Did you like the 4/20 TNF last night? Turns out that amethyst is neither stone nor metal...IT'S A MINERAL. Now, onto this week in programming:
Tonight at 9pm on the Inside Track tune in to hear a new Sublime Frequencies compilation called "Ethnic Minority Music of Southern China". The collection features folk musicians from Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces recorded by Laurent Jeanneau between 2006-2012.
Then stay tuned at 10pm on the NSE as Donovan pumps out two hours of dirty bass and heavy beats.
This week on Hell or High Water, Sunday at 1pm, Kiever H will be focusing on the music of the Blue Sky Boys. Consisting of Hickory, NC raised brothers Bill and Earl Bolick, the Blue Sky Boys ooze authenticity and were doing the whole brother duet thing before others, like the Louvin Bros. Deriving their name from Western North Carolina's nickname, the "Land of the Blue Sky," one can hear the mountainous influences in their musicianship. Retiring from the game in the 1950s when refusing to adopt the modern sounds of Country, with its electric and honkeytonk-esc sounds, these fellas are to be respected as setting the groundwork for a new era of Country.
Sunday at 2pm, Broken Music this week features electronic music composer Maggi Payne. Active since the 1970's, Payne's childhood interest in the flute has cast a strong influence on the layered, harmonic-laden nature of her electronic works for analog and digital synthesizer, Apple II computer, and early sampling devices. Her long-standing collaborative relationship with video artist Ed Tannenbaum has given way to a prolific catalog of works. Payne is a graduate of Mills College's electronic music and recording media program and currently acts as co-director of the school's Center for Contemporary Music.
Then at 5pm on WXYC Reports, tune in for an hour dedicated to this week's segment: Social Media and Dating: Dispatches from the wild world of the internet as we explore some of the most salient forms on online dating and romance, including Second LIfe, Grindrrr, OKCupid, and Craigslist Missed connections. Don't Miss out!
I miss college basketball, but this week on SportsRap, even with the semester coming to a close, SportsRap pushes on. Following some good news this week, the group analyzes the return of PJ/JMM and what it means for the Tar Heels upcoming season. The panel also previews the upcoming NFL draft, review the first month of MLB highlights, recap the #1 Diamond Heels match-up with dook, while breaking down the NBA playoffs. All that and more on the Sportsrap.
Then, Sunday at 10 on Should Does Does Radio, It may be the 21st of April, but there’s still plenty of time to turn on your radio, tune to 89.3 FM, and drop out! Expand your literary consciousness from 10-12 PM with the help of Chapel Hill-area literary magazine Should Does. Great works of art will be discussed, and maybe a few great works of art will even be created on the spot. Listen to it, man. All the cool kids are doing it.
Finally, Monday at 9pm, the Outside Track is "Duets with Tyshawn Sorey & special Guest Hugh Ragin", out on Wild Hive, and it is the latest from Chicago avant-garde jazz legend Roscoe Mitchell, who co-founded the AACM and Art Ensemble of Chicago. Sorey's percussion and Ragin's trumpet playing complement the 72-year-old Mitchell's challenging saxophone explorations.