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This Week on TNF
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

This week's Thursday Night Feature will honor the composer and guitarist, Glenn Branca, who died this week at the age of 69. Beginning with his 'no-wave' band Theoretical Girls (and also, briefly, The Static), and then as a solo composer and ensemble leader, Branca combined the drone and duration of minimalist music with the bombast and theatrics of rock and punk. He exerted tremendous influence over the downtown NYC scene during the late 70s-early 80s, and without him (for starters) there would be no Sonic Youth, Branca's most famous acolytes.
(Lee Ranaldo and later Thurston Moore both played on some of Branca's guitar symphonies. if you like SY but don't know Branca, then you'll want to tune in.)
We'll sample some of Branca's signature works and performances and hear from some of the bands who came to embody his aesthetic and proudly wear his influence on their artfully torn sleeves.
Tune in this Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9pm to midnight or listen to it later on TNF’s archive.

This Week on TNF
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Join us this Thursday to celebrate the music of influential and innovative hip-hop producer James Yancey, otherwise known as J Dilla or Jay Dee. Raised in Detroit J Dilla had by the 2000’s perfected his style of laid back beats and abstract samples and was in demand everywhere from Erykah Badu to De La Soul. He also created amazing music through his Slum Village group and with collaborations with Madlib as the band Jaylib. Although he died at 32 in 2006, he managed to leave us a treasure trove of beats and bass lines which we will explore and celebrate for you on the radio. 

This show will be live on Thursday April 19 from 9pm-midnight and can be found after it airs on TNF's archive.