7 Musical Performances That You *need* in Your Life

On Soundcheck you'll find in-studio performances by everyone from indie rockers to string quartets to jazz ensembles. When artists visit our studios, they are in peak form and present fan favorites and new songs alike. Check out these recent live performances, and visit Soundcheck.org and follow on Twitter at @Soundcheck for more awesome tracks.
  1. Shakey Graves
    With just a finger-picked guitar and a lone suitcase drum, Alejandro Rose-Garcia can command an audience.The songwriter and one-man-band brings a theatricality and cool confidence to the stage. Listen at: http://bit.ly/1WAT34m
  2. Regina Carter
    Renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter excels in her signature imaginative, swinging style. Listen at: http://bit.ly/1DFI0vD
  3. Benjamin Booker
    A fiery yet nimble guitarist, Booker is a songwriter equally skilled at fevered garage rock and acoustic balladry, roadhouse blues and screaming country-infused punk. Listen at: http://bit.ly/1ZH3of7
  4. Stacy Sullivan
    Acclaimed vocalist Stacy Sullivan pays tribute to one of the grand dames of jazz. Listen at: http://bit.ly/1S9sAdM
  5. Courtney Barnett
    Courtney Barnett's songs are wild, shaggy and wordy, mixing witty, mundane, and sometimes heartbreaking observations with devastating self-assessment. And with a sound rooted in the slack jangle of the late 1980s and the early 1990s, Barnett delivers plainspoken lyrics and roll off the tongue as if she's thinking them up on the spot. Listen at: http://bit.ly/1TcQwxA
  6. Deltron 3030
    The Bay Area alternative hip-hop supergroup, comprised of veteran MC Del the Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala and producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, specialize in distant dystopian futures,where Deltron Zero (Del's alter ego) battle against corporate overlords. Listen at: http://bit.ly/1K1csd3
  7. Dr. Dog
    Philadelphia's Dr. Dog specializes in folk-inspired, polished psychedelic rock. Listen at: http://bit.ly/1K1dful