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Friday, July 17, 2015
This Week on WXYC

Hi everyone,
 
WXYC has lots in store for you this coming week. Here are just a few things you have to look forward to:
 
Tonight from 9 to 10pm, tune in to the Inside Track to hear RP Boo’s new release Fingers, Bank Pads, & Shoe Prints, out on Planet Mu. RP Boo is Kavain Space, who is widely recognized as the father of footwork.
 
On tonight's New Science Experience, resident DJ Beto Terwilliger will be spinning some diva house jams and eventually devolving into dark and broken techno. Check it out from 10pm to midnight!
 
On Sunday afternoon, from 2 to 3pm, Broken Music will review the recordings of Japanese percussionist and electro-acoustic composer Seijiro Murayama. Murayama began playing improvised music in the early 1970s and later toured the US as the drummer to Keiji Haino's Fushitsusha and KK Null's Absolut Null Punkt. He began exploring a less idiomatic approach to percussion after a move to Paris in 1999, exploring the drum as a resonant surface and experimenting heavily with amplification and feedback as a means of sounding his drums. Over the hour we'll hear solo works as well as collaborations with Eric La Casa, Toshiya Tsunoda, Lionel Marchetti, and a slew of other.
 
This week’s Backyard BBQ, airing Sunday from 8 to 9pm, will feature a phone interview with Future Islands in preparation for their 1000th show on July 26th!
 
Tune in to Sports Rap right after that, Sunday 9-10pm, to get the scoop on all things athletic.
 
And Monday’s Outside Track, from 9 to 10pm, will be AAAA’s Shiva Watts, a 2014 album which has just been reissued by Antime Records. You can expect to hear some analogue synthesizer jams that feature tinny, high-frequency beats and emotional, lush buildups.
 

Friday, July 10, 2015
This Week on WXYC

Hello,
 
It’s Friday…..FRIDAY! We ARE making the weekends longer than the weeks and we’ll do it again because it’s FRIIIIDAAAYYY!!
 
That means it’s time for me to tell you about exciting things we have coming up on WXYC this week:
 
On tonight’s Inside Track, 9-10pm, don’t miss a new 15th anniversary compilation from Dial Records. Alongside founders Carsten Jost, Lawrence, and Pawel, the album features Dial regulars Pantha Du Prince, Efdemin, and many more, plus the first label appearance of DJ Richard who is going to release an album on Dial Records this coming September.
 
Right after that, on tonight’s New Science Experience, resident DJ Beto Terwilliger will be spinning some low key jams for you to drink beer to. Tune in from 10pm to midnight!
 
On this Sunday’s Hell or High Water, 1-2pm, we’ll be listening to American honky-tonk singer-songwriter Jean Shepard, who was a pioneer for women in country music.
 
Sunday’s Broken Music, 2-3pm, will delve into two recent archival collections of American composer Arnold Dreyblatt. Writing largely for modified instruments of his own design, Dreyblatt has ventured on a career-long exploration of harmonics and overtones. Although he has ties to minimalism, having studied with Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, and La Monte Young, Dreyblatt's approach to rhythm, particularly with his Orchestra of Excited Strings, has more in common with rock music.
 
Thought the 4th of July was enough BBQ for one summer? Think again, fool. When you’re done thinking, check out the Backyard BBQ on Sunday from 8-9pm. (You’re not actually a fool).
 
This week on Sports Rap we'll be talking about this year's crazy NBA free agency, Mark Cuban driving around searching for DeAndre Jordan, two NFL Players who blew their fingers off on July 4th, and the U.S.'s third win in the Women's World Cup.
 
And Monday’s Outside Track, 9-10pm, will feature harsh industrial soundscapes from British Krautrockers Gnod from their latest album Infinity Machines. Tune in for massive, jagged, distorted industrial drones and beats that spiral out of control into the noisy, beat-filled depths of Hell.

Friday, July 3, 2015
This Week on WXYC

Hi,
 
Happy (almost) 4th of July! Hope everybody has a fun and safe time celebrating with cookouts and fireworks.
 
Here are just a few of the upcoming shows on WXYC to accompany your holiday weekend:
 
Tune in tonight at 9pm to catch the Inside Track, which will be Container’s new album LP3. ~Buzzwords~ include: noisy, erratic techno, club bangerz.
 
After that, don’t miss DJ Beto on the decks for the New Science Experience, 10pm-midnight. May he sneeze on the beat so the beat gets sicker.
 
Orange County Special airs this Sunday 11-1pm, with Jane DW curating a great selection of traditional and neotraditional music.
 
Tune in to Broken Music later on Sunday, 2-3pm, to hear a set of new recordings from the French electronic composer/vocalist/experimenter Berangere Maximin. Dangerous Orbits, her 4th overall solo release, features elements of electroacoustic music, modern composition and glitch electronics that all come together to create a rich sonic tapestry with nods towards Francois Bayle, Eliane Radigue, John Zorn and even the late Luc Ferrari.
 
This week on Sports Rap, Sunday 9-10pm, we'll be discussing the U.S. run in the FIFA Women's World Cup and the crazy signings going on as NBA free agency is just getting started.
 
