John Schaefer

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Weekly Music Roundup: Rival Consoles, Laura Mvula, The Go! Team

Monday, July 05, 2021

New Sounds
The British are coming (again) in The Go! Team, Laura Mvula, and Rival Consoles, supergroup Big Red Machine reconvenes, and a new (old) kind of Latin music from John Linnell. 
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NYC's Cumbia Scene Looks Forward

Friday, July 02, 2021

As New York gets started on what looks to be a summer of live performances, we're checking in with different corners of the city's music scene.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Caroline Shaw and So Percussion, Helado Negro

Monday, June 28, 2021

New Sounds
This week, new music from composer and vocalist Caroline Shaw with So Percussion, Toronto rapper Shad, and American musician Helado Negro; also RIP Jon Hassell and Frederic Rzewski.
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Madonna, The Beastie Boys, and The Talking Heads - Museum Takes A Look Back At The 80s

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Koch administration was too busy pulling the city back from near bankruptcy to bother with cabaret laws, so club sprouted up all over the city. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Amythyst Kiah, Shungudzo, Yves Tumor

Monday, June 21, 2021

New Sounds
Tennessee-based songwriter Amythyst Kiah's bluesy-Americana, new music band Wild Up records the outsider art of Julius Eastman, a glam-dance track by Yves Tumor, and Shungudzo's debut.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Hiatus Kaiyote, Pom Pom Squad, Jake Shears

Monday, June 14, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Polo G taps Nicki Minaj for a duet; Pom Pom Squad offers mid-century garage-noir; Arab Strap's remix allegory; and Haitus Kaiyote drops a slinky wondercore song about sex.
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Weekly Music Roundup: The Mountain Goats, Japanese Breakfast, Spellling

Monday, June 07, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Japanese Breakfast and Joy Oladokun fight for happiness; the Mountain Goats fight for their lives; plus new releases from Prince, Spellling, and Public Service Broadcasting.
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The Shed Celebrates Emerging Artists With Free Series

Friday, June 04, 2021

Open Call is a program of free exhibitions, installations, and performances. 

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As Live Performances Restart, Local Musicians Look to the Future

Friday, June 04, 2021

As New York begins to look ahead to a summer of live performances, we're checking in with different corners of the city's music scene.

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John Schaefer's Summer Concert Guide

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Your summer tunes tour guide. 

Weekly Music Roundup: Sons of Kemet, Xenia Rubinos, Johnny Flynn

Monday, May 17, 2021

New Sounds
Go “Black to the Future” with Sons of Kemet; take a strange trip with Johnny Flynn; hear the many voices of Xenia Rubinos and the sweet 70's sounds of St. Vincent's latest. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Tony Allen, Okuté, LUMP

Monday, May 10, 2021

New Sounds
This week, legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen’s posthumous album, Cuban band Okuté's new/old sound, and Laura Marling’s “lumpy” collaboration with Mike Lindsay of Tunng. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Flock of Dimes, Warpaint, Innov Gnawa

Monday, May 03, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a gathering of the tribes for a new Flock Dimes song, the return of Warpaint, and a Billie Eilish single torn from the headlines. Plus, healing trancey music from Innov Gnawa.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Jupiter & Okwess, Van Morrison, Lucinda Chua

Monday, April 26, 2021

New Sounds
This week, the return of R&B legend Van Morrison, a joyful noise from Congo’s Jupiter and Okwess, an unsettling noise from Jason Lindner, and an eerie nocturnal song by Lucinda Chua.  
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Weekly Music Roundup: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Amythyst Kiah, Eyibra

Monday, April 19, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Rodrigo y Gabriela cover Astor Piazzolla, a haunted single from Amythyst Kiah, and a musical project exploring non-binary history from the artist Eyibra. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Old Sea Brigade, Vijay Iyer Trio, and Mon Laferte

Monday, April 12, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Old Sea Brigade’s new sound, Vijay Iyer's latest Trio, and Chilean singer Mon Laferte’s Mexican tribute. Plus, a kora duet by Ballaké Sissoko and Sona Jobarteh.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Sons of Kemet, Rosanne Cash, L'Rain

Monday, April 05, 2021

New Sounds
This week, songs by Sons of Kemet and Rosanne Cash wrestle with history; and Esperanza Spalding opens her musical apothecary. Plus, L'Rain and Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Angélique Kidjo, Bachelor, Les Filles de Illighadad

Monday, March 29, 2021

New Sounds
This week, collaborations between African stars Angélique Kidjo and Yemi Alade, between a jazz master and a British electronic musician, and between a poet and an electric harpist. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Jon Batiste, Tristan Kasten-Krause, Amy Helm

Monday, March 22, 2021

This week, Jon Batiste’s “Black folk,” Landlady’s cosmic pop, and a video premiere from two humans and AI software. Plus, new songs from Amy Helm, and Caroline Shaw with So Percussion. 
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Music Venues Inch Toward Reopening

Thursday, March 11, 2021

John Schaefer talks about local venues reopening and previews the summer music scene.