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Known for his seamless blend of rap, rock-tinted reggae and his devout Jewish faith, Matisyahu’s music is decidedly unique. More music and interview HERE

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Reggie Watts (x)

Very excited for Reggie Watts live in the Soundcheck studio today!

Go listen to Tori’s set on Soundcheck from earlier today.

Go listen to Tori’s set on Soundcheck from earlier today.

Well, well, well. Look who we have here! (Tori Amos live on Soundcheck!)

Well, well, well. Look who we have here! (Tori Amos live on Soundcheck!)

Boy George on Soundcheck

Boy George on Soundcheck

Listen now to Caetano Veloso’s ‘Abraçaço’ right now! Hear the new album from the Tropicalia pioneer in its entirety and download the song “A Bossa Nova E Foda” until March 25.

Listen now to Caetano Veloso’s ‘Abraçaço’ right now!
Hear the new album from the Tropicalia pioneer in its entirety and download the song “A Bossa Nova E Foda” until March 25.

A tour of the tops-of-desks on the WNYC ninth floor. These items belong to, not in order:

  • Sean from Studio 360
  • Sarah from Selected Shorts
  • Lynn from Radiolab
  • Jody from The Brian Lehrer Show
  • Joel from Soundcheck
  • Stephen from Freakonomics
  • Kat from On the Media
  • Andy from Radiolab
  • Julia from The Leonard Lopate Show

Can you guess who is who?

-Jody, BL Show-

"I’m lonely and I love it. It’s been rough but I’ll rough it. If that’s how it feels to get your heart broken, break my heart again."
“I’m Lonely (and I Love It)” Stephin Merritt, Future Bible Hereos

TGIF, people!

Barnburners: Teen Daze — a.k.a. the Vancouver, British Columbia-based electronic musician and producer Jamison — visits walks around the grounds and the woods, transforms the barn into a lovely performance space and plays a set of spacious synth-driven songs.

Thundercat played live in the Soundcheck studio today and you can listen to the set and interview right HERE.

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Hiatus Kaiyote makes a sort of enigmatic, genre-defying music that the band calls “future soul,” a fun blend of electronic sounds, African grooves, silky smooth neo-soul, and hip-hop beats. 

Watch the band play “Nakamarra” in the Soundcheck studio.

Most of the members of The Districts only just graduated high school a few months ago, but already the young band is on the verge of signing to a major indie label. More

Watch Lou Reed perform “Romeo Had Juliette” on Soundcheck in the Greene Space. (April 29, 2009)

Watch Moby perform “The Perfect Life” (with impromptu choir— and a baby!) live in the Soundcheck studio.