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Isasa Radio Session on WXDU Monday, July 24 @ 5:00 PM

Tune in next Monday, July 24th at 5:00 PM to catch a live set from Spanish guitarist Isasa (

 

WXDU Presents: Amirtha Kidambi's ELDER ONES w/ La Plastique

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").

 

2017 Brickside Ticket Purchases

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). 

 

 

Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Horse Lords on WXDU

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. 

 

LIVE! In the studio: Al Riggs and the Big Sad - Sunday 2/26

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!

 

WXDU Spring 2017 Training- Information Session

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 training@wxdu.org and we'll take care of you.

 

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Top 101 North Carolina Releases of 2016

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.

 

 

DJ Lists for 2016

Mika D:

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

 

Keith D:

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

 

Favorite Reissues:

1. Lunapark - Gefangene Vogel

2. ZwischenFall - Sandy Eyes

3. Blonde Redhead - Masculine Feminine

 

Favorite EPs:

1. Andres - Mighty Tribe

2. Floating Points - Kuiper

3. Skeletonwitch - The Apothic Gloom

 

Better Late Than Never Dept:

 

Top 100 and Top 25 Reissues of 2016

WXDU Top 100

  1. 67...Daniel Bachman...Daniel Bachman...Three Lobed

 

Le Weekend LIVE on air, 4pm Sunday 12/4

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!