Avant-garde trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith is the focus of tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC. Smith explores the symbiotic relationship between music and social movements, particularly the Civil Rights movement, and his compositions both comment on and contribute to historical events. Starting with last year's Ten Freedom Summers, a lifelong project that includes many pieces composed in the Civil Rights era, we'll backtrack through Smith's oeuvre, from his early Chicago years to recent works.
Hey. Were you bummed about not getting to see Big Boi at Hopscotch? Well, we're here to remedy this sadness. Thanks to Hopscotch Music Festival we have 5 pairs of tickets to giveaway to Big Boi's performance Saturday night in Raleigh and will be giving them out over the airwaves tomorrow (2-5pm and 5-7pm) and Friday (12pm-2pm, 2pm-5pm, and 5pm-7pm). Tune in tomorrow for your chance to win.
Nothin' but da riddim on tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC, hosted by Will Vizuete and featuring the drum and bass of African Beat, Bam Bam, Mr. Bassie, Hot Milk, My Conversation, Stalag, and Train to Skaville, originals and covers. Tune in for three hours of history and blistering beats.
WXYC's Top 107 Records for the week of Sunday 8/25/13 - Saturday 8/31/13:
Rank (Plays) Artist - 'Title of CD/LP/EP/7-inch' (RECORD LABEL) --------------------------------------------------------------- 1 (14) Near Paris - S/T (MEDICAL) 2 (14) Otis G Johnson - Everything - God Is Love 78 (NUMERO GROUP/HOLY SPIRIT) 3 (12) Henry Flynt - Graduation (SUPERIOR VIADUCT) 4 (12) Julia Holter - Loud City Song (DOMINO) 5 (12) S.E. Rogie - The Sounds of S.E. Rogie (DOMINO SOUND/MISSISSIPPI) 6 (12) Toody/Western Front - Toody/Western Front 10-inch (MISSISSIPPI/CHANGE) 7 (11) Elizabeth Cotten/Marisa Anderson - "Elizabeth Cotten/Marisa Anderson" Split 7-inch (KBOO) 8 (11) WHATEVER BRAINS - S/T (SORRY STATE) 9 (10) Ariel Pink - Thrash and Burn (HUMAN EAR)
Tonight on a special Friday Night Feature, DJs JJ L, Grant B and Caroline P will guide you through the schedule of bands playing Hopscotch Music Festival next weekend. Who's a must-see? What day parties should you go to? Will JJ just play "Dopesmoker" in its entirety? Tune in tonight from 9 to midnight to find out!
Tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC previews upcoming ProgDay Festival and is hosted by WXYC's own Howie Hoyt, who will be playing an overview of forty years of progressive rock of all types, with a special emphasis on bands that have played or will play at the ProgDay festival. ProgDay has been held in Chapel Hill each year for the last 19 years and features the best Prog/Jazz/Metal bands from all over the globe.