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John Németh: Channeling Vintage Memphis R&B

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Singer and harmonica player John Németh makes vintage-sounding soul and blues tunes with help from his veteran band The Bo-Keys. Hear Németh and Bo-Keys front-man, Scott Bomar, discuss their new record, Memphis Greaseand the old music that inspired it. 


Carla Bruni: A Chanteuse Of 'Little French Songs'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Soundcheck guest host Kurt Andersen talks with the former First Lady of France about her fourth album, Little French Songs, released earlier this year -- and she performs a bilingual live set in the studio. 

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First Aid Kit: Two Sisters Create Wistful Folk

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The two sisters who make up First Aid Kit create wistful folk on their new record Stay Gold. Hear them talk about the record with Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale, and perform live in the Soundcheck studio.


Watch: Moby, In The Studio

Monday, July 28, 2014

Watch Moby perform an extended session of new songs from Innocents and old classics in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Idina Menzel Performs 'If/Then' Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Tony Award-winning actress best known for her role in Rent and for singing "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen performs songs from her current Broadway show, If/Then, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: PHOX, Live On Soundcheck

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Watch the Wisconsin indie pop sextet perform songs from its charismatic and soaring debut album.


Keren Ann: Songwriter, Composer, Pop Music Chameleon

Friday, July 18, 2014

It's been nearly three years since her last album, 101, but Keren Ann seems to have shown no signs of slowing. Hear the diverse songwriter and composer perform in the Soundcheck studio.


Camera Obscura: Brutal Honesty Through Soothing Love Songs

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This Scottish band's most recent album features cutting lyrics paired with soothing melodies. Hear Camera Obscura perform songs from their album, Desire Lines, in the Soundcheck studio.


Bebel Gilberto: Warm And Intoxicating Bossa Nova

Monday, July 14, 2014

Part of the first family of Brazilian music, the alluring singer-songwriter performs songs from her latest album, Tudo!, in the Soundcheck studio.


Tiny Victories: Haunting Memories And Irresistible Peaks

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.


John Fullbright's Spare And Moody Country

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Grammy-nominated native Oklahoman songwriter performs selections from his second album, Songs, live in the Soundcheck studio. 

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Puss N Boots: Breathing New Life Into Country Rock Classics

Monday, July 07, 2014

Hear the all-star singer-songwriter trio comprised of Norah Jones, Catherine Popper and Sasha Dobson perform songs from its debut album, No Fools, No Fun, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Au Revoir Simone, In The Studio

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Hear the Brooklyn synth pop trio perform songs from its 2013 album, Move In Spectrums, in the Soundcheck studio.


Watch: Jenny Scheinman, Live On Soundcheck

Monday, June 30, 2014

Watch the acclaimed singer, violinist, and composer perform songs from her latest album, The Littlest Prisoner, in the Soundcheck studio -- with her all-star bandmates, Bill Frisell and Brian Blade.


Watch: Mutual Benefit, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, June 27, 2014

Watch Mutual Benefit perform songs from its 2013 album Love's Crushing Diamond live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Blind Boys Of Alabama: Pushing The Boundaries Of Gospel

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hear Blind Boys of Alabama perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Kristeen Young: Beguiling And Visceral Rock

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hear the beguiling and visceral vocalist and musician play songs off her latest album, The Knife Shift, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Nickel Creek, Live On Soundcheck

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.

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Crowded House's Neil Finn Goes Solo Again, With Help From His Family

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hear New Zealand singer-songwriter Neil Finn --the frontman for Crowded House -- perform songs from his new solo album, Dizzy Heights.

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Ebony Bones: Electro-Punk Meets Soul

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Watch British singer Ebony Bones perform a fierce and powerful rendition of "W.A.R.R.I.O.R." in the Soundcheck studio.

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