Soundcheck from WNYC
By WNYC, New York Public Radio
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WNYC, New York Public Radio, brings you Soundcheck, the arts and culture program hosted by John Schaefer, who engages guests and listeners in lively, inquisitive conversations with established and rising figures in New York City's creative arts scene. Guests come from all disciplines, including pop, indie rock, jazz, urban, world and classical music, technology, cultural affairs, TV and film. Recent episodes have included features on Michael Jackson,Crosby Stills & Nash, the Assad Brothers, Rackett, The Replacements, and James Brown.
||A Little Sympathy For Allen Klein||In the annals of rock history, Allen Klein is the devil: The man whose ruthless business practices helped break up the Beatles, dogged the Rolling Stones for decades and briefly put Klein in jail. But is that really the whole story? Fred Goodman, veteran||29 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Great Lake Swimmers: Ripe, Homespun Folk||Wide open vocals and far away guitars trickle through the poignant songwriting of Tony Dekker, front man of Great Lake Swimmers. In their latest and sixth release, A Forest of Arms, the Toronto band mix their signature haunting melodies with a fuller a||26 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sometimes Gravel, Sometimes Cream: Nina Simone's Resurgence||Nina Simone is having a moment -- unfortunately it comes 12 years after her death, but perhaps now is when her music resonates most with listeners. The soul, gospel, jazz singer and pianist is the subject of a biopic, a documentary soon to be released an||25 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Speedy Ortiz: Empowering Lyrics, Barreling Energy||In an already phenomenal year for songwriters, Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis sits in good company as one of rock's most compelling young voices and lyricists. With the Massachusetts' band's latest album, the excellent and explosive Foil Deer, Dupuis sh||15 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Haven't We Heard 'The Song of the Summer' Yet?||Everybody has their favorite summer jam, and there are the all-time undisputed masterpieces of summer anthems. And then...there's "The Song of Summer." It's the objective champion of the summer airwaves, and it's something that's become something of a na||11 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Maccabees: Rousing British Rockers Return||The Maccabees reached a new creative pinnacle with its 2012 album Given To the Wild, which garnered a Mercury Prize nomination for its exuberant and cinematic rock. Battersea's favorite sons return this summer with what looks to be a scorching new set||9 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Becca Stevens Band: Powerful Voice, 'Perfect Animal'||Guitarist and singer Becca Steven's resume includes stints with the adventurous jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding, electrifying trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, and hip-hop inflected jazz vocalist José James. She’s been part of New York’s so-called “in||8 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Olivia Chaney: A New Wave Of British Folk||Olivia Chaney is part of the latest wave of British folk music, although her definition of “folk” is as likely to include Baroque music, Norwegian jazz, and original songs as it is old murder ballads or sea shanties. Chaney plays an assortment of ins||3 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|