News & Updates

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Friends they surround us. They're at parties, on the bus, at lunch, and perhaps most frequently just hanging out. But who are they? What do they want? What is a friend? Hopefully, your friends at the Feedback Farm will be able to find out Wednesday at 9pm.

Then, on Friday night at 9pm on The Inside Track, hear "See Mystery Lights," the new album from indie-dance group Yacht.

Tune into the Backyard Barbecue on WXYC to hear Wendy Spitzer (of Felix Obelix and Lemming Malloy) talk about the Liminal Festival, a genre-bending local music festival from September 24th to the 26th.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tune in to this week's Thursday Night Feature to hear some of the music that will soon resound through Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill during Progday 2009. Progday is a local progressive rock festival that showcases bands from as close as Raleigh to as far as Norway and Japan. Hosted by Howie H, 9pm.

On Friday's Inside Track, where new albums are played in their entirety, we'll listen to the long-lost soul album from 24-Carat Black, reissued from the original tapes by Philly archivists Numero Group. 9pm.

Sunday's Backyard Barbecue features a live set from local singer/songwriter Kelli Ann. 8pm.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This week's Thursday Night Feature is another installment of Who Got Next? hosted by Nanci O. The feature will showcase up and coming artists from all over the United States in hip hop and r&b;. These are artists that may not be known mainstream wise but have heavy buzz and are moving units on the indie, underground & unsigned scene.

There are several interviews on deck:
Team I.R.A.C. (I Rep All Carolina)--Holly Hill, SC
SELA--Philadelphia, PA
Ed E Ruger--Greensboro, NC
Final Draft--Atlanta, GA (Signed to Earl Jam/EMG/Universal.)

Prop Joe from Danville, VA and Vice President of Slip 'N Slide DJ's will also be stopping by the station as well! Be sure to tune in Thursday night at 9pm.

On Friday, live the lush life with us and listen to the new album, "Cassette City," from Philadelphia rapper/producer Lushlife on The Inside Track. 9pm.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This week's Thursday Night Feature is on none other than noisy-music-makin' music-industry-criticizin' indie-record-producin' Steve Albini. Tune in this Thursday at 9pm to hear some of Mr. Albini's influential work with Big Black, Shellac, and more. Hosted by Jessica G.

On Friday, hear the entirety of "Fish Outta Water," the new release from former Jurassic 5 vocalist Chali 2na on The Inside Track. 9pm.

The Orange County Special, an exploration of traditional and neo-traditional music from around the world, will be hosted by Morgan M. Just so happens that his songs will all be about Time. Starts at 10am.

Also on Sunday, tune in to listen to the UNC Student Body President Jasmin Jones and members of her executive board and cabinet discuss student government issues and events around UNC. 5pm.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Join the Feedback Farmers on a journey Sixty-Five Million Years Ago, to a time when Dinosaurs ruled the earth. Listen in awe to the spectacle of these beasts, whether they are engaged in their daily inter-species battles, calmly feeding upon a hard-to-reach plant, or desperately fleeing the wrath of a meteor. Wednesday at Nine PM.

Hear a live performance by Futurebirds, a music group all the way from Athens, Georgia, on a special mid-week airing of The Backyard Barbecue this Thursday at 7pm. On Sunday at 8pm, the Barbecue is back with a live set from Carrboro indie songwriter Ryan Gustafson (Boxbomb), who plays the Local 506 June 24th with Max Indian.

Celebrate the 20th birthday Chapel Hill-based Merge Records by tuning in to this week's Thursday Night Feature! Founded in 1989 by members of Superchunk as a way to release their own recordings, Merge is now home to many of indie rock's heavyweights, including Dinosaur Jr. and Arcade Fire. Hosted by Alex C, this Thursday at 9pm.

Tune in this Friday at 9pm to hear psych-folk artist Theo Angell's latest album, "Tenebrae" played in it's entirety on The Inside Track.

This week's Orange County Special, an exploration of traditional and neo-traditional music from around the world, will be hosted by Heather W. Sunday at 10am.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The Inside Track is a bi-weekly show consisting of a new album played in it's entirety. This Friday at 9pm, tune in for a righteous various artist compilation from Honest Jons entitled "Marvelous Boy: Calypso From West Africa."

The Orange County Special, home of traditional and neo-traditional music from around the world, will be hosted by Jane D.W., as it is every first Sunday of the month. Tune in at 10am.

Hear a live set from Durham pop-punk trio Pink Flag on the Backyard Barbecue, WXYC's local music show, Sunday at 8pm. Hosted
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