John Schaefer

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Weekly Music Roundup: Lost John Coltrane and Hungry March Band

Monday, June 11, 2018

New Sounds
Week of June 11: This week, a lost album by John Coltrane, a new Superfly soundtrack, and a Hungry March Band premiere.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Oneohtrix Point Never, Marcus Miller, and Kanye

Monday, June 04, 2018

New Sounds
Yes, there is new Kanye West. But other stuff happened too. Oneohtrix Point Never dropped a new weird pop record; plus new music from bassist Marcus Miller, and electropop band The 1975.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Buddy Guy and The Midnight Hour

Monday, May 28, 2018

Week of May 28: This week, returns for Buddy Guy and Jake Shears, a benefit song from Hurray For The Riff Raff for Puerto Rico, and an expansive hip-hop/orchestral collaboration.
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The Met Museum Offers “The Art of Music”

Friday, May 25, 2018

The museum has had an impressive collection of musical instruments for well over a century, but for much of that time it was one of the hidden treasures.  No longer.  

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The Eights | 1978 in Music and Media

Thursday, May 24, 2018

1978 in music and television with Kurt Andersen and John Schaefer

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Signal-To-Noise: The Sounds of Decay

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Listen to the sounds of deterioration and decay with disintegrating and layered works by William Basinski, Grant Cutler, Annie Gosfield, Prefuse 73, and a classic by Alvin Lucier.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Neko Case and Treya Lam

Monday, May 21, 2018

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Week of May 21: This week, Neko Case gets dark, Fantastic Negrito gets darker, and Nine Inch Nails… You get the idea.
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A Flamenco Tribute: Pepe Romero and Marija Temo

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Come see host John Schaefer, classical guitarist Pepe Romero, and musician Marija Temo pay tribute to the music of Spain.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Ruen Brothers, Kelsey Lu and Gang Gang Dance

Monday, May 14, 2018

This week, shades of blue from the Ruen Brothers and from Kelsey Lu, and a message from Sioux sacred lands by Gang Gang Dance.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Childish Gambino and Red Baraat

Monday, May 07, 2018

New Sounds
This week, the lighter side of Dirty Projectors, Childish Gambino’s dark view of America, and Red Baraat’s color-coded dance music and a wicked cover of a classic Iron Maiden song. 
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A Concert Meant For Falling Asleep To

Friday, May 04, 2018

Max Richter's "Sleep" is designed for the drowsy. But if you want to stay up and listen all night long, it's for you too. 

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A Glimpse Inside 'The Shed'

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Next spring, New York will get a major new cultural and performing arts center at Hudson Yards. But this week and next, New Yorkers can get a preview of what's to come. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Van Morrison, Hatchie, and Bulgarian Womens Voices

Monday, April 30, 2018

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Week of April 30: This week, Van Morrison looks back at the '30s; Hatchie looks back at the '80s; and Lisa Gerrard looks to Bulgaria.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Monsieur Periné, Guitar from Botswana, and Archival Prince

Monday, April 23, 2018

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Week of April 23: A gem from the Prince archives, a throaty tale from Okkervil River, Bogotá's Monsieur Periné, and guitar music from Botswana that has to be seen to be believed.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Balún, Kamasi Washington, and Jenny Hval

Monday, April 16, 2018

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Week of April 16: This week, new works by Kamasi Washington and Jenny Hval; a new video from Brooklyn-via-San Juan group Balún, and some musical advice on Making America Great Again.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Abraham Brody, A$AP Rocky, and Sophie

Monday, April 09, 2018

New Sounds
Week of April 9: This week, new/old music from Lithuania, psychedelia from France, a new track from A$AP Rocky, and deep wonderful weirdness from wherever SOPHIE is from.
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The Uncompromising Cecil Taylor

Friday, April 06, 2018

Pianist Cecil Taylor, one of the fathers of free jazz, passed away last night at the age of 89. In this 2007 interview with John Schaefer, Taylor discussed how mutation is everything.
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Weekly Music Roundup: The Weeknd, Sons of Kemet, and Brazilian Girls

Monday, April 02, 2018

New Sounds
Week of April 2: This week, new music from The Weeknd, Sons of Kemet, and Brazilian Girls.
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Musical Sunrises

Saturday, March 31, 2018

It happens every day — darkness scatters as the sun rises, and color returns to the world. Even though it is, literally, an everyday occurrence, it’s also a magical one.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Pussy Riot, Tinariwen, and Yo La Tengo

Monday, March 19, 2018

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Week of March 19: This week, musical reactions to a troubled world from Pussy Riot, Roger Waters, and Yo La Tengo. Plus new videos from Tinariwen and Courtney Barnett.
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