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WXDU, as a member of the Duke University Union, exists to inform, educate, and entertain both the students of Duke University and the surrounding community of Durham through quality progressive alternative radio programming. WXDU seeks to give its staff the freedom to pursue their personal aesthetic within the framework of a cohesive format. WXDU aims to provide the listener with an alternative viewpoint untainted by commercial interests. WXDU resolves to maintain good relations with the music industry without compromising its integrity and nationally recognized commitment to quality programming. WXDU resolves to remain a laboratory where all members are free to make and learn from their mistakes.


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.





TODAY!!! 9/7/12. WXDU is at Hopscotch!!!

WXDU and Three Lobed Records are live at King's Barcade from Noon until 5! Come hear the great lineup of performers. But if you can't make it to the show, just tune into WXDU and listen to the sets live on-air!


The Weather Station interview and in-studio performance - Tonight! (9/3) at 8pm

Tune in this evening for an interview and in-studio performance with Tamara Lindeman of The Weather Station in the WXDU studio. The Weather Station will be playing at Hopscotch this Friday (9pm at the Fletcher Opera Theater) in support of last year's All of it Was Mine, an album of modern folk that has garnered praise for its literate storytelling, vivid imagery, and intimate acoustics. We will also have some passes to give away for the Saturday night City Plaza performances at Hopscotch.


WXDU & Three Lobed Hopscotch Day Party

WXDU and Three Lobed Recordings' Day Party (Lineup found here; find us on facebook too) has shown up twice on Shuffle Mag's list of sets you do not want to miss during Hopscotch 2012.  Check out the lineup and make plans to come by Kings for this FREE party, Sept 7, 12-5p! 


DJ Alison presents "Music and Chat" With John Lever of The Chameleons (and much more)... Monday, August 27, 10am - noon!

Renowned musician John Lever, longtime drummer for many Manchester, UK-based bands, including The Chameleons, Weaveworld, Music for Aborigines, Wilson, Bushart, as well as solo material, will be live in the MCR with me, spinning his bands' music and music which influenced him!

We will be airing a brand new song from Chameleons Vox, his current band with The Chameleons vocalist Mark Burgess. The song is entitled "Heaven" from their upcoming full length release "Eden".

John will be talking about most of the songs will be playing. This coming Monday, 10am - noon EST.

Be sure to tune in for this very special show. Thanks, Alison


Hopscotch Music Festival Preview Show Sunday 8/19

 It's that time of year again, for The Independent Weekly's Hopscotch Music Festival, running September 6-8 in downtown Raleigh! As previously mentioned, WXDU will be hosting an event with Three Lobed Recordings, but we'll also be doing a preview that will showcase many of the bands that will be at the festival this year.  Because 35% of the artists performing at Hopscotch are local, it'd be a good time to look at the others coming through town as well.  On this edition of I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, Grayson Currin, co-founder of Hopscotch and music editor of the Indy, will be coming by for an interview as well.  Tune in from 8-9 pm.


Hopscotch Day Party sponsored by Three Lobed Recordings and WXDU!

We are excited to announce our Hopscotch Music Festival day party!  WXDU has teamed up with Three Lobed Recordings to put together a unique show featuring current and past Hopscotch performers.  It's all going down on Friday, September 7th at Kings Barcade!  Did we mention yet that it's FREE?!

Like it says on the Facebook event page - If you're into free / avant / psych / out / other music, this is where you're going to want to be. 


Spider Bags on Sunday 7/15!

July's edition of I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out will be happening on Sunday, 7/15 featuring SPIDER BAGS! Spider Bags' third full length, "Shake My Head", will be out in August and we'll be playing it for everyone's listening pleasure.  Tune in at 8 pm! 


Man Forever Interview/In-Studio Performance THURSDAY 6/24

Tune in this Thursday (6/24) for a special interview & in-studio performance from Man Forever, the new percussion-heavy project led by Brooklyn-based multi-intstrumentalist & Oneida/People of the North drummer Kid Millions.  The group, who have been described as "a punk-infused Metal Machine Music for drums", have a brand new record out on Thrill Jockey (Pansophical Cataract) and are currently touring North America.  You can catch them at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill (http://www.nightlightclub.com) with Le Weekend & Conspicuous Convulsion tomorrow night.  But first, they'll be stopping by WXDU for a special in-studio treat.  The fun begins around 3:00pm.  Be sure to visit our Twitter page (twitter.com/wxdu) for any updates.


Baudelaire in a Box Preview Show!

 On Sunday 5/20, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is back, with Roberto Cofresi of New Town Drunks coming in and chatting about Baudelaire in a Box, a serial cantastoria based on famed French poet Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal" - this performance being put on by Chicago's Theater Oobleck, it will have performances by New Town Drunks, Curtis Eller, Jason Kutchma (Red Collar), and Dexter Romweber.  In addition, scrolling images known as "crankies" will be featured.  We'll be playing some music from all artists involved and we'll even read some poetry.  A ILYBBYSO first, I think...

Tune in at 8 pm!