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Tune in to tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC.org for some deep listening with Buddha Machines.

Buddha Machines are the product of Chinese music duo FM3. The Machines are simple electronic boxes roughly the size of a cigarette pack, each holding about ten loops that play indefinitely. In an age of MP3 abundance, people often call Buddha Machines the anti-iPod.

Buddha Machines themselves are inspired from "singing Buddha machines," similar devices often found in Buddhist monasteries that play back the repetitive chants of monks. FM3 hijacks these hypnotic devices with sounds of their own.

Feb 9 2012 - 11:42am
Mar 15 2012 - 8:23am

Spoiler alert: #1 is pictured (but concealed by a giant review...and a thumb).

Feb 7 2012 - 5:28pm
Mar 14 2012 - 11:23am

Photos from this weekend's 2nd Annual Bull City Metal Fest >>

Feb 6 2012 - 7:05am
Mar 12 2012 - 10:25pm

Tonight on The Backyard Barbecue: a few tracks off the new Organos (Durham, NC experimental-folk-indie pop) record, Concha. 8 to 9 PM. Mute your TV volume so you can watch yer sports AND listen to good music.

Feb 5 2012 - 1:44pm
Mar 12 2012 - 10:25pm

Tune in at 5pm for new episode of Fusion Youth Radio, our show produced by youth in the surrounding Chapel Hill and Carrboro community. This week's episode is their take on Black History Month. If you have any questions or comments during the show feel free to tweet at @FYR893 ♥

Feb 5 2012 - 12:39pm
Mar 12 2012 - 1:23pm

Tune in to the first installment of a new series on Hell or High Water: We've unearthed some old broadcasts (from the Southern Folklife Collection) of the "Merry-Go-Round" radio show on WPAQ-Mount Airy, and we'll be airing them the 1st Sunday of every month this spring. Today's show features rowdy bluegrass from Delmar Starling & the Carolina Buddies. Here's a preview:

Feb 5 2012 - 5:10am
Mar 9 2012 - 11:23am

Live set recording from Systems (Carrboro metal) on WXYC's local music show, The Backyard Barbecue:

Feb 4 2012 - 12:17pm
Mar 9 2012 - 10:23am

Tonight on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC: It's the season for drum-roll drama of award shows and yes, we have our very own. Each year Pat J. takes on the much appreciated and mathematically rigorous task of compiling our best-of. Having prodding his fellow DJs to submit lists of their favorite releases from the previous year, he then uses a proprietary algorithm and some magic spit to prepares a master list and secrets the number one album with security appropriate for Egyptian relics. Tune in 9 pm to midnight tonight as he hits the airwaves along with representatives of WXYC's music department to spin the winners and countdown to the midnight revelation of 2011's best. On 89.3, Chapel Hill.

Feb 2 2012 - 5:08pm
Mar 4 2012 - 10:23am

WXYC Valentine's Dance!

Feb 2 2012 - 7:03am
Mar 3 2012 - 6:23pm

Check out our blog for a summary of this month's Global Music Show, pictures from last year's Hopscotch, and haikus from Drew Millard.

Jan 31 2012 - 10:28am
Mar 1 2012 - 7:23pm

Stay tuned for our Best of 2011 list on February 2nd's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC at 9pm to see what WXYC DJs thought were the best releases of the year!

Jan 30 2012 - 9:41am
Mar 1 2012 - 1:25pm

On tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC, Tim Carless brings us the life and music of Harry Nilsson, singer-songwriter and night-shift banker. So put de lime in de coconut and tune in nine to midnight, cowboy.

Jan 26 2012 - 4:17pm
Feb 28 2012 - 6:23pm

This Sunday (1/29) on The Backyard Barbecue: Tune in to hear tracks from the local bands you can see at next weekend's Bull City Metal Fest. AND there's a pair of weekend passes to give away for it! 8 to 9 PM.

Friday, February 3 at 7:00pm at Casbah Durham

Jan 26 2012 - 9:14am
Feb 26 2012 - 3:23pm

Our Global Music Show airs at 9pm the fourth Wednesday of every month.
This month's show is: "The Popular Music of East Asia" - looking at music from Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The host is Ari Hires and her guest will be Eric Henry (Senior lecturer, Asian Studies, UNC). Tune in!

Jan 25 2012 - 12:16pm
Feb 23 2012 - 2:24pm

If /your/ blog doesn't have juvenile fanfiction, it's not a real blog.

Jan 24 2012 - 1:25pm
Feb 22 2012 - 7:24pm