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WXDU, as a member of the Duke University Union, exists to inform, educate, and entertain both the students of Duke University and the surrounding community of Durham through quality progressive alternative radio programming. WXDU seeks to give its staff the freedom to pursue their personal aesthetic within the framework of a cohesive format. WXDU aims to provide the listener with an alternative viewpoint untainted by commercial interests. WXDU resolves to maintain good relations with the music industry without compromising its integrity and nationally recognized commitment to quality programming. WXDU resolves to remain a laboratory where all members are free to make and learn from their mistakes.
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Tonight 4/2--Siltbreeze Records on the College Radio Primer

TONIGHT (4/2) on the College Radio Primer, we spend a full FOUR HOURS tracing the history of Philadelphia's Siltbreeze Records and its impact on the outer fringes of indie rock through the 80s, 90s, 00s and today.  Started in 1989 by fanzine writer Tom Lax, Siltbreeze helped bridge a gap between the avant-garde and indie rock, releasing records from some of experimental rock's most influential artists: The Dead C, Charalambides, Harry Pussy, The Shadow Ring, Strapping Fieldhands, Alan Licht and many, many more.  Hear them all TONIGHT, 8PM-12AM.  Listen live on 88.7 FM or stream it at http://www.wxdu.org

 

 

2012 Slam Dance Winners - The Dicks

 Click Link to See Full Bracket Results

 

Organos on Sunday, 3/4 at 8 pm!

 It's almost spring, flowers are blooming, trees are stretching out their limbs to the sunlight....and I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is back is full swing, with Organos this Sunday, March 3rd! Organos, the solo project of Maria Albani (Schooner, ex-Pleasant, & other memorable bands), will be having her/their CD release party 3/10 at the Pinhook here in Durham.  Joining Organos will be Nathan Oliver, talking about project The Evil Tenors, featuring the likes of John Harrison (North Elementary/jphono1) and Reid Johnson (Schooner - just Schooner).

 

Saturday! Des Ark, Maple Stave, Minor Stars

'Nuff said. WXDU, Bull City Records, the Layabout present: Des Ark, Maple Stave, Minor Stars @ Salamandra (2627 Hillsborough Rd), 9:30 Saturday.  ONLY $2. Get there. ! 

Check out Chaz's blog for more! http://bullcityrecords.com/wnng/

 

Round 2 is Up - Voting Ends Tomorrow - We have a number of very close battles still

Please pick who you want to advance to the Sick Sixteen! 

**Remember we only count 1 vote per person!

 www.wxdu.org/slamdance

 

Instant Runoff between Spitboy and Saccharine Trust VOTING IS LIVE UNTIL 11PM TONIGHT

It's a runoff! Spitboy and Saccharine Trust have tied in the Slam Dance bracket, so we're doing tie-breaking votes. Go here to cast your vote within the next hour to help us decide: www.wxdu.org/node/692 

 

WXDU Presents the 2nd Annual Bull City Metal Fest!

The Second Annual Bull City Metal Fest, brought to you in part by WXDU, is happening the weekend of February 3rd and 4th at the Casbah.  We'll be giving away tickets to the fest during our weekly meatl show "Beyond Good and Evil," Saturday evenings from 6-8pm. This year's line-up:

Black Tusk
Hog
Shadow of the Destroyer
Bitter Resolve
Braveyoung
Church of Wolves
Make
Ruscha
Widow
Gross Reality
Ruscha
Dark Sea Dream
Grogh
Knives

 

College Radio Primer - Who put the shield around the K? - 8-10pm tonight!

K Records was founded by Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening, Go Team, Dub Narcotic Sound System) in 1982 in Olympia, Washington. Incorporating the anti-corporate stance and DIY ethic of punk rock, K Records grew from a cassette-only label dedicated to releasing compilations of Olympia bands into a reknowned purveyor of independent pop music that transformed the sound of college radio. The K Records sound helped to make the Pacific Northwest into a Mecca for independent musicians and laid the foundations for Sub Pop, Kill Rock Stars, grunge, and modern indie-pop. Tune in to WXDU 88.7FM from 8-10pm tonight to hear the story of K Records: exploding the teenage underground into passionate revolt against the corporate ogre since 1982.