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Don't miss the Bull City Metal Fest! (Feb. 1st-2nd)

 

Missing some metal in your life's diet?

WXDU can help you get your fill this Friday and Saturday through the Bull City Metal Fest at the Casbah, located at 1007 West Main Street, Durham. The lineup Friday includes Irata, Widow, Solar Halos, Hog, Caltrop, and Weedeater. Saturday features Ruscha, Collosus, Across Tundras, Bloodsoaked, Fight Amp, and Dawnbringer. The music starts at 7pm. Check out the Facebook page for more details and don't forget to tune in for ticket giveaways!

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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!
 
 
 
ANDY B.
 

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

 

 

 

Top 99 North Carolina releases of 2012

OK, we did it! Here's the final list:

 

COVER ME....(Buzz and Dale and a bunch of others want YOU!)

Join DJs Alison and Xiane for 120 minutes of utterly bizarre, witty, unfaithful, and truly random cover songs from loads and loads of bands and other music people... too much tune for just one spoon!!.... 6-8 pm, Sunday December 30th.

 

Internet Stream Maintenance

 We're doing some work on the streaming server, so the streams may come and go today (Friday 12/14). Bear with us!

 

TONIGHT 11/30/12 Wooden Wand, Nathan Bowles, and Wood Ear at the Duke Coffeehouse

WXDU is presenting an awesome show at the Duke Coffeehouse. Nathan Bowles, Wood Ear, and Wooden Wand alltogether, and of course it's free with your Duke ID, and $5 for anyone without an ID. Things get going at 9.

 

I'm going to play that hour-long Half Japanese song tomorrow (11/27/12) at 9am. **Update: It was awesome.**

I've been thinking about it for a while and tomorrow I'm really going to do it. My shift is 1 hour and the song is 62 minutes long. I'm going to play it. The track is called Heaven Sent and it's the title track from their 1997 album. If you don't know about Half Japanese, you can learn some more here:  www.jadfair.org and here: en.wikipedia/wiki/Half-Japanese. Half Japanese was formed by David and Jad Fair in 1974. Over the years they've released tons of albums and collaborated with some pretty great bands/artists, including Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, and Daniel Johnston. Jad's distinctively awful/great singing and guitar playing contribute to some really great pop songs. I haven't played Heaven Sent on the radio since around the time it came out, so I'm pretty excited about it and I thought I'd just let you know.