Today on Hell or High Water (1-2PM) we conclude our month of jazz from the Southern Folklife Collection with some 1930s recordings by the Harlem Hamfats. Formed in Chicago but hailing from up and down the Mississippi, they played a mix of blues, Dixieland, and swing. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyjW8FTGxbI
Wall Photos Tune in this Sunday (10/30) at 8 PM to hear WXYC DemoListen Volume 3 (the last tape of the series). Unsure of when this was released but we'll leave it at a general "circa early 90s." Featuring tracks from Archers of Loaf, Polvo, Picasso Trigger, Flat Duo Jets, Shiny Beast, and Let's Active.
Tonight on the we remember the late Burt Jansch, Scottish folk revivalist and founding member of Pentangle, in a feature hosted by Tim Carless. Jansch's innovative acoustic guitar worked blues, jazz, and Arabian rhythms into traditional folk accompaniments, influencing musicians across genres. Tune in, nine to midnight, to the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC.
Check out our new tumblr! We uploaded some old posters from the WXYC station walls and will be adding more soon.
WXYC: Chapel Hill wxyc.tumblr.com WXYC 89.3 FM is the non-commercial student-run radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We broadcast at 1100 watts from the student union on the UNC campus, 24 hours a day,...
Tune in to The Backyard Barbecue this Sunday (10/23) at 8 PM to hear WXYC DemoListen Volume 2! This tape was released in 1990 and features tracks from Superchunk, Willard, Johnny Quest, Pure, Dillon Fence, Pressure Boys, + more!
Over the next 3 weeks on The Backyard Barbecue, we're listening to all 3 volumes of the WXYC DemoListen series (recorded by Glenn Boothe when he was the Music Director at WXYC). Tonight, it's Volume 1, which was released around 1989 and features The Popes, Vanilla Trainwreck, Sex Police, Southern Culture on the Skids, Zen Frisbee, + more. Tune in from 8 to 9 PM!
Sunday 2-3PM: Broken Music this week will explore the voice experiments of the late British poet and vocal improviser Bob Cobbing. During the hour we will explore his work from the late 60s with the group Koncrete Canticle to other limited edition tape releases from the 70s and 80s.
This week's Hell or High Water (Sunday 1-2PM) will feature early recordings from the legendary avant-garde jazz pianist Cecil Taylor. Backed by the masterful rhythm section of bassist Buell Neidlinger and drummer Dennis Charles and featuring solos from other free jazz giants like Steve Lacy and Archie Shepp, these mid to late 50s recordings highlight Taylor's earliest recorded output as a leader.
Nine to midnight on tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC: Unknown Legends, featuring recent American underground cassette releases, low-run vinyl, and CD-Rs, highlighting the mottled sounds existing along a shared circuit that coalesce into what host Ryan Martin describes as “modern subterranean folk music.” Labels and locales represented include Cephia's Treat, Nazot, Bonescraper, no-label, I Just Live Here, Gross Domestic Product, /\, Immaginarium, Toy Prison, Far Rockaway, Tampa, Providence, Carrboro, basements-warehouses-living rooms everywhere.