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WXDU/Three Lobed Recording Hopscotch Day Party!

 We are excited to partner again with Three Lobed Recordings to present another stellar day party at Hopscotch Music Festival!
 
Friday September 5
King's Barcade (Raleigh NC)
11:45am until 5pm
**free admission**
 

Natural Snow Buildings

Tune in Saturday (12/14) for a special broadcast of the massive, seven hour release Daughter of Darkness by Natural Snow Buildings. This recording was originally released as a limited-run, six cassette box set in 2009. Earlier this year, Ba Da Bing! Records released box sets in CD and LP formats of these mostly side-long drones.  Natural Snow Buildings is a French duo consisting of Mehdi Ameziane and Solange Gularte.  Here's a great introduction to the band published earlier this year in The Out Door.

Starting at 9am, we will play Daughter of Darkness in it's entirety with minimal station interruptions.  We also plan to play a bonus track originally found on the Daughter of Darkness V release.  

 

 

WXDU 30th Anniversary Celebration!

 

In October of 1983, Duke University’s AM radio station flipped over to FM with the broadcast of David Bowie’s “Station to Station,” and marked the birth of WXDU - 88.7. Celebrating 30 years of broadcasting, WXDU is throwing a party at the Duke Coffeehouse on Saturday, November 9th.  A testament to the lively interplay between WXDU and the wider community, organizers say several old Triangle bands are reuniting for the show. The line-up features long time members of the WXDU staff and many supporters of the station.

Duke Coffeehouse
Saturday, November 9th
Doors: 7:00
Show: 8:00
$5.00 or free with Duke ID
 
Pine State
Jett Rink
Torch Marauder System
Blue Green Gods
Malt Swagger
 
Advance Tickets
 
Facebook Event
 

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.

In 1993 Calvin founded Dub Narcotic Studio in which he has documented the work of the Somehow Is and Never Was, such as Mirah, the Blow, Versus, Built to Spill, Fitz of Depression, Make-Up and Little Wings. It has also been the incubator of many Calvin experiments in collaboration and self-expression, such as Beat Happening, Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System, and Selector Dub Narcotic.

The decade of the double zeroes saw Calvin Johnson set into the world, acoustic guitar in hand, as a solo artist of musical platitudes. Now that the one-zeroes have hit, Calvin is busy preparing a new album for the new decade."
- K records bio, http://krecs.com/artists/calvin-johnson/

 

Interview with author Dean Swinford: Saturday 6/29

 

On Saturday morning 6/29 from 9-noon, Yardsale-A-Go-Go will broadast a special interview with author Dean Swinford.  His new novel, Death Metal Epic (The Inverted Katabasis #1), was recently published by ATLATL Press.  Swinford, an assistant professor of English at Fayetteville State University, is a south Florida native and longtime metal head.

We will discuss topics ranging from: his new novel; medieval neoplatonism and metal's esoteric thematics; corpsepaint and the poetic technique of prosopopoeia; and the complexities of metal fandom.

 

 

WXDU Presents Thee Open Sex, Drag Sounds, Prisms at the Duke Coffeehouse 4/3

 WXDU is excited to present a concert at the Duke Coffeehouse on April 3rd.  

The line-up includes

Thee Open Sex (Bloomington, In)
http://theeopensex.bandcamp.com/
http://theeopensex.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheeOpenSex

Prisms (Durham)
https://www.facebook.com/prismsbendsound
http://prismsbendsound.tumblr.com/

Drag Sounds (Greensboro & Durham)
http://dragsounds.bandcamp.com/album/feelin-it
https://www.facebook.com/DragSounds

Doors at 8:00

First band at 8:30!!!

 

Durham Monster Dash and afterparty

WXDU is excited to be a sponsor of this year's Durham Monster Dash!  The DMD is happening on Friday the 26th of October.  Monster Dashers can run through a three mile course or take a kid friendly one mile walk and encounter monsters in spooky downtown Durham.  To learn more and register online go to the Durham Monster Dash website.  

This costumed fun run benefits the following charities that enhance children's lives through creative expression:

Girls Rock NC

Keep Durham Beautiful

KidZNotes

The Scrap Exchange

This event is presented by the Durham City-County planning department and co-sponsored by the Durham Police Department and WXDU Durham!

 

 

Hopscotch Day Party sponsored by Three Lobed Recordings and WXDU!

We are excited to announce our Hopscotch Music Festival day party!  WXDU has teamed up with Three Lobed Recordings to put together a unique show featuring current and past Hopscotch performers.  It's all going down on Friday, September 7th at Kings Barcade!  Did we mention yet that it's FREE?!

Like it says on the Facebook event page - If you're into free / avant / psych / out / other music, this is where you're going to want to be. 

 

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

Here's ticket and specific line-up information for night one and night two.

Facebook event page