WXYC's top records of the week: 1. Dan Melchior/Dan Melchior Und Das Menace - The Heron (LIMITED APPEAL) 2. TEEADORA - Virgin Forever(Hotreleases) 3. Yannis Kyriakides - Resorts & Ruins (Unsounds) 4. V/A - Perfect Like the Angels: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM, 1962-1980 (SOCIAL MUSIC) 5. Mehrpouya - Soul Raga (PHARAWAY SOUNDS)
Ever heard Spatula? Idyll Swords? Shark Quest? Pykrete? Chuck Johnson? Know what they have in common aside from awesomeness? Chuck Johnson!
What an awesome guy, right? What a total shredder! Well guess what, that awesome shredder will be stopping by WXYC a week from today to play some songs and give an interview on a specialty episode (in part meaning that this will not be during the normal BY BBQ time!) of the Backyard Barbecue. We're thrilled!
Drop in on three hours of funk and soul straight outta Carolina, hosted by Jason Perlmutter of CarolinaSoul.Org. Co-author of the Carolina Soul web site, Jason deejays soul music at spots throughout the Carolinas as well as Virginia, DC, and NYC under the headline Paradise of Bachelors, his soundsystem and record label. Nine to midnight only on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC, 89.3 FM.
Join DJ Matt L for the Global Music Show tonight at 9PM:
The (Re)Invention of the "Chanson française"
The "Chanson française" has been a hallmark of French culture since the beginning of the 20th century. This tradition of singer-songwriters place a particular focus on the use of the French language -- its poetry, its lyricism, and its imagery. This week's show will propose a broad overview of how this genre has evolved from early precursors like the 19th century "poètes maudits," to its mass-market breakthrough in the postwar period, to today's global influences.
WXYC's top records of the week: 1. William Tyler - Impossible Truth (Merge Records) 2. Don Bikoff - Celestial Explosion (TOMPKINS SQUARE) 3. Lucrecia Dalt - Commotus (HUMAN EAR) 4. V/A - Deutsch Elektronische Musik 2: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Musik 1971-83 (SOUL JAZZ) 5. Mehrpouya - Soul Raga (PHARAWAY SOUNDS) 6. V/A - Ethnic Minority Music of Southern China (SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
Dude, DJ JJ rolls into 4/20 with an evening full of stoner metal. He ain't just blowin' smoke. Aw hell, I done introduced it enough. Tune in, nine to midnight or thereabouts, only on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC, 89 point 3 on your FM dial, www.wxyc.org for those of you not from these here parts.