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Curtis Eller's American Circus will be joining us on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out on Sunday 1/26, to celebrate their upcoming album, "How to Make It In Hollywood"! (Or, in their words, "latest phonographic recording"!) They'll be chatting and playing live as well - Curtis might not be on the desk doing his signature kicks, but I can't promise he won't be. If you miss him doing so, catch them for their release party at Motorco Music Hall on Friday, 1/31. Tune in at 7 pm!
There will be a special Friday edition of I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, with Small Apartments! This is the new project of Shirle and David Koslowski, of Free Electric State and Gerty fame, and they'll be coming down from Baltimore to stop by WXDU in time for their show tonight (11/15) at The Pinhook, alongside Goner and Prisms. We'll be discussing their cassette and digital release of their first effort, Secrets Within. Join us at 5 pm.
Our favorite cerebral jingle pop band, Schooner, will be popping by I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, to celebrate their upcoming and much anticipated LP, Neighborhood Veins. We'll be chatting and playing a few selections from the LP, which will have its release party on Tues. 9/24 at The Pinhook in Durham. Tune in at 7 pm!
On Sunday, August 25th, WXDU's interview show, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, we will be having our annual Hopscotch Preview Show, featuring Greg Lowenhagen, Hopscotch director, and Grayson Currin, music editor of the Independent Weekly. We'll discuss this year's festival, including schedule, lineup, activities, highlights of last year's Hopscotch and more. Tune in at 6 - 7 pm!
On I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this Sunday, 6/30, we'll be having on Jason Kutchma, the Durham singer-songwriter who fronts JKutchma & the Five Fifths & Red Collar. He'll be on discussing his new effort, Sundown, USA, which has been released as two separate records; one solo and one with the Five Fifths. Tune in at 6 pm!
On Sunday 5/26, WXDU's local music interview show, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, will be making its return!
It's that time of year again, for The Independent Weekly's Hopscotch Music Festival, running September 6-8 in downtown Raleigh! As previously mentioned, WXDU will be hosting an event with Three Lobed Recordings, but we'll also be doing a preview that will showcase many of the bands that will be at the festival this year. Because 35% of the artists performing at Hopscotch are local, it'd be a good time to look at the others coming through town as well. On this edition of I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, Grayson Currin, co-founder of Hopscotch and music editor of the Indy, will be coming by for an interview as well. Tune in from 8-9 pm.
July's edition of I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out will be happening on Sunday, 7/15 featuring SPIDER BAGS! Spider Bags' third full length, "Shake My Head", will be out in August and we'll be playing it for everyone's listening pleasure. Tune in at 8 pm!
On Sunday 5/20, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is back, with Roberto Cofresi of New Town Drunks coming in and chatting about Baudelaire in a Box, a serial cantastoria based on famed French poet Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal" - this performance being put on by Chicago's Theater Oobleck, it will have performances by New Town Drunks, Curtis Eller, Jason Kutchma (Red Collar), and Dexter Romweber. In addition, scrolling images known as "crankies" will be featured. We'll be playing some music from all artists involved and we'll even read some poetry. A ILYBBYSO first, I think...
Tune in at 8 pm!
It's almost spring, flowers are blooming, trees are stretching out their limbs to the sunlight....and I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is back is full swing, with Organos this Sunday, March 3rd! Organos, the solo project of Maria Albani (Schooner, ex-Pleasant, & other memorable bands), will be having her/their CD release party 3/10 at the Pinhook here in Durham. Joining Organos will be Nathan Oliver, talking about project The Evil Tenors, featuring the likes of John Harrison (North Elementary/jphono1) and Reid Johnson (Schooner - just Schooner).