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A Hawk and A Hacksaw at WXDU

A Hawk and A Hacksaw visited the studios on September 21st and talked to Robbie and Phil B. They also played a few tunes. You can download it all HERE!

 

Rockt[em|o]ber

I booked more bands than usual for the next few weeks. Here's a quick rundown:

Sunday, September 27: Western Civ

Sunday, October 4: Veelee

Sunday, October 11: Tin Star

All three shows begin at 4:00 p.m. & should involve the band playing at full volume/instrumentation in our lounge (& thus from there over the air to you) for 40 minutes or so.

 

Pink Flag on the Vinyl Revolution TODAY!

The girls of Pink Flag goof-off on with Savannah on the Vinyl Revolution here on WXDU at 5-6 PM Friday.  They will guest DJ, talk about upcoming shows, Troika, and quite possibly their love life.  Tune-in!

 

Still Flyin' on the airwaves...

Sorry for the late notice, but we just talked to Sean of Still Flyin'. They'll be playing tonight (Tues 9/22) at the Local 506 with the Beets and Airwaves with a special appearance by Excalibrah. You can hear the interview on WXDU's iTunesU page: here.
Bringing the party with them wherever they go, Still Flyin' is a mix of the most fun you ever had mixed with Matthew McConaughey and Shaq at the best party ever with all your best friends. 

 

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.)

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

 

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 concert will be held on Saturday, August 29th from 4 to 10 PM at Durham Central Park and will feature SuperchunkRegina HexaphoneRey Nortenoand The KinksmenAll 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.

 

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...