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Short Cuts: Robert Randolph, Lou Reed, Courtney Barnett

WNYC Host John Schaefer's Playlist

Originally Aired: Friday, May 1, 2020

Soundcheck's John Schaefer with Robert Randolph in the Greene Space.

Photo by Matthew Septimus


As host of New Sounds and Soundcheck, WNYC’s John Schaefer has presided over some of the most electric and unforgettable live musical performances on our stage over the past decade.

In this specially curated encore video stream, revisit performances by Thomas Dolby, Lou Reed, Savila, Primus, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Buster Poindexter, The Robert Glasper Experiment, The Lone Bellow, Matisyahu, Jose James, Robert Randolph and Courtney Barnett.

Tune in at 4pm ET:

Thomas Dolby with Ethel: She Blinded Me With Science


Lou Reed: Romeo Had Juliet


Savila: Lineas and Carnival Cumbia


Primus: Here Come The Bastards


Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers: Jubilation Day


Buster Poindexter: Heart of Gold


The Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Bilal: All Matter


The Lone Bellow: Then Came the Morning


Matisyahu: Shade from the Sun


Jose James: Trouble


Robert Randolph: Get Ready


Courtney Barnett: Dead Fox


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