John Schaefer


John Schaefer appears in the following:

Grappling With The Ultimate Question

Monday, January 30, 2012


When You're Gone, You're Gone.  Or not...

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Great Minds Think Alike

Thursday, January 26, 2012

John Schaefer hears something familiar in two of today's three picks.

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Super Bowl Snack, or "The Great Chili Disaster of 2012"

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


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Downton Abbey: To Watch Or Not To Watch

Friday, January 20, 2012

John Schaefer wrestles with the viewer suggestion that he should start watching Downton Abbey.

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A Bang On A Can Memory

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

One moment in 25 years of Bang On A Can

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John's Underwater Playlist

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

John Schaefer is planning on taking this playlist underwater

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3 Musical Obituaries

Monday, December 19, 2011

I wonder if you can tell something about a person by the music he/she listens to.  (And I wonder what that “something” might be.)  The reason I’m wondering this today is not just that we begin our annual Critics’ Week, our year-end roundup of the best music, etc.; but also because of the passing this weekend of two world leaders and one barefoot diva. 

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Music of Lindberg, Lunsqui and HK Gruber

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Q2 Music is proud to announce three delayed Webcasts -- Wednesday, December 21 at 8 pm, Saturday December 24 at noon, Thursday, December 29 at 8 pm, and now an additional Saturday, De...

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Got Live If You Want It

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

John Schaefer's mixed feelings about live albums

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A Rush Of Music To The Head

Monday, December 05, 2011

John Schaefer on music that gives him goosebumps

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Reasons To Be Cheerful

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What John Schaefer is thankful for this year...

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Strange Musical Bedfellows

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Loutallica is part of a long history of musical collaboration, says John Schaefer. 

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I Wanted My MTV

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

John Schaefer really wanted his MTV.  Or so he thought...

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The Takeaway's Halloween Playlist

Friday, October 28, 2011

It could be a tense orchestral crash of instruments ("Thus Sprach Zarathustra"), or held in just a few feverish notes on a piano ("Halloween"). Whatever it is, the music from movies we think of as spooky plays a big part in raising those hairs on our neck and getting us to reach out for a (hopefully live) hand to hold. John Schaefer, host of New York Public Radio’s "Soundcheck" joins us with a playlist of some of the scariest music ever recorded.

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5 CMJ Artists to Watch

Friday, October 21, 2011

5 artists who should not get lost in the CMJ crowd

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SONiC Conclusion from the American Composers Orchestra

Monday, October 17, 2011

On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm, the concluding night of the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC Festival, the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center played palatial host to the world premiere of composer-performer Bryce Dessner's double guitar concerto, St. Carolyn by the Sea. Featuring Bryce Dessner on guitar along with his twin brother Aaron Dessner, the SONiC-commissioned piece was led by American Composer Orchestra conductor George Manahan and hosted by John Schaefer from WNYC's New Sounds Live. 


The (Crappy) Week In Review

Friday, October 07, 2011

Neither of this week's big stories was a happy one.

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Last Chance!: Mos Def and The Brooklyn Philharmonic

Thursday, October 06, 2011

On October 12 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio Webcast of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from the World Financial Center performing music by Mos Def, Frederic Rzewski, Lev Zhurbin, ...

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A musical playoff

Monday, October 03, 2011

John Schaefer says Detroit is capable of springing an upset.  But where?

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The Greene Space

The Jayhawks: Soundcheck in The Greene Space

Friday, September 30, 2011

6:00 PM

The Jayhawks became a cornerstone of alternative country music in the 1990s, with albums like “Hollywood Town Hall” and “Tomorrow the Green Grass.” Join the Jayhawks for an evening performance in The Greene Space on the eve of the release of their new album.