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Mandolin Orange to perform live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown -- Tues Sept 22nd 7pm

Tune in to The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown during the 7:00pm hour on Tues Sept 22nd to hear a live performance and interview with Chapel Hill's Mandolin Orange.

Andrew Marlin and Emily Franz make up the duo of Mandolin Orange.  THey met in Chapel Hill about a year ago and have been playing non-stop ever since.  Emily grew up in Chapel Hill and has been playing fiddle in Bluegrass bands since she was 14.  Andrew loves to write original songs and pick acoustic guitar.  Mandolin Orange combines original songs in a folk or swing vein along with covers of classic bluegrass and early country music favorites...

 

A Hawk And A Hacksaw @ WXDU Monday 9/21, 8-9pm

WXDU is proud to have  A Hawk And A Hacksaw up to the station for an interview and guest DJ set. 

Monday night, 9/21/2009 at 8pm, DJs Phil B and Robby will have AHAAH up to talk about their new record "Delivrance," the music they like, and about their show at The Nightlight on Tuesday 9/22. 

http://www.myspace.com/ahawkandahacksaw

http://www.ahawkandahacksaw.co.uk/

 

Wendy Spitzer, Interview TODAY, Sept. 11 at 5 pm

Wendy Spitzer of Felix Obelix and Lemming Malloy, will be in studio tonight on the Vinyl Revolution to talk about her latest project, the Liminal Festival, which will be in various venues around the Carrboro/Chapel Hill area on Sept. 24, 25, and 26.  Tune in!

 

 

 

 

Billy Sugarfix, Interview Sunday 9/6 at 6 PM

Join us for a conversation with Bill McCormick aka Billy Sugarfix. Bill is also known for his other band Evil Wiener, the It's Carrboro song and custom serenades. He has a new album coming out on September 12th. entitled Summer Tempests. (Click for more.)

 

Music for Fences, Interview Sunday 8/23 at 6 PM

Join us for a conversation with Sara Bell of Regina Hexaphone 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 Blog Post of Ultimate Suffering

I promised myself I wouldn't write any sort of complaint about this. I even promised myself I wouldn't read it. The mere thought of it infuriates me. But I have little discipline about these things, along a never-ending compulsion to make the rounds of my most visited websites. It was inevitable. Thus, this morning, I read Pitchfork's Top 500 songs of the decade list. I hated every moment of it...

 

XTC at their finest: Pre-Dukes of Stratosphear English Psych, and 2 hours of XTC! Sunday's Cuckoo & Mystery Shows

Picture yourself in a boat on a river that leads from 1967's jolly wonderland of English Psychedelia right up to the paisley lollipop of 1985's "25 O'Clock" by the Dukes of Stratosphear. I will play an upsy-daisy assortment of classic English 60s psych that directly influenced the Dukes of Stratosphear (XTC's secret side-project), and a healthy bit of the Dukes as well!

And if that ain't enough, continue further up selfsame river to 2 hours of Robby's favourite XTC songs on WXDU's "Mystery Show" immediately thereafter.

9pm-Midnight EDT Sunday August 23rd, 2009! 

Listening to the grass grow,

--DJ Robby

 

Brother Mario plays gospel piano live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown 8/11 at 7pm

 Tune in Tuesday August 11th during the 7:00 hour of The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown to hear Durham's own Brother Mario, an outstanding young gospel pianist and a powerful singer in the traditional gospel style.  He'll be pounding out the tunes on piano and talking about where he finds his inspiration to play.

 

New Town Drunks Interview, Sunday 8/9 at 6 PM

Tune in for an interview with Diane and Roberto of New Town Drunks. They'll be chatting with us about their new album entitled The Ballad of Stayed and Gone.

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

 

The Swang Brothers play live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown - 7/28 at 7pm

Tune in Tuesday 7/28 during the 7pm hour on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown to hear The Swang Brothers play live on-air.  They'll be bringing you their blend of rockabilly and country tunes from the 50's and 60's - complete with requisite crooning and substantial use of hair-care products.   FJ Ventre, David Quick and Eric Peterson make up this fine trio -- an offshoot of the about-to-be-retired band Edsel 500.