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Monday, October 08, 2012

The Voyager Gold Record was sent out into space in 1977. The Voyager Gold Record was sent out into space in 1977.

In 1977, NASA's Voyager project launched a "Golden Record" into space. Tonight on Soundcheck, we hear from the woman who helped curate the album and how the project created a playlist intended for future humans, or, possibly… aliens. Plus, inspired by the Golden Record, Soundcheck introduces a game that forces you to make tough choices about songs by your favorite artists.

Then, Sierra Leone-born singer Janka Nabay brings his band the Bubu Gang to perform in the studio.

Gig Alert: Tyler Bryant

Blues-rock guitarist Tyler Bryant plays the Studio at Webster Hall on Monday night with his band, The Shakedown. Download the track "Say A Prayer."

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