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T0W3RS on Sunday 11/30

 I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is proud to host T0W3RS, aka Derek Torres, this Sunday, November 30th, in honor of the release of TL;DR, T0W3RS' new LP! We'll be chatting it up and playing tracks from the new record - so break out the leftover turkey and tune in at 7 pm!


Dex Romweber Duo on Sunday 4/13

I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is proud to present Dex Romweber Duo, who are celebrating the release of their third album, Images 13.   They've just come off a very successful (and long!) tour, but Dex and Sara will be coming by to spin yarns and records, and we'll be playing cuts off the new album as well.  Tune in at 6 pm.                


John Howie Jr. on 3/30

On Sunday 3/30 John Howie Jr. will be stopping by to chat and he'll be toting his guitar along with him - he'll be playing a few cuts live from Everything Except Goodbye, the upcoming album and second effort from his outfit, John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff.  Their album release will be Saturday, 4/12 at The Cave in Chapel Hill, but you can get a sneak preview at 7 pm!      


Curtis Eller's American Circus on Sunday 1/26

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!     


Small Apartments on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, Friday 11/15

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.                                                          


Schooner on Sunday 9/22

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!                       


Hopscotch Preview Show on Sunday 8/25

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!                                                                                                                    


JKutchma on Sunday 6/30

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!


Head On Booking & Management Showcase on Sunday 5/26

On Sunday 5/26, WXDU's local music interview show, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, will be making its return! Starting things off will be a preview of the Head On Booking & Management Showcase, which will be happening at Southern Rail in Carrboro June 8th.  Guests will be Roberto Cofresi of New Town Drunks, whose new record, Kiss, we'll be playing, Michael Rank of Stag, who just released a new record also, The Weeds, and another album, Mermaids, set for later this year.  Mark Holland, a local veteran, will also be joining us and discussing his latest projects as a solo artist.  Phil Venable, the organizer and head of Head On, will be rounding things up.  Join us from 6-7 pm.


Hopscotch Music Festival Preview Show Sunday 8/19

 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.