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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.

Sunday, February 5, 2012
WXYC's Top Twenty Albums of 2011

As voted by WXYC's DJ-body ...

1. Colin Stetson - New History of Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
2. Grouper - A I A: Alien Observer/Dream Loss
3. Peaking Lights - 936
4. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
5. tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L
6. Kurt Vile - Smoke Rings for my Halo
7. Ami Dang - Hukam
8. Mantana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De ...
9. Oneotrhix Point Never - Replica
10. James Blake - James Blake
11. Big K.R.I.T - Return of 4eva
12. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
13. John Maus – We Must Become The Pitiless Censor’s ...
14. Zomes – Earth Grid
15. Destroyer - Kaputt
15. Radiohead - King of Limbs
17. Beach Boys - Smile Sessions
18. Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt
19. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
20. Jay Z/Kanye West - Watch The Throne

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Tonight's Backyard BBQ

SYSTEMS is playing a set on tonight's
Backyard Barbecue - WXYC's local music show.

Tune in for some loud music, it'll be fun. 8 PM Sunday 1/22.

Friday, January 13, 2012
WXYC Spring Hiring!

Come out and learn how you can be a DJ for WXYC!

We're hosting a station open house in the radio station from 5-6pm on Tuesday, January 17; we're located in RM 3420 in the Union. Afterwards there is an interest meeting at 7pm.

Check out our Facebook event for more info.

If you can't make the meeting but are still interested in applying, or if you have any other questions, please contact us at:

(BTW: You've gotta be a UNC student to apply.)

Saturday, December 17, 2011
This Weekend on WXYC

This Sunday's Broken Music will be a three part holiday show. The festivities will start with a three part suite for improvised classical guitar entitled "Holiday in My Head" culled from a 2008 live recording between Parisian guitarist Pascal Marzan and London improviser Roger Smith. The second part will be live and studio audio recordings of the multimedia Christmas Carol "Unsilent Night" led by NYC composer Phil Kline. The final third of the show will feature an excerpt from the1963 musique-concrete soundtrack to the movie "Christmas Cracker" by Canadian composer Maurice Blackburn as well as a drone-heavy rendtion of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Canadian duo Nadja. Tune in Sunday at 2pm.

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

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