Soundcheck from WNYC
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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.
||CleanCarrie Rodriguez's Chicana Americana||From the 1940s to the 1960s, Eva Garza’s voice could be heard singing Mexican rancheras throughout Latin America. Though her story and music is largely forgotten today, her genes live on: Garza's great-niece is the Texas singer-songwriter Carrie Rodrig||11 2 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMonsieur Periné's Music Box||Say you discover a music box, maybe in your grandmother's attic. No inscription. No "Made In..." stamp. You turn the crank — what do you hear? Folk? Lullaby? Bolero? Bachata? Reggae? Gypsy Jazz? As it happens, all of these and more appear on Monsieur P||8 2 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRobyn Hitchcock Channels the Man Upstairs||Robyn Hitchcock’s career has included several notable bands: his late 70s group The Soft Boys, then in the 80s The Egyptians, followed by The Soft Boys reunion, and more recently the Venus 3 with Peter Buck of REM and other notables. He’s been the su||4 2 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWalter Martin: Arts, Leisure, and Rhythm||When Walter Martin last joined us, he was playing songs from his acclaimed "children's album for grownups" We're All Young Together. The story at the time was that his "other" band, Brooklyn indie rockers The Walkmen, had gone on extended hiatus, Walt||1 2 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Mighty Swirl of The Besnard Lakes||The Montreal-based band The Besnard Lakes just dropped its fifth album of confounding space rock. Like the previous four, the record's title — A Coliseum Complex Museum — is as circuitous and curious as the group's music. Twin opening salvos "The||28 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNo, Today's Music Doesn't Suck||It's a trope that's been around as long as the phonograph: Old folks griping about how today's music sucks. Wall Street Journal music writer Jim Fusilli has a word for these people: the Gee-Bees -- the Generationally-Biased. It's your uncle who just ca||25 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRon Pope and The Nighthawks: Nashville, Ragtime, and Everything in Between||Ron Pope and the Nighthawks' self-titled debut dropped on January 8, but it's hardly the world's first taste of Pope's songwriting chops. The magazine American Songwriter says, "Singer-songwriter, Ron Pope, is going places…" But he's already gone plent||21 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWet Dives Back Into the Fray With New Album||The Brooklyn trio called Wet first turned heads in 2013 with an EP packed with 90s-style synth-pop goodness. New Yorker magazine critic Sasha Frere Jones referred to their song “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl” as “completely perfect” and made it one||18 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAncient Warfare, Modern Post-Rock Sounds||Kentucky-based singer/guitarist Echo Wilcox is haunted by voices – sometimes these voices will briefly emerge, half-heard in the background static, but more often they are unheard and unseen, part of the dark background in Ancient Warfare’s cinematic||14 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBeach Slang Slings Guitar||Beach Slang is a four piece rock band from Philadelphia that made one of the year’s most bracing records. It’s only got one song that stretches over the 3 minute mark; most of the album is furious power chords and crunched amp stacks. But the recor||11 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTony Visconti Talks Four Decades of Bowie and 'Blackstar'||The following interview was conducted days before David Bowie's death at 69. Read and listen to more of our David Bowie coverage here. David Bowie was 19 when he met producer Tony Visconti. Tomorrow, Bowie turns 69, and releases his experimental-jazz-fl||7 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSuede Shoes and Memphis Trains: The Beginning of Sun Records||Truth in advertising is a powerful thing. So when you name your book Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll -- How One Man Discovered Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, and How His Tiny Label, Sun Recor||4 1 2016||Free||View In iTunes|