Produced by

Live from the Greene Space

« previous episode | next episode »

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Brooklyn soul, funk and R&B band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are known for their vintage analog grooves, fiery horn section, and of course, the defiant yet vulnerable vocals of singer Sharon Jones. Today, the full band turns up the funk in WNYC's Greene Space. Also: Chilean MC Ana Tijoux joins us to share her first American release, "1977," and perform live.

On the day that Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings release their fourth album, “I Learned the Hard Way,” they join Soundcheck for a live performance from WNYC’s Greene Space.

Ana Tijoux

Ana Tijoux was born in France to a French mother and a Chilean father in political exile during Pinochet's dictatorship. She retuned to Chile after his regime fell, and became a politically-charged hip-hop singer who has collaborated with people like Mexican rock star Julieta Venegas. The Latin MC brings her ...

Comments [9]

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

For many years, soul singer Sharon Jones played wedding gigs while working as a corrections officer. Then, at age 40, came a record deal and a partnership with the Dap-Kings, a band whose resume includes work with such artists as Amy Winehouse and Al Green. On the day that Sharon ...

Comments [8]

Christian Scott

Christian Scott's AM JAMZ

Christian Scott is a Grammy-nominated trumpet player who lives in Harlem. Check out what he likes to listen to on his commute to Union Square.


Girls performed at Webster Hall in the East Village on April 3.

Shots You Snapped

Last week, The xx performed with jj at Webster Hall, Wilco flexed both their acoustic and electric musical muscles in their two-night run at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J. and She & Him played two sold out shows at the Bowery Ballroom.


Dr. Dog

Gig Alerts: Dr. Dog

This vintage pop/rock outfit have a new album out today, and they'll be playing a free show at the Apple Store in Soho tonight. Download their new track "Stranger."


The Bad Plus

Gig Alerts: The Bad Plus

The jazz trio that elevated the art of the cover song settles into a week-long residency tonight at Blue Note. Download their spirited track "1980 World Champion."


Omer Avital

Gig Alerts: The Omer Avital Group

The jazz bassist and his five-piece outfit will take the stage tonight at Smalls. Download Avital's beautiful and haunting track "Song for Amos."