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this week on WXYC
Thursday, September 25, 2014

what's goin' on friends of WXYC,

it's starting to look a little bit like fall around chapel hill - the temperature of the air outside feels less bad, we've got the "football" games returning to sports, and the calendrical measurement of time continues. as we patiently wait for the leaves to slowly fall to their deaths and deal with our anxiety about appropriate outfits for the summer to autumn transition, let's sit back and relax and turn the dial back to 89.3 fm this week. lookin' pretty good:
 
Hey why don't we get local this Friday on the Inside Track at 9 PM. We are going to enjoy the new record from local boys Last Year's Men. Their sophomore effect, coming 4 years after their debut Sunny Down Snuff LP, has been hugely anticipated. Their brand of infectious, 60s-influenced pop rock will dig into your ear and probably never leave. Jangly guitar rhythms, a body-controlling rhythm section, and singer Ben Carr's howling voice bemoaning forlorn love. Good rock album for your Friday Night.
 
The New Science Experience is proud to present two hours of early Jamaican dub by local DJ Selector B Steady. Vinyl only! Check it out from 10 to midnight tonight to get yourself learnt about all things Jamaican Dub.
 
This week on Hell Or High Water, we will explore the music of Arkansas folk singing extraordinaire Almeda Riddle as she sings songs rooted in the traditions of the ballad. Born in Cleburne, Arkansas, Riddle performs numerous ballads less-often affiliated with her Ozark home. She claimed to be able to perform well over 500 songs from memory. Check out this documentary on her (http://www.folkstreams.net/film,131) and tune in on Sunday from 1pm-2pm.
 
Sunday afternoon on Broken Music, we explore the electronic works of renowned record producer Craig Leon. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Leon envisioned a wholly foreign music created by interplanetary beings and crafted a pair of records--Nommos andVisiting--in what he deemed to be its image. Leon employed a battery of modern synthesizers and tape delay to assemble a music far more daring than the rock records on which he staked his reputation. The RVNG Intl label recently compiled a collection of these recordings, including a Leon's meticulous recreation of the Nommos material. Tune in at 2pm.
 
On Sports Rap this week, your host is still not watching the NFL, but we'll (or I'll) talk about all the scandals facing the league and Roger Goodell's response from Friday afternoon. UNC-ECU's game will also be discussed, and hopefully a little MLB if I get my shit together and read up on the MLB regular season's home stretch and/or get a guest who knows anything about baseball. Or I'll just play dope music for most of the show and rage about Goodell in talk sets. Snoop Rion next week! (He's in Thailand this weekeend and can't do the show.) Tune in at 9 on Sunday!
 
Don't forget about the Outside Track brought to you by Home Depot. Monday at 9 PM we will explore a brand new one from techno/electronics weirdo Lee Gamble. His new release KOCH is pretty difficult to pin down. Is this an ambient drone album? Are these the hottest techno tracks I've heard this summer? Is this one of those post-modern, heady Critical Theory Blog-fodder records? I don't know but I can try to explain. Filled with spaced out vocal samples, twitching, uncomfortable bass beats, and massive synth washes, KOCH is a weirdo record for weirdo 2014. I kind of love it. Tune it at 9 PM to figure it out!

this week on WXYC
Friday, July 18, 2014

what's up,
hope y'all are doing Good. this week, things are happening all over the world. you got your News, you got your Sports, your Interpersonal Stuff, then most importantly your Radio Delights on WXYC 89.3 fm. by all means:
FRIDAY NIGHT. Here comes the Inside Track at 9 PM. Catch some new club-ready hip-hop from Brazilian artist Karol Conka. Her new CD release Batuk Freak pushes Brazilian hip hop to the next level with grinding beats and rapid-fire flow. This album is four years in the making and it shows. Excellent production featuring sharp percussion, dripping electro beats and grimy bass that feels straight out of Bristol. Party hard.
Every once in a while New Science Experiencers have a chill weekend. This week on the New Science Experience we'll be checking out some sweet dance tracks that have been hiding in the XYC library for years. Tune in at 10 PM tonight.
This week on Hell or High Water we will delve into the music of Al Ferrier. Referred to as the "King of Louisiana Rockabilly," Ferrier wears that crown well. Being from Louisiana, one can hear the the swampy blues and Cajun influences at the core of Ferrier's music, thus re-imagining the Rockabilly traditions to better fit his region. Tune in Sunday at 1 pm!
Tune in to Broken Music this Sunday at 2pm to beat the heat by listening to four new recordings revolving around the sonic dynamics of moving water. During the show listeners will be treated to a set of prepared field recordings by Chris Silver T utilizing the Ionian Sea, a new Artificial Memory Trace LP featuring sounds recording off the Australian coast, a composition by London bassist Dominic Lash melding his own recordings of the River Thames with live string preparations and finally a new work by Jeph Jerman that finds him setting up contact mics under water and then submerging the source material tapes to add another layer of wet oddness to the whole affair.
This week on Sports Rap, we'll discuss whether the Cavs should trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love if they can, Lance Stephenson's new contract with the Hornets, and rank Drake's most awkward moments at the ESPYs! Join us at 9 pm Sunday night and we'll give you candy.
Get spooky with us this Monday at 9 PM with the Outside Track. Check out a new one from Gordon Ashworth entitled S.T.L.A. Originally releases as a super limited cassette release, this album found itself repressed on vinyl recently this year. Ashworth has a background in noise and black metal groups, but nowadays he is focusing on tape and field recording work. S.T.L.A. shows Gordon at his best, synthesizing gorgeous public sound with beautiful looped instrumentals. Extremely beautiful!