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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...

 

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.  

 

Tin Star Interview, Sunday 7/26 at 6 PM

Tune in for an interview with Durham's own Tin Star.  They'll be chatting with us about their new EP entitled Bettie Lane out on Fractured Discs.

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

 

Steve Shelley Interview, Sunday 7/19 at 6 PM

Tune in for an interview with Steve Shelley of the band Sonic youth. Steve has been the drummer for Sonic Youth since 1985. In the interview, which was recorded at the 9:30 Clubin Washington, DC earlier this month by Phil Venable, he talks about his experiences being in Sonic Youth and with the label Smells Like Records, which he started in 1992.

 

Video of the interview is online: part 1 & part 2.