Produced by

Gig Alerts: Family of the Year

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Americana-infused, Los Angeles-based sextet play Maxwell's tonight. Download their summery track "Chugjug."

Comment

Duncan Sheik's AM JAMZ

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Check out Duncan Sheik's commuter playlist, and post your own.

Comments [1]

Gig Alerts: Washed Out

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Southern chillwave darling will be playing at the Bell House tonight. Download his murky, groovy song "Track 7."

Comment

Gig Alerts: Hooray for Earth

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The indie rock quartet celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a show at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download their catchy, breezy track "Surrounded by Your Friends."

Comment

Gig Alerts: Shout Out Louds

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Swedish indie rockers will be playing Webster Hall tonight. Download their frank, energetic track "Walls."

Comment

Rob Swift's AM JAMZ

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

DJ Rob Swift plays music like other people play sports.  His under-the-leg, behind-the-back scratching moves are equal parts performance and music.

Comments [1]

Live From WNYC: OK Go

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

OK Go made music and internet history with the video for their song "Here It Goes Again." It won them a Grammy for Best Short-Form Music Video in 2007.

This year, a scuffle over embedding rights for their latest eye-catching video, "This Too Shall Pass," led the band to leave EMI and form their own label. They performed songs from their album, The Blue Colour of the Sky, in the Soundcheck studio.

Stream the entire Soundcheck interview here

Comments [1]

Shots You Snapped

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Natalie Merchant, Hey Champ and Bad Buka just played shows in New York. WNYC music lovers were in the audience to capture all the action. See the slideshow.

Comments [1]

Gig Alerts: Lay Low

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Icelandic indie folk star who's long been a favorite in her homeland opens for Horse Feathers tonight at Mercury Lounge. Download her sweet track "By and By."

Comment

Gig Alerts: Amy Speace

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

This actress-turned-musician will play the Living Room tonight. Download her rootsy, heartbroken track "The Killer in Me."

Comment

Gig Alerts: Gold Motel

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

This indie pop outfit fronted by Greta Morgan of the Hush Sound roll into town tonight to play the Knitting Factory. Download their endearing track "Perfect in My Mind."

Comment

Parks and Silent Recreation

Monday, May 03, 2010

Does noise in the city parks bother you? Enough to keep you from using them? Tell Soundcheck.

Comment

Gig Alerts: Sara Serpa Trio

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Portuguese jazz singer and her trio will play tonight at the intimate Bar Next Door, downstairs from La Lanterna di Vittorio. Download her enchanting track "10 Longos Dias de Chuva" ("10 Long Days of Rain").

Comments [1]

Gig Alerts: Royal Forest

Monday, May 03, 2010

The Austin-based band formerly known as Loxsly are currently on tour supporting their new EP, and they roll into town tonight to play Glasslands Gallery. Download their new track "Courtesy in Decline."

Comment

Gig Alerts: Horse Feathers

Monday, May 03, 2010

This indie folk outfit have a new album out, and they'll be playing Union Hall tonight. Download their warm track "Belly of June."

Comment

Gig Alerts: Paquito D'Rivera Sextet

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Cuban saxophonist and clarinetist will preview some new pieces with his specially selected sextet this weekend at the Jazz Standard. Download his upbeat track "Chiquita Blues."

Comment

Gig Alerts: Passe Montagne

Friday, April 30, 2010

The European experimental power trio play Zebulon Sunday night. Download their dynamic track "Lowcost Deluxe."

Comment

Gig Alerts: Hila Plitmann

Friday, April 30, 2010

The soprano and new opera darling will star in Paola Prestini’s "Oceanic Verses" Saturday at New York City Opera's VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab at NYU. Download a track from her Grammy-winning recording of the John Corigliano opera "Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems Of Bob Dylan."

Comment

Soundcheck CD Picks of the Week

Thursday, April 29, 2010

This week’s picks feature music from a bassist keen on exploring other instruments and a Seattle prog rock staple.

Comment

Barely Thinking About Baring it All

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Is nudity in music just a gimmick? Are Americans too hung up about it? Tell Soundcheck.

Comments [1]