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Monday, September 29th. WXDU & Duke Coffeehouse proudly present three of AUSTRALIA'S finest punk names, AUSMUTEANTS, ANGIE & NATHAN ROCHE making their way through the Triangle from the first time ever. Plus, we have the Durham debut of the new Chapel Hill synthpunk outfit NATURAL CAUSES. You won't wanna miss it. 


A bit of info about each of the bands:


PLAY IT SAFE at The Pinhook Friday, May 30!!

 WKNC, WXYC, WUAG, WXDU and The Pinhook are coming together to promote safety for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in North Carolina at a benefit concert called Play it Safe. Local acts, Gross Ghost, T0W3RS and Seagulls will play at The Pinhook on Friday, May 30. Doors are at 9pm, the show is at 10pm. Donations are accepted, and there will be a soul dance party following the event from 12am-2am. All proceeds will benefit the Durham Crisis Response Center.



WXDU's Local Music Series ends its Spring run tomorrow night at the Duke Coffeehouse with a triple bill of the highest quality. From Raleigh, you have shapeshifting weirdo pop of T0W3RS. Making its way all the way from Charlotte is the transcendant avant-jazz splattering of Great Architect, and from Glittertown, you can enjoy the wild Stooges/Bolan-bruising rawk of Johnny Alright. Doors are at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm. $5 or free with a Duke ID!


NEW BUMS live on WXDU today at 3:30pm!

The duo of Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, 200 Years, Comets on Fire) and Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards, solo LPs on Northern-Spy) put out their first full length as NEW BUMS just a few weeks ago, Voices in a Rented Room (on Drag City Records)). Tonight they'll be playing an early show at The Pinhook (117 W. Main St. in Durham) with Tashi Dori that starts at 7pm. Before that, they'll be on air talking with our own J. Kelly Davis and playing a few songs. Good ragged-but-poppy acoustic duo stuff FFO: stripped down Big Star, Epic Soundtracks, 70s psych-folk, etc. Don't miss it!



Daniel Lupton (Sorry State Records) Guest DJing & Interview 10pm - 12am WEDNESDAY (2/19)

Tune in THIS WEDNESDAY 10pm-12am for a special "Pull Down the Shades" with guest DJ Daniel Lupton.  Daniel is the man behind Sorry State: the label, the distro and store (http://www.sorrystaterecords.com/).  Since 2005 he's ran the label out of his Carrboro home and put out a slew of amazing punk LPs & 45s, both local (Whatever Brains, Double Negative, Brain F≠, Cross Laws, Stripmines, etc.) and non-local (The Shitty Limits, Instängd, The #1s, Broken Prayer, Libyans, Rough Kids, etc.).  He also runs a primo distro for the best in punk/hardcore/garage/metal and beyond and recently opened up a new storefront in Raleigh (317 W. Morgan St.).  Daniel knows his stuff. We're very excited to have him spin some records for a few hours.  You won't wanna miss it!  Listen live 88.7fm or stream it on our website (that little box in the top right corner of our homepage)!


WXDU Best Albums of 2013 -- The Individual Lists!

With 2013 coming to an end, here's a look at the individual "Best of the year" lists from just a few members of WXDU's music staff.  Each week, these DJ's & genre directors work hard to review & prepare the dozens of CD's, LP's & 7" that we add to our playlist every Sunday. Click above to see what 2013 sounded like to them!




Top 13 releases of 2013:

Sect Pig - Sect Pig (Nuclear War Now!)
Carl Kruger - Lazy Metal (Blue Spectrum)
Jaap Blonk - Lifespans (Kontrans)
Ashley Paul - Line the Clouds (R.E.L.)
No-Neck Blues Band - Gitanjali + The Nascent Stigma (Ri Be Xibalba)
Framtid - Defeat of Civilization (Crust War/Black Water)
Tiger Hatchery - Sun Worship (ESP Disk)
Black Sun Roof - Feral (VHF)
Suppression / No Comply - Suppression / No Comply (To Live A Lie)
(Unknown Artist) - r-15 demo (Rhinocervs)
RU-486 - Romanian Abattoirs (Destructive Industries / Fusty Cunt)
Bahru Kegne - In memory Of Ethiopia (Terp)
Tashi Dorji - Tashi Dorji (Headway)


WXDU Best Albums of 2012 -- The Personal Lists

WXDU closes 2012 with a look at the individual "Best of" lists from just a few members of our music staff. Each week, these DJ's & genre directors work hard to review & prepare the dozens of CD's, LP's & 7" that we add to our playlist every Sunday. Click above to see what 2012 sounded like to them!

WXDU Top 100 Albums & Top 25 Comps/Reissues of 2012

01.)  Swans...The Seer...Young God...Rock
02.)  Bowerbirds...The Clearing...Dead Oceans...Rock
03.)  The Mountain Goats...Transcendental Youth...Merge...Rock
04.)  Dum Dum Girls...End of Daze...Sub Pop...Rock
05.)  Can...The Lost Tapes...Mute...Rock
06.)  Flying Lotus...Until the Quiet Comes...Warp...RPM
07.)  Gross Ghost...Brer Rabbit...Grip Tapes...Rock
08.)  Thee Oh Sees...Putrifiers II EP...In the Red...Rock
09.)  Tame Impala...Lonerism...Modular...Rock
10.)  The Flute Flies...Yes Means Maybe...Potluck...Rock
11.)  Ty Segall...Twins...Drag City...Rock
12.)  Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti...Mature Themes...4AD...Rock
13.)  Divine Fits...A Thing Called Divine Fits...Merge...Rock
14.)  The Souljazz Orchestra...Solidarity...Strut...World
15.)  Nathan Bowles...A Bottle, A Buckeye...Soft Abuse...CBGF
16.)  Cantwell, Gomez & Jordan/Phil Cook & His Feat...The John Tape

WXDU Top 100 Countdown all New Year's Day!!!!

Nurse that New Year's Day hangover with WXDU as we countdown our annual Top 100 Albums of 2012, all day Sunday!  Starting at 12PM, WXDU DJ's will be playing songs from our 100 most played albums of the year & chatting about the results.   This year's list is a healthy mix of local music, indie rock, CBGF (Country-Bluegrass-Folk), R&B/Soul, Electronic & World music that'll be sure to give you an idea of what 2012 sounded like to us.  Also be sure to check out our Top 25 Comps, Collections & Reissues Show in the evening (8-10pm) before we countdown the final Top 20 from 10pm-midnight.

12pm-2pm:  #100 - #81

2pm-4pm:    #80 - #61

4pm-6pm:    #60 - #41

6pm-8pm:    #40 - #21

8pm-10pm:  Top 25 Comps, Collections & Reissues

10pm-12am: #20 - #01




The Home of Easy Credit Live on WXDU TONIGHT 7PM

WXDU is excited to host an in-studio interview & live performance from NYC free-improv duo The Home of Easy Credit TONIGHT at 7pm.  The duo, comprised of Danish multi-instrumentalist Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen and bassist Tom Blancarte, released a fantastic record earlier this year on Northern-Spy Records.  They will be stopping by to chat & play before heading to the NIGHTLIGHT in Chapel Hill for a live show later tonight with Horse Lords.  Be sure to tune in!!