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Monday, August 13, 2018
This Week on WXYC

This week on WXYC’s Thursday Night Feature, we’re exploring the music and surrounding subculture of straight edge hardcore. At the dawn of the 1980s, Ian McKaye was sick of the gunk and the grime, the drunken fights and the overdoses, that punk rock had accumulated already in its few years of existence. With Minor Threat, McKaye redesigned hardcore into something pure, clean, inclusive, and sober; and he founded a movement based on those ideals: straight edge. Straight edge is now a global phenomenon and has produced some of the best music that hardcore has to offer. We’ll go from the spiritual (Shelter, 108) to the spitefully militant (Hatebreed, Vegan Reich) and everything else between. Hosted by blue cadet-3. xvx NAILED TO THE X xvx

Monday, August 6, 2018
This Week on WXYC

Hi all, 
Here's what we've got coming up this week: 
Join us on this week's Thursday Night Feature as we journey through the musical life of jazz trumpeter Don cherry. Don Cherry was a pioneer in both the free jazz movements of the late 1950’s and one of the first to integrate “world” music in the 1970’s. For the thursday night feature we’ll start with his now classic jazz albums with Ornette Coleman through his work with Archie Sheep, Albert Ayler, and John Coltrane. We’ll end by featuring this musical genius’s collaborations with international musicians including Gato Barbieri and Codona where he worked to incorporate sitars, tablas, and cuicas into a jazz sound. Hosted by Will Vizuete.
 

Thursday, May 31, 2018
This Week on TNF

On this week's Thursday night feature, come along with Betty Belch (aka Ariane from Carolina Soul), as she charts a course across genres, eras, and continents. our points of departure will be early rock-n-roll and garage bands from south america and Iberia; from there, we'll follow the music as it morphs into new formations, including psych rock in the middle east, loungy instrumentals in south and east asia, and west african funk and soul. No music is an island!

This show will be live tonight Thursday May 31 from 9pm to midnight.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
This Week on TNF

Hometown Hideaway Vol. 1 

 

Most bands are short lived and fade away into local folklore and unknown obscurity.  Today these bands can release a cassette, cd, or 7 inch single, but rarely are they able to afford releasing an entire LP.  Back in the day, local bands more often did release full length albums, often released on small private labels that were pressed in small batches of 500-1,000 copies.  The records were passed along to family members, sold at local concerts, and occasionally at local record stores, often ending up in thrift stores and yard sales.  These records are now sought out by collectors and historians who want to hear what these bands/times sounded like.  Join guest host Jack Bonney of Carolina Soul  to hear a wide variety of private press releases from the 70's and 80's.  Highlights will include local NC private press releases by Xian Psych stalwarts The Bridge out of Greensboro, new wave/power pop groups on Chapel Hill based Moonlight Records, along with a smattering of rare/random releases by groups that represented their hometowns for a brief shining moment.  

 

Tune into this show live on Thursday Mary 24 from 9pm-midnight or later on Thursday Night Feature's archive.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
This Week on TNF

This week's Thursday Night Feature will honor the composer and guitarist, Glenn Branca, who died this week at the age of 69. Beginning with his 'no-wave' band Theoretical Girls (and also, briefly, The Static), and then as a solo composer and ensemble leader, Branca combined the drone and duration of minimalist music with the bombast and theatrics of rock and punk. He exerted tremendous influence over the downtown NYC scene during the late 70s-early 80s, and without him (for starters) there would be no Sonic Youth, Branca's most famous acolytes.
(Lee Ranaldo and later Thurston Moore both played on some of Branca's guitar symphonies. if you like SY but don't know Branca, then you'll want to tune in.)
We'll sample some of Branca's signature works and performances and hear from some of the bands who came to embody his aesthetic and proudly wear his influence on their artfully torn sleeves.
Tune in this Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9pm to midnight or listen to it later on TNF’s archive.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
This Week on TNF

Join us this Thursday to celebrate the music of influential and innovative hip-hop producer James Yancey, otherwise known as J Dilla or Jay Dee. Raised in Detroit J Dilla had by the 2000’s perfected his style of laid back beats and abstract samples and was in demand everywhere from Erykah Badu to De La Soul. He also created amazing music through his Slum Village group and with collaborations with Madlib as the band Jaylib. Although he died at 32 in 2006, he managed to leave us a treasure trove of beats and bass lines which we will explore and celebrate for you on the radio. 

This show will be live on Thursday April 19 from 9pm-midnight and can be found after it airs on TNF's archive.

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