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The Soundcheck Stream: Women On The Edge

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Soundcheck and special curators assemble more than 12 hours of music from women who influenced and are currently shaping our world.

Interview: Andy Allo, On Her New EP, Cameroon, And Prince

Friday, April 17, 2015

The singer-songwriter talks about growing up in Cameroon, working with Prince, and going in a new different musical direction with her latest EP, Hello.
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Six Musicians Who Weren’t Who They Were Rumored To Be

Friday, April 17, 2015

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King tells the story Orion, a singer who sounded a lot like Elvis, and wore a mask. John Schaefer rounds up other musicians with mysterious identities.
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Gig Alert: Brooklyn Folk Festival

Friday, April 17, 2015

7th annual staging of the venerable folk confab happens in Brooklyn Heights this weekend. 
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Hear Anonymous 4, In The Studio

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In its last touring season, beloved a cappella ensemble performs selections from its latest album,1865: Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War in the studio.
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Gig Alert: Julia Hülsmann Trio and Theo Bleckmann Play Weill

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dazzling trio joins accomplished vocalist to breathe new life into music by Kurt Weill, as well as poems by Walt Whitman. 
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Song Premiere: Downtown Boys, 'Wave Of History'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In just under two unrelenting minutes, the Providence, Rhode Island punk band's incisive new song addresses larger social issues, corrupt institutions, and political disenfranchisement
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Why'd We Pick 'Women On The Edge'?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This edition of the Soundcheck Stream, called "Women On The Edge," celebrates women who demand, and command, center stage.
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Gig Alert: Hauschka

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A master of the "prepared piano" visits Le Poisson Rouge tonight.
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Gig Alert: Kitty, Daisy, & Lewis

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sibling trio brings rockabilly vibes to Bowery Ballroom tonight.
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Gig Alert: Adventures

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pittsburgh five-piece makes a massive sound, tonight at Amityville Music Hall. 
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Hear Public Service Broadcasting, In The Studio

Friday, April 10, 2015

The London duo marries retro-leaning electronic dance music with archival broadcasts and clips from NASA communications on The Race For Space. Hear the band in the Soundcheck studio.
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The Most Important Song in Mad Men's Final Season

Friday, April 10, 2015

As the series Mad Men wraps up, we make sense of Bert Cooper's song and dance from the final season's "Waterloo" episode, and understand what it says about Don Draper's final days.
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Gig Alert: Le Vent du Nord

Friday, April 10, 2015

Reeling purveyors of traditional Canadian folk perform Saturday as part of a weekend-long Quebecois music festival.  
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Josh Rouse Gets Back Together with Himself

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The restless songwriter visits the Soundcheck studio to play songs from his new album, 'The Embers of Time.'
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Young Fathers: Status Quo Challenging Scottish Hip-Hop

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Mercury Prize-winning hip-hop group performs songs from its just-released new album, White Men Are Black Men Too, in the Soundcheck studio.
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Gig Alert: José González

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Intimate, emotive, and earthy tunes at Music Hall of Williamsburg. 
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Gig Alert: Kuroma

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Glam-pop outfit plays a record release party at Baby's All Right tonight.
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Twelve Great Songs For The Frank Sinatra Centennial

Monday, April 06, 2015

In honor of the the 100th anniversary of “the greatest singer of the 20th century”'s birth, and a new HBO documentary, Soundcheck's John Schaefer lists his favorite Sinatra songs.
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Gig Alert: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

Monday, April 06, 2015

Peerless, intense flamenco troupe takes up residency at Joe's Pub all week. 
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Gig Alert: Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

Friday, April 03, 2015

Banjo maestro and his merry folksters revive and reinvigorate old gems from the Lomax catalog. 
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