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Friday, January 29, 2016

Hey there,
 
Take a gander at a few of the shows we have planned for this upcoming week on WXYC:
 
Tonight’s Inside Track, at 9pm, will be a collection of essential songs from Hongthong Dao-udon, one of the great Thai singers of the "third generation" of Molam singers. Experience her rich vibrato, her masterful control, and the undeniable emotional power of her voice, carrying us from joy and whimsy to melancholy and desolation. An amazing artist and release!
 
On tonight's New Science Experience, WXYC alum Misty Touch will be gracing the decks for two hours of house, techno, and disco oddities. You can catch Misty Touch playing at the always-amazing Disco Sweat Roller Skating party at Wheels Fun Park in Durham this Saturday evening. Tune in from 10pm to midnight!
 
Tune in this Sunday for a Hell or High Water of true exploration! Tune in as DJ Marc T embarks on a personal exploration of Southern Blues music of Memphis and North Carolina; this Hell or High Water show looks into why violin, piano, harmonica, etc. works so well for the blues. Additionally, comments will be made about how these musicians name themselves. What an hour this will be! We hope you won't miss it.
 
Tune in to Broken Music from 2 to 3pm this Sunday to hear a selection of electronically treated location recordings from the prolific Hawaii-based sound artist Jon Tulchin. Tulchin has spent the better part of the past two decades compiling field recordings from all over the world and the and/OAR labeled has recently put together a curated collection of Tulchin's favorite sounds in a limited edition 2-CD set. Armed with only a portable DAT recorder and an army of microphones, these recordings show how Tulchin has been able to turn the sounds around him into improvised music.
 
This week, WXYC Reports kicks off its season with a live interview and discussion with members of Durham's Black Ops theater group. The group's mission: "Black Ops is a multidisciplinary theatre company that is committed to the exploration of provocative, cutting edge art. Black Ops will utilize the talents and expertise of local Black Artists while providing additional training that is often lacking in a vibrant but select arts market like Durham. Through collective troupe training and workshops we are devoted to breaking down the frequent barriers that Black artists face. Using unconventional spaces, we will present work that is outside of the norm for artists of color, encouraging them to reach their full creative potential. Additional goals include reimagining classics through the life experiences of young black artists." More info about Black Ops here: http://www.blackopstheatre.com/.  Tune in, this Sunday 5-6pm!  
 
Check out the Backyard BBQ this Sunday from 8 to 9pm. Tune in for great local songs, side-splitting laughs, and everlasting memories.
 
And catch the Outside Track on Monday at 9pm to hear the latest release from free-jazz collective, Test. Taken from the group’s 1999 longform live improvisations, Always Coming from the Love Side is full of emotional melodies that rise and fall with the grace and might of a ship on the sea.

This Week on WXYC
Friday, January 22, 2016

Hello everyone,
 
It’s a spooky, icy world out there in Chapel Hill. Stay safe, stay warm, and tune in to WXYC:
 
Tune in to the Inside Track, tonight at 9pm, to hear True Tempo by Bank. Laid-back, funky pop from 90s Tokyo underground pop vets Dai Nakamura, Nobuyuki Ohashi, Tadashi Kitami, Fumio Hirami, and Bo Suzuki. Inspired by the Tokyo Neo-acoustic scene as well as early “club music” styles like Acid Jazz, Rare Groove, etc., this album provides funky bass, guitars, synthesized drums, and smooth + passionate vocals.
 
On tonight's New Science Experience, DJs Alex B and Beto Terwilliger are serving electronic vibes and snow day moods from 10pm to midnight. Check it out!
 
This Sunday, Broken Music will feature sound artist Hugh Davies. His sound sculptures, art composed from hand-made instruments, and work in the Music Improvisation Company will be covered. Tune in from 2-3pm!
 
***This week on Sports Rap***: will the Warriors win 73 games? Lebron, why u alwaaays lyiiiiin? Plus an NFL playoff recap! You can catch the show this Sunday at 9pm.
 
And tune in to the Outside Track to hear Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's latest album, Shiv'a. Jerusalem-born Ayelet Rose Gottlieb wrote this piece for the ETHEL string quartet and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi. Composed following the death of three of her dear friends in 2007, Shiv’a explores her process of grief and mourning. She displays her proclivity for incorporating traditional jazz, Middle-Eastern, and Jewish musical influences, drawing from Jewish and Buddhist traditions to create a beautifully textured, seemingly improvised work that could help anchor her in the process of dealing with this chain of losses.