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Nathan Salsburg and Phil Cook live in the studio Tonight at 5!

Nathan Salsburg and Phil Cook will be live in the studio tonight at 5:00 to talk about their new releases and work with Alan Lomax recordings. 

Nathan Salsburg is a guitarist and has a new record released by No Quarter called Hard For to Win and Can't Be Won that's currently on playlist. He is also the curator of the Alan Lomax Archive research.culturalequity.org/home-audio.jsp

Local musican and all around bud to WXDU, Phil Cook, just released This Side Up on Trekky Records. As a part of Megafaun, Phil collaborated with Fight the Big Bull and Justin Vernon to create Sounds of the South, a performance originally commissoned by Duke in 2010 that reinterpreted Alan Lomax field recordings. 

Nathan and Phil will also be performing tonight at 118 Newell St. in Durham starting at 8:00. 

Hope you tune in. It should be an interesting conversation! 
 
 

Duke Coffehouse & WXDU Present Calvin Johnson!

Duke Coffeehouse & WXDU Present: CALVIN JOHNSON at DUKE COFFEEHOUSE
monday, september 23rd / 8:30pm doors / 9:00pm show
$5 ga / free with duke id

CALVIN JOHNSON:
"Based in Olympia, Wash., Calvin Johnson‘s work in underground culture started as a teenage fan volunteering at the local community radio station, KAOS-FM. He moved on to writing for fanzines, organizing music and film events, playing music in various ill-fated bands. Calvin established K, a locally oriented media outlet, in 1982.

 

Funk/Soul Divas on FDDF, 6-8pm 6/13

 Funk Disco Dance Friday on September 13th from 6-8 pm will feature Funk/Soul Divas: women of early 70s funk like Marva Whitney, Lyn Collins, Betty Davis and Ann Sexton, plus new artists like Sharon Jones and Alice Russell. In the first hour we'll also talk with Kirsten Sherk of Ipas about Retro Rock for Reproductive Rights, a benefit concert Saturday night featuring funk artists Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band. We'll hear new music from the Booty Band's upcoming album Onward! and talk about Ipas's work promoting access to reproductive health care.

 

Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Hopscotch Day Show at King's Barcade (& simulcast)

Three Lobed Recordings and Duke's WXDU are once again teaming up for one heck of a free day show during the Hopscotch Music Festival. Our festivities will go down at the ever-rad King's Barcade from noon to 5:30pm on Friday, September 6th. We have worked hard to assemble a lineup of performances that are unique to this show - be it performers who are not making other appearances at the festival or special collaborations. As with every prior Three Lobed day show, this year's day show will feature a debut collaboration (2011 - the world premiere live collaboration of William Tyler and James Toth on "Tennessee Blues" -- 2012 the North American debut of the BOC trio, Alan Bishop, Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano).

 

Jonny Alright LIVE in the Studio, Sunday 8/25 at 4:00 p.m.

 That's right, everyone's favorite Triad-based channeler of the Stooges & T Rex will be stopping by the station to Sing and Play His Songs. 4:00 p.m. & don't miss it!

 

Hopscotch Preview Show on Sunday 8/25

On Sunday, August 25th, WXDU's interview show, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, we will be having our annual Hopscotch Preview Show, featuring Greg Lowenhagen, Hopscotch director, and Grayson Currin, music editor of the Independent Weekly.  We'll discuss this year's festival, including schedule, lineup, activities, highlights of last year's Hopscotch and more.  Tune in at 6 - 7 pm!

 

Catch Midnight Plus One LIVE on Sunday 7/28

The dynamite Chapel Hill band Midnight Plus One, who just released their self-titled debut album, will be joining us for a live in-studio set this Sunday afternoon, July 28, at 4:00 p.m. Tune in over-the-air at good ol' 88.7 FM, or online right here at wxdu.org!

 

Super Power Wower!

Hi Folks! We lost power here at the station, so we're trying to get Who's Got The Cuckoo up and running again ASAP! Sorry for the hassles. Big storms in the region, I guess...

Cheers,

--Robby 

 

JKutchma on Sunday 6/30

On I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this Sunday, 6/30, we'll be having on Jason Kutchma, the Durham singer-songwriter who fronts JKutchma & the Five Fifths & Red Collar.  He'll be on discussing his new effort, Sundown, USA, which has been released as two separate records; one solo and one with the Five Fifths.  Tune in at 6 pm!