News & Updates

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
This Week on TNF

WXYC is delighted to welcome Kamara Thomas, a Durham based songrwriter and storyteller. Formerly of the Ghost Gamblers and the bassist and vocalist for NYC power trio, Earl Greyhound, she is currently at work on her first full length album, Tularosa: An American Dreamtime, which is less of a "debut" than a culmination of her career to date. In anticipation of her show at the Pinhook on this Saturday, February 10, with HC McEntire (of Mount Moriah) and Phil Cook (Loamlands et al), we'll listen to and discuss some of the music Kamara has made and is making, as well as some of her current and all-time faves. 
You can listen to our conversation with Kamara Thomas live this Thursday, Febraury 8, from 9pm to midnight. This and other past shows will be available on Thursday Night Feature's mixcloud archive which you can find here. Check back regularly for more updates of previous shows you may have missed.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
This Week on TNF

On January 23, 2018 South Africa lost one of its heroes in Hugh Masekela. For over fifty years his music impacted people all over the world and particularly those of South Africa. Join guest host Jack Bonney (Carolina Soul) at ten pm for a two hour tribute featuring a wide variety of Masekela's many sounds, from African jazz and Classic Soul to Afrobeat and Disco/Boogie. We'll focus on the period of 1965-1977 with particular attention paid to his potent protest self-titled album from 1969. Masekela's music is a rewarding discovery, and his legacy well worthy of tribute. 
Mark E Smith died less than a week after Masekela. The Fall's frontman and driving force, his brand of protest music couldn't have been much different. Uncompromisingly confrontational (toward his bandmates as well as audience), his (auto)didactic lyrics were densely literary and elusive, yet razor-sharp and hilarious, and always delivered in that singular style-uh. From nine to ten, tall mountain will spin some faves, mostly from the early and Brix-era albums. requests welcome! 


This show as well as previous TNFs can be found on the new TNF mixcloud archive. Check back for more updates on the archive of other TNFs you may have missed.

Monday, January 22, 2018
This Week on TNF

This week Massie M. brings us another installment of that fabulous, fun-filled, four hour, festival-like thing we refer to as Dead Air. Dedicating the entire night to the spirit of the Grateful Dead, the TNF will highlight an entire concert from the vault of live recordings held by the Grateful Dead Archives in Santa Cruz. This edition highlights the stellar performance in Binghamton, NY in November of ’77. A high energy show to say the least, jams include a magnificent Scarlet Fire, out-of-sight Truckin, and Donna Godchaux’s Sunrise, a tune that sounds more like a James Bond theme than a Dead tune. Of course, interspersed in set breaks will be selections of the era including a set of Dylan and xyc’s best birthday wishes to Janis (she would have been 75 last week!) So tune in, turn on, and let the good times roll!
This show as well as previous TNFs can be found on the new TNF mixcloud archive. Check back for more updates on the archive of other TNFs you may have missed.

Monday, January 15, 2018
This Week on TNF

This week Thursday Night Feature will be hosting Alex Maiolo, a musician, producer and engineer, writer, and health care activist. A tireless supporter of and participant in scenes near and far, Alex is a goldmine of killer songs, keen insights, and crazy stories. WXYC is delighted to host him for a TNF. We'll hear and discuss tracks from bands he's played in and recorded, along with some of his all-time and current faves. 
Tune in on Thursday, January 18 from nine to midnight to hear our conversation with Alex. Even if you miss the live show you can still find this and other previous TNF shows on the new TNF mixcloud archive. Check back for updates on the archive of other TNF shows you may have missed. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018
Thursday Night Feature Archive

Previous shows of WXYC's Thursday Night Feature can now be found on a new mixcloud archive! Thursday Night Feature also airs live every Thursday night from 9pm-12am on WXYC.

Friday, December 1, 2017
WXYC's Top 91 Records for the week of Sunday 11/19/17 - Saturday 11/25/17:

Rank (Plays) Artist - 'Title of CD/LP/EP/7-inch' (RECORD LABEL)
1 (13) KNLB - Intitialize 12" (Vibraphone)
2 (12) Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference (BRAINFEEDER)
3 (11) Kelela - Take Me Apart (WARP)
4 (11) Lomelda - Thx (DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY)
5 (11) Tony Allen - The Source (BLUE NOTE)
6 (11) Tony Humphries - Running Back Mastermix (RB THUMP)
7 (10) Ian William Craig - Durbe (R36)
8 (10) Trad Gros och Stenar - Tack for Kaffet (SUBLIMINAL SOUNDS)
9 (10) War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding (ATLANTIC)
10 (9) Linda Perhacs - I'm a Harmony (OMNIVORE)
11 (9) Re-TROS - Before the Applause (MODERN SKY UK)
12 (9) Various Artists - Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 (ANALOG AFRICA)
13 (8) Alvvays - Antisocialites (POLYVINYL)
14 (8) Bjork - The Gate ((self-released))
15 (8) Camille - Oui (Balulalo/Because)
16 (8) Chandrika Tandon - Shivoham (The Quest) (SOUL CHANTS)
17 (8) Chicago Afrobeat Project - What Goes Up ((self-released))
18 (8) Chuck Johnson - Balsams (VIN DU SELECT QUALITITE)
19 (8) Khalil - The Water We Drink (POSH ISOLATION)
20 (8) Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (MELLO MUSIC GROUP)

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