1. Today must be Beck Day. Watch his music video for “Heart Is A Drum” and stream the star-studded Song Reader record now on Spotify.

  2. Alvvays playing through its superb new self-titled album. (at Rough Trade NYC)

    Alvvays playing through its superb new self-titled album. (at Rough Trade NYC)

  3. nprmusic:

    Photos from the newportfolkfest, by adamkissick for NPR. npr.org/newportfolk

    More photos on Flickr!

  4. All summer, Soundcheck has been looking back 20 years to the music and culture of 1994. But what do kids who weren’t even born back then think?  We return to New York’s Little Red School House to get a trio of precocious grade-schoolers to listen to one of the most ubiquitous songs of the early ’90s, Ace Of Base’s “The Sign.” 
See what they had to say in our latest installment Tough Critics series.

    All summer, Soundcheck has been looking back 20 years to the music and culture of 1994. But what do kids who weren’t even born back then think?  We return to New York’s Little Red School House to get a trio of precocious grade-schoolers to listen to one of the most ubiquitous songs of the early ’90s, Ace Of Base’s “The Sign.”

    See what they had to say in our latest installment Tough Critics series.

  5. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Idina Menzel is best known for her roles in Rent, Wicked, and for singing “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. Now she’s back on Broadway with her current show If/Then.

    Watch her perform “You Learn To Live Without” and more from If/Then, in the Soundcheck studio.

  6. Tweedy (aka Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and son Spencer) performs “High As Hello” from Sukierae on the Tonight Show, with Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius.

  7. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Idina Menzel is best known for her roles in Rent, Wicked, and for singing “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. Now she’s back on Broadway with her current show If/Then.

    Hear her perform songs from If/Then, with composer Tom Kitt in the Soundcheck studio.

    (Photo credit: Michael Katzif/WNYC)

  8. Idina Menzel performs songs from If/Then in the Soundcheck studio. #ifthenmusical #idinamenzel #frozen

    Idina Menzel performs songs from If/Then in the Soundcheck studio. #ifthenmusical #idinamenzel #frozen

  9. Watch the Wisconsin indie pop sextet PHOX perform “Kingfisher” from its charismatic and soaring debut album live in the Soundcheck studio.

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