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Next SUNDAY 10/26: Know Your Poll Party! at the Pinhook

WXDU is proud to cosponsor an early voting rally at The Pinhook next Sunday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m.

The show will be FREE, and features a ton of great local bands, including PIPE, Shirlette Ammons, Daniel Bachman, Hammer No More The Fingers, Some Army, Midnight Plus One, and SOON, plus DJ Direwolf spinning between bands.

The main downtown early voting site in Durham is just a couple of blocks away, and there will be marches to the polls during the event. 

The show is cosponsored by WXDU, The Pinhook, and Democracy NC, and it will be FREE to everyone. PLUS, if you can't attend in person, the entire show will be simulcast on WXDU 88.7 FM or here at wxdu.org, from 2pm til 7pm.

We hope you'll come out, and we hope you'll VOTE EARLY with us!

 

Download the Little Black Egg set from our Hopscotch day party; help Letha Rodman-Melchior fight cancer!

 Our friends at NYCTaper have posted audio from last week's Little Black Egg Big Band (Yo La Tengo + Steve Gunn & William Tyler) set. In order to download the audio, we (WXDU, NYCTaper & the band) are asking for a donation to Durham musician Letha Rodman-Mechior in her fight against cancer. You can learn more, make your donation, and download the audio here.

 

WXDU Hopscotch 2014 Coverage, w/photos by PJ Sykes

Well, it's hard to believe, but Hopscotch 2014 is in the history books. Many thanks to Cory Rayborn of Three Lobed Recordings for another successful day-party collaboration. Thanks also to all the performers: Daniel Bachman, Zeke Graves, Nathan Bowles, Mike Gangloff, Jenks Miller + Rose Cross NC, Little Black Egg Big Band, Sunburned Hand of the Man, MV+EE, Mary Lattimore, Thurston Moore & Ryan Sawyer. Thanks to our dear friends at Kings Barcade for putting up with this silliness year after year. Thanks to Jonas Blank of NYCTaper for providing an immaculate audio feed for our simulcast, as well as [some] recordings for download after the fact (keep checking back to nyctaper.com for more uploads).

Thanks to all of our WXDU DJs who tweeted throughout the weekend. Thanks to Zachary Lechner for attending far too many shows, and writing up his thoughts about all of them in the following posts:

Hopscotch 2014 Day 1
Hopscotch 2014 Day 2
Hopscotch 2014 Day 3

 

FRIDAY! WXDU / Three Lobed Hopscotch Day Party at Kings!

We are excited to partner again with Three Lobed Recordings to present another stellar day party at Hopscotch Music Festival!
 
Friday September 5
King's Barcade (Raleigh NC)
11:45am until 5pm
**free admission**
 
  • 11:45am - 12:15pm - Daniel Bachman / Nathan Bowles duo (Debut performance! Only show of the festival!)
  • 12:30 - 1:00 - Jenks Miller & Rose Cross NC (Only show of the festival!)
  • 1:20 - 2:20 - Little Black Egg big band (Debut performance! Only show of the festival! Band consists of Steve Gunn, Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew, Letha Rodman Melchoir, and William Tyler.)
  • 2:45 - 3:15 - Sunburned Hand of the Man (Only show of the festival!)
  • 3:30 - 4:00 - MV & EE (Different set from their Thursday night festival set!)
  • 4:20 - 5:00 - Mary Lattimore / Thurston Moore duo (Debut performance! Only show of the festival!)
- live music between all sets from Mike Gangloff and Nathan Bowles (both of Pelt, Black Twig Pickers and solo fame)
 

Le Weekend LIVE on air - Sunday, June 15

 Tune in this afternoon (Sunday, June 15) to hear longtime local weirdo "pop" band Le Weekend perform live in the studio, in advance of their EP release party at the Pinhook this Friday the 20th. Showtime is 4:00 p.m. at 88.7 FM or right here at wxdu.org!

 

The Kneads LIVE on air, Sunday 5/25 at 4pm

 The Kneads, a Greensboro indie-rock band featuring former members of 90s titans The Raymond Brake and Geezer Lake, will be joining us for a live on-air performance Sunday, May 25, at 4:00 p.m. Here's a preview via their bandcamp.

 

WXDU presents Drug Yacht, Maple Stave & City of Medicine THIS FRIDAY

 This Friday at the Duke Coffeehouse, it's the first in our new spring Local Music Series, featuring three of the best bands Durham has to offer.

 

Lilac Shadows today (Sunday) at 4pm

 Tune in at 4pm Sunday 2/2 for a live set by Lilac Shadows, in advance of the release of their debut full-length No Dark/No Light, out later this month on DiggUp Tapes.

 

Top 97 North Carolina Releases of 2013

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to our two-week countdown of the Top North Carolina releases of 2013. Here's the final list:

 

 

New on XDU's Bandcamp: Sorry About Dresden 1998

 We just uploaded a full set by Sorry About Dresden, recorded live in the WXDU Lounge on March 28, 1998, just five days after we had resumed broadcasting at full power via our newly rebuilt broadcast tower. 

 Check it out!