Produced by

R. Crumb Plays Live With East River String Band; Rock Journo Lisa Robinson Tells All

« previous episode | next episode »

Friday, April 18, 2014

Illustrator and indie comics godfather R. Crumb not only does the artwork for East River String Band's albums, but is an honorary member. Illustrator and indie comics godfather R. Crumb not only does the artwork for East River String Band's albums, but is an honorary member. (R. Crumb/Courtesy of the artist)

In this episode: Famed illustrator R. Crumb, who is also a huge fan of early folk and jazz, is an honorary member of New York's East River String Band. Or if he isn't, he should be -- he does all their artwork and plays live with them in the Soundcheck studio.

Then: Lisa Robinson has interviewed and written about some of the biggest names in music, from Jay Z to John Lennon to Michael Jackson. Her new memoir, There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll, details her days spent with some of music’s shining stars, and offers perspective on a career spent working in a male-dominated field.

Guests:

R. Crumb and Lisa Robinson

Music Journalist Lisa Robinson Tells All

Lisa Robinson has interviewed and written about some of the biggest names in music, from Jay Z to John Lennon to Michael Jackson. Her new memoir, There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll, details her days spent with some of music’s shining stars -- and offers perspective on a career spent working in a male-dominated field.

Comments [1]

Moon Taxi: Progressive Jam-Rockers With Tight Pop Hooks

Hear the Nashville-based prog rock band Moon Taxi perform in the Soundcheck studio.

Comment

What kind of music would be relaxing enough to put him to sleep? Three Dog Night? Dr. Dog? Dogbreth?

What's The Most Relaxing Song Ever? Help Us Make A Playlist

As part of WNYC's station-wide Sleep project, Soundcheck has been thinking about the best music to help you relax and fall asleep. Help us build a playlist of your most relaxing songs ever.

Comments [184]

Karen Mantler Trio

Download: Karen Mantler Trio, 'My Cat Arnold Is Dead'

Cavorting and whimsical wordsmithing tonight at Barbes. Download "My Cat Arnold Is Dead."

Comment

'Missed Connections' At Coachella

Soundcheck brings some of Craigslist's best Coachella-related posts to life.

Comment

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.