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Remembering Saxophonist And Free Jazz Innovator Ornette Coleman

Thursday, June 11, 2015

One of the most influential innovators in jazz, the alto saxophonist and composer died on Thursday morning in New York. Soundcheck's John Schaefer has this remembrance.
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Help Us Pick The Ultimate Summer Anthem

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Most pop songs are, by definition, of-the-moment. But a powerful few persist. What gets your vote for most timeless summer anthem?
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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Round Up: Les Paul Turns 100; Rock Goddess Meryl Streep; More

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.
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Hop Along: 'It's Fun To Freak Out'

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Philadelphia band performs selections from its new album, Painted Shut, in the Soundcheck studio and singer Frances Quinlan reflects on her songs' themes.
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Governors Ball: Three Days Of Music, Day Drinking And Summer Camp

Monday, June 08, 2015

New York's very own big music festival on Randall's Island presented show-stoppers like Drake, St. Vincent, The Black Keys, and even "Weird Al." See photos from the weekend.
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Governors Ball Is Here! Now Who Should I See?

Thursday, June 04, 2015

This weekend thousands of DayGlo-wearing concert-goers will brave the weather and make the unwieldy trek up to Randall's Island. Here's a few artists you should check out.
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John Legend Tours To End Mass Incarceration

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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With the FREE AMERICA initiative, the singer defies a long history of singers merely singing about incarceration. He's decided to do something about it.
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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Round Up: A$AP Returns, Pianos Invade New York, And Organ Porn

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up the music videos, songs and news you should know to help get you through the week.
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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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