08, 2022

We are reflecting on the best albums that have already been released this year, what sounds and trends have been popular, as well as look forward to what projects we should expect.

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Layale Chaker in Conversation with Fabian Almazan and David Lentz

Thursday, July 07, 2022

In WQXR's new Artist Propulsion Lab podcast, each artist explores a topic important to them. This week, a conversation about music and environmental stewardship, with Layale Chaker.

Weekly Music Roundup: Moor Mother, Medicine Singers, Nick Zinner

Monday, July 04, 2022

New Sounds
This week, Moor Mother’s Afrofuturist take on jazz, Medicine Singers’ powwow rock, and Nick Zinner’s post-rock four seasons. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Regina Spektor, Angélique Kidjo and Ibrahim Maalouf, Soccer Mommy

Monday, June 27, 2022

New Sounds
This week, new releases by Regina Spektor, Angélique Kidjo, and Soccer Mommy all center women’s voices. Plus, music by Monsieur Perine, Akusmi, and a timely rant from Petrol Girls.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Kate Bush's No. 1, Ben Harper, FKA Twigs

Monday, June 20, 2022

New Sounds
Kate Bush tops the charts; Lizz Wright covers Neil Young; and Ben Harper gets angry and funky. Plus, new music from FKA Twigs, Perfume Genius, and L.A's Wild Up plays Julius Eastman.
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Trailer

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Artists Propulsion Lab is WQXR's program to support early- and mid-career artists - and now, they are starting a podcast.

Weekly Music Roundup: Making Movies, Shearwater, The A's

Monday, June 13, 2022

New Sounds
This week, a madcap premiere from the band Making Movies, a peek into obscure internet voices with The Range, and a return for the band Shearwater.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Phoenix, Mireya Ramos, S.G. Goodman

Monday, June 06, 2022

New Sounds
The Sacred Steel roots of American gospel; Mireya Ramos of Flor De Toloache goes solo; and Phoenix rises again. Plus, Kentucky songwriter S.G. Goodman on bottled trauma and lost love.
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(Outdoor) Summer Music Preview

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Outdoor music events and concerts to look forward to this summer as the city is dealing with yet another wave of COVID

Weekly Music Roundup: Painted Shield, M.I.A., Shabaka

Monday, May 30, 2022

New Sounds
This week, M.I.A. is still “The One”; Hercules & Love Affair still love Anohni; and L.A. Salami is not overly optimistic. Plus, new solo music from Shabaka, and Painted Shield.
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Music to Help Grieve

Thursday, May 26, 2022

WNYC's John Schaefer joins to talk about why music and grieving can go hand in hand.

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