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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.

Oct 15 2011 - 4:47am
Nov 26 2011 - 7:23pm

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.

Oct 13 2011 - 3:47pm
Nov 22 2011 - 12:24pm

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.

Oct 11 2011 - 6:24pm
Nov 20 2011 - 4:23pm

Hey Listeners!
So our stream IS down temporarily. We're working out some kinks with it and we're gonna be back by the end of this week. We're really sorry about this inconvenience, but we'll let y'all know as soon as we're back up!

Thanks so much for your concern, and thanks so much for listening!


Oct 11 2011 - 11:41am
Nov 19 2011 - 1:23pm

Tonight at 9pm WXYC will be screening BELLY at the Nightlight. The movie was directed by Hype Williams and stars DMX, Nas, Method Man, and T-Boz. Please stop by and munch on some popcorn with us!

Oct 11 2011 - 10:42am
Oct 11 2011 - 3:23pm

Tonight on The Backyard Barbecue, information about and tracks from artists playing at next week's OCSC 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEK LONG CELEBRATION! We'll hear from Shark Quest, Gmish Klezmer Band, Crooked Fingers, and more. 8 PM.

Oct 9 2011 - 1:02pm
Nov 17 2011 - 8:23pm

Lame Drivers is doing a live in-studio performance today here at WXYC! Tune in between two and three!

Lame Drivers
we clear the air

Oct 7 2011 - 8:45am
Nov 17 2011 - 9:23am

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.

Oct 6 2011 - 3:11pm
Nov 16 2011 - 3:23pm

Today on Hell or High Water (1-2PM), we continue our look at avant-garde jazz from UNC's Southern Folklife Collection with music from innovative saxophonist Albert Ayler. Recorded at live dates in '66 and '67, "Albert Ayler in Greenwich Village" is (in our humble opinion) some of his best work. Tune in!

Oct 2 2011 - 4:50am
Nov 16 2011 - 3:23pm

In honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, this week's show features Steve Reich's "Tehillim", Judeo-jazz from John Zorn's Masada, music from the Jewish people of Uganda, and a little bit of klezmer. Nine to midnight on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC.

Sep 29 2011 - 4:28pm
Nov 13 2011 - 6:23pm
Sep 25 2011 - 5:56pm
Nov 8 2011 - 12:23pm

Tonight on The Backyard Barbecue: Deets about next weekend's Signal Fest; tracks from Hidden Cat, The Pod, MAKE, Lud, and more. 8 PM.

Sep 25 2011 - 11:22am
Nov 8 2011 - 11:23am

September 23rd was John Coltrane's birthday, and we're celebrating it this week on Hell or High Water. Tune in Sunday from 1-2PM to hear "Live in Seattle", recorded in Sept. 1965 with a killer lineup (McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones, Donald Garrett, Pharoah Sanders!). Also, check out these photos of Coltrane from UNC's Southern Folklife Collection, taken by Robert Bolton:

Sep 24 2011 - 11:46am
Nov 7 2011 - 6:23pm

Jozef Van Wissem's Renaissance-inspired modern lute is reflected in palindromic pieces on "Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear", interspersing airport sounds with inverted classical compositions, and "It Is All That Is Made", referencing the Genesis story. We'll hear both these albums as well as selections from Wissem's duo with James Blackshaw, Brethren Of The Free Spirit tonight, nine to midnight, on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC

Sep 22 2011 - 4:35pm
Nov 2 2011 - 8:23am

Tune in to Feedback Farm until 10pm! The topic is Magic.

Sep 21 2011 - 4:09pm
Oct 31 2011 - 8:23pm