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:
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.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
The Nashville-based singer-songwriter's new album, The Avenues, signals an evolution in sound and lyrical maturity. Download a brand new track from the album, "Out To Sea."
Monday, July 21, 2014
For longtime fans who felt a little burned by a string of not-so-good efforts, news of a new Weezer record always comes attached with some trepidation. But the band's new single "Back To The Shack" from the forthcoming album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, seems to point towards a return to its beloved early years.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
For those familiar with he longtime keyboardist's instrumentals, one thing will immediately jump out with his new song, "At The Show": For the first time, he's singing.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Brooklyn duo wowed us two years ago with an EP full of ghost stories and live electronic layering. Hear Tiny Victories perform songs from their latest record, Haunts.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
It's been eight years since the phenomenal folk and bluegrass trio Nickel Creek released an album. In that time Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins each pursued myriad individual projects. But now they've finally regrouped with a new album, A Dotted Line. Watch the group perform in the Soundcheck studio.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Earlier this week, Sylvan Esso and tUnE-yArDs wrapped up a month and a half-long tour with two back-to-back nights at New York’s Webster Hall. Soundcheck producers Mike Katzif and Katie Bishop attended the shows on two separate nights, and chatted afterward online about their post-show impressions and the two bands, which both released albums this year.