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.
||Ethan Lipton And His Orchestra: Comedy Fit For Lounging||Constructing a play and songwriting have a lot in common, and for Ethan Lipton it's the basis of his creative being - that, and his gut-busting humor. A background in musical theatre helps Lipton weave weird and unique stories backed by his pop/jazz qu||7/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sam Lee: A Trailblazer For The Traditional||Sam Lee is much more than a musician - he's a storyteller. In "Blackbird," from his latest album The Fade In Time, his deep croons and intricate vocals breathe life into forgotten stories, drawing you into a colorful and heart-wrenching world. The al||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Paul Weller: Four Decades And Three Perfect Songs||Punk rock to new wave, British folk to deep funk, New York garage style to heavy soul; for over four decades Paul Weller has done it all. He's fronted two bands: The Style Council and The Jam, and embarked on a long solo career that's been every bit as||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Many Lives of Amy Winehouse||When it comes to celebrity, there is always a person behind the tabloid headlines and late night TV jokes. And, in retrospect at least, the personality (both light and dark) of British singing phenom Amy Winehouse was written right into the lyrics of s||7/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Eszter Balint: Sophisticated Rock With European Roots||You might know Eszter Balint as the charming Hungarian girlfriend of Louis C.K.'s alternate character in the F/X series Louie. In arguably one of the most endearing moments of the series, Balint's character plays violin with Louie's daughter in the sta||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Titus Andronicus: Explosive, Operatic Punk||Named after an especially violent Shakespeare tragedy, Titus Andronicus has been playing an increasingly expansive type of punk since forming in New Jersey in 2005. The band can range from blistering to cheerful, Broadway to "Bohemian Rhapsody." Thei||7/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Girlpool: Warm, Candid Musings On A Big World||Girlpool's uncompromisingly honest punk is comforting; like an intimate embrace haunted by self-realization. The drumless duo, Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad, use driving guitar, raw melodies and pregnant pauses to create a raw and full sound. It's||7/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Entertaining and Insighful
WNYC's Souncheck is a thoughtful and entertaining show that I have routinely downloaded for months. I'm so glad to see that it's available via iTunes so I can listen to it on-the-go.
John Schaefer rules
I used to listen to his New Sounds show on WNYC back in the early 80s when I was a law student in NYC. He's really knowledgeable, never egotistical-sounding. I learned an awful lot of great new music composers in those days!
Great music show
I'm a big fan of Soundcheck. The host John Schaefer is clearly knowledgeable on the subject of music but is also very relaxed and friendly. I've discovered some cool bands listening to this program. The show covers a broad spectrum of music too-I loved the segment about accordions. I'm glad they've started offering individual segments as separate downloads again. I can't always listen to the program in its entirety (I teeter on podcast overload as is) and I really like being able to pick and choose.
Some other great music podcasts: All Songs Considered, Sound Opinions, Morning Becomes Eclectic, World Cafe