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Jazz trio extraordinaire The Bad Plus, who's new album Never Stop has been gracing our airwaves for the past few weeks, will be hanging out in Durham on Monday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 26. There are lots of events planned, a full listing of which is available here. A couple events stand out as being of particular interest to you WXDU-ites. On Monday evening, the group will host a listening party at the Pinhook. And on Tuesday, they'll be having a pair of free public events: a conversation/q&a session starting at 12:30 in Bone Hall (in the Biddle Music Building), and a reading session of new works by composition graduate students here at Duke starting at 2pm in Baldwin Auditorium. They should be a really great set of events, so stop by one or all!
Gray Young will be on with Savannah and Joey O this Sunday at 6 pm to schmoozeabout their new album, Staysail, coming out in a week on 307 Knox Records! Tune in...
JME from Lurch is our guest-host on tonight's Regurgitated Guts. Lurch is joining Cantwell, Gomez and Jordan to help Maple Stave celebrate the release of LP1 this Saturday at the Pinhook. Tuen in to hear JME blast the metal!
Regurgitated Guts -- 10pm-midnights -- Every Thursday!
WXDU proudly presents its 5th annual Record Fair on Saturday October 16th from 11am-4pm, in conjunction with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University's exhibit 'The Record.'* The fair will be held inside the museum and all are welcome. Admission is free (for the fair and for the museum!) and dealers from across the region will be on-hand selling vinyl records, cds, memorabilia, and more.
Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 684-8871 for more information.
*The Nasher Museum is not a sponsor of this event, nor will the museum benefit from the proceeds.
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 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!
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
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.
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!
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.