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Tune in to Polyphonic Perversity on Sunday, April 6, 12-2pm to hear an interview with Brooklyn Rider. The group (Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violins; Nicholas Cords, viola; Eric Jacobsen, cello) is one of the most exciting string quartets currently out there, creating a veritable jukebox of musics from around the world and across history. They have been in residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for the past few years, and they are playing a Carolina Performing Arts concert on April 6 at 7:30 pm in Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw. In this exclusive interview, they talk about their approach to concert programming, the intersection of the Western canon with musics from around the world, the act of collaboration, the ins and outs of Schoenberg's second string quartet (which will be the centerpiece of their concert) and so much more. I hope you can tune in.
WXDU welcomes Jukebox Graduates to the airwaves this Sunday, April 6, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Jukebox Graduates is Githens Middle School's Bruce Springsteen radio club. Sunday's program is the first installment and will feature original content from these Durham students, as well as music from The Boss and other artists.
We hope you'll listen in to this great hour of music and commentary. Only at 88.7 FM and WXDU.org.
On Sunday 3/30 John Howie Jr. will be stopping by to chat and he'll be toting his guitar along with him - he'll be playing a few cuts live from Everything Except Goodbye, the upcoming album and second effort from his outfit, John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff. Their album release will be Saturday, 4/12 at The Cave in Chapel Hill, but you can get a sneak preview at 7 pm!
WXDU will give away a pair of passes for Moogfest 2014 this Friday, March 28 at the Heads on Sticks / Drag Sounds / Trashettes show at the Duke Coffeehouse. Moogfest will be held April 23-27 in Asheville, North Carolina. The 5-day festival is dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music, and honors the inventiveness of Bob Moog and the legacy of the analog synth. Offering an experimental line-up of daytime conference programming and nightly music performances, this is no ordinary music festival. Headliners include: Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, Giorgio Moroder, M.I.A., CHIC feat. Nile Rogers, Flying Lotus and many more.
The duo of Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, 200 Years, Comets on Fire) and Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards, solo LPs on Northern-Spy) put out their first full length as NEW BUMS just a few weeks ago, Voices in a Rented Room (on Drag City Records)). Tonight they'll be playing an early show at The Pinhook (117 W. Main St. in Durham) with Tashi Dori that starts at 7pm. Before that, they'll be on air talking with our own J. Kelly Davis and playing a few songs. Good ragged-but-poppy acoustic duo stuff FFO: stripped down Big Star, Epic Soundtracks, 70s psych-folk, etc. Don't miss it!
The WXDU Local Music Series presents Heads on Sticks, Drag Sounds, and Trashettes at the Duke Coffeehouse on Friday, March 28. Come out and support some of the best in local music. Doors are at 8, show starts at 9.
Show attendees will have the opportunity to win a pair of passes to Moogfest, the upcoming electronic music festival to be held April 23 - 27 in Asheville, North Carolina.
3/14/14. 2pm. After an annoying several days of being off the air due to damage from the ice storm last week, WXDU is back ON AIR! Thanks for your patience.
The WXDU Transmitter is currently without power. The electric company is working to restore power to area, but unfortunately this means that our broadcast signal, 88.7FM, is temporarily down. In the meantime, we're still playing the good tunes online. You can listen to our webstream here on this webpage or however you normally listen online. We'll be back!
This Sunday, March 9, from noon-2pm, Polyphonic Perversity will be joined by Durham-based composer David Kirkland Garner to talk about his new piece "Dark Holler." The 45 minute work fuses Southern American roots music with Garner's own brand of minimalism. The piece was recently recorded by yMusic and a number of local musicians as part of yMusic's 2013-14 residency at Duke. Hope you can tune in.
WXDU is giving away tickets to the Tori Amos concert at Durham Performing Arts Center on August 20, 2014. For the chance to win, tune in to WXDU between Wednesday, March 5 and Friday, March 7. Also check WXDU's Facebook and Twitter accounts daily for more information about ticket giveaways. This tour is in support of Amos' 14th studio recording, Unrepentant Geraldines.