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Today on Soundcheck, we revisit some of our favorite moments from this year's three-part series marking the 40th anniversary of the seminal album and popular television special Free T... (episode)
<p>Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra play Prince's <em>Purple Rain</em> and some originals at Terminal 5 this New Year's Eve. Download the track "Want It Back."</p> (article)
<p>Memphis punk/country band Lucero plays Brooklyn Bowl Friday night. Download the track "I Can't Stand to Leave You."</p> (article)
NPR Music critic Ann Powers joins us to look at what topped her her list in 2012, including one very sexy slow jam. Then, we turn the Soundcheck 2012 Music Survey on its head and asks... (episode)
Enough about the good stuff! We turn our music survey on its head and ask music critic Maura Johnston and SPIN senior editor Chris Weingarten about the music that made them writhe in ...
Soundcheck producers Gretta Cohn and Joel Meyer share some of their answers to the 2012 Music Survey -- and they nearly come to fisticuffs over K-pop star Psy and his megahit "Gangnam...
The New York Times pop music critic Jon Pareles tells us about some of his favorite records of the year and shares that his biggest musical disappointment of the year is that "Auto-Tu... (episode)
<p>Singer-songwriter Dar Williams plays at Bell House Thursday night. Download the track "This Earth."</p> (article)
<p>Blues guitarist Chris Bergson plays the Jazz Standard Wednesday night. Download the track "Mr. Jackson."</p> (article)
Billboard editor Joe Levy, hip hop journalist Sowmya Krishnamurthy and KCRW DJ Anne Litt share their favorite albums, most memorable concerts, biggest musical disappointments and more... (episode)
<p>The <em>Billboard</em> editor and Soundcheck regular gives us his take on the year in music, from Frank Ocean, to social media phenoms, and the long-running rock band called Wussy.</p>
<p>Hip hop journalist Sowmya Krishnamurthy says<span> 2012 was all about newcomers -- namely, the young rapper Kendrick Lamar, and R&B singers The Weeknd and Frank Ocean.</span></p>
<p>The KCRW DJ looks back at 2012 -- and shares some memorable releases from dance music producer Deadmau5 to Welsh singer and songwriter Cate Le Bon.</p>
It's the most wonderful time of the year... because for the last few days, we've been listening back to the most memorable live sessions that were recorded in the Soundcheck studio in... (episode)