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This Week on WXYC
Monday, August 20, 2018

Here's what we've got coming up this week:
 
Tune in Wednesday night at 9 PM for your weekly visit to the aether with Starlight
Observers. This show is dedicated to the deep listening sounds of sonic therapy, new-age spirituality and meditation. We'll be using this hour to primarily explore the explosive new age cassette phenomenon of the late 70s to mid 90s, as well as enjoying a variety of quiet musics from a plethora of traditions and locales. Turn down the lights, close your eyes and sink into everything.
 
On Free Samples this week, the Free is returning to the age of New Jack Swing! With the boom-bap style and the soft-but-sultry attitude, Free Samples will revisit the Philly and NYC vocalists of the early 90s. Mary J. Blige, Boyz II Men, and New Edition will are just a few that will remind listeners of the East Coast Golden Age. The "Swing" is back in effect on Thursday Evening, from 5-7 PM!
 
tnf :: brian paulson
know the name? xyc's catalog sure does! during the 80s, 90s, and aughts, brian paulson recorded records by, among others: (listed alphabeticaly) archers of loaf, bastro, beck, cracker, dinosaur jr., gastr del sol, polvo, royal trux, slint, son volt, superchunk, the sea and cake, the wedding present, wilco, uncle tupelo, and u.s. maple. today brian lives in carrboro and works in unc's southern folklife collection. we'll spin and discuss some of the records he's contributed to, and maybe a few of his other faves as well.  

This Week on WXYC
Monday, August 13, 2018

This week on WXYC’s Thursday Night Feature, we’re exploring the music and surrounding subculture of straight edge hardcore. At the dawn of the 1980s, Ian McKaye was sick of the gunk and the grime, the drunken fights and the overdoses, that punk rock had accumulated already in its few years of existence. With Minor Threat, McKaye redesigned hardcore into something pure, clean, inclusive, and sober; and he founded a movement based on those ideals: straight edge. Straight edge is now a global phenomenon and has produced some of the best music that hardcore has to offer. We’ll go from the spiritual (Shelter, 108) to the spitefully militant (Hatebreed, Vegan Reich) and everything else between. Hosted by blue cadet-3. xvx NAILED TO THE X xvx