Hear an exclusive premiere of "Tami" from folk songwriter Tom Brosseau's upcoming album Grass Punks.
Watch Brooklyn-based band Fort Lean play a set of catchy rock 'n' roll songs in a rural barn in Upstate New York in this latest installment of the music documentary series Barnburners.
Hear an exclusive premiere Jeremy And The Harlequin's song "Trip Into The Light," from the band's self-titled EP.
It may seem odd to trumpet New York’s musical clout in a year when New York’s biggest names did not rise to the occasion. But New York music still ruled the world in 2013, and we'll roll out two reasons why each day this week.
For those who went to bed at a sensible hour last night, you likely awoke this Friday morning to discover Beyoncé dropped an entire new album overnight. From the Soundcheck team, reactions range from "it's a visual delight!" to "I’m not hearing many up-tempo playlist contenders."
Hear "Your Skin Brims," a new song from Macedo's upcoming EP, Paper Doll.
Hear "Harvest Home," a new track from New York songwriter and guitarist Douglas Keith's upcoming album Pony.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and a treasured symbol of hope in the struggle against racial oppression, died Thursday at 95. Soundcheck host John Schaefer has this musical remembrance.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at 95. One of the world's most respected statesmen, and an iconic symbol of hope and freedom for the world, Mandela was also a man who inspired a lot of music. Listen to a playlist of written for and inspired by the life and legacy of Mandela.
Watch five favorite videos recently recorded in the Soundcheck studio.
The author and musician James McBride won The National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird. Soundcheck host John Schaefer reflects on the book and talking to McBride in a recent session with his band.
Hear "Tough Luck," a blistering new song from punk band Eagulls' just-announced forthcoming 2014 album.
Watch Vancouver-based electronic musician and producer Teen Daze play a set of spacious synth-driven songs in a rural barn in Upstate New York in this second installment of the music documentary series Barnburners.
British composer Sir John Tavener, whose music stretched far beyond the classical world, has died at age 69. Soundcheck host John Schaefer has this remembrance.