News & Updates

Monday, October 26, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
On Monday night's Inside Track, where new records get played in their entirety, we'll listen to the jamass and very accessible "Blue Record" from Savannah metalheads Baroness at 9pm. The 'Track is back on Friday to bring you... What? The Flaming Lips made a noisy record that isn't indie popcaca? I'm on board. It's called "Embryonic" - join us at 9pm.

On this month's installment of the Global Music Show, WXYC DJ Joseph Palis and guest lecturer Beth-Ann Kutchma from The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) present Music as Message: Global Connections through Song. Friday at 5pm.

Billy Sugarfix (of Evil Wiener) just had an article in the Independent*! WXYC invited him on the Backyard Barbeque this week and he's bringing his favorite local records. Tune in this Sunday at 8 PM to hear stories about and songs from: Angels of Epistemology, Zen Frisbee, Metal Flake, Mother, Polvo, Hop Flop Fly, Minerva Strain, Pipe, The Popes, and Archers of Loaf.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
On this week's Thursday Night Feature, "Hot! Dope! Fresh!" returns for another installment. Hosted by Nanci O at 9pm.

Scheduled Interviews:

Kooley High: Raleigh, NC based. If you're from RDU and don't know who Kooley HIgh is, SHAME ON YOU!
Earlier this month Kooley High invited me to the infamous Break Room Studios in Raleigh where the entire group came together for this interview that they deemed as "therapeutic and much needed" after it was over.
In January Rolling Stone named Kooley High to the Hype Monitor as one of the top hip hop groups to watch in 2009. Since that time the group has released a group project and several individual projects. Kooley consists of Charlie Smarts, Rapsody, The Sinopsis, DJ Ill Digitiz and Tab-One. Both Charlie and Tab have released solo projects. Lone femcee of the group Rapsody is signed to producer 9th Wonder's JAMLA record label with a solo project dropping soon.
The Summer Sessions EP is available now on iTunes.
(www.kooleyhigh.com)

Rebellious Mindz: Florence, SC natives. The duo of Shawt & G and their style of rhyming has drawn comparisons to UGK and Eightball & MJG.
Their new project Rebellious: Rise To The Occasion is tearing up the streets of SC!
(www.rebelliousmindz.com)

Lyrisis: Birmingham, ALA natives. The group is composed of sisters L & J. Simply stated, these girls CAN SING. They define their style of music as Hip Hop Soul. Their debut album from 2004 Ghetto Renaissance is considered a classic on the underground soul scene. Their current project Lyrisis will be available soon.
They have shared the stage for well known neo/soulsters such as Van Hunt, Erykah Badu and Anthony Hamilton.
(www.myspace.com/reallyrisis)

Also as with last month there will be exclusive world wide premieres of tracks from 3 different artists:

Neff: Myrtle Beach, SC native artist and promotor of one of the largest industry networking events in SC. (http://neffworking.com)

Transfers: Rock Hill, SC natives and Winthrop University Students. Their current project Grind Session 101: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly is out now on iTunes.They are also affiliated with DJ B Lord, who is considered by many to be the most powerful and influential DJ out of SC. (www.myspace.com/transfersmusic.com)

Danjah Tha Beat Banga: Norfolk, VA native and brand new/up & coming artist and producer.

On Friday's Inside Track, where new albums get played in their entirety, hear the fantastic new album from Del the Funky Homosapien and Tame One, "Parallel Universes".

Tune in on Sunday at 6pm to to listen to the UNC Student Body President Jasmin Jones and members of her executive board and cabinet discuss student government issues and events around UNC.

Later on Sunday, listen in at 8 PM sharp to the Backyard Barbecue to hear Secret Boyfriend (WXYC DJ Ryan Martin) play a live set and sit down for an interview! http://www.myspace.com/therealsecretboyfriend
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
Once no more than a humble bean in Ethiopia, today Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tune in to the Feedback Farm on Wednesday at 9pm for an audio event on the subject of this invigorating beverage.

On this Friday's Inside Track, where new albums get played in their entirety, listen to the new self-titled disc from NYC noise rockers, Slasher Risk. 9pm.

To round out your radio week, tune in for this Sunday's very special episode of WXYC Reports, on which the news team will examine the emergence of the Sierra Club's Coal-Free Campus Campaign at UNC and the university's commitment to ultimately trade coal for biomass. What does this mean? Is it viable? How long will it take, and what is the cost? Also, WXYC Reports staff take a humorous and socially insightful look at what they're doing when they waste time on the Internet. Fun times. 5pm.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
On this Friday's Inside Track, where new albums get played in their entirety, hear "A Orillas Del Magdalena", a fantastic compilation of 50's, 60's, and 70's cumbias as reissued by Domino Sound. 9pm.

Tune into the Backyard Barbecue this Sunday at 8pm to hear Steve Popson and Ash Bowie from Polvo talk about their new album, In Prism, and their October 17th show at Cat's Cradle!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
This week's 9/17 Thursday Night Feature is Hot! Dope! Fresh! As referenced by the title tonight will feature the hottest, dopest and freshest tracks from underground/indie/unsigned hip hop and R&B; artists as well as some known unknown mainstream favorites.

There will be exclusive world wide premieres of new tracks from two very different artists:
TrapSTAR, Greenville, SC native who is signed to Charlamange Tha God's Stupid Dope Moves record label. (www.stupiddopemoves.com)
Royal-Tee, Charlotte, NC native who is signed to indie label Street Dreamaz. (www.myspace.com/crownroyal704)
I have been promised by both labels that the new tracks are exclusives especially for tonight's show and will be the first time they are played on the radio!!

Scheduled Interviews:
L.E.G.A.C.Y.: Affliate of NC's Hall of Justus (formerly The Justus League) and now Baltimore resident. His new album Suicide Music brings memories of the horror-core hip hop of The Gravediggaz. L.E.G.'s recent mixtape NC Chainsaw Massacre is considered by many to be an underground classic.
www.hallofjustus.com

Grind City: Gray Court, South Carolina hip hop collective of talented emcees, DJs, and graphic artists. These guys are for those who live for trap hop.
www.grindcityent.com

Young Scolla aka Barack Scobama: Detroit emcee who in addition to heading an independent label has started a fashion line and produces several Detroit fashion events.
www.scollasword.blogspot.com
There may also be a 4th interview with a national recording artist! It all starts at 9pm, hosted by Nanci O.


On Friday's Inside Track, where new albums are played in their entirety, we'll listen to the sweet new compilation from Sublime Frequencies entitled, "Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular, Vol. 2 1960s-1980s". 9pm.

And finally, on Sunday at 6pm, tune in to listen to the UNC Student Body President Jasmin Jones and members of her executive board and cabinet discuss student government issues and events around UNC.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
Friends they surround us. They're at parties, on the bus, at lunch, and perhaps most frequently just hanging out. But who are they? What do they want? What is a friend? Hopefully, your friends at the Feedback Farm will be able to find out Wednesday at 9pm.

Then, on Friday night at 9pm on The Inside Track, hear "See Mystery Lights," the new album from indie-dance group Yacht.

Tune into the Backyard Barbecue on WXYC to hear Wendy Spitzer (of Felix Obelix and Lemming Malloy) talk about the Liminal Festival, a genre-bending local music festival from September 24th to the 26th.
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