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  • Best of The Soundcheck Podcast 2018, Part 2 December 31, 2018

    Best of 2018, Part 2: Cuban band&nbsp;Orquesta Akok&aacute;n, South African choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo, My Brightest Diamond,&nbsp;saxman&nbsp;Joshua Redman&nbsp;and&nbsp;Brooklyn Rider,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Blaze Foley's music.&nbsp; (episode)

  • Matisyahu and Band Spiritually Summit the Jams December 27, 2018

    Vocalist and&nbsp;beatboxer Matisyahu&nbsp;brings his&nbsp;deeply personal&nbsp;and spiritual blend of reggae, rap, and&nbsp;jam to the studio. He and his band perform songs from their latest, 'Undercurrent'. (episode)

  • Best of The Soundcheck Podcast 2018, Part 1 December 24, 2018

    Listen to our favorites from 2018:&nbsp;Norse ritual band&nbsp;Wardruna, Chicago-based&nbsp;OHMME,&nbsp;trance-dance-jazzers&nbsp;Sons of Kemet,&nbsp;Americana&nbsp;duo&nbsp;Anna &amp; Elizabeth, and qawwali&nbsp;music by&nbsp;Junun. &nbsp; (episode)

  • Weekly Music Roundup: VÉRITÉ and The Raconteurs December 24, 2018

    Week of Dec. 24:&nbsp;Another farewell from Lin-Manuel Miranda (and Barack Obama), a surprise return by the Raconteurs, a new music session from V&Eacute;RIT&Eacute;, and a big ol&rsquo; box of gospel.&nbsp; (article)

  • John Grant's Electro-Brooding Dreamy Songs December 20, 2018

    Icelandic-based American singer/songwriter John Grant crafts anguished, lush ballads and spacey, bewitching, electro-pop.&nbsp;He performs at our Steinway&nbsp;- without electronics,&nbsp;in-studio. (episode)

  • The Badass Blues-Rock of Larkin Poe December 17, 2018

    Sister act Larkin Poe plays&nbsp;roots-infused southern heritage-steeped rockenroll, with a helping of both gut bucket and Delta blues from their latest record "Venom and Faith," in-studio.&nbsp; (episode)

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Our Native Daughters and David Byrne's EP December 17, 2018

    Week of Dec. 17: Our Native Daughters channel pain and resilience&nbsp;and&nbsp;Swizz Beats&nbsp;and&nbsp;Nas bring back the New York&nbsp;flow;&nbsp;Shane Parish takes on holiday music and David Byrne's 'Toe Jam'.&nbsp; (article)

  • Quiet and Sharp Story-Songs by Laura Gibson December 13, 2018

    Singer/songwriter Laura Gibson creates sharp story-songs&nbsp;leaning towards folk music, but with unexpected arrangements. She and her band&nbsp;perform tunes from 'Goners,'&nbsp;in-studio.&nbsp; (episode)

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Bruce Springsteen, MorMor, and Bibi Bourelly December 10, 2018

    Week of Dec. 10:&nbsp;This week, Springsteen on Broadway; Deerhunter and Bibi Bourelly on the&nbsp;environment; plus Chromeo, and Toronto's MorMor.&nbsp; (article)

  • Algiers' Postpunk Soul Music for Disrupting December 10, 2018

    The American experimental&nbsp;quartet Algiers makes&nbsp;postpunk-gospel-kraut-y-motown-rocking ferocious resistance music to channel frustration in these turbulent times. They play in-studio. (episode)