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A Jazz Legend Returns, With A Lawsuit

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A lawsuit filed on behalf of saxophonist Ornette Coleman against the other two musicians alleges an album has been released without his knowledge or consent.
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Soundcheck's Guide To New York's Summer Festivals

Thursday, May 28, 2015

So, you’re in New York this summer and facing an eye-popping array of possible musical choices. What do you do? Soundcheck's John Schaefer lays out the festival landscape.
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'I Felt Like I Was Getting My Life Back': After Brain Surgery, Leah Shapiro Reflects On Her Recovery

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's longtime drummer sheds light on being diagnosed with a brain condition, her gratitudes towards fan support, and rediscovering her musical passion.
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Soundcheck’s Weekly Music Roundup: The Dead Ships, Shilpa Ray, The Psychedelic Furs And The Church Tour Together

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.
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Check Out Jill Sobule's New Song, Because You're (Probably) Related To Her

Friday, May 22, 2015

Listen to "Cousins," a new track written as a kind of theme song for the latest project by bestselling author A.J. Jacobs.
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Sea Cycles: A Dreamy Score For Becoming Lost In Thought

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hear "Diving Bell," a cinematic new song from the Jacksonville, Florida band's forthcoming album, Ground & Air.
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Soundcheck's Tuesday Music Roundup: A New Guitar King; A Vintage Soulman And More

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.
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The Thrill is Gone: Remembering B.B. King

Friday, May 15, 2015

He was one of the greatest, most influential guitarists in music history – and one of the most unusual.
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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Roundup: Questlove In Cuba, Robots And Clones And More

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.
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Joy Ike: 'I Do What I Need To Do To Survive'

Friday, May 08, 2015

Before her return to Rockwood Music Hall this weekend, the folk singer-songwriter reflects on embracing her heritage and the challenges of an independent musician.
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Mexico Loves Morrissey! But Why?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

John Schaefer explores the roots of an unlikely passion: the widespread popularity of the erstwhile Smiths frontman among Mexicans and Latinos.
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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Roundup: Chrome Faucets, Blonde Hair, and Days of Grace

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up music news, videos and songs you should know that just might help you get through the rest of the week.
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Ben E. King: No One Hit Wonder, But One Hit Was A Wonder

Friday, May 01, 2015

The singer and songwriter best known for hits like "Spanish Harlem," "There Goes My Baby," and "Stand By Me," died yesterday at 76. Soundcheck's John Schaefer has this remembrance.
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Vomitface: Two Minutes Of Bracing, Bruising Punk

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hear "Bruise," a bracing new song from the Jersey City and Brooklyn punk band's upcoming EP, Another Bad Year.
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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Roundup: Goats, Waterbears, And FM Radio

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up music news, videos and songs you should know that just might help you get through the rest of the week.
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London’s 12 Most Musical Tube Stations

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

After a week riding London's extensive subway system, Soundcheck's John Schaefer compiles a playlist of songs that reference the tube.
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Andy Allo: 'I Want To Let Loose'

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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Who’s Behind The Mask? 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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Downtown Boys: Empowering A '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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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.
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