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Song And Drink Pairings With Rosie Schaap; CBGB Hits The Silver Screen; Olafur Arnalds Plays Live

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The film 'CGBG' is based on the famous, now-defunct club in Manhattan. The film 'CGBG' is based on the famous, now-defunct club in Manhattan.

In this episode: The New York Times Magazine's Drinks columnist Rosie Schaap pairs songs with beverages in this edition of Pick Three.

Then, movie director Randall Miller discusses his new film CBGB, which is based on the story of the legendary New York nightclub. And we hear from CBGB regular Cheetah Chrome, the guitarist for punk band The Dead Boys, who is portrayed by actor Rupert Grint in the film.

And Icelandic multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Olafur Arnalds joins us to perform songs from his latest album, For Now I Am Winter.


Olafur Arnalds

Rosie Schaap's Pick Three With A Twist

This week's Pick Three comes with a twist -- a beverage pairing courtesy of Rosie Schaap, "Drink" columnist for the New York Times Magazine and author of the memoir Drinking With Men.


CBGB, The Movie

CBGB -- the legendary club on the Bowery that closed its doors for good in 2006 -- is finding new life on the silver screen. A new movie simply called “CBGB” paints a grimy-yet-humorous portrait of the club's opening in the 1970s, as well as the concurrent advent of the punk scene in New York. The club's founder, Hilly Kristal, is played by Alan Rickman, and other key figures from the club's heyday -- from Blondie to Sting to Joey Ramone -- are represented as well. 

We talk with the film's director, Randall Miller, as well as Cheetah Chrome -- guitarist for the punk band The Dead Boys, who often played at CBGB and were managed by the club's owner, Hilly Kristal.



Watch: Olafur Arnalds, In The Studio

Watch Icelandic composer and multi-instrumentalist Olafur Arnalds perform pieces from For Now I Am Winter in the Soundcheck studio.


Playlist: Remembering The Sounds Of CBGB

Inspired by the upcoming CBGB film, Soundcheck host John Schaefer recalls at least some of his early experiences with punk with a playlist.

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