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Join us for an evening of FREE improvisational music Tuesday, April 18 at the Duke Coffeehouse (BYOB!). Music will start at 8 PM. All are welcome!
On their new album, Holy Science, Elder Ones investigate and explore different channels of creative music through free improvisation, experimental art rock and carnatic vocal. Learn more about Amirtha Kidambi and Elder Ones at her website: http://www.amirthakidambi.com/
La Plastique (https://laplastique.bandcamp.com/releases) is a trio whose sound fuses together keyboards and modular synth with electronically manipulated lap-slide guitar. Their work at once evokes progressive electronic groups like Heldon as well as the late-career electric ramblings of John Fahey (see "The Mill Pond").
The annual Brickside Festival @ the Duke Coffeehouse is April 1st. Artists this year include WXDU favorites Ævangelist, Open Mike Eagle, Sarah Louise, MAKE and more. Tickets may be purchased online this year via this link, in person at the Duke box office, or over the phone (919-684-4444).
Horse Lords will be joining legendary German experimental music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius live on WXDU for an interview and collaborative in-studio performance on Thursday, March 23rd at noon. Roedelius will play a set at Kings on the 22nd and Horse Lords will play at Neptune's the night of the 23rd.
Perennial WXDU faves (and most prolific Triangle band ever) Al Riggs & the Big Sad will be performing live on the air this Sunday, February 26, starting at 4pm. Tune in!
Tuesday, January 17th from 7-8PM at the Duke Coffeehouse
WXDU is hiring new DJs for the spring semester. No prior experience is necessarry, just a willingness to explore new music and push your aesthetic boundaries. Come to our orientation to learn more about WXDU's goals and expectations while enjoying some free food (vegan options)! Anyone interested in musical or non-musical programming is welcome.
Have any questions? Can't make the orientation time? No worries, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take care of you.
As determined via SCIENCE. Note that a few of these were released in late 2015 but spent a majority of their time on playlist in 2016, and thus qualified for inclusion.
Light Upon the Lake— Whitney
Do Hollywood— The Lemon Twigs
Next Thing— Frankie Cosmos
City Club— The Growlers
No, My Name is JEFFERY— Young Thug
My Top 15 or so in some kind of order:
1. Bayonne - Primitives
2. Alcest - Kodama
3. Hashish - A Product of Hashish
4. David Bowie - Blackstar
5. The Oscillation - Monographic
6. Zeal & Ardor - Devil Is Fine
7. K-X-P - III Part II
8. Mitski - Puberty 2
9. Opeth - Sorceress
10. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
11. Red Fang - Only Ghosts
12. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
13. Boulevards - Groove!
14. Derek Minor - Reflection
15. Flock of Dimes - If You See Me, Say Yes
Honorable Mentions (basically I need to spend more time with these)
16. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
17. Bob Mould - Patch the Sky
18. Gojira - Magma
19. The Frightnrs - Nothing More to Say
1. Lunapark - Gefangene Vogel
2. ZwischenFall - Sandy Eyes
3. Blonde Redhead - Masculine Feminine
1. Andres - Mighty Tribe
2. Floating Points - Kuiper
3. Skeletonwitch - The Apothic Gloom
Better Late Than Never Dept:
Le Weekend are just about to release their 5th (and finest) album,"It Can't Be Youth," and they'll be taking to the airwaves at 4pm Sunday, December 4th, to preview its tunes (and possibly others) live on air. Join us!
WXDU is thrilled to sponsor the first annual MANIFEST festival, Friday & Saturday October 14 & 15, in Chapel Hill. MANIFEST was founded to provide a safe, bigotry-free space for rad bands of women, queer & gender non-conforming people to rock out. Everyone is welcome!!! Get tickets and more info at manifestmusicfestival.com