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Andrew Bird: Live from the Greene Space

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Violinist, singer, and composer Andrew Bird is known for his unique blend of pop and chamber music – and his whistle. Today, Soundcheck broadcasts live from the Greene Space with the multi-talented musician, who’ll play songs from his new album, “Break It Yourself.” Plus: Saturday Night Alive alum Ana Gasteyer joins us to preview her swinging cabaret show, "Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman."

Ana Gasteyer: A Handsome Woman

As one half of the gently crass public-radio duo "The Delicious Dish," former Saturday Night Live cast member Ana Gasteyer holds a special place in our hearts. Her post-SNL gigs include roles in films like "Mean Girls," Broadway productions of "Wicked" and "The Threepenny Opera," and the new ABC sitcom "Suburgatory." Today, Gasteyer and her band join us to preview her swinging cabaret show, "Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman."

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Andrew Bird: Live from the Greene Space

Andrew Bird’s brand of indie rock doesn’t sound like anyone else’s. The violinist, singer, and film composer uses digital delay and electronics to blend the sounds of pop and chamber music. He’ll play songs from his new album, “Break It Yourself,” live in the Greene Space.

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