And Monday’s Outside Track, 9-10pm, will feature Mort Garson’s Plantasia. This album is warm earth music for plants...and the people who love them.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
This Week on WXYC

Hi everyone,
 
Here are some of the cool things that will be featured on WXYC this week:
 
Broken Music, today from 2 to 3pm, will feature Eli Keszler, a multi-instrumental musician from New York. He plays things like sheet metal, engines, microprocessor-controller motors, and piano strings, often experimenting with percussion. His past in punk rock is only vaguely audible in his solo work. Much of his work is installation art, but his recorded works are equally ambitious. Collaborations with Ashley Paul, Tony Conrad, and Ambarchi are all notable.
 
Tune in from 5 to 6pm today to listen as the WXYC Reports team absconds with the sounds of other peoples voices and presents them as the substance of their own creation, exploring the theme of "appropriation" in one hour of story driven analysis and questioning, probing the topics of sex, gender, race, relationships, literature, and fan fiction.
 
From the host of Backyard BBQ, tonight 8-9pm:
Backyard BBQ
Your handsome host has returned
Local music y'all
-Haiku 383
 
On this week’s Sports Rap, tonight from 9 to 10pm, we'll be talking about the top picks of the NBA Draft, Charlotte's pick in the NBA Draft, the women's World Cup, and the U.S. matchup against China in the cup.
 
And on Monday 9-10pm, the Inside Track will be the album With Miur from Japanese experimental artist Keigo Igarashi's solo project Fifto. With Miur is a collection of mostly glitchy, sputtering minimalist soundscapes that verge on catchy.

Friday, June 19, 2015
This Week on WXYC

Heyyyy,
 
Check out some of the stuff we have coming up on WXYC this week:
 
On tonight’s Inside Track, at 9pm, we’ll be hearing Jamie XX’s new album In Colour. This album is full of some hard-hitting club jams with a melancholic twist.
 
After that, we're bringing the club to you on tonight's very special broadcast of the New Science Experience! Tune in from 10pm to midnight to hear the sounds from the Wild At Night party at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill. Expect dark and brooding vibes from Raleigh artists Eyes Low and Blursome and hypnotizing rhythms from their collaborative project Choked Out. The broadcast will also feature DJ support from DJ duo Hot Local Teens.
 
On Hell or High Water, Sunday 1-2pm, we’ll be listening to various girl groups from Detroit in the 1960s and 70s. Tune in to hear some R&B, soul, and Motown from groups like the Primettes, the Kittens, Corvells, and more!
 
Broken Music, 2-3pm on Sunday, will be a tribute to American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer Ornette Coleman.
 
On a special Father's Day edition of Sports Rap, Sunday 9-10pm, your host and his dad will be discussing the conclusion of the NBA finals, the end of the Stanley Cup Finals, and what it's like to grow up an NC State fan and then go to Carolina. Calls are encouraged from dads or for sports stories about dads!
 
And Monday’s Outside Track, from 9-10pm, will feature the Supreme Jubilees. Originally starting off as a traditional gospel quartet from Fresno, CA in the late 1970s, the Supreme Jubilees are a Christian soul group. Tune in for smooth bass riffs, funky drumming, and ~heavenly~ vocals.

Friday, June 12, 2015
This Week on WXYC

Hi,
 
Happy Friday everyone! This past week flew by...I can’t believe it’s already time for me to post about upcoming programming again.
 
That said, we have lots of cool things coming your way this week! Check it out:
 
Tonight’s Inside Track, from 9-10pm, will be Platform by Holly Herndon, which is an album of glitchy, cerebral electronic soundscapes that push the boundaries of pop and tekno as we know it.
 
On tonight's New Science Experience, 10pm-midnight, local mixmaster Mike D and NSE boss Beto Terwilliger will be going back2back. They'll be serving fishy diva jams, slowjam realness and disco oddities.
 
This week on Orange County Special, we’ll take a look at releases from local record label/nonprofit/all around cool guys and girls, the Music Makers Relief Foundation. This group specializes in preserving the livelihood and music of some truly great southern folk and blues musicians, all based in North Carolina. Tune this Sunday 11am-1pm!
 
Right after that, on Hell or High Water, we'll be hearing from Etta Baker, Piedmont blues guitarist from Morganton, NC known for her driving, rhythmic two-finger style guitar playing. Her guitar repertoire ranges from late 19th-century parlor music to intimation of blues music styles that would define the post-World War II urban electric blues that became popular in Chicago and Detroit and gave birth to Rock ‘n Roll.
 
Tune in to Broken Music this Sunday at 2pm to listen to selections from a new collection of live installation recordings from the cross-continental collaborative quartet SQID (featuring Angelica Castello, Burkhard Stangl, Mario de Vega and Attilaa Faravelli). Armed with an arsenal of instruments, toys, props and other found materials, the group created hours of recordings during a 2014 pilgrimage in the Hungarian countryside and then culled the material into a series of performances all over Europe. After the concerts, the very fine Russian avant-garde label Mikroton convinced the quartet to put together this new CD of the performances' highlights.
 
On Sports Rap, Sunday 9-10pm, we'll be discussing the surprise rise and fall of Matthew Dellavedova, the surprise fall and rise of the Golden State Warriors, and hopefully touching on the tight race for the Stanley Cup.
 
And on next week’s Outside Track, Monday 9-10pm, we’ll be hearing the compilation Mindbender: Stringtronics, out on the label Fifth Dimension. Released in 1972, this music was originally made for use in movies, TV shows, commercial, etc. to enhance tension in dramatic scenes or make relaxed and mellow scenes more so. Featuring an array of string arrangements, Latin grooves, and at times, rock-ish vibes.

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