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:
Monday, June 15, 2015
Hear "OK Poncho," a bonus track from the Philadelphia-turned-Brooklyn band's EP, Trophy.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Hear the Massachussetts rock band perform songs from its excellent new album, Foil Deer, in the Soundcheck studio.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Hear "Diving Bell," a cinematic new song from the Jacksonville, Florida band's forthcoming album, Ground & Air.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Watch the Superchunk guitarist and singer perform songs from his solo debut, Non-Believers, plus an older favorite in the Soundcheck studio.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Hear "Bruise," a bracing new song from the Jersey City and Brooklyn punk band's upcoming EP, Another Bad Year.
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
Friday, April 10, 2015
The London duo marries retro-leaning electronic dance music with archival broadcasts and clips from NASA communications on The Race For Space. Watch the band in the Soundcheck studio.
Monday, March 02, 2015
Watch the endlessly exuberant electronic musician perform songs from his latest album, Gliss Riffer, in the Soundcheck studio.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Baltimore band - fronted by enigmatic songwriter Jana Hunter - returns with its third album, Escape From Evil. Hear the first single, "To Die In L.A."
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Just in time for her MoMA retrospective and a series of intimate New York performances, the innovative Icelandic artist has released her latest, Vulnicura, early. But how is it?
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Dig deeper than Taylor Swift and D'Angelo, and there's so many more artists to commend in 2014: the loud and the weird; the quiet and the subtle; the noise pop and the futurist soul.
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.