John Schaefer


John Schaefer appears in the following:

Weekly Music Roundup: From Scene to Shining Scene

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Good hip hop and bad grammar from London; De La Soul’s (crowded) return; the mother of all box sets; and a stunning music video tribute to our national parks.
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Jamie Lidell and The Royal Pharaohs Dig Up Some Soul

Monday, August 29, 2016

The British soul singer deploys his crack new band live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Jherek Bischoff Plumbs New Depths

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The idiosyncratic multi-instrumentalist returns to the studio with a string ensemble for a live set.


Weekly Music Roundup: Peter, Bjorn, Bon, and Frank

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This week, Frank Ocean’s flood of music, Bon Iver’s two-fisted return, and a human domino game from Sweden.


Passenger's Wandering Heart

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mike Rosenberg brings his deft and subtle songwriting to the Soundcheck studio. 

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Etienne Charles: Afro-Caribbean Jazz in Service to a Big Idea

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The trumpeter and bandleader plays a live streaming set in the Soundcheck studio.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Nick Drake Works Blue

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

This week, a presidential playlist, a hip hop anachronism, and a rootsy world premiere. 
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Guitar's Not Dead: How the Instrument is Making a Comeback

Monday, August 15, 2016

After a long absence in popular music, the six-stringed instruments — both the acoustic and electric variety — are having a revival.

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The UK Post-Punk Trio Shopping Refuses to Choose

Monday, August 15, 2016

British post-punk trio with giddy energy and timely ideas visits the Soundcheck studio.


Savoir Adore: What Remains When Everything Changes

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The newly recalibrated dream-pop duo returns to the Soundcheck studio.


Weekly Music Roundup: In Search of Ocean

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

This week, a powerful protest song, Norah Jones and Regina Spektor reappear, and where the heck is that Frank Ocean record?
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Femi Kuti: Social Conscience with a Beat

Monday, August 08, 2016

The Afrobeat icon returns to the Soundcheck studio with his 11-piece band.

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Sara Watkins Plays a Guitar Named 'Pat'

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The Nickle Creek founder and genre-hopping artist plays new songs live in the Soundcheck studio. 


Weekly Music Roundup: Existential Dread with Catchy Packaging

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

This week, a Bowie tribute from his last band, a song you won’t be able to avoid, and a possible super-group.
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The Irresistible Lera Lynn

Monday, August 01, 2016

The torchy singer-songwriter visits the Soundcheck studio to play a live set.


Miss Sharon Jones Gets Her Close-Up

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The funk and soul powerhouse visits Soundcheck with director Barbara Kopple to talk about the new documentary 'Miss Sharon Jones!'


Weekly Music Roundup: Hidden Sounds, Strange Looks

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

This week, one of America’s most popular voices is stilled; one of England’s most distinctive voices returns; and Bowie’s “lost album” is on the way.
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Joseph Arthur Reanimates the Family Piano

Monday, July 25, 2016

The prolific songwriter and visual artist visits the Soundcheck studio to sing songs about 'The Family.'


The Many Layers of Bayonne

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The electronic composer and performer visits the Soundcheck studio.


At Trans-Pecos, Musical Life After Brooklyn

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Just over the county line in Ridgewood, Queens, this music venue pursues a quixotic quest: to offer the arts affordability, without causing gentrification.

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