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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
This week's Thursday Night Feature is on none other than noisy-music-makin' music-industry-criticizin' indie-record-producin' Steve Albini. Tune in this Thursday at 9pm to hear some of Mr. Albini's influential work with Big Black, Shellac, and more. Hosted by Jessica G.

On Friday, hear the entirety of "Fish Outta Water," the new release from former Jurassic 5 vocalist Chali 2na on The Inside Track. 9pm.

The Orange County Special, an exploration of traditional and neo-traditional music from around the world, will be hosted by Morgan M. Just so happens that his songs will all be about Time. Starts at 10am.

Also on Sunday, 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. 5pm.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
Join the Feedback Farmers on a journey Sixty-Five Million Years Ago, to a time when Dinosaurs ruled the earth. Listen in awe to the spectacle of these beasts, whether they are engaged in their daily inter-species battles, calmly feeding upon a hard-to-reach plant, or desperately fleeing the wrath of a meteor. Wednesday at Nine PM.

Hear a live performance by Futurebirds, a music group all the way from Athens, Georgia, on a special mid-week airing of The Backyard Barbecue this Thursday at 7pm. On Sunday at 8pm, the Barbecue is back with a live set from Carrboro indie songwriter Ryan Gustafson (Boxbomb), who plays the Local 506 June 24th with Max Indian.

Celebrate the 20th birthday Chapel Hill-based Merge Records by tuning in to this week's Thursday Night Feature! Founded in 1989 by members of Superchunk as a way to release their own recordings, Merge is now home to many of indie rock's heavyweights, including Dinosaur Jr. and Arcade Fire. Hosted by Alex C, this Thursday at 9pm.

Tune in this Friday at 9pm to hear psych-folk artist Theo Angell's latest album, "Tenebrae" played in it's entirety on The Inside Track.

This week's Orange County Special, an exploration of traditional and neo-traditional music from around the world, will be hosted by Heather W. Sunday at 10am.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
The Inside Track is a bi-weekly show consisting of a new album played in it's entirety. This Friday at 9pm, tune in for a righteous various artist compilation from Honest Jons entitled "Marvelous Boy: Calypso From West Africa."

The Orange County Special, home of traditional and neo-traditional music from around the world, will be hosted by Jane D.W., as it is every first Sunday of the month. Tune in at 10am.

Hear a live set from Durham pop-punk trio Pink Flag on the Backyard Barbecue, WXYC's local music show, Sunday at 8pm. Hosted
Thursday, June 25, 2009
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Thursday, June 25, 2009
THIS WEEK ON WXYC
Tonight's Thursday Night Feature: anime! It's pop music, Kant, Shintoism, Sci-Fi, and lyrics that probably didn't make sense even before they were translated. It's three hours of only the highest energy tunes! It's anime theme music! Check the WXYC blog for video clips and tune in for a very special bonus edition special guest, anime composer Lisa Furukawa. Hosted by boy wonder star Luke Miller.

Released on the Strut label, "Black Rio 2: Original Samba Soul 1971-1980" is the second in a series documenting the movement music of Afro-Brasilians in the 1970s. Hear this great compilation in it's entirety on The Inside Track, Friday at 9pm.

DJ Steph R will be hosting the Orange County Special, an exploration of traditional and neotraditional musics from around the world. Tune in Sunday at 10am.

Also on Sunday is The SBP Show, wherein the UNC Student Body President Jasmin Jones and members of her executive board and cabinet discuss student government issues and events around UNC. Begins at 5pm.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
This Week On WXYC
Finnish jazz group Black Motor's latest album, Vaarat Vastukset, is an excellent mixture of accomplished modern swing, classic jazz, and sprawling experimentation. Hear it in it's entirety on The Inside Track, this Friday at 9pm.

On Sunday, be sure to tune in to the Backyard Barbecue for an evening with power pop innovators Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey! As the songwriters for The dB's, these Winston-Salem natives released several albums in the 80's to critical acclaim. Stamey and Holsapple will be playing a live set and talking about their upcoming June 27th show at the Cat's Cradle. 8pm.
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