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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.


Hiss Golden Messenger LIVE on WXDU: Sunday 11/11 at 4pm

 Tune in at 4pm Sunday November 11 to hear MC Taylor aka Hiss Golden Messenger performing live. HGM will release their new/old LP, "Lord I Love the Rain," which collects earlier semi/unreleased works, on Friday the 16th at the Pinhook.


Gross Ghost LIVE! Sunday 11/4 at 4pm

 Tune in Sunday 11/4 (um, today!) at 4pm EST (that's right, be sure to fall back today) to hear the fuzzed-out unstoppable pop stylings of Gross Ghost live on-air.


4th Year Anniversary Party @ The Pinhook THIS FRIDAY

The Pinhook turns 4 years old this weekend, and WXDU is helping put on a great show in their honor. 

Come enjoy Pipe and Shark Quest, 10 pm this Friday November 2! 


The Home of Easy Credit Live on WXDU TONIGHT 7PM

WXDU is excited to host an in-studio interview & live performance from NYC free-improv duo The Home of Easy Credit TONIGHT at 7pm.  The duo, comprised of Danish multi-instrumentalist Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen and bassist Tom Blancarte, released a fantastic record earlier this year on Northern-Spy Records.  They will be stopping by to chat & play before heading to the NIGHTLIGHT in Chapel Hill for a live show later tonight with Horse Lords.  Be sure to tune in!!


MOOGfest passes available this week!

Check our facebook and follow us on twitter (@wxdu) to catch times we'll be giving some free passes to MOOGfest out in Asheville, NC this weekend, October 25 and 26th. We'll also have passes to give away for the pre-fest Justice show on Thursday night. Check out their official website for more information, and tune in this week for a chance to win some valuable Friday or Saturday passes! 


October 25 - Spider Bags Double Record Release!


Spider Bags is releasing two new records in one month, a single on Sophomore Lounge, "Papa was a Sh*thead," and a split single from Tangible Formats with Spider Bags and the Love Language covering Jay Reatard (amazing).


WXDU is thrilled to help out with a celebration at Duke Coffeehouse!

Thursday, October 25!!!

Bad Lovers and Sad Horse will be performing!

Admission is $5, or free with a Duke ID.

Doors at 8PM, the music will start at 9PM.

RSVP on Facebook here!!





Durham Monster Dash and afterparty

WXDU is excited to be a sponsor of this year's Durham Monster Dash!  The DMD is happening on Friday the 26th of October.  Monster Dashers can run through a three mile course or take a kid friendly one mile walk and encounter monsters in spooky downtown Durham.  To learn more and register online go to the Durham Monster Dash website.  

This costumed fun run benefits the following charities that enhance children's lives through creative expression:

Girls Rock NC

Keep Durham Beautiful


The Scrap Exchange

This event is presented by the Durham City-County planning department and co-sponsored by the Durham Police Department and WXDU Durham!



Piano player Tom Merrigan plays live Tues night on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown

Tues night 6pm-8pm on "The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown", my guest will be piano player Tom Merrigan. Tom loves to sing and play boogie-woogie and stride piano -- and if you tune in this evening, you'll hear why -- as I talk to Tom about the music that inspires him, his own songwriting and the Durham Street Piano Project (where Tom hauls a small upright piano around town with the help of a small trailer and cart and plays on street corners and in front of bars and restaurants). Tom's wild and rollicking piano and vocal style is a great addition to the streets of Durham and will liven up any corner in a hurry! Tune in locally 6pm-8pm on 88.7FM or listen to WXDU online via your computer, phone or internet-capable-fridge.