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The Case for Live Music

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Concert-going can be work - but worth it.

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Clarence Clemons, the Big Man

Monday, June 20, 2011

Remembering The Big Man - and one little photo

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Clarence Clemons Remembered

Sunday, June 19, 2011

E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons died Saturday at age 69. Soundcheck wants to hear your memories of "The Big Man." Leave a voicemail on our toll-free listener line: 1-800-543-2543. Or post a comment below. We might include your tribute, story, etc. on an upcoming show.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One solution to the ticket inflation problem...

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The Weirdest Hit Ever?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bohemian Rhapsody went from unintelligible to just plain weird.

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Discover Your Summer Jam 2011 with Soundcheck

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

It's June, which means it's time to find your summer jam! Soundcheck is making it easy on you -- we're putting on a show featuring four fresh voices of hip hop. Join us for a live taping on Thursday June 9th, at 8pm. You'll hear sets from The Freeze Tag, Nitty Scott MC, Homeboy Sandman and Blitz the Ambassador. Tickets available here - and include one drink, on us! Read on for the line-up:

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Your Year to Remember

Monday, June 06, 2011

Soundcheck wants you to make a case for a single year as the most important year in music history. Tell us why that year was so memorable, and why it changed music forever. Any year is fair game: the punk explosion in 1977, the grunge breakout in 1991 ... or the birth of Bach in 1685.

You can post a comment below. Or, leave a message in our voicemail box! Just call:


Make sure to include your first name and where you’re calling from. Please note that we might use your audio or text of your message on the air and online.

And tune in! Our "Year to Remember" series starts June 6.

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Your Memories of Gil Scott-Heron

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron, dubbed "the godfather of rap," died Friday in New York. How are you marking his death? Post your memories of Gil Scott-Heron, his music and his legacy.

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Gaga Is No Dylan - And Vice Versa

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

John Schaefer disagrees, politely, with his guest.

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Indie - More Than Just Rock

Monday, May 16, 2011

The English rapper Scroobius Pip, in his 2007 song “Thou Shalt Always Kill,” offers the following advice:  

“Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.
The Beatles: Were just a band. Led Zeppelin: Just a band. The Beach Boys: Just a band. The Sex Pistols: Just a band. The Clash: Just a band. Crass: Just a band. Minor Threat: Just a band…”  And on through to pretty much 2007. 

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The Exotic Sounds of My Father's Place

Friday, May 13, 2011

Remembering an exotic venue before it vanished

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Whistling - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

John Schaefer on whistling: less really is more.

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Channel Change for Sirius XM Listeners!

Friday, April 29, 2011

If you tune in to Soundcheck via satellite radio, listen up! Effective Wednesday, May 4th, you’ll need to tune to a different channel to hear Soundcheck on the Sirius XM Public Radio channel live at 2 p.m. Eastern.

XM subscribers should turn to channel 121. Sirius subscribers with the "Best of XM" package should turn to channel 205.

For more information visit the Sirius XM site.

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Original Covers

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sometimes a cover beats the original.  Really. 

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How Can I Miss You If You Never Go Away?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

John Schaefer wonders whether comebacks are about the music or the marketing.

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I have the solution to the band name problem!

Monday, April 11, 2011

John Schaefer knows where you can find TONS of names for your band!

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WTF do we do about the F-word?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What is it about the F-word that makes it so troublesome?

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Hello He Must Be Going

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

With Phil Collins' career, you have to take the good with the bad.

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Lost In Translation

Monday, March 07, 2011

John Schaefer wonders if anyone goes to a Lady Gaga concert for the words.

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The album's big idea

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

John Schaefer asks, what IS a concept album anyway?

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