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Le Weekend LIVE on air - Sunday, June 15

 Tune in this afternoon (Sunday, June 15) to hear longtime local weirdo "pop" band Le Weekend perform live in the studio, in advance of their EP release party at the Pinhