News & Updates

Monday, April 2, 2012
Fusion Youth Radio!

This week's topic is: Immigration and the DREAM Act.  

Tune in this Sunday at 5pm.

The bi-weekly show is produced in collaboration with Sacrificial Poets and WXYC. FYR LIVE features youth spoken word artists, music, audio documentaries, and discussion around questions of social justice and concepts of community. The program creates bridges across traditional gaps between the university and the town by bringing high school students to the UNC campus and serves as a forum for discussing upcoming events and emerging issues. FYR is produced for youth by youth.

Monday, April 2, 2012
The Inside Track

4/2 K.S. Chithra - K.S. Chithra - Wild and wonderful sounds from a 1980s Kollywood songstress.

4/6 Sidi Touré - Koïma - The latest full-length from this Malian songwriter and guitarist draws on the traditional music of his city Gao, as well as desert blues and ornate western acoustic forms.

Tune in Monday and Friday at 9pm.

Monday, March 26, 2012
The Inside Track

3/26 - Matthew Shipp Trio - Elastic Aspects 
The latest album from Matthew Shipp (performing this Thursday!), loose be-bop and solo improvisations. 
3/30 - Robbie Basho - Twilight Peaks 
Relegated to an obscure cassette in the 1980s, this guitar soli master's final record has now been restored and reissued for the first time.

Sunday, March 18, 2012
WXYC & CUAB present: Matthew Shipp

WXYC is proud to announce that jazz pianist Matthew Shipp will be performing on-campus on March 29th in Hill Hall, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. 

Shipp has long been a member of saxophonist David S. Ware's quartet. He has performed with many musicians, including William Parker, DJ Spooky, Roscoe Mitchell, Mat Maneri, High Priest, and El-P. 

His latest studio recording, Elastic Aspects, was released on Thirsty Ear Records this past February. 

"I have encountered many musicians in my life and many are inspired and worthwhile but rarely are they so forcefully driven and honestly inspired as Matthew Shipp. Again, it’s coming from the guts, it’s the real thing." - Henry Rollins 

Free for UNC Students | $12 General Admission 
Tickets will be available starting March 15 at the Union Box Office located in the Carolina Union. 

For more information, please e-mail info@wxyc.org 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Inside Track

Tune in Monday and Friday at 9pm for The Inside Track, where you can hear a new release played in its entirety.  

3/16 - Mount Carmel - Real Women

3/19 - Excavacations - Object Permanence

Sunday, February 19, 2012
This Weekend on WXYC

This Sunday's Hell or High Water will feature much of the discography of the Florida-born, Philadelphia-based soul singer Jean Wells. 'Discovered' by Clyde Otis while performing around Philadelphia in the early 60s, Wells had a major hit in 1967 with ""Have a Litttle Mercy" as well as a fairly successful sole LP entitled "Soul On Soul" in 1968. Pretty much forgotten after her recording career ended in the early 70s, Wells' music has once again seen the light of day as London label BBE has just reissued "Soul on Soul" as well as some other odds and ends. Tune Sunday at 1pm.

From 2 to 3 this Sunday Broken Music will consist of an homage to the late, great drummer, producer, experimenter and modern artist Mike Kelley. Kelly, founding member of Detroit underground art-punk outfit Destroy All Monsters and a renowned experimental musician throughout the past 35 years, killed himself on January 31st. We will listen to portions of a 1987 experimental opera, a live late 80s noise improvisation with Sonic Youth and a chilling Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) collection that found Kelley spending lots of time recording the sounds around, among other locales, the tomb of Jim Morrison.

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