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This Week on WXYC
Friday, June 24, 2016

Hey XYCers! Check out the shows this week:
 
On tonight's Inside Track, tune in for Phoebe Guillemot's fourth full-length album as RAMZi. These tracks are spacey productions combining organic percussion with computer bleeps, found sound, and ethereal, distorted vocals. The real and grounded sounds collide and intertwine with the surreal, artificial, robotic and disembodied machinations poignantly throughout.
On Sunday at 5pm WXYC Reports is looking into alleged sexual harassment by members of the men's lacrosse team after returning from the national championship, both by interviewing an eyewitness to give the story more exposure and seeing the mechanisms there are to prevent incidences like it inthe future.
 
On Sunday at 5pm WXYC Reports is looking into alleged sexual harassment by members of the men's lacrosse team after returning from the national championship, both by interviewing an eyewitness to give the story more exposure and seeing the mechanisms there are to prevent incidences like it in the future.
 
Tune in to the Backyard BBQ this Sunday at 8pm for a special one hour block of local music
 
On Monday's Outside Track, we'll hear the summery jazz of Hanami's The Only Way to Float Free. Alto sax/clarinetist Mai Sugimoto leads the show, with bass clarinet, electric guitar, and busy, flourished drums following suit. Even when they get rowdy, they're playful and welcoming. Hanami is the Japanese custom of admiring the transient beauty of the cherry blossom. The color and warmth of springtime are imbued in this group's debut album. 

This Week on WXYC
Friday, May 27, 2016

Got some sick things in the works this week, check 'em out!
 
Tonight on the Inside Track, tune in for CP / BW, the collaborative project of low-key bangers from Chicago electronic producer Beau Wanzer and Texas industrial duo Corporate Park. You'll hear chaotic clanging of different electronic sound and sound bites that sound like "you took the wrong warped pipe in a Nintendo 64 game and now you've found yourself face-to-face with Metal Mario in some cybernetic alternate reality."
 
This Sunday, Broken Music features works by Japanese composer and sound artist Yoshi Wada. After coming to New York in the late 1960s, Wada took membership with the Fluxus and quickly honed his distinctive style. Wada's works typically employ long sustained tones performed on self-made pipe horns and expansive reed instruments similar to bagpipes, amplified at high volumes to heighten the overtones. Having also studied with Prandit Pran Nath, Wada also created many works for voice that also incorporate the interplay of overtones. Our show begins at 2pm.
 
On Monday's Outside Track, hear an outstanding release from two musicians from rual Niger, Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alammou Akrouni's Les Filles de Illighadad. They play two distinct styles of Taureg music, one in which Ghali's acoustic guitar melodies move with quiet determination and Akrouni's vocal's play gently into the mix. On the last track, the two are accompanied by the goatskin tende in a high-energy group performance. All of the recordings were made outside the desert of central Niger, adding an intimate yet expansive feel to the music.