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This Week on WXYC
Friday, July 17, 2015

Hi everyone,
 
WXYC has lots in store for you this coming week. Here are just a few things you have to look forward to:
 
Tonight from 9 to 10pm, tune in to the Inside Track to hear RP Boo’s new release Fingers, Bank Pads, & Shoe Prints, out on Planet Mu. RP Boo is Kavain Space, who is widely recognized as the father of footwork.
 
On tonight's New Science Experience, resident DJ Beto Terwilliger will be spinning some diva house jams and eventually devolving into dark and broken techno. Check it out from 10pm to midnight!
 
On Sunday afternoon, from 2 to 3pm, Broken Music will review the recordings of Japanese percussionist and electro-acoustic composer Seijiro Murayama. Murayama began playing improvised music in the early 1970s and later toured the US as the drummer to Keiji Haino's Fushitsusha and KK Null's Absolut Null Punkt. He began exploring a less idiomatic approach to percussion after a move to Paris in 1999, exploring the drum as a resonant surface and experimenting heavily with amplification and feedback as a means of sounding his drums. Over the hour we'll hear solo works as well as collaborations with Eric La Casa, Toshiya Tsunoda, Lionel Marchetti, and a slew of other.
 
This week’s Backyard BBQ, airing Sunday from 8 to 9pm, will feature a phone interview with Future Islands in preparation for their 1000th show on July 26th!
 
Tune in to Sports Rap right after that, Sunday 9-10pm, to get the scoop on all things athletic.
 
And Monday’s Outside Track, from 9 to 10pm, will be AAAA’s Shiva Watts, a 2014 album which has just been reissued by Antime Records. You can expect to hear some analogue synthesizer jams that feature tinny, high-frequency beats and emotional, lush buildups.
 

This Week on WXYC
Friday, July 10, 2015

Hello,
 
It’s Friday…..FRIDAY! We ARE making the weekends longer than the weeks and we’ll do it again because it’s FRIIIIDAAAYYY!!
 
That means it’s time for me to tell you about exciting things we have coming up on WXYC this week:
 
On tonight’s Inside Track, 9-10pm, don’t miss a new 15th anniversary compilation from Dial Records. Alongside founders Carsten Jost, Lawrence, and Pawel, the album features Dial regulars Pantha Du Prince, Efdemin, and many more, plus the first label appearance of DJ Richard who is going to release an album on Dial Records this coming September.
 
Right after that, on tonight’s New Science Experience, resident DJ Beto Terwilliger will be spinning some low key jams for you to drink beer to. Tune in from 10pm to midnight!
 
On this Sunday’s Hell or High Water, 1-2pm, we’ll be listening to American honky-tonk singer-songwriter Jean Shepard, who was a pioneer for women in country music.
 
Sunday’s Broken Music, 2-3pm, will delve into two recent archival collections of American composer Arnold Dreyblatt. Writing largely for modified instruments of his own design, Dreyblatt has ventured on a career-long exploration of harmonics and overtones. Although he has ties to minimalism, having studied with Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, and La Monte Young, Dreyblatt's approach to rhythm, particularly with his Orchestra of Excited Strings, has more in common with rock music.
 
Thought the 4th of July was enough BBQ for one summer? Think again, fool. When you’re done thinking, check out the Backyard BBQ on Sunday from 8-9pm. (You’re not actually a fool).
 
This week on Sports Rap we'll be talking about this year's crazy NBA free agency, Mark Cuban driving around searching for DeAndre Jordan, two NFL Players who blew their fingers off on July 4th, and the U.S.'s third win in the Women's World Cup.
 
And Monday’s Outside Track, 9-10pm, will feature harsh industrial soundscapes from British Krautrockers Gnod from their latest album Infinity Machines. Tune in for massive, jagged, distorted industrial drones and beats that spiral out of control into the noisy, beat-filled depths of Hell.