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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
This Week on TNF

Eighties alternative music is a broad, diverse category, and this "new wave" enjoys considerable nostalgia even thirty years later. As time has passed, however, many new wave acts with rich catalogs have been reduced to one or two signature hits. Groups like A-ha, the Human League, and Soft Cell have so much more to offer than their signature songs. For this edition of the Thursday Night Feature, Twentieth Century Boy curates a selection of brilliant tracks you may have forgotten (or never heard in the first place) by some of the best-loved new wave acts.

Tune in on Thursday, March 29 from 9-midnight to hear this show with Twentieth Century Boy or catch it afterwards on the TNF archive.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
This Week on TNF

This week celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian new year, with host Sufi as your guide through the vast world of Iranian pop music - its origins and evolution over the past fifty years, as well as its influences across the West.  
th 9-midnight / / 89.3fm / ch, nc

Monday, February 26, 2018
This Week on TNF

This week guest host Brian Burns puts the spotlight on Memphis producer Style Wooten, who ran a series of vanity record labels in the late 60's and early 70's. The music ranges from gospel, to rock, to country, to R&B. Tune in to hear cuts from labels like Designer, Camaro, Pretty Girl, and Allendale…all produced by Style Wooten.
Tune in to WXYC this Thursday, March 1 from 9pm-12am. You can catch this show and other shows you may have missed on TNF's mixcloud archive.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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In the early 80's, Greg Ginn started the DIY record label SST, as well as the iconic punk band Black Flag. In the decades since, DIY Punk - anarcho-punk, hardcore, peace punk, pop - has flourished in the states and internationally. This week's TNF welcomes UNC creative writing professor, Matt O'Wain who was a touring musician from ages 16 to 31 and in that time picked up hundred of 7 inches and LPs, some of which are one of perhaps 500 copies pressed. Join Matt as he plays and discusses records from regional DIY scenes from the Deep South and Pacific Northwest as well as Chicago. He'll also play records from Japan, France, Spain, Mexico and other international scenes. 
You can hear this show live this Thursday, February 15, from 9-midnight on WXYC 89.3 fm or from TNF's new mixcloud archive which you can find here.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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WXYC is delighted to welcome Kamara Thomas, a Durham based songrwriter and storyteller. Formerly of the Ghost Gamblers and the bassist and vocalist for NYC power trio, Earl Greyhound, she is currently at work on her first full length album, Tularosa: An American Dreamtime, which is less of a "debut" than a culmination of her career to date. In anticipation of her show at the Pinhook on this Saturday, February 10, with HC McEntire (of Mount Moriah) and Phil Cook (Loamlands et al), we'll listen to and discuss some of the music Kamara has made and is making, as well as some of her current and all-time faves. 
You can listen to our conversation with Kamara Thomas live this Thursday, Febraury 8, from 9pm to midnight. This and other past shows will be available on Thursday Night Feature's mixcloud archive which you can find here. Check back regularly for more updates of previous shows you may have missed.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
This Week on TNF

On January 23, 2018 South Africa lost one of its heroes in Hugh Masekela. For over fifty years his music impacted people all over the world and particularly those of South Africa. Join guest host Jack Bonney (Carolina Soul) at ten pm for a two hour tribute featuring a wide variety of Masekela's many sounds, from African jazz and Classic Soul to Afrobeat and Disco/Boogie. We'll focus on the period of 1965-1977 with particular attention paid to his potent protest self-titled album from 1969. Masekela's music is a rewarding discovery, and his legacy well worthy of tribute. 
Mark E Smith died less than a week after Masekela. The Fall's frontman and driving force, his brand of protest music couldn't have been much different. Uncompromisingly confrontational (toward his bandmates as well as audience), his (auto)didactic lyrics were densely literary and elusive, yet razor-sharp and hilarious, and always delivered in that singular style-uh. From nine to ten, tall mountain will spin some faves, mostly from the early and Brix-era albums. requests welcome! 


This show as well as previous TNFs can be found on the new TNF mixcloud archive. Check back for more updates on the archive of other TNFs you may have missed.

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