Michael Katzif is Soundcheck's Digital Producer, where he serves as writer and site copy editor, photographer-videographer-editor, social media dude, and so on. He previously worked as an audio producer, video editor, and writer at NPR and NPR Music on All Songs Considered, the Tiny Desk Concerts series, Pop Culture Happy Hour, and a boatload of other things. He likes loud music.
Michael Katzif appears in the following:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
If you're unwilling to line up with the mobs in the bitter cold, or get clawed in the face over a giant TV on Black Friday, maybe it’s a good time to visit your local record store.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Vancouver songwriter Jeffrey Innes presents brightly colored stop-motion music video that suits the had-one-too-many pop song.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Best known for its song "A Real Hero" from the 2011 film, Drive, the L.A. and Toronto-based synth duo performs its aching love song "Runaway" live.
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Whether its songs are bleak and primal, grandiose or seductively dreamy, the Cleveland duo delights in searching for the unexpected.
Monday, November 03, 2014
On its debut album, Rips, the D.C. punk band fronted by guitarist Mary Timony plays gleefully fast three-chord rockers with an unrelenting and refreshing enthusiasm.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Erin Elders, the guitarist of "math rock" band Maps & Atlases, debuts a new side with his side project Wedding Dress. Hear a brand new cut from the upcoming album.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Right now, hundreds of bands, college radio programmers and DJs, music industry folks, and fans are descending upon New York City for this year's iteration of the CMJ Music Marathon.
Monday, October 20, 2014
The Sonic Youth guitarist and his band performs songs from his latest solo effort, The Best Day, in the Soundcheck studio.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Brooklyn trio's playful new music video was created as a summer camp project by Children's Museum of the Arts.
Monday, October 06, 2014
The Brooklyn trio's latest release is a four-song cassette-only EP, full of scorching distortion and singable melodies that would be a perfect fit on one of those old '90s mixtapes.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Hear the guitarist and singer Chris Porterfield and his band Field Report perform songs from Marigolden in the Soundcheck studio.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
The retro-leaning Los Angeles band returns with a wildly ambitious 24-song double album.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Watch the Austin, Texas rocker perform songs from his upcoming album, And The War Came, in the Soundcheck studio.
Friday, September 19, 2014
The ferocious Nashville rock band performs songs from its 2013 album, Blur The Line, in the Soundcheck studio.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The two-time Juno Award-winning Nova Scotian rapper returns with his most personal work yet, Neverlove, an album that documents his own divorce. Hear his latest single, "She Fades."
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Apple unveiled its latest iPhones and brand new Apple Watch yesterday. But the biggest surprise of the day was U2's first new LP in five years, given away for free exclusively on iTunes.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Brooklyn band makes dark and blustery folk rockers that channel Laurel Canyon cult psychedelia and the distinctive eerie visuals of Twin Peaks.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Watch a live in-the-studio video of "Knock You From Yr Mountain," from the Indian-infused psychedelic pop band's latest album The Three Poisons.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Known for its delicate folk songs that build to emotional climaxes, the London band's new songs cannot help but sound inspired by the Iceland's grandiose landscapes.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Hear the Danish pianist and composer perform songs from her ornate and album, Aventine, in the Soundcheck studio.