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Moon Taxi: Progressive Jam-Rockers With Tight Pop Hooks

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hear the Nashville-based prog rock band Moon Taxi perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Hear: R. Crumb And The East River String Band, Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The famed illustrator, who is also a huge fan of early folk, old-time blues and jazz, is an honorary member of New York's East River String Band. Or if he isn't, he should be -- he does all their artwork and plays live with them in the Soundcheck studio.

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Hear: White Hinterland, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hear White Hinterland play songs from her new album, Baby, live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Kristeen Young: Beguiling And Visceral Rock

Tuesday, April 15, 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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Liv Warfield: An Edgy And Soulful Voice

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hear singer and guitarist Liv Warfield play songs from her Prince-produced album, The Unexpected, in the Soundcheck studio.

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

Tuesday, April 08, 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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Watch: Perfect Pussy, Live On Soundcheck

Monday, April 07, 2014

Hear the rising Syracuse punk band perform songs from its explosive debut album, Say Yes To Love, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Regina Carter, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, April 04, 2014

Known for her mixture of traditional blues, modern jazz and polyrhythmic world music, the genre-traversing violinist and MacArthur Fellow performs works from her latest project in the Soundcheck studio.

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Dum Dum Girls: A 'Vivid' And Sparkling Sound

Thursday, April 03, 2014

On the arresting and catchy new record, Too True, Dum Dum Girls sands down the band's trademark primitive grit, revealing a new sleeker side to Dee Dee Penny's charismatic vocals. Hear the band perform songs from the album in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Nickel Creek, Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, April 03, 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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Roy Nathanson: The Idiosyncratic Saxophonist Gets 'Complicated'

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Hear the jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader perform with his band in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: The Hold Steady, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Watch the beloved Brooklyn rock band play songs from its first album in four years, Teeth Dreams, live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Los Lonely Boys: The Tex Mex Rockers Return

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

After a scary injury to one of its members, Los Lonely Boys have recovered and regrouped. Hear the genre-blending Tex Mex rock band perform songs from its latest album, Revelation, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: John Doe, Live On Soundcheck

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

On his new record, The Best Of John Doe: This Far, the savvy songwriter reflects on his nearly 25 years of making music. Watch John Doe perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Dan Wilson: A Sought-After Songwriter For Pop Music's Biggest Names

Monday, March 31, 2014

Songwriter Dan Wilson is best known for fronting Semisonic and writing songs for everyone from Adele to Taylor Swift. Hear him perform material from his new solo album, Love Without Fear, live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Shearwater: Grandiose And Operatic Pop

Monday, March 31, 2014

On its latest album, Fellow Travelers, Shearwater turns to reinterpreting other musicians' songs, enlivening songs from Sharon Van Etten, Xiu Xiu and even Coldplay with operatic grandiosity. Hear the indie rock band perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Brazilian Girls' Sabina, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, March 28, 2014

In her solo debut, Sabina Sciubba -- the singer best known for her work with Brazilian Girls -- embraces the rock and pop of the 1960s and '70s. Watch her perform songs from Toujours in the Soundcheck studio.

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Simone Dinnerstein: Playing Bach's 'Inventions And Sinfonias'

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hear classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein perform works from her latest album of J.S. Bach compositions, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Dawn Landes: A Poignant Songwriter Moves Forward

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hear folk songwriter Dawn Landes perform songs from her latest album, Bluebird, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Hear: Kris Bowers, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kris Bowers won the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition Award. Hear him play songs from his debut album Heroes + Misfits -- which blends together jazz, hip hop and R&B influences -- in the Soundcheck studio.

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