John Schaefer

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Weekly Music Roundup: Rosalia and The Weeknd, Courtney Barnette, Etran De L’Aïr

Monday, November 15, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a duet from Rosalia and The Weeknd, musical reassurance from Courtney Barnett, and Emily Wells recalls an earlier epidemic. Plus, Tuareg guitar magic from Etran De L’Aïr.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Robert Plant & Alison Kraus, ÌFÉ, and Doran

Monday, November 08, 2021

New Sounds
Hear songs that blur old and new from Robert Plant & Alison Kraus, ÌFÉ, and Doran. Also, poet and composer JJJJJerome Ellis, UK soul singer Emeli Sandé, and cavern music by Sloppy Jane.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Valerie June and Mavis Staples, Spoon, Theon Cross

Monday, November 01, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Ed Sheeran’s calculating single, Spoon’s edgy new song, and Mavis Staples joins Valerie June. Plus, Chile’s Mon Laferte and Sons of Kemet tuba player Theon Cross. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Adele, Cate Le Bon, serpentwithfeet

Monday, October 18, 2021

New Sounds
This week, David Keenan, Imarhan, and Cate Le Bon all release new music in Adele’s enormous shadow. Plus, electro-acoustic songs by Lotic and serpentwithfeet.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Robert Glasper, Mitski, Tangana

Monday, October 11, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a shiny new song from Robert Glasper and eagerly-awaited returns for Cat Power and Mitski. Plus, Spanish rapper Tangana on belief and miracles.
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Weekly Music Roundup: NY Gypsy All Stars, Susana Baca, elbow

Monday, October 04, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a cross-cultural premiere, a new elbow song with an old elbow title, and a stunning soul revue from the Apollo featuring Charles Bradley. Plus, new Susana Baca, and more.
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Mandala Lab Opens At The Rubin Museum

Friday, October 01, 2021

WNYC’s John Schaefer walked through the Lab with Tim McHenry of the Rubin Museum and composer Bora Yoon. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Ben LaMar Gay, Alt-J, Japanese Breakfast

Monday, September 27, 2021

New Sounds
This week, echoes of summer from Alt-J and Ben LaMar Gay feat. Ohmme; a video game soundtrack from Japanese Breakfast; and South African electronic music producers Native Soul. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Buena Vista Social Club, Larkin Poe, Makaya McCraven

Monday, September 20, 2021

New Sounds
The Buena Vista Social Club keeps on giving; orchestral blues-rock from Larkin Poe; and music for autumn in New York by Makaya McCraven. Plus, brass band hijinks from Fanfare Ciocarlia.
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Weekly Music Roundup: ABBA, ÌFÉ, and Curtis Harding

Monday, September 13, 2021

New Sounds
ABBA is just as ABBA as ever; Afro-Cuban futurism from ÌFÉ; and Curtis Harding’s vintage soul. Plus, Brooklyn singer and rapper Spencer., and a tongue-in-cheeky love song by Sean Rowe.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Baracutanga, N.C. Sacred Soul, and FPA

Monday, September 06, 2021

New Sounds
This week, premieres of Latin folk-fusion from Baracutanga and Carolina soul from Big James Barrett and the Golden Jubilees, plus Kanye and Drake race to the bottom. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Marissa Nadler and Lee "Scratch" Perry RIP

Monday, August 30, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a subversive murder ballad from Marissa Nadler, an answer song to all those internet cat videos from Caribou, and the loss of Jamaican music legend, Lee "Scratch" Perry.
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Producer Picks: 'John Schaefer On Protest Music'

Thursday, August 26, 2021

A re-air of our evening special from last summer, 'WNYC At Curfew,' amidst the racial justice protests. Alison discusses the history of protest music with WNYC's John Schaefer.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Daptone Records @20, Parquet Courts, and Lorde

Monday, August 23, 2021

New Sounds
A celebration of old-school soul from the Apollo Theater, Parquet Courts' ode to crowded city streets, new age pop from Lorde, and a creeptastic film score by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Big Thief, Aluna, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Monday, August 16, 2021

New Sounds
This week, musical returns for Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Big Thief, and Aluna. Plus, new music by harpist Brandee Younger, shoegazers Yeah Baby, and NY garage rockers Loose Buttons.
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Weekly Music Roundup: The Weeknd, Adia Victoria, RZA

Monday, August 09, 2021

New Sounds
New music from some of the usual suspects (The Weeknd, RZA) and unusual ones (Adam Driver? Marion Cotillard?). Plus, Adia Victoria's A Southern Gothic and Julie Fowlis with Hawktail.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Prince, Billie Eilish, Bomba Estereo with Yemi Alade

Monday, August 02, 2021

New Sounds
This week, posthumous Prince, Brazilian Billie Eilish, and Yola’s summery pop. Plus, Colombian dance band Bomba Estereo and Nigerian superstar Yemi Alade, and Los Tangueros del Oeste. 
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NYC's Asian American Classical Community Meets Hate with Music

Monday, July 26, 2021

With live performances slowly returning, we're checking in with different corners of New York City's music scene to see how musicians have weathered the pandemic. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Beverly Glenn-Copeland Meets Kelsey Lu, Elvis Costello Meets Juanes, and Joan As Police Woman

Monday, July 19, 2021

New Sounds
Hear new takes on old songs by Derek & The Dominoes, folk singer Shirley Collins, Elvis Costello, and Beverly Glenn-Copeland. Plus, JG Thirlwell as Xordox and new Joan As Police Woman. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Jorge Drexler, Courtney Barnett, Attacca Quartet

Monday, July 12, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Jorge Drexler’s Uruguayan gospel, Quantic’s cumbia-rock, classical electronica from Attacca Quartet, and Courtney Barnett’s eventual return.
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