There is so much going on this week in XYC. The first thing going on inside the radio is...
The Inside Track tonight (Friday) at 9pm, featuring the new Numero Group compilation WTNG: 89.9 FM, A mock 1970s radio station compilation featuring regional soft rock jams along the lines of Steely Dan and Loggins & Messina, including two little known North Carolina groups: The Leder Brothers and The Roach Band. Tune in for a new level of Smooth.
On Sunday at 10am for Orange County Special, listen up to hear a couple numbers by singer-not-songwriter Jonny Corndawg, who will be playing Monday night at the Local 506. A man of mystery to the core, you gotta tune in to find out what he's about.
Keep listening for Hell or High Water Sunday at 1 for an overview of the immensely talented R&B/soul vocalist Shirley Ellis. Born in The Bronx in 1941, she first started performing in the mid-50s with The Metronomes, which led to her marrying their lead singer Alphonso Elliston in the 1959 and using his connections to secure a deal with Congress, a subsidiary of Kapp Records, in 1960. She then recorded two Billboard Top 10 hits for Congress; "The Nitty Gritty" in 1963 and "The Clapping Song" in 1965. Despite having these two top 10 singles, Ellis sunk into obscurity by 1968. We will be listening to most of her Congress Records recordings from 1961-1965, recordings that were influential to, among others, Gladys Knight, Madeline Bell and many others.
Then, keep it up at 2 for Broken Music which will focus on the experimental tape work of German composer Rudiger Rufer. Born in the early 30s, Rufer started out as the sound engineer at the Electronic Studio of the Technische Universtitat Berlin where he worked until the early 70s and then became a professor of electroacoustic music at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Hannover. We will focus on recordings from the early 70s until the mid 80s.
At 8, the Backyard BBQ will feature BOYKILLER, an ~all girl band~ composed of Theresa Stone (Organos, North Elementary), Ginger Wagg (Veelee) and Catherine Steele (Animal Alphabet). They are also going to be playing WXYC's first live! BBQ show at CHUG, so this will be an awesome preview. If you can't wait, check out http://boykiller.bandcamp.com/
"On this week's SportsRap, Sunday at 9, the panel discusses the latest results from the US Open (PGA), figuring which golfer stands atop of the leader boards. Following, the group will discuss the recent documentary analyzing the 1992 USA Men's National Basketball team (The Dream Team), along with a mini preview of this year's Olympic basketball team. The crew will also pick up last week's NBA Finals analysis, along with a Basketball/Baseball draft preview/wrapup, analyzing Tar Heel potential in their respective leagues. "
Then, wrap up yr weekend with the NSE from 10-midnight. WXYC DJ Mike S teams up with The Sound Cartel (http://soundcartel.net/) for a night of Deep and Soulful House.
Monday, get back Inside that Track at 9pm with 'V' by KTL. The fifth studio album by the drone duo of Stephen O'Malley, a founding member of Sun O))), and Peter Rehberg, who runs the Editions Mego label, V moves away from the harsher, noisier side of their previous work, and finds KTL working with unexpected guests like Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. It's an engaging and enveloping listen.
Finally, tune in Thursday night at 9pm for the Thursday Night Feature. This week's TNF focuses on the last 20 years of modern garage rock. Starting with the 1990's heyday of bands cranking out 45s on Estrus and Sympathy for the Record Industry and traveling to the present crop of bands on labels like Hozac, Goner, and Dirtnap, DJ Montgomery Morris will spin three hours of vinyl designed to be short, fast, and LOUD!