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Listeners' Favorite Movie Bands; San Fermin Plays Live; Is Insane Clown Posse Losing Its Edge?

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The fictional band Stillwater from the 2000 film 'Almost Famous.' The fictional band Stillwater from the 2000 film 'Almost Famous.'

In this episode: Soundcheck listeners nominate a few of their favorite "movie bands." Then, Elijah Wald sheds light on Dave Van Ronk, the New York folk musician who served as a loose inspiration for the title character the latest Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis.

Then, the Brooklyn chamber pop band San Fermin performs in the Soundcheck studio.

And, The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff wonders if Insane Clown Posse's recent moves towards the mainstream is alienating it's devoted fanbase.

Guests:

Dave Itzkoff, San Fermin and Elijah Wald

Listeners' Favorite Movie Bands; Elijah Wald Remembers Dave Van Ronk

Soundcheck listeners nominate a few of their favorite "movie bands." Then, Elijah Wald sheds light on Dave Van Ronk, the New York folk musician who served as a loose inspiration for the title character the latest Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. 

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Is Insane Clown Posse Losing Its Insanity?

While rap duo Insane Clown Posse has gained notoriety and a reputation for their often graphic songs the group's latest endeavors have taken a slight turn from what fans -- the self-appointed "Juggalos" -- have come to expect. The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff talks about about ICP's struggle to "court mainstream acceptance without alienating the deeply loyal fan base that [they've] built up over time."

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San Fermin: Dreamed-Up Chamber Pop

Hear San Fermin perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Kathleen Hanna performs with The Julie Ruin in the Soundcheck studio.

12 Days Of Soundcheck: The Julie Ruin, 'Kids In NY'

On Wednesday, December 11, download a special live performance of The Julie Ruin's song "Kids In NY" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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Gary

Spinal Tap

Dec. 11 2013 09:13 PM

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