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Monday, January 15, 2018
This Week on TNF

This week Thursday Night Feature will be hosting Alex Maiolo, a musician, producer and engineer, writer, and health care activist. A tireless supporter of and participant in scenes near and far, Alex is a goldmine of killer songs, keen insights, and crazy stories. WXYC is delighted to host him for a TNF. We'll hear and discuss tracks from bands he's played in and recorded, along with some of his all-time and current faves. 
Tune in on Thursday, January 18 from nine to midnight to hear our conversation with Alex. Even if you miss the live show you can still find this and other previous TNF shows on the new TNF mixcloud archive. Check back for updates on the archive of other TNF shows you may have missed. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Thursday Night Feature Archive

Previous shows of WXYC's Thursday Night Feature can now be found on a new mixcloud archive! Thursday Night Feature also airs live every Thursday night from 9pm-12am on WXYC.

Friday, December 1, 2017
WXYC's Top 91 Records for the week of Sunday 11/19/17 - Saturday 11/25/17:

Rank (Plays) Artist - 'Title of CD/LP/EP/7-inch' (RECORD LABEL)
1 (13) KNLB - Intitialize 12" (Vibraphone)
2 (12) Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference (BRAINFEEDER)
3 (11) Kelela - Take Me Apart (WARP)
4 (11) Lomelda - Thx (DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY)
5 (11) Tony Allen - The Source (BLUE NOTE)
6 (11) Tony Humphries - Running Back Mastermix (RB THUMP)
7 (10) Ian William Craig - Durbe (R36)
8 (10) Trad Gros och Stenar - Tack for Kaffet (SUBLIMINAL SOUNDS)
9 (10) War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding (ATLANTIC)
10 (9) Linda Perhacs - I'm a Harmony (OMNIVORE)
11 (9) Re-TROS - Before the Applause (MODERN SKY UK)
12 (9) Various Artists - Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 (ANALOG AFRICA)
13 (8) Alvvays - Antisocialites (POLYVINYL)
14 (8) Bjork - The Gate ((self-released))
15 (8) Camille - Oui (Balulalo/Because)
16 (8) Chandrika Tandon - Shivoham (The Quest) (SOUL CHANTS)
17 (8) Chicago Afrobeat Project - What Goes Up ((self-released))
18 (8) Chuck Johnson - Balsams (VIN DU SELECT QUALITITE)
19 (8) Khalil - The Water We Drink (POSH ISOLATION)
20 (8) Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (MELLO MUSIC GROUP)

Thursday, July 20, 2017
This Week on WXYC

Join host Gabby B for tonight's Thursday Night Feature on Soulection at 9 PM. After beginning life as a college radio show on KBeach radio in Long Beach near LA, Soulection has grown into a multimedia platform with global reach. A self-described "record label, radio show and niche collective of creative music makers and programmers worldwide," Soulection now has a radio show on London's rinse.FM and uses social media and apps to spread their music, art, and style.
Soulection is less interested in adhering to particular genres or cultivating a cohesive "sound" than they are dedicated to finding and promoting "the sound of tomorrow." Their mission is to foster "community, discovery, transparency, DIY growth and the artistry of music."

We'll take a tour through the Soulection catalog, starting with some faves like Sango, Goldlink, Lakim and Taku. Expect also to hear some Evil Needle, Iamnobodi and plenty of others from Soulection's expansive discography.
This Sunday at 1 PM on Hell or High Water, DJ Monty Morris explores some of the deep soul and warm funk of the Memphis Sound. Led by Hi Records and Stax Records, Memphis, Tennessee labels put out some of the best American music of the 1960s and 1970s. We'll hear some of the hits and more obscure gems from Stax subsidiaries (Volt, Enterprise) and more regional labels like Goldwax and Pepper.
This week on Sports Rap, we’ll be talking about the nerd’s sport: marching band. Tune in this Sunday from 9-10pm to learn a little more about that thing you thought was lame in high school, hear about that one time at band camp, and listen to us discuss the athletic merit of marching band and determine whether or not it deserves to be recognized as part of the sports world.

Sunday, July 16, 2017
This Week on WXYC

This Sunday at 2 PM, Broken Music features a recently unearthed missive by the late Tony Conrad. Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain is one of Conrad's earliest pieces, a uniquely throbbing piece for violin and other instruments of his own design. This document captures the 1972 premiere performance of the piece, with Conrad sawing away on violin while Rhys Chatham listens intently and offers counterpoint glissandos on Conrad's Long String Drone and Laurie Spiegel joins them in the lower register. Conrad returned to the piece many times, adapting it for various ensembles and using it as the skeleton to his solo performances during his later years. The immersive works ranks alongside Four Violins and his recording with Faust as one of his most pivotal works.
Monday's Outside Track will feature Maison Rose, the final 1977 LP by French experimental folk artist Emmanuelle Parrenin.  Reissue notes situate her style of ethereal, mindwormy folk somewhere between the delicacy of Linda Perhacs and formal boldness of Brigitte Fontaine. Tune in to hear mind-bending drum machine experiments, siren vocals, and washes of gorgeous ambience.

Friday, July 7, 2017
This Week on WXYC

Tonight at 9 PM, tune into the Inside Track to hear the Félicité OST by the Kasai Allstars and the Kinshasa Symphonic Orchestra. The Allstars are a Congolese supergroup known for their mixture of traditional and contemporary sounds. The movie itself follows the tribulations of a single mother struggling to make it as a bar singer.
 This Sunday at 9 PM on Sports Rap we’re talking about American Ninja Warrior! Apex, North Carolina is now the home of an American Ninja Warrior course, so Blue Cadet-3 and friends are going to go check it out and compete with some of the other Warriors there, and report back to the WXYC listeners.
Monday's Outside Track will feature Vessel in Orbit, an album of group improvisations between NYC free jazz drummer Whit Dickey, violist Mat Manneri and pianist Matthew Shipp. The work is conspicuously melodic sometimes even peaceful in a way a great deal of the genre is not.

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