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Soundcheck from WNYC

Soundcheck From WNYC

Soundcheck is WNYCs on-air and online destination for music fans to discover their ongoing personal soundtrack. It features insight from ...

Soundcheck Smackdown: Is The Ukulele Lovely, Or Just Lazy?

Who knew such a tiny instrument could elicit such strong feelings In the pop music era, the ukulele has gone from cultural artifactandjokey ...

Jenifer Ringer: 'Dancing Through' Two Decades Of Ups And Downs

When you spend 23 years dancing with the New York City Ballet, you will experience plenty of ups and downs -- especially when you soar ...

Fred Armisen And Carrie Brownstein Talk 'Portlandia', 'Late Night,' And Sleater-Kinney

Not long after Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen became friends, they knew they wanted to create something together. That collaboration ...

Natalia Clavier: Pop With Globe-Spanning Influences

Natalia Clavier's clear, confident voice will be familiar to fans of dub/jazz/bossa nova DJ duo Thievery Corporation, for whom she's ...

A Broadway Spring Preview With Michael Riedel

This spring is shaping up to be a busy one on Broadway especially when it comes to new musicals. Joining us with a preview is Michael ...

Courtney Barnett: A Songwriter With An Eye For The Mundane

Shouldve stayed in bed today / I much prefer the mundane, Courtney Barnett sings near the end of Avant Gardener. Considering the songs ...

Get To Know This Year's Best Original Song And Score Oscar Nominees

Music is a major part of what makes going to the movies an experience. This year's Academy Award fields for Best Original Song and Best ...

The Soundcheck Guide To The Kinks

The Songwriters Hall of Fame recently announced that among its 2014 inductees will be Ray Davies -- longtime frontman of the British rock ...

Pandora Thinks It Knows Who You'll Vote For

Your zip code says a lot about you. Music streaming service Pandora thinks it says a lot more about you when it's paired with your music ...

Lost In The Trees Sheds Its Skin For A Sleeker Sound

Through two albums with Lost In The Trees, songwriter and composer Ari Picker clawed at the wounds of a troubled childhood in emotional ...

Smooth Jazz Sets Sail

In the late 1980's and early '90s, it was hard to escape the sound of smooth jazz emanatingfrom the radio. With artists like George Benson, ...

'Rocks Off' Tells The Story Of The Rolling Stones In Song

Plenty has been said about The Rolling Stones' illustrious careerin books, in magazines, and in documentaries. So when Bill Janovitz set ...