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this week on WXYC
Friday, April 17, 2015

hi everyone,
here's what's playing on WXYC's specialty shows this week:
 
Tune in Friday at 9pm to hear the Inside Track, another important and beautiful release from Katie Crutchfield a.k.a. Waxahatchee. Ivy Tripp is her third album as Waxahatchee although Crutchfield has just about a dozen releases, collaborations, and guest spots total. Approachable yet intimate, fun and introspective, Ivy Tripp is a lo-fi folk gem you don't wanna miss.

On tonight's NEW SCIENCE EXPERIENCE resident dj Rome Prize will be throwing down an eclectic mix of house and pop and hip hop from ten to midnight check it out!
 
This week on Hell or High Water, we will be featuring the comedic works of Butterbeans and Susie. Popular in the 1930s, husband and wife duo Jodie and Susie Edwards sang funny little ditties known commonly as the "dirty blues." Tune in to hear hits like "I Want A Hot Dog For My Roll" this Sunday from 1pm-2pm!
 
Sunday afternoon, join Broken Music as we delve into the catalog of Peruvian experimental composer César Bolaños. Initially studying piano, Bolaños became interested in electronic music in the late 1950s. He developed his own electronic studio at the Latin-American Center of High Musical Studies (CLAEM) shortly after his arrival there in 1963. Following these early tape pieces, Bolaños pursued electroacoustic and computer music, producing a small but innovative collection of works. Tune in at 2pm.
 
This week on Sports Rap, it's time for the *deep voice* NBA plaaaaaayoooooofffs. We've been waiting for this all year, so tune in Sunday night at 9 p.m. for our review of the first days' games and preview of the rest of the playoffs. We'll make series predictions, talk about injury situations, talk about MVP stuff, etc. It'll be a blast, so make sure to listen in, starting Sunday at 9pm!
 

Monday, get ready to get LOUD on the Outside Track. Doom-y sludge metal born of the colossal Southern-influenced powers and DIY metal Kings The Body and Thou, conjoined in this double-album: the first half is the 2014 EP Released from Love, which was originally strictly vinyl-only; the second half, You, Whom I Have Always Hated, was recorded while touring together last year. The overrunning concept is a cute one: “a twilight dungeon crawl exploring the winding, ruined halls of Mad King Duro’s Castle, best friends at your side, enemies crushed beneath your heels, mysteries solved, and treasures found.” There are few moments of respite in this loud, screeching sonic journey so tune in at 9pm because this time of year (as many students know) is not for the faint of hear

this week on WXYC
Friday, April 3, 2015

hi friends,
good friday! hope everyone's looking forward to a nice long weekend. it's april, which means there's another week of on-point WXYC specialty programming coming up. read more below:
 
 
This Friday at 9pm on the Inside Track we will be playing Dub Syndicate's newest Hard Food, an album that was finished just before famous drummer Lincoln Valentine "Style" Scott's murder in his home in Manchester, Jamaica. Hard Food is the Dub Syndicate's first album in eleven years, and is the final recording of this stunning style-defining drummer's legacy. This music is rich in harmony and warmth and is a wonderful celebration of this musician's life.
 
 
Two hours of house n techno from local dj and WXYC alum JACK WARD on tonight's New Science Experience. Check it out from ten to midnight.
 
 
This week on Hell or High Water, Jane DW will be delving into some mountain ballads from Madison County, NC as well as some ballads deep from the coal mines of Appalachia. Tune in from 1pm-2pm this Sunday to hear expressions of suffering as well as hope in an effort to transcend beyond the corporal pain of life's hardships!
 
 
This Sunday tune in at 2pm for Broken Music. This week will feature the work of Norwegian vocalist and composer Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje. This singular musician explores the range of dynamic sounds and textures of the voice with virtuosic technique. Her collaborations range from subtle and tense, to loud, free, and joyful. Don't miss a chance to be amazed by this awe-inspiring woman.
 
 
This Sunday from 5 to 6 pm tune in for Fusion Youth Radio!! This month this awesome group of high school students will be exploring public education through a variety of lenses: the common CORE what is it and why does it matter, teachers?!, school to prison pipeline, curriculum etc. There will be some spoken word poetry, some short audio docs, and an on air interview with education justice organizers
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This week on Sports Rap, we'll complain about the NCAA pretending to be ethical with Indiana's dumbass "religious freedom" law even while they perpetuate one of the largest frauds in American culture. Also on Sports Rap: isn't Stephen Curry unbelievable? Tune in Sunday night at 9 pm!
 
 
Tune in Monday at 9pm to hear Durham locals Cantwell, Gomez and Jordan on their newest 7-song self-released album on the Outside Track. This avant-garde, experimental rock n roll, no-wave, punk group has been playing their hot-headed and shakin' brand of skronky rock since 1999 and have kept the momentum going.