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DTFH Records 2 Year Anniversary Party

 This coming Sunday, January 16th, Savannah and Joey O will be sitting down to chat with Scotty Sandwich from Death To False Hope Records (www.deathtofalsehoperecords.com) on the upcoming DTFH Records 2 Year Anniversary Party, that will be hosted at the Motorco Music Hall here in Durham on Friday, Jan. 21st & Saturday, Jan. 22nd! The lineup includes:

Less Than Jake

Brendan Kelly

Sorry About Dresden

Red Collar

Hammer No More the Fingers

...and more! Check it out at the Motorco website: motorcomusic.com/dtfh-records-anniversary-day-1

 

Troika Music Festival on WXDU!

Durham's own Troika Music Festival will be going on from Nov. 4-6 in various venues throughout town - and you can get in for free.  Two Troika passes will be given away during the Vinyl Revolution show 10:30 am - noon Fri. Oct. 29, and on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, Sun. 6-7 pm Sun. Oct. 31 (Halloween!).  On ILYBBYSO, Savannah and Joey O will be talking with Greg Humphreys and Scott Carle of Dillon Fence! They'll be playing at Motorco for Troika, Fri. Nov. 5.

Check out more info www.troikamusicfestival.org

 

Gray Young on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, 10/17

 Gray Young will be on with Savannah and Joey O this Sunday at 6 pm to schmoozeabout their new album, Staysail, coming out in a week on 307 Knox Records! Tune in...

 

Django Haskins on WXDU 10/3!

 Django Haskins of the Old Ceremony will be chatting it up with Joey O and Savannah on Sunday 10/3, on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out! He'll be talking about their new CD, "Tender Age".  Tune in from 6-7 pm!

 

Mel York and Alison Martlew of the Butchies on Sunday 7/18

Mel York and Alison Martlew of legendary queercore band The Butchies will be on with Savannah and Joey O at 6 pm Sunday, July 17th on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out! We'll be discussing their reunion show at the Cat's Cradle which be happening on Wednesday, July 21st.  The Cuntry Kings will be hosting, and local favorites Pink Flag will be opening.  Check it out!

 

The Feast of St. Cecilia on WXDU!

No band interviews on "I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out" on Sunday, Nov. 22, rather, we'll be sharing an hour of classical music with Savannah on the Feast of St. Cecilia.  St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music, and highly revered in both religious and secular arenas, for not only her patronage, but her story of martyrdom.  WXDU decided to devote some time to this familiar personage in music and we'll be interspering the Mass of St. Cecilia by Charles Gounod with more information on her life and devotions.  Tune in from 6-7 pm!

To read more, visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Cecilia

 

Pistil & Lud this weekend at WXDU!

 Be sure to check out Durham's own PISTIL, who will be in the station from 5-6 pm Friday with Savannah on the Vinyl Revolution! They'll be talking to us about the band, life in general, Troika, and will be sharing some of their most influential artists.  Local legends Lud will also be on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out on Sunday, 6-7 pm with Savannah, instruments in hand for an acoustic set and interview.  Don't forget!

 

Melissa Thomas on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, Sun. Oct. 11

Be sure to tune in to WXDU from 5-6 pm Sunday evening! Melissa Thomas of 307 Knox Records and the Troika Music Festival will be in, talking about Troika history, artists, the local music community at large, along with the giving away of some Troika passes! For more info, please visit www.troikamusicfestival.org

 

Humble Tripe on the Vinyl Revolution, Fri. Oct. 9!

Listen in on WXDU from 5-6 pm this Friday when Humble Tripe will pop by the studio, perform, guest DJ, and play a bit off their brand new album. Also, we'll be talking about the Troika Music Festival coming up in less than a month! Don't miss it.
 

Interviews This Weekend!

 WXDU will be welcoming The Travesties to The Vinyl Revolution with Savannah from 5-6 pm, Friday, Oct. 2nd.  They'll be talking about Troika, their other bands, and whatever they'll subject the poor DJ to.  As if that wasn't enough, I Was Totally Destroying It will be on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, from 6-7 pm this Sunday, Oct. 4th! They have a brand new CD coming out, as well as a recently released vinyl which we'll be playing selections from.  You don't wanna miss it!