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.
Starting tomorrow on WXYC, each Wednesday between the hours of 5 and 7 PM there will be readings of fiction and poetry from this semester's forthcoming issue of Cellar Door, the official UNC campus literary and arts magazine. Tune in for this exclusive preview.
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Tonight’s Thursday Night Feature on WXYC takes a look at the Native Tongues Posse, a hip-hop crew that grew out out of the five boroughs during the late 1980s and early 1990s and featured artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, Queen Latifah, and more. The crew's sound is tied together by afrocentricism, jazz samples, and all-around positivity. Tune in from 9pm-12am on WXYC 89.3.