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Monday, March 15, 2010
This Week on WXYC
Monday night, listen to Uncle Woody Sullender & Seamus Cater's album When We Get To Meeting on the Inside Track Woody Sullender, a former WXYC DJ, is a Brooklyn-based artist focusing on experimentin' with the banjo. The music incorporates traditional Virginian and North Carolinian styles with punk, noise, jazz and other modern genres. 9 pm.

Then, on Wednesday, tune in to listen to UNC Student Body President Jasmin Jones and members of her executive board and cabinet discuss student government issues and events around UNC. 6 pm

On Friday night's Inside Track, hear Black Noise by Pantha Du Prince. Minimal techno with touches of humanizing found sounds. 9 pm.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Download tracks from the LPDMS
It's been about a month since the first Locally Produced Digital Music Showcase (LPDMS) aired on WXYC. If you missed it now you can listen to the show show as it aired and download the selected tracks, individually.

Hosted by David van Dokkum, the braodcast featured the top 13 tracks as selected by the judges. Finalists were selected anonymously by a panel of WXYC DJs, who selected an hour's worth of music out of over 100 submissions.

Big ups to all of the finalists, and a huge thanks to all of those who submitted work.

Check out the finalists, listen to the show, and download the tracks
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
This Week on WXYC
This week on the Thursday Night Feature, Nanci O. brings you Women in Hip-Hop. It's the 5th anniversary of this TNF, which is this year a part of SOHIPOTOME 2010, celebrating emerging female hip-hop artists. 9 pm.

Check out the Inside Track on Friday and listen to Numero Group's compilation Good God! Born Again Funk! Hear gospel and blues really swing in this long-awaited release. 9 pm.

On Sunday's Backyard Barbecue, Grayson Currin and Greg Lowenhagen of the NC Triangle-based Independent Weekly talk about the Hopscotch Music Festival. The new event will bring hot local and regional acts to downtown Raleigh September 9-11. Exciting stuff! 8 pm.
Monday, March 1, 2010
This Week on WXYC
Monday night on the Inside Track, hear The Art of the Theremin by Clara Rockmore in its entirety. Rockmore was an early theremin virtuoso, with a classical background in violin. Produced by Robert Moog, The Art of the Theremin is a collection of pieces by composers Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and others arranged for the theremin. Spooky. Lovely. Worth listening to. 9 pm.

Catch the Thursday Night Feature at 9pm, for three hours of themed music curated by Nancia O.

On Friday, listen to Brazilian vinyl specialist Joel Stones' new anthology Brazilian Fuzz Guitar Bananas on the Inside Track. Stone's Throw says, "If Psych Funk 101 was the freshman seminar in global-psychedelic grooves, then this album should serve as a master class for those entranced by the funky, heavy psychedelic wonders of the Tropicalia movement and all that it spawned." 9pm.

Fin Fang Foom's performance on the Backyard Barbecue will be postponed and rescheduled.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This Week on WXYC
Check out the Inside Track, Monday at 9pm, to hear the late Jack Rose's Luck in the Valley. The finger-picked guitar album explores traditional American, Middle Eastern, and South Asian styles.

Wednesday's Global Music Show will give you a taste of music and cultural knowledge new to your Western ears. 9pm.

This Thursday, Joel W. explores a broad range of music in a special Black History Month edition of the Thursday Night Feature. He'll feature the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and one of the its best known groups, the Art Ensemble of Chicago. A rainbow of genres will be represented. 9 pm.

Then, Friday, on the Inside Track, listen through the Flower-Corsano Duo's self-released album The Chocolate Cities. Drums, melodica and Japan banjo get featured on this psychedelic album, compiled from the duo's live recordings. 9 pm.

Elusive Southern band Shit Horse rides all over the Backyard Barbecue. From Odessa Records: "So who is Shit Horse? Well, they prefer to remain a mystery, but we know them as Jessee, Ronny, Red and Danny Magic... Ron Liberti of Pipe said he loved the band and compared them to Malcolm Mooney-era Can." It all starts Sunday at 8 pm.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This Week on WXYC
Tune in this Wednesday night at 9 pm to hear... drum roll ... The winning entries in the Locally Produced Digital Music Showcase! David V. hosts the one-hour special, a fine conclusion to the contest curated by WXYC, in partnership with the CHAT festival for Digital Arts and Humanities. Good luck!

This week on the Thursday Night Feature, veteran DJ and soul archivist Jason P. brings three hours of Carolina Soul. Starts at 9 pm.

Then, Friday, on the Inside Track, hear Real Life Is No Cool, a collaborative effort from Christabelle Sandoo and producer Hans-Peter Lindstrom, in its entirety. The luscious, dancehall-ready pop-funk album starts spinning at 9 pm.

The Backyard Barbecue welcomes Colby Ramsay of UNC Vinyl Records' My Boy Rascal for an interview and a solo set. Sunday at 8 pm.
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