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MerleFest 2014 Ticket Giveaways April 7 - 11

Win tickets to MerleFest 2014 and join the annual music homecoming presented by Lowe’s April 24th through the 27th at Wilkes Community College. Merle Haggard, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Scaggs, and Holly Williams are just a few of the talented performers for this year. Check WXDU's Facebook and Twitter announcements this week for giveaway information.

 

Moogfest 2014 Passes Giveaway

 WXDU will give away a pair of passes for Moogfest 2014 this Friday, March 28 at the Heads on Sticks / Drag Sounds / Trashettes show at the Duke Coffeehouse. Moogfest will be held April 23-27 in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

Tori Amos Ticket Giveaways March 5 - 7

WXDU is giving away tickets to the Tori Amos concert at Durham Performing Arts Center on August 20, 2014. For the chance to win, tune in to WXDU between Wednesday, March 5 and Friday, March 7. Also check WXDU's Facebook and Twitter accounts daily for more information about ticket giveaways. This tour is in support of Amos' 14th studio recording, Unrepentant Geraldines.

 

 

Pixies Ticket Giveaways Jan. 22 - 26

WXDU is giving away five pairs of tickets to the Pixies w/Cults concert at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 31, 2014. For the chance to be a lucky winner, tune in to WXDU between Wednesday, January 22 and Sunday, January 26. Also check WXDU's Facebook and Twitter accounts daily for more information about ticket giveaways.

 

This Week: WXDU Gives Away Tickets to Neko Case at DPAC

Tune in this week (Oct. 21-25) for multiple chances to win a pair of tickets to see Neko Case, Saturday, October 26 at the Durham Performing Arts Center! WXDU's daily Facebook and Twitter posts will give more details.

 

This Week: WXDU Gives Away Tickets to Amos Lee at DPAC

 Tune in this week (Oct. 13-18) for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Amos Lee show at Durham Performing Arts Center, November 18, 2013. www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/amos-lee Check out WXDU's Facebook and Twitter posts throughout the week for more details.

 

 

This Week: WXDU Gives Away Tickets to the Return of the Legends at DPAC

Tune in this week (Oct. 13-18) for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Return of the Legends shows! October 18 & 19, 2013. Featuring: Rakim, Bell Biv Devoe, EPMD and more. www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/the-return-of-the-legends Check out WXDU's Facebook and Twitter posts throughout the week for more details.

 

This Week: WXDU Gives Away a Pair of Passes to Mountain Oasis

Tune in this week (Oct. 7-11) to WXDU for your chance to win a pair of passes to this popular Asheville, NC electronic music festival! Festival Dates: October 25 - 27, 2013. mountainoasisfestival.com

 

Inside the Batcave and Beyond: Goth Music of the 1980's - Tonight, April 4, 8-10pm

Influenced by the glam and punk movements of the 1970's, post-punk goth rock reflected the emerging goth subculture of the early 1980's. Founding bands included Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, The Cure, Alien Sex Fiend, Christian Death, Specimen, etc. The legendary London nightclub, The Batcave, opened in 1982 and would become a center for this new music genre. Goth music encompassed not only gothic rock but also deathrock, darkwave, industrial and new wave music genres. Tune in tonight as we explore 80's goth on WXDU's College Radio Primer from 8-10pm.

 

4AD: The Classic Years - College Radio Primer Monday, January 3, 8-10pm

During its classic years from 1980-1992, the British independent record label 4AD amassed an impressive and diverse roster of artists. Formed in 1979 by Beggars Banquet record store employees, Ivo Watts-Russell and early business partner Peter Kent, 4AD was on the cutting edge of independent music. Kent left early on and Ivo began to curate for the label a range of pioneering bands such as Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and the Pixies. Not only was 4AD known for its music but also for its collaboration with graphic designer Vaughn Oliver of v23 (formerly 23 Envelope).