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WXDU is excited to celebrate Record Store Day with our friends at Bull City Records, NYCTaper and Merge Records on April 18th.
Merge acts Ex Hex, Mac McCaughan, and William Tyler will perform live outside Bull City Records in Durham (2600 Hillsborough Rd). Lagunitas Brewing Company will be on site, and we will be collecting donations to benefit Durham Public Schools via DonorsChoose.org. The whole event is free, open to the public. WXDU will be live-streaming the whole event with our good friend Jonas Blank of NYCTaper behind the mixing board.
Saturday, April 18
Chaz’s Bull City Records
2600 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC
Rain or shine
WXDU proudly presents three of the South's best bands at Duke Coffeehouse on April 1st. Austin, TX gnarled postpunks SPRAY PAINT are stopping through Durham for the first time on a short run of dates around the Southeast. Their "Clean Blood, Regular Acid" LP on Monofonus Press was one of the best albums of 2014. Along for the ride are everyone's favorite Raleigh punk weirdos WHATEVER BRAINS, and leftfield hardcore manglers DAVIDIANS. This is a show you won't want to miss:
WKNC, WXYC, WUAG, WXDU and The Pinhook are coming together to promote safety for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in North Carolina at a benefit concert called Play it Safe. Local acts, Gross Ghost, T0W3RS and Seagulls will play at The Pinhook on Friday, May 30. Doors are at 9pm, the show is at 10pm. Donations are accepted, and there will be a soul dance party following the event from 12am-2am. All proceeds will benefit the Durham Crisis Response Center.
WXDU's Local Music Series ends its Spring run tomorrow night at the Duke Coffeehouse with a triple bill of the highest quality. From Raleigh, you have shapeshifting weirdo pop of T0W3RS. Making its way all the way from Charlotte is the transcendant avant-jazz splattering of Great Architect, and from Glittertown, you can enjoy the wild Stooges/Bolan-bruising rawk of Johnny Alright. Doors are at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm. $5 or free with a Duke ID!
The duo of Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, 200 Years, Comets on Fire) and Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards, solo LPs on Northern-Spy) put out their first full length as NEW BUMS just a few weeks ago, Voices in a Rented Room (on Drag City Records)). Tonight they'll be playing an early show at The Pinhook (117 W. Main St. in Durham) with Tashi Dori that starts at 7pm. Before that, they'll be on air talking with our own J. Kelly Davis and playing a few songs. Good ragged-but-poppy acoustic duo stuff FFO: stripped down Big Star, Epic Soundtracks, 70s psych-folk, etc. Don't miss it!
Tune in THIS WEDNESDAY 10pm-12am for a special "Pull Down the Shades" with guest DJ Daniel Lupton. Daniel is the man behind Sorry State: the label, the distro and store (http://www.sorrystaterecords.com/). Since 2005 he's ran the label out of his Carrboro home and put out a slew of amazing punk LPs & 45s, both local (Whatever Brains, Double Negative, Brain F≠, Cross Laws, Stripmines, etc.) and non-local (The Shitty Limits, Instängd, The #1s, Broken Prayer, Libyans, Rough Kids, etc.). He also runs a primo distro for the best in punk/hardcore/garage/metal and beyond and recently opened up a new storefront in Raleigh (317 W. Morgan St.). Daniel knows his stuff. We're very excited to have him spin some records for a few hours. You won't wanna miss it! Listen live 88.7fm or stream it on our website (that little box in the top right corner of our homepage)!
With 2013 coming to an end, here's a look at the individual "Best of the year" lists from just a few members of WXDU's music staff. Each week, these DJ's & genre directors work hard to review & prepare the dozens of CD's, LP's & 7" that we add to our playlist every Sunday. Click above to see what 2013 sounded like to them!
JOHN A. (MUSIC STAFF)
Top 13 releases of 2013:
Sect Pig - Sect Pig (Nuclear War Now!)
Carl Kruger - Lazy Metal (Blue Spectrum)
Jaap Blonk - Lifespans (Kontrans)
Ashley Paul - Line the Clouds (R.E.L.)
No-Neck Blues Band - Gitanjali + The Nascent Stigma (Ri Be Xibalba)
Framtid - Defeat of Civilization (Crust War/Black Water)
Tiger Hatchery - Sun Worship (ESP Disk)
Black Sun Roof - Feral (VHF)
Suppression / No Comply - Suppression / No Comply (To Live A Lie)
(Unknown Artist) - r-15 demo (Rhinocervs)
RU-486 - Romanian Abattoirs (Destructive Industries / Fusty Cunt)
Bahru Kegne - In memory Of Ethiopia (Terp)
Tashi Dorji - Tashi Dorji (Headway)