As the biggest radio scandal of 2012 comes to a close, and the replacement DJs are no more, the real officiating crew of WXYC is back to bring all of y'all some tunes. And so. much. more.
But before the radio, reality. This Sunday, be sure to come down to Chapel Hill Underground for the monthly Live Backyard BBQ featuring sets this month by Last Year's Men and WOWOLFOL. Three bucks at the door, free food at 5 and music starts at 6!
And now, tunes.
Tonight at 9, on the Inside Track, we have the new Northern Spy release 'The Backward Path' by Dan Melchior. Another fine album from Durham's Dan Melchior. Half the tracks feature his brilliant, dead-pan acoustic guitar balladry, with accompaniment from xyc-favorites like Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux), Sam Hilmer (Zs), and C Spencer Yeh. These songs alternate with instrumental sketches similar to his experiments on Excerpts and Half Speeds.
Sunday at 1, on Hell or High Water, In anticipation of their upcoming show at Nightlight (October 3rd), Hell or High Water will feature music from Wayne Henderson and Boo Hanks. Henderson is a guitarist, luthier, and National Heritage Fellow from Rugby, Virginia who specializes in fingerstyle guitar influenced by the playing of fellow Rugby native E.C. Ball. Hanks is an 83-year-old guitarist based in Virgilina, Virginia whose style is descended from Piedmont Blues masters like Blind Boy Fuller.
Then, at 2pm on Broken Music, Sarafina May will feature the work of Ian Power. Born in Rochester, N.Y. and currently residing in the Boston metro area, he is a composer of experimental music in the classical tradition. His music frequently uses classical and 'found' (e.g. household) instruments to create clear, well-defined sounds. "For every human being who looks up at the moon will know.." runs ~20 minutes long and uses text from speeches leading up to the moon landing of 1969, including a speech written for Nixon in the event the astronauts were marooned on the moon. His shorter pieces to also be featured on the show are "I Seem to be a Verb", "Danse Bohème", and for percussion, "Water Dripping from a Leaking Pipe Behind Drywall."
At 8pm on The Backyard BBQ, check out some local jams. Maybe by bands like Last Year's Men and WOWOLFOL. Who you can see live this day at CHUG.
At 9pm on SportsRap, I'll give you one guess what the gang will be jabbering about. Hint: it's not the band The Replacements.
Then, remember that the NSE is every Sunday from 10pm-midnight. You can remember this at any time, but if you want two hours of beat-matched electronic jams, this is when your dreams become reality.
Last but not least, on the Outside Track Monday at 9, we got Alan Sondheim/Helena Espvall/Azure Carter with 'Cauldron' (Tequila Sunrise). Stunning set of improvised tracks between Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Sondheim (who released a couple psych-jazz LPs on ESP Disk in the late 60s) his wife Azure Carter (a classically trained vocalist) and Espers member Helena Espvall.