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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.
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)
Nurse that New Year's Day hangover with WXDU as we countdown our annual Top 100 Albums of 2012, all day Sunday! Starting at 12PM, WXDU DJ's will be playing songs from our 100 most played albums of the year & chatting about the results. This year's list is a healthy mix of local music, indie rock, CBGF (Country-Bluegrass-Folk), R&B/Soul, Electronic & World music that'll be sure to give you an idea of what 2012 sounded like to us.
WXDU is excited to host an in-studio interview & live performance from NYC free-improv duo The Home of Easy Credit TONIGHT at 7pm. The duo, comprised of Danish multi-instrumentalist Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen and bassist Tom Blancarte, released a fantastic record earlier this year on Northern-Spy Records. They will be stopping by to chat & play before heading to the NIGHTLIGHT in Chapel Hill for a live show later tonight with Horse Lords.
Tune in this Thursday (6/24) for a special interview & in-studio performance from Man Forever, the new percussion-heavy project led by Brooklyn-based multi-intstrumentalist & Oneida/People of the North drummer Kid Millions. The group, who have been described as "a punk-infused Metal Machine Music for drums", have a brand new record out on Thrill Jockey (Pansophical Cataract) and are currently touring North America. You can catch them at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill (http://www.nightlightclub.com) with Le Weekend & Conspicuous Convulsion tomorrow night. But first, they'll be stopping by WXDU for a special in-studio treat. The fun begins around 3:00pm.
TONIGHT (4/2) on the College Radio Primer, we spend a full FOUR HOURS tracing the history of Philadelphia's Siltbreeze Records and its impact on the outer fringes of indie rock through the 80s, 90s, 00s and today. Started in 1989 by fanzine writer Tom Lax, Siltbreeze helped bridge a gap between the avant-garde and indie rock, releasing records from some of experimental rock's most influential artists: The Dead C, Charalambides, Harry Pussy, The Shadow Ring, Strapping Fieldhands, Alan Licht and many, many more. Hear them all TONIGHT, 8PM-12AM. Listen live on 88.7 FM or stream it at http://www.wxdu.org
Nurse that New Year's Day hangover with WXDU as we countdown our annual Top 100 Albums of 2011, all day Sunday! Starting at 10AM, WXDU DJ's will be playing songs from our 100 most played albums of the year & chatting about the results. This year's list is a healthy mix of local music, indie rock, CBGF (Country-Bluegrass-Folk), R&B/Soul, Electronic & World music that'll be sure to give you an idea of what 2011 sounded like to us.
10AM-12PM: 100-81 plus a CBGF Wrap-Up w/Mark J.
12PM-2PM: 80-61 w/ Dave R./Andy B.
2PM-4PM: 60-41 w/ Georg
4PM-6PM: 40-21 w/ Kelly
6PM-8PM: Top 20 Reissues & Comps w/ Andy B. & Dave R.