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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This Week on TNF

Thursday Night Feature pays respects to the recently departed Cecil Taylor. A conservatory-trained free jazz pioneer, Taylor refused jazz and classical orthodoxies, and expanded the piano's possibilities with a unique style both confrontational and delicate.
He was for decades reviled as well as revered for his unholy marriage of european and african-american aesthetics, before ultimately accumulating accolades like a MacArthur grant and a solo show at the Whitney Museum devoted to his art, poetry and dance as well as his music. 
This week's tribute show will unfold in three hour-long movements: First, a sample of some of Taylor's most celebrated recordings; next, a showcase of Taylor's poetry and the interplay between his music and words; and then, TNF coordinator tall mountain will showcase some of taylor's many collaborations. Requests and appreciations welcome.
This show will be live Thursday April 12 from 9pm-midnight and can be found after it airs on the TNF archive.

Monday, April 2, 2018
This Week on TNF

The phone has transformed the ways we connect with others and live our everyday lives. Since they were introduced in the 1870s phones have become more accessible, portable, and functional. One such enhancement was the addition of ringtones: No longer were our ears subject to a generic and grinding beep. Ringtones became a new way to express ourselves in an era of personalization and consumer electronic culture. Medium shaped art, as the limited computing power of phones birthed a unique genre of music. Ringtones were also a social experience; phones were a platform that individuals designed for and shared with. In this TNF DJ 05 Elantra will break down the evolution of the phone, and delve into the development of the sonic experiences we have with them today.
Listen to this conversation live this Thursday, April 5th from 9pm to midnight or tune in afterwards on TNF's archive.

Tuesday, March 27, 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 / wxyc.org / 89.3fm / ch, nc 
 
https://www.mixcloud.com/tnf/

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
This Week on TNF

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.

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