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WXDU 88.7 FM
PO Box 90689
Durham, NC 27708
Goner put out one of our favorite albums of 2013, Faking the Wisdom, and now they'll be joining us to perform those tracks (and perhaps some others) live in our lounge. 4pm Sunday 11/10.
Over the years we have amassed a pretty substantial collection of live recordings, primarily bands who have played live on our Sunday local-music show. We'll be posting them, a year at a time, on our new bandcamp page, wxdu.bandcamp.com. We started off with the 1996 benefit fundraiser CD, Power of Tower. Check it out!
Eros & the Eschaton are from Greensboro; earlier this year they released their debut, Home Address for Civil War, on the storied Hoboken label Bar/None. They're a duo, but their spacey layered music calls to mind the throbbing intensity of bands like My Bloody Valentine.
They'll be joining us Sunday, November 3 at 4pm for a live in-studio performance. Tune in to hear how two people can magically sound like at least a half-dozen.
Tune in to Polyphonic Perversity this Sunday, November 3, from noon-2pm for an interview with Rob Moose and C.J. Camerieri of the group yMusic. This New York based new music sextet blurs all the distinctions between indie rock, electronica, hiphop, and classical music, having worked with people as diverse as Sufjan Stevens, My Brightest Diamond, St. Vincent, Son Lux, Dirty Projectors, Nico Muhly, and many, many more. Their debut album Beautiful Mechanical on New Amsterdam Records features compositions by Son Lux, St. Vincent, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Gabriel Kahane, Judd Greenstein, and My Brightest Diamond. They're in town for a Duke Performances concert on Tuesday, November 5 at the Casbah. Tickets, recordings, videos, and more information here. Hope you can tune in!
In October of 1983, Duke University’s AM radio station flipped over to FM with the broadcast of David Bowie’s “Station to Station,” and marked the birth of WXDU - 88.7. Celebrating 30 years of broadcasting, WXDU is throwing a party at the Duke Coffeehouse on Saturday, November 9th. A testament to the lively interplay between WXDU and the wider community, organizers say several old Triangle bands are reuniting for the show. The line-up features long time members of the WXDU staff and many supporters of the station.
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.
Tune in tonight (Sunday) from 9-10pm, Robby brings the Cryptics up on the air to discuss Thee Cuckoo Mash!
Don't forget... Cuckoo Mash is next Saturday night at the Coffeehouse!
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.
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.
WXDU Presents: Thee Cuckoo Mash!
October 26th, 9pm-1am at the Duke Coffeehouse
Duke University's radio station WXDU and Who's Got The Cuckoo (WXDU's weekly garage rock show), invites you to a free garage rock themed "Cuckoo Mash" costume and dance party at the Duke Coffeehouse, Saturday October 26th, 2013. A costume contest, tee-shirt giveaway, and horrifically fantastic food will be featured. Hosted by WXDU DJs Nick, Robby, and Tom, they'll be spinning the best 50s and 60s Halloween-themed garage rock tunes. Local bands The Cryptics (60s garage rock) and Phatlynx (Link Wray-esque surfabilly) will also perform. Earlier that day at the Coffeehouse WXDU will also be hosing the Record Fair from 11am-4pm; it'll be a big day for record nerds of all ages!