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On Sunday 5/26, WXDU's local music interview show, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, will be making its return!
It's that time of year again, for The Independent Weekly's Hopscotch Music Festival, running September 6-8 in downtown Raleigh! As previously mentioned, WXDU will be hosting an event with Three Lobed Recordings, but we'll also be doing a preview that will showcase many of the bands that will be at the festival this year. Because 35% of the artists performing at Hopscotch are local, it'd be a good time to look at the others coming through town as well. On this edition of I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, Grayson Currin, co-founder of Hopscotch and music editor of the Indy, will be coming by for an interview as well. Tune in from 8-9 pm.
July's edition of I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out will be happening on Sunday, 7/15 featuring SPIDER BAGS! Spider Bags' third full length, "Shake My Head", will be out in August and we'll be playing it for everyone's listening pleasure. Tune in at 8 pm!
On Sunday 5/20, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is back, with Roberto Cofresi of New Town Drunks coming in and chatting about Baudelaire in a Box, a serial cantastoria based on famed French poet Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal" - this performance being put on by Chicago's Theater Oobleck, it will have performances by New Town Drunks, Curtis Eller, Jason Kutchma (Red Collar), and Dexter Romweber. In addition, scrolling images known as "crankies" will be featured. We'll be playing some music from all artists involved and we'll even read some poetry. A ILYBBYSO first, I think...
Tune in 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).
Tune in on Sunday 12/16 on the new time slot for ILYB, 8 pm, for the Dex Romweber Duo! Dex & Sara have just come off a lot of touring (including opening up for the Meat Puppets - no kidding!) to promote their latest CD, "Is That You In the Blue?" It'll be interesting...
I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out returns this month on Sunday, October 16th, with Misty Dawn Briggs, Tony Raver, and riding shotgun, Roberto Cofresi and Diane Koistinen, for the No More Fake Labels Showcase coming up at CMJ! Also, Kym Register of Midtown Dickens and owner of the Pinhook here in Durham, will come in to discuss the venue's Kickstarter project for a new sound system and to promote that cause...
In anticipation of their upcoming show at Hopscotch, Jennyanykind will be stopping by WXDU from 6-7 pm on Sunday 8/28, Hurricane Irene permitting!
To get folks psyched up for the Hopscotch Music Festival on Sep. 9-11, Savannah will be hosting Hopscotch founders Greg Lowenhagen and Grayson Currin on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this Sunday, Aug. 14. We'll discuss how the festival got started, the initial success, their hopes for this second Hopscotch, and listening to artists that will be performing there. Listen in!
On I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this coming Sunday, Roberto and Diane of New Town Drunks will be stopping by to chat about their upcoming album release party, which will be taking place Sat. 7/23 at the Station in Carrboro. The new 10", Going, is LIVE to boot. I promise, they will not be drunk.