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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This Week on WXYC
Wednesday (TONIGHT!), hear the triumphant return of the Feedback Farm, with experimentation riffing on a not-so-triumphant subject... loneliness. Give the farm some listening love! 9 pm.

On the Thursday Night Feature, Steph R. guides you through an aural tour of Soul Ladies. These womens' voices will glide like baby oil through your ear canal and croon "Honey, come back!" down your Eustachian tube, only to pound heartbroken beats on your ear drums. Don't miss it. 9 pm.

Then Friday, on the Inside Track, hear the Soundway Records compilation Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria in its entirety. It's the fourth release in Soundway's Nigeria Special series. Dominated by saxophones and big brass with a political message, Afrobeat has a huge sound. Oh, but you've heard these songs before? LIES!!! NO, YOU HAVEN'T!! They have never been released outside of Nigeria until now!! 9 pm.

Later that night, come to the WXYC-sponsored Global Music Jam. Hear WXYC DJs spin some worldly tunes to raise money for Nourish International. Starts at 9 pm at The Nightlight in Chapel Hill.

Talkademia, featuring a recorded interview with Bill Ferris, is cancelled on Sunday.

But wait! Wait! It's not over: everyday at every hour, CONTINUOUSLY LISTEN TO AWESOME RADIO.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Global Music Jam
This Friday we're hosting a Global Music Jam at Nightlight! From 9pm-2am WXYC DJs will play dance music from around the world. There is a $5 cover and all proceeds go to Nourish International. We hope to see you there!
Monday, March 15, 2010
This Week on WXYC
Monday night, listen to Uncle Woody Sullender & Seamus Cater's album When We Get To Meeting on the Inside Track Woody Sullender, a former WXYC DJ, is a Brooklyn-based artist focusing on experimentin' with the banjo. The music incorporates traditional Virginian and North Carolinian styles with punk, noise, jazz and other modern genres. 9 pm.

Then, on Wednesday, tune in to listen to UNC Student Body President Jasmin Jones and members of her executive board and cabinet discuss student government issues and events around UNC. 6 pm

On Friday night's Inside Track, hear Black Noise by Pantha Du Prince. Minimal techno with touches of humanizing found sounds. 9 pm.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Download tracks from the LPDMS
It's been about a month since the first Locally Produced Digital Music Showcase (LPDMS) aired on WXYC. If you missed it now you can listen to the show show as it aired and download the selected tracks, individually.

Hosted by David van Dokkum, the braodcast featured the top 13 tracks as selected by the judges. Finalists were selected anonymously by a panel of WXYC DJs, who selected an hour's worth of music out of over 100 submissions.

Big ups to all of the finalists, and a huge thanks to all of those who submitted work.

Check out the finalists, listen to the show, and download the tracks
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
This Week on WXYC
This week on the Thursday Night Feature, Nanci O. brings you Women in Hip-Hop. It's the 5th anniversary of this TNF, which is this year a part of SOHIPOTOME 2010, celebrating emerging female hip-hop artists. 9 pm.

Check out the Inside Track on Friday and listen to Numero Group's compilation Good God! Born Again Funk! Hear gospel and blues really swing in this long-awaited release. 9 pm.

On Sunday's Backyard Barbecue, Grayson Currin and Greg Lowenhagen of the NC Triangle-based Independent Weekly talk about the Hopscotch Music Festival. The new event will bring hot local and regional acts to downtown Raleigh September 9-11. Exciting stuff! 8 pm.
Monday, March 1, 2010
This Week on WXYC
Monday night on the Inside Track, hear The Art of the Theremin by Clara Rockmore in its entirety. Rockmore was an early theremin virtuoso, with a classical background in violin. Produced by Robert Moog, The Art of the Theremin is a collection of pieces by composers Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and others arranged for the theremin. Spooky. Lovely. Worth listening to. 9 pm.

Catch the Thursday Night Feature at 9pm, for three hours of themed music curated by Nancia O.

On Friday, listen to Brazilian vinyl specialist Joel Stones' new anthology Brazilian Fuzz Guitar Bananas on the Inside Track. Stone's Throw says, "If Psych Funk 101 was the freshman seminar in global-psychedelic grooves, then this album should serve as a master class for those entranced by the funky, heavy psychedelic wonders of the Tropicalia movement and all that it spawned." 9pm.

Fin Fang Foom's performance on the Backyard Barbecue will be postponed and rescheduled.
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