John Schaefer

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Weekly Music Roundup: Fiona Apple, July Talk, and Alex Winston

Monday, April 20, 2020

New Sounds
Week of April 20: This week, many (happy?) returns! Comeback music from Fiona Apple, Alex Winston, and The Airborne Toxic Event.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Laura Marling, Twenty One Pilots, and Surfer Blood

Monday, April 13, 2020

New Sounds
This week, responses to isolation from Twenty One Pilots, Laura Marling, and Surfer Blood; also composer Molly Joyce uses disability as a creative tool and a West African dance party.
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Long Island Factory Turns From Drum Heads....To Face Shields

Friday, April 10, 2020

The D’Addario company discovered that the main material in their drumheads is a clear mylar film — which can also be used to fashion protective face shields.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Samora Pinderhughes, Lara Downes, and Andrew Bird

Monday, April 06, 2020

New Sounds
Week of April 6: This week, unintentional pandemic songs from M Ward, Andrew Bird, and Samora Pinderhughes; plus, a break from the day’s news.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Bob Dylan, Kandace Springs, and Dirty Projectors

Monday, March 30, 2020

New Sounds
This week, a blast from Afropop’s past, the future of Afrofuturism, and new music from Dirty Projectors and Bright Eyes. Plus, Kandace Springs, and a surprise from Bob Dylan.
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CANCELLED: The Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Beethoven Live From Carnegie Hall

Friday, March 13, 2020

Due to the COVID19 virus, this concert has been cancelled, and Carnegie Hall will be closed from March 13 through May 10. For more information, please visit Carnegie Hall's website.

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Global Mashups: The World Comes To Sing And Dance in Queens

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

If you ever wondered what a mix of Brazilian and Indian music would sound like, or a bluegrass/Cuban fusion, Global Mashups provide an answer.  

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Weekly Music Roundup: Christine and the Queens and Zeshan B

Monday, March 02, 2020

New Sounds
This week, Gorillaz meets Fatoumata Diawara; celebrating Brown Power with Zeshan B, Christine and the Queens unveil a surprise new EP, and the long-delayed return of Aksak Maboul.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Yves Tumor and Amanda Palmer

Monday, February 24, 2020

New Sounds
Week of Feb. 24: This week, a crisis response from Amanda Palmer, a warning from Lanterns On The Lake, a reassurance from Dan Deacon, and arresting, slinky, demonic funk from Yves Tumor.
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'Cambodian Rock Band' Looks Back To A Country’s Swingin’ Past — And Its Darkest Hour

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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A survivor of the “killing fields” of the Khmer Rouge returns to Cambodia for the first time, trying to stop his American-born daughter from prosecuting a notorious war criminal. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Ghostpoet, Sam Lee

Monday, February 03, 2020

New Sounds
Week of Feb. 3: This week, Black Belt Eagle Scout looks at nature, Ghostpoet looks ahead to a dim future, and Sam Lee looks beneath an old folk tradition.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Algiers, Myrkur, and Eminem

Monday, January 20, 2020

New Sounds
Week of Jan. 20: This week, new songs from Eminem and Algiers tackle modern problems; a new song from Lankum looks back at an old one. Plus, dark folk music by Myrkur. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Larkin Poe and Demaro

Monday, December 23, 2019

New Sounds
Week of Dec. 23: This week, Jamaican musician Demaro is ready to make a difference; Larkin Poe is ready to do laundry; James Blunt is ready for his close up.
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Music of the 2010s

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

As the decade comes to an end, let's reflect on the music it gave us.

Weekly Music Roundup: Khruangbin with Leon Bridges and Marieme

Monday, December 09, 2019

This week, an unexpected collaboration from Leon Bridges and Khruangbin, big bright sounds from Marieme, and dark brooding ones from Bambara. Plus, Flying Lotus and rapper Denzel Curry.
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Why Streaming Music "Year End" Lists Strike a Chord

Friday, December 06, 2019

"New Sounds" host John Schaefer stops by to talk about why most-listened-to lists allow music fans be their own critics.

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Martin Scorsese & Robbie Robertson: A Match Made In Hollywood

Friday, November 29, 2019

"The Irishman" is full of music, carefully chosen by this music-obsessed director and his longtime musical consigliere.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Reggie Watts, Bonny Light Horseman, and Xenia Rubinos

Monday, November 25, 2019

New Sounds
This week, new songs from the creator of Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell, late night TV show bandleader Reggie Watts, the mercurial Beck. Plus, new music from Xenia Rubinos and Antibalas.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Offering Thanks and Brian Shankar Adler

Monday, October 21, 2019

New Sounds
Week of Oct. 21: This week, music inspired by film noir, telenovelas, and Moroccan trance – but first, a word of thanks to the New York Public Radio and New Sounds community.
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'Largest Hip Hop Festival in the World' Is in NYC for First Time This Weekend

Friday, October 11, 2019

Headliners this weekend include Wu Tang Clan, the Bronx's Casanova, ASAP Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert.

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