In this episode: This past weekend the underground but influential D.I.Y. music space 285 Kent closed its doors following a three-show blowout. Only open for a little over two years, the Williamsburg venue earned a reputation for attracting a diverse cross-section of emerging artists in punk, hardcore, metal, hip hop electronic music and much more. The New York Times' music critic Jon Caramanica went to the final run of shows and discusses the impact of 285 Kent, how it represents another sign of the Brooklyn neighborhood in transition, and where the D.I.Y. music community will go next.
Then: With the recent news about net neutrality, Soundcheck fills you in on how a new federal court ruling could have a significant impact on musicians, music lovers, and the music industry. Soundcheck host John Schaefer talks to Casey Rae, Interim Executive Director of Future of Music Coalition in Washington, D.C. about why you should care that net neutrality might be going away.
And: Badi Assad, the renowned Brazilian guitarist and singer who can make a whole lot of different noises with her mouth at the same time, performs live in the Soundcheck studio.