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Three New Bands, Night Beds, Life And Liberation In Heavy Metal

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Night Beds performs live in the Soundcheck studio. Night Beds performs live in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

Today on Soundcheck: New music galore! Hear about three new bands to watch out for in 2013 from eMusic editor-in-chief J. Edward Keyes

Then, we take you on your first blind date of 2013 -- a musical blind date, that is. The Nashville-based band Night Beds won’t release their debut album until February, but they perform live in our studio, and talk about their responses to our super-official Blind Date Questionnaire. 

And, music journalist and photographer Laina Dawes talks about her new book, What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal.

Three New Bands To Watch In 2013

Soundcheck begins our look ahead at the music of 2013. J. Edward Keyes, editor-in-chief at eMusic, joins us with a preview of some brand new bands to watch out for in the new year.

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Blind Date: We're Setting You Up With Night Beds

You could find true love with today's Blind Date: The Nashville-based Night Beds brings its dark chamber-folk to the studio. Hear the group play live -- and find out why they describe their music as "khaki dad jams" on our Blind Date Questionnaire.

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A Black Female Metal Fan Speaks Out

Music journalist Laina Dawes writes about being a black female fan in the metal community.

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Gig Alert: Charlie Mars

Blues-inspired singer-songwriter Charlie Mars plays City Winery Wednesday night. Download the track "Let The Meter Run."

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