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Thee Cuckoo Mash! Oct. 30th at the Coffeehouse!

Who’s Got The Cuckoo, WXDU’s weekly garage rock show, invites you to a free garage rock “Cuckoo Mash” costume and dance party at the Duke Coffeehouse, Saturday October 30th.  A costume contest, tee-shirt giveaway, and horrifically fantastic food will be featured.  Hosted by WXDU DJs Xiane, Stephen, and Nick, they’ll be spinning the best 50s and 60s Halloween-themed garage rock tunes. Bands Thee Dirtybeats (60s garage rock) and Phatlynx (World’s heaviest Link Wray tribute group) will also perform. Who’s Got The Cuckoo is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary on the radio, and airs every Sunday night from 9-10pm, right here on WXDU.

 

 

 

 

Django Haskins on WXDU 10/3!

 Django Haskins of the Old Ceremony will be chatting it up with Joey O and Savannah on Sunday 10/3, on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out! He'll be talking about their new CD, "Tender Age".  Tune in from 6-7 pm!

 

Haitian Music Special on Mondo Mundo This Saturday (10/2)

This week on Mondo Mundo (Sat 2-4p), guest host Santa Salsera features Music of Haiti:

From the saxophones of 60s konpa to the drums of modern rara, groove to the beats of Super Ensemble Webert Sicot, Les Chleu-Chleu, Les Princes du Port-au-Prince, Nemours Jean-Baptiste, Le Diables Bleus, Tabou Combo, Scorpio, System Band, Racine Mapou de Azor, Haitiando and more. >>>READ MORE

In the mix, you might also discover a Dominican merengue, Caribbean zouk or Congolese rumba.

Saturday, October 2, from 2-4 pm on 88.7 FM, www.wxdu.org

 

 

 

George Gershwin Tribute Sunday 9/26 2-4pm

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 26 for a birthday tribute to George Gershwin! One of the most important popular composers in American history, Gershwin sold his first song on Tin Pan Alley when he was only 17 years old and went on to write for Broadway, Hollywood, classical works, opera and ballet in a career that spanned just 20 short years before his untimely death in 1937. Tune in for two hours of the George Gershwin music that has come to define the Great American Songbook, performed by the greats and by Gershwin himself.

 

The Light Pines LIVE on the air, 4:00 pm Sunday 9/5

 Drug Horse Collective members The Light Pines will be playing live on the air this Sunday 9/5 at 4:00 p.m., in advance of their Hopscotch Music Festival appearance next Saturday night at the Pour House. Tune in & check them out!

 

Interview with Vincent Joos on newly discovered Mississippi Fred McDowell recordings Tues 8/31 at 7pm

 On Tues Aug 31, The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown will feature newly discovered recordings from 1967 of Hill Country bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell. These recordings were originally made by UNC folklorist William Ferris, but the tapes have sat idle at UNC until folklore student Vincent Joos learned of their existence and began an effort to release the recordings commercially.  Tune in during the 7:00pm hour to hear an interview with co-producer Vincent Joos, a discussion of the newly formed Devil Down Records and some of the newly released Fred McDowell songs.

 

Roberto Cofresi / Freddie For A Day, Interview Sunday 8/29 at 6 PM

Join us for a conversation with Roberto Cofresi of New Town Drunks along with Jess Donnell of Unwind and Stevie Murtaugh of Transportation. They'll be talking with us about the upcoming benefit concert, Freddie For A Day. (Click for more)

The concert will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at Fuze in Chapel Hill and will feature Birds & Arrows, Reese McHenry (Dirty Little Heaters), Stevie Murtaugh (Transportation), Rich & Mimi McLaughlin (The Pneurotics), The Alcazar Hotel, Norm Underwood (Fantastico!), New Town Drunks, Stu Cole (Squirrel Nut Zippers), Griffanzo, the Bopeeps, Jane Francis, Jess Donnell, Radar’s Clowns of Sedation, Hwyl, John Pardue (Puritan Rodeo), Jim Smith, Mara Thomas (Roxotica), Nathan Logan, Burke Hilburn, Simeon, Richard Klecka and more. Proceeds from the event will go to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

You can join-in by calling 919 684 8870 or sending a message to our online request line during the program.

 

 

Countdown Quartet / Music for Fences, Interview Sunday 8/22 at 6 PM

Join us for a conversation with Steve Grothmann of Countdown Quartet and Amanda Arrington of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs. They'll be talking with us about the upcoming benefit concert, Music For Fences. (Click for more)

The concert will be held on Saturday, August 28th at 4 PM in Durham Central Park and will feature Countdown Quartet, Birds and Arrows and The Mountain Goats. All proceeds will go towards building fences for chained dogs.

You can join-in by calling 919 684 8870 or sending a message to our online request line during the program.

 

Fugs got the Cuckoo!?!! A Tuli Kupferberg memorial and bhūmis expressway in two parts.

Tune in, turn on and freak out this Sunday night as we fall into the depraved world of The Fugs!  This will be part one of two Cuckoos as we help to usher Tuli off to his next plane of existence.

So check it out this Sunday night, 8/15, on Who's Got the Cuckoo!!???!!

Part II will happen on 9/19

 

100th Show "Spectacular"

On Friday August 6, I am hitting my 100th WXDU broadcast milestone and I'm doing it in style with an 8 hour show (2PM-10PM)

2-4: Rotating Genre Show - Long Format Noise/Drone/Ambient
4-6: Rotating Soul Show - almost 100% Northern Soul
6-8: Funk Disco Dance Friday (FDDF)
8-10: No idea. I'll just grab things off the shelves. I also love requests.

Tune in 88.7FM / http://wxdu.org
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