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Tonight, Nobody's Driving will feature the Washington D.C. hardcore scene that (among other things) birthed the straightedge movement, revitalizing and refocusing punk and hardcore music during the early 1980s (all in the shadows of Capitol Hill and Ronald Reagan). Tune in to hear the bands like Bad Brains and Minor Threat who forever altered the trajectory of hardcore music as well as some underrated and forgotten classics like Void, Faith, Double-O, and Untouchables.
Tonight, College Radio Primer focuses on the 2nd generation of weirdos and misfits that kept the NYC underground afloat after punk exploded across America. Artists like Lydia Lunch, James Chance, Arto Lindsay and Glenn Branca created new and exciting ways to mix art with punk energy and created a scene that became breeding grounds for some of the most important alternative bands of the past 30 years, most notably Swans and Sonic Youth. Tune in tonight! 8-10pm.
Crass, the British punk band/collective credited with spawning the anarcho-punk movement/aesthetic, established a record label to release their own work. Upon the success of their first records they reinvested their capital in like minded artists, under the premise that the bands receive all profits and move on to create their own labels. On this edition of Nobody's Driving we will review the output of this label, often overlooked and overshadowed by Crass the band.
Nathan and Brian of DiggUp Tapes will be dropping by to talk about their upcoming cassingles box set release show at Kings February 10th and 11th! Brian will be a bit familiar already to some of you, as he's in Lonnie Walker, so we'll chat about their recent re-release of their CD by DiggUp as well. Tune in!
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