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Tune in this Thursday (6/24) for a special interview & in-studio performance from Man Forever, the new percussion-heavy project led by Brooklyn-based multi-intstrumentalist & Oneida/People of the North drummer Kid Millions. The group, who have been described as "a punk-infused Metal Machine Music for drums", have a brand new record out on Thrill Jockey (Pansophical Cataract) and are currently touring North America. You can catch them at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill (http://www.nightlightclub.com) with Le Weekend & Conspicuous Convulsion tomorrow night. But first, they'll be stopping by WXDU for a special in-studio treat. The fun begins around 3:00pm. Be sure to visit our Twitter page (twitter.com/wxdu) for any updates.
TONIGHT (4/2) on the College Radio Primer, we spend a full FOUR HOURS tracing the history of Philadelphia's Siltbreeze Records and its impact on the outer fringes of indie rock through the 80s, 90s, 00s and today. Started in 1989 by fanzine writer Tom Lax, Siltbreeze helped bridge a gap between the avant-garde and indie rock, releasing records from some of experimental rock's most influential artists: The Dead C, Charalambides, Harry Pussy, The Shadow Ring, Strapping Fieldhands, Alan Licht and many, many more. Hear them all TONIGHT, 8PM-12AM. Listen live on 88.7 FM or stream it at http://www.wxdu.org
Nurse that New Year's Day hangover with WXDU as we countdown our annual Top 100 Albums of 2011, all day Sunday! Starting at 10AM, 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 2011 sounded like to us.
10AM-12PM: 100-81 plus a CBGF Wrap-Up w/Mark J.
12PM-2PM: 80-61 w/ Dave R./Andy B.
2PM-4PM: 60-41 w/ Georg
4PM-6PM: 40-21 w/ Kelly
6PM-8PM: Top 20 Reissues & Comps w/ Andy B. & Dave R.
8PM-10PM: 20-1 w/ Andy B. & Dave R.
Tune in to College Radio Primer tonight for a glimpse into the groundbreaking post-punk sound of Rough Trade Records. Influenced by the DIY techniques pioneered by early punk groups like the Buzzcocks, Desperate Bicycles & Scritti Pollitti, Geoff Travis (with help from a group of like-minded friends/music nuts) would turn his tiny West London record shop into one of the UK's most exciting & influential independent record labels. Along the way he would release singles & albums from a wide variety of artists, including the Swell Maps, Delta 5, Television Personalities, James Blood Ulmer, This Heat, Monochrome Set, The Pop Group, LiLiPUT, Young Marble Giants and tons more. Hear it all TONIGHT, 8-10pm
Going to CMJ 2011? How bout just looking for some great new music? Check out the CMJ 2011 Preview Playlist on the NPR Music website! Recently, WXDU (alongside 7 other universities) were invited to help curate a playlist for the CMJ 2011 Festival (10/18 - 10/22). We chose 11 fantastic bands & artists who deserve your attention at this year's festival (and anywhere else for that matter).
WXDU's official choices include: Psychic Ills, Hans Chew, Vaz, Parts & Labor, Talk Normal, Alina Simone, Death, Shonen Knife, Nina Nastasia, Davila 666 and Pterodactyl!
Tonight on College Radio Primer: WXDU explores the highly influential punk, post-punk & new wave scene looming in heart of the "industrial wasteland" that was late 70's/early 80's Manchester. Tune in and hear the legends (The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, Magazine), the unsung heroes (Blue Orchids, A Certain Ratio, God's Gift, Foreign Press) and a band called Crispy Ambulance.... TONIGHT 8-10pm!
In the 1970's & 80's, Australia had one of the edgiest music scenes in the entire world. Unfortunately, no one outside of the country paid too much attention to it. Tonight, College Radio Primer dives head first into the freakish abyss that is Aussie punk/post-punk by focusing the bands that influenced generations to come (The Saints, Radio Birdman, The Birthday Party) as well as the underappreciated groups who were equally as exciting (Voigt/465, Primitive Calculators, Scattered Order, etc.). Tune in and hear some of the most daring and original bands in rock history. Tonight 8-10pm!!
Tonight, College Radio Primer focuses on the 2nd generation of weirdos and misfits that kept the NYC underground afloat after punk exploded across America. Artists like Lydia Lunch, James Chance, Arto Lindsay and Glenn Branca created new and exciting ways to mix art with punk energy and created a scene that became breeding grounds for some of the most important alternative bands of the past 30 years, most notably Swans and Sonic Youth. Tune in tonight! 8-10pm.
Tune in Tuesday when Nobody's Driving keeps the versus series rolling with Dan & Dave R as they cover the intense rivalry that goes beyond the basketball court. Boston vs. L.A. 10pm-Midnight!