Join DJ Matt L for the Global Music Show tonight at 9PM:
The (Re)Invention of the "Chanson française"
The "Chanson française" has been a hallmark of French culture since the beginning of the 20th century. This tradition of singer-songwriters place a particular focus on the use of the French language -- its poetry, its lyricism, and its imagery. This week's show will propose a broad overview of how this genre has evolved from early precursors like the 19th century "poètes maudits," to its mass-market breakthrough in the postwar period, to today's global influences.
WXYC's top records of the week: 1. William Tyler - Impossible Truth (Merge Records) 2. Don Bikoff - Celestial Explosion (TOMPKINS SQUARE) 3. Lucrecia Dalt - Commotus (HUMAN EAR) 4. V/A - Deutsch Elektronische Musik 2: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Musik 1971-83 (SOUL JAZZ) 5. Mehrpouya - Soul Raga (PHARAWAY SOUNDS) 6. V/A - Ethnic Minority Music of Southern China (SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
Dude, DJ JJ rolls into 4/20 with an evening full of stoner metal. He ain't just blowin' smoke. Aw hell, I done introduced it enough. Tune in, nine to midnight or thereabouts, only on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC, 89 point 3 on your FM dial, www.wxyc.org for those of you not from these here parts.
WXYC's top records of the week: 1. William Tyler - Impossible Truth (Merge Records) 2. Lucrecia Dalt - Commotus (HUMAN EAR) 3. Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat (KRANKY) 4. Mehrpouya - Soul Raga (PHARAWAY SOUNDS)
WXYC's top records of the week: 1. William Tyler - Impossible Truth (MERGE) 2. Don Bikoff - Celestial Explosion (TOMPKINS SQUARE) 3. Russian Tsarlag/Secret Boyfriend - split LP (Hotreleases) 4. Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat (KRANKY) 5. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - Simigwa (ACADEMY) 6. Matmos - The Marriage of True Minds (THRILL JOCKEY) 7. Pinkcourtesyphone - Elegant & Detached (Room40)
A retrospective of the Community Love Jukebox, a Music in the Galleries partnership with WXYC and the Ackland Art Museum, airs 9 to midnight tonight. DJs will be spinning all kinds of love songs about all kinds of love, and stories, from the community, about what makes these songs special.
Tune in this Thursday at 9pm to hear the collection of songs played at music in the galleries for the Ackland Art Museum's exhibition More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990's (on exhibit through Mar 31).
WXYC's top records of the week: 1. Don Bikoff - Celestial Explosion (TOMPKINS SQUARE) 2. Black Pus- All My Relations (THRILL JOCKEY) 3. Dan Melchior/Dan Melchior Und Das Menace - C.C.D.E. (LITTLE BIG CHIEF) 4. Mind Over Mirrors - Check Your Swing (HANDS IN THE DARK) 5. Andy Stott - Luxury Problems (MODERN LOVE) 6. Endless Boogie - Long Island (No Quarter Records)