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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 - 5:50am
Nov 16 2011 - 4:23pm

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 - 5:28pm
Nov 13 2011 - 7:23pm
Sep 25 2011 - 6:56pm
Nov 8 2011 - 1:23pm

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 - 12:22pm
Nov 8 2011 - 12:23pm

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 - 12:46pm
Nov 7 2011 - 7:23pm

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 - 5:35pm
Nov 2 2011 - 9:23am

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

Sep 21 2011 - 5:09pm
Oct 31 2011 - 9:23pm

Tonight on The Backyard Barbecue: A preview of the Carrboro Music Festival -- USA Baby, MAKE, Lud, The Moaners, in the year of the pig, and more.

Sep 18 2011 - 8:36am
Oct 31 2011 - 9:23pm

And stay tuned for Broken Music (Sunday 2-3PM), which will feature excerpts from two new releases from the talented Nagoya-based violinist, percussionist and electronics experimenter Kumayama Kiyoharu. The first is a long duet entitled Heterotropics featuring Kumayama on violin and percussion and frequent collaborator Urabe Masayoshi on saxophone. The second is a series of minimal electronics pieces featuring Kumayama and Kiyoshi Mizutani.

Sep 17 2011 - 5:34am
Oct 31 2011 - 8:23am

Hell or High Water (Sunday 1-2PM) this week will focus on the music and life of Wilbert Harrison, a Charlotte-born early rock n' roller who, after bouncing around labels in Miami and then Newark, recorded the chart-topping "Kansas City" for Fury Records in 1959. Though it proved to be his only hit, he remained prolific for the entirety of the 60s and 70s, mixing elements of gospel, country, calpyso, jazz and rockabilly with his driving R&B piano licks.

Sep 17 2011 - 5:33am
Oct 30 2011 - 3:23pm

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Sep 16 2011 - 2:42pm
Oct 30 2011 - 10:23am
Sep 16 2011 - 6:07am
Oct 29 2011 - 12:23pm

Tonight on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC host Chris Akiba explores a three-hour set of banger, enders, and ender-enders in music exclusively from skate videos. 9 to midnight on 89.3, www.wxyc.org.

Sep 15 2011 - 5:29pm
Oct 29 2011 - 10:23am

The WXYC 90s Dance is tomorrow night!!

WXYC 90s Dance
Friday, September 16 at 2:00pm

Sep 15 2011 - 8:01am
Oct 27 2011 - 8:23pm

A look at a great musical resource found in the magazine WIRE, supplemented with notes by the KiC creator. There's a big shout-out to one of our DJs inside!

Sep 14 2011 - 8:19pm
Oct 27 2011 - 4:23pm