Tonight on The Backyard Barbecue, information about and tracks from artists playing at next week's OCSC 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WEEK LONG CELEBRATION! We'll hear from Shark Quest, Gmish Klezmer Band, Crooked Fingers, and more. 8 PM.

Oct 9 2011 - 1:02pm
Nov 17 2011 - 8:23pm

Lame Drivers is doing a live in-studio performance today here at WXYC! Tune in between two and three!

Lame Drivers
we clear the air

Oct 7 2011 - 8:45am
Nov 17 2011 - 9:23am

Tonight’s Thursday Night Feature on WXYC takes a look at the Native Tongues Posse, a hip-hop crew that grew out out of the five boroughs during the late 1980s and early 1990s and featured artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, Queen Latifah, and more. The crew's sound is tied together by afrocentricism, jazz samples, and all-around positivity. Tune in from 9pm-12am on WXYC 89.3.

Oct 6 2011 - 3:11pm
Nov 16 2011 - 3:23pm

Today on Hell or High Water (1-2PM), we continue our look at avant-garde jazz from UNC's Southern Folklife Collection with music from innovative saxophonist Albert Ayler. Recorded at live dates in '66 and '67, "Albert Ayler in Greenwich Village" is (in our humble opinion) some of his best work. Tune in!

Oct 2 2011 - 4:50am
Nov 16 2011 - 3:23pm

In honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, this week's show features Steve Reich's "Tehillim", Judeo-jazz from John Zorn's Masada, music from the Jewish people of Uganda, and a little bit of klezmer. Nine to midnight on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC.

Sep 29 2011 - 4:28pm
Nov 13 2011 - 6:23pm
Sep 25 2011 - 5:56pm
Nov 8 2011 - 12:23pm

Tonight on The Backyard Barbecue: Deets about next weekend's Signal Fest; tracks from Hidden Cat, The Pod, MAKE, Lud, and more. 8 PM.

Sep 25 2011 - 11:22am
Nov 8 2011 - 11:23am

September 23rd was John Coltrane's birthday, and we're celebrating it this week on Hell or High Water. Tune in Sunday from 1-2PM to hear "Live in Seattle", recorded in Sept. 1965 with a killer lineup (McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones, Donald Garrett, Pharoah Sanders!). Also, check out these photos of Coltrane from UNC's Southern Folklife Collection, taken by Robert Bolton:

Sep 24 2011 - 11:46am
Nov 7 2011 - 6:23pm

Jozef Van Wissem's Renaissance-inspired modern lute is reflected in palindromic pieces on "Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear", interspersing airport sounds with inverted classical compositions, and "It Is All That Is Made", referencing the Genesis story. We'll hear both these albums as well as selections from Wissem's duo with James Blackshaw, Brethren Of The Free Spirit tonight, nine to midnight, on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC

Sep 22 2011 - 4:35pm
Nov 2 2011 - 8:23am

Tune in to Feedback Farm until 10pm! The topic is Magic.

Sep 21 2011 - 4:09pm
Oct 31 2011 - 8:23pm

Tonight on The Backyard Barbecue: A preview of the Carrboro Music Festival -- USA Baby, MAKE, Lud, The Moaners, in the year of the pig, and more.

Sep 18 2011 - 7:36am
Oct 31 2011 - 8:23pm

And stay tuned for Broken Music (Sunday 2-3PM), which will feature excerpts from two new releases from the talented Nagoya-based violinist, percussionist and electronics experimenter Kumayama Kiyoharu. The first is a long duet entitled Heterotropics featuring Kumayama on violin and percussion and frequent collaborator Urabe Masayoshi on saxophone. The second is a series of minimal electronics pieces featuring Kumayama and Kiyoshi Mizutani.

Sep 17 2011 - 4:34am
Oct 31 2011 - 7:23am

Hell or High Water (Sunday 1-2PM) this week will focus on the music and life of Wilbert Harrison, a Charlotte-born early rock n' roller who, after bouncing around labels in Miami and then Newark, recorded the chart-topping "Kansas City" for Fury Records in 1959. Though it proved to be his only hit, he remained prolific for the entirety of the 60s and 70s, mixing elements of gospel, country, calpyso, jazz and rockabilly with his driving R&B piano licks.

Sep 17 2011 - 4:33am
Oct 30 2011 - 2:23pm

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Sep 16 2011 - 1:42pm
Oct 30 2011 - 9:23am
Sep 16 2011 - 5:07am
Oct 29 2011 - 11:23am