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The Manic Musical Worlds of Nick Kroll

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The multi-talented, many-faced comedian talks about the colorful musical personalities that have studded the storyline of 'Kroll Show.' 

15 Songs You Wouldn't Know Without Folklorist Alan Lomax

Friday, January 30, 2015

On the great folklorist's centennial, Soundcheck's John Schaefer looks at Lomax's legacy with 15 covers you wouldn’t know if it weren’t for his musical discoveries.
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Gig Alert: Torres

Friday, January 30, 2015

Smoldering singer and guitarist plays for free at Brooklyn Night Bazaar; listen to "Honey."
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Hear Lower Dens' Hypnotically Poppy New Song, 'To Die In L.A.'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Baltimore band - fronted by enigmatic songwriter Jana Hunter - returns with its third album, Escape From Evil. Hear the first single, "To Die In L.A."
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Mucca Pazza: Colorfully Clashing Marching Band Rock

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hear the colorful and sprawling marching band Mucca Pazza bring its wild circus show to the Soundcheck studio.
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Gig Alert: Spain

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dusty, world-weary rock from LA group at Lincoln Center Atrium tonight, free! Listen to "Nobody Has To Know."
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Gig Alert: Until The Ribbon Breaks

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dancefloor raves meet midnight meditations at Terminal 5 tonight; listen to a live version of "Goldfish."
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Gig Alert: Broncho

Monday, January 26, 2015

Maddening earworms from the Oklahoma outfit tonight at Rough Trade. Doo-doo-doo to "Class Historian."
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Johnny Flynn Hits a New Note in 'Song One'

Friday, January 23, 2015

The British singer-songwriter and actor joins director Kate Barker-Froyland in the Soundcheck studio to talk about their new film 'Song One,' also starring Anne Hathaway. 
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Knee-Jerk Reaction: Bjork Unveils 'Vulnicura' Two Months Early

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Just in time for her MoMA retrospective and a series of intimate New York performances, the innovative Icelandic artist has released her latest, Vulnicura, early. But how is it?
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Gig Alert: Barbes Oud Festival

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A diverse crew pays homage to the Stratocaster of the ancient world in BK tonight; listen to the sounds of the oud on "Hijaz Nashaz."
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Gig Alert: Savages

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Muscular British quartet is blanketing venues all over NYC this week---all sold out. Listen to "City's Full."
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Gig Alert: Ellington for Curious Listeners

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Get inside the mind of one of the 20th century's greatest composers, with a spotlight on Duke Ellington in Harlem tonight. 
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Jen Chapin's 'Gospel' Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The singer-songwriter and activist's lovely new music video draws a line between the non-violent civil rights movement of the 1960s and the recent "Black Lives Matter" protests.
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Gig Alert: The Revelations

Monday, January 19, 2015

Southern soul purveyors at The Blue Note tonight. Listen to "The Game of Love."
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Gig Alert: Golden Festival

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tomorrow in Park Slope: more Balkan music than you can shake a tuba at. For a taste, try "Pauline's Kyuchek" by the band Tipsy Oxcart.
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Gig Alert: Clear Plastic Masks

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Swaggering rock and soul from this Nashville quartet at Baby's All Right tonight. Get a taste of "So Real."
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Stream 44 New Tunes For The New Year

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

With 2014 firmly behind us, there's not much to do but look ahead to the looming tidal wave of records coming in 2015. Stream the songs Soundcheck is most excited about this year.
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Gig Alert: Ramsey Lewis

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Be a part of "The In Crowd" and celebrate 50 years of an iconic jazz performance, all week at Blue Note. Listen to the title track here.
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Gig Alert: Guster

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Alt-rock stalwarts play live tonight at Rough Trade to celebrate their latest record, Evermotion. Take a listen to "Long Night."
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Dan Deacon, 'Feel The Lightning'

Monday, January 12, 2015

The mad-scientist composer throws an ecstatic dance party with skittering polyrhythms, buzzy synths and a pop hook he sings in duet with himself.
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