Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: Bob Marley, Life and Legacy

WNYC Soundcheck, Guest Host May 2011 Today marks thirty years since the death of reggae icon Bob Marley. Guest host Sophie Harris of Time Out New York takes a look at the life and legacy of the Jamaican music legend. Plus: a live performance from Will Sheff and Patrick Pestorius of the folk-rock band Okkervil Read more about Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: Bob Marley, Life and Legacy[…]

Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: A Beastie Homage

WNYC Soundcheck, Guest Host May 2011 Over 25 years and eight albums, the Beastie Boys have celebrated their hometown with brash shoutouts – and subtle inside jokes. Today: Guest host Sophie Harris of Time Out New York examines how the hip hop trio’s newest album once again pays tribute to New York. Plus: British electronic composer Read more about Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: A Beastie Homage[…]

WNYC guest: Smackdown, Taylor Swift

  WNYC Soundcheck, Guest appearance Jan 2011 Taylor Swift called her second album Fearless, and with good reason: the 21-year-old singer seems to be on an unbreakable winning streak. Fearless was the top-selling album of 2009 and snared the Grammy for Album of the Year; Swift followed those successes last year with a blockbuster tour Read more about WNYC guest: Smackdown, Taylor Swift[…]

Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: The Power of 10

WNYC Soundcheck, Guest host Nov, 2010 The new Kanye West album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” was officially released on Monday. Many music critics have already deemed it the best album of 2010. Guest host Sophie Harris talks with Ryan Dombal of the music review site Pitchfork, which gave “Fantasy” a rare perfect 10 out Read more about Hosting WNYC Soundcheck: The Power of 10[…]

WNYC guest: Smackdown, The Sax

WNYC Soundcheck, guest appearance Sept 2010 Soundcheck talked with jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins last week about his memorable (and uncredited) performance on the Rolling Stones song “Waiting on a Friend.” But the sax blows hot and cold in pop music. For every “Walk on the Wild Side,” there’s a “You Belong to the City” lurking Read more about WNYC guest: Smackdown, The Sax[…]