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Tonight we bring in guest hosts Catie Braly and Molly Jones to spin their favorite Smiths songs and talk about the band. Tune in to the College Radio Primer tonight from 8-10pm.
On I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this coming Sunday, we're going to have a chat with Renee and Brian of Filthybird, about their upcoming shows, latest CD "Songs For Other People" and life in general. We'll also be sharing our time with the good folks at Moving Island, a community education facility with the focus on arts and living. They'll be having the "Buoyancy Benefit" for Moving Island's jump start! You can find more information at movingisland.org
Put on your eyeball heads and prepare yourselves for a Monday evening of surreal freakish music by the likes of The Residents, Tuxedomoon, Factrix, Minimal Man and others as DJ Decker traces the 1980s Avant Garde Performance Art scene that broke out of the San Francisco Bay area.
This coming Sunday, January 16th, Savannah and Joey O will be sitting down to chat with Scotty Sandwich from Death To False Hope Records (www.deathtofalsehoperecords.com) on the upcoming DTFH Records 2 Year Anniversary Party, that will be hosted at the Motorco Music Hall here in Durham on Friday, Jan. 21st & Saturday, Jan. 22nd! The lineup includes:
Less Than Jake
Sorry About Dresden
Hammer No More the Fingers
...and more! Check it out at the Motorco website: motorcomusic.com/dtfh-records-anniversary-day-1
During its classic years from 1980-1992, the British independent record label 4AD amassed an impressive and diverse roster of artists. Formed in 1979 by Beggars Banquet record store employees, Ivo Watts-Russell and early business partner Peter Kent, 4AD was on the cutting edge of independent music. Kent left early on and Ivo began to curate for the label a range of pioneering bands such as Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and the Pixies. Not only was 4AD known for its music but also for its collaboration with graphic designer Vaughn Oliver of v23 (formerly 23 Envelope).
From the beginning, Ivo and the bands he signed to 4AD were innovators, and their styles influenced their musical contemporaries and continue to resonate in the music world today.
Join us Monday, January 3 from 8-10 PM on the WXDU College Radio Primer as we track the evolution of 4AD during its classic years (1980-1992). Tune in to 88.7 FM or stream the show at www.wxdu.org
Show Hosts: Lee Nisbet and Barbara Berry
December 12 is Frank Sinatra's birthday, and Divaville Lounge will feature a 2-hour tribute co-hosted by Georg and Sarah. By any measure Sinatra was one of the most important singers of the 20th century. We'll play classics from every era of Sinatra's career, including his early years with the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey big bands; the Concepts series at Capitol; the Rat Pack years; songs from his decades-long movie career; live performances; radio and television appearances; plus some rare finds like an unreleased theme song to "The Man with the Golden Arm," and a duet with Groucho Marx (really! and it's not horrible!). The Voice, Ol' Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the Board -- whatever you call him, we'll be spinning two hours of Sinatra on Sunday afternoon. Check it out!