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Thursday, November 17, 2011
This Weekend on WXYC

This week's Hell or High Water will focus on the recordings of  Mullins, South Carolina-born funk vocalist Sandra Phillips. Most famous for recording in the early 70s with Swamp Dogg, we will explore her music from her earliest smooth soul 45s circa 1967-8 on the Broadway and Sue labels to her early to mid 70s anthemic, harder funk sounds. Sunday 1-2 pm

The focus of this week's Broken Music will be the 80s experimental electronics and vocal recordings of the Aspen-based outfit Architects Office. Founded in 1983 by tape manipulator and French horn player Joel Haertling, AO is remembered mostly for their soundtrack works for the late Stan Brakhage. The show will center around their bizarre soundtrack to the Brakhage short "Caswallon the Headhunter" from 1986 but will also include other studio and live cuts from their lesser-known material. Sunday 2-3 pm

Sunday, November 13, 2011
WXYC Disco Jam!

Saturday 11/19 marks the WXYC Disco Jam!

Dress 2 sweat for a night of vintage and modern killers from across the disco spectrum, spun by WXYC's finest! Bionic boogie, furious funk, rhythmic rollers, space lazers, and a touch of class.

Admission is $5. 

Join us at the Nightlight Bar & Club - party starts at 9pm. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011
Broken Music 11/13

This week's Broken Music focuses on the performer Toshimaru Nakamura. A prominent figure of the Onkyo scene in Japan, Nakamura's silences and high frequencies have perplexed listeners for over a decade now. We will listen to both solo performances as well as collaborations with  Ami Yoshida, Keith Rowe, Tetuzi Akiyama, and Axel Dorner, among others.  

Tune in Sunday 2-3 pm

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Broken Music 11/6

For the second installment in our survey of Hungarian experimental music, Broken Music turns to composer Zoltán Jeney. Another founding member of the Budapest New Music Studio, Jeney utilized unusual decision making process in his compositions and wrote for a number of unorthodox arrangements of instruments. His works are some of the most strange and adventurous among the Hungaroton catalog at the time.

Tune in Sunday from 2-3 pm.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
This Week's Thursday Night Feature

This Thursday join Howard Hoyt for part seven in his series on underground radio of the 60s and 70s, when AM was king and FM was counterculture. Covering singer/songwriter, rock and jazz genres, this show returns to and revels in the days of alt radio. Nine to midnight on WXYC.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
WXYC has a tumblr!

"WXYC has been inhabiting the annex of the Carolina Union for quite some time now, and until this summer we had quite the collection of memorabilia hanging from our walls. Unfortunately the time came for them to be taken down after a few decades in order to get our facilities up to code. However, we want to make sure that these posters and knick-knacks are not lost or forgotten. Many of these posters are pieces of a local history in Chapel Hill and its surrounding areas; and all are in some way a part of the history at WXYC."

Check it out:

We'll be posting images, etc. to the site weekly.

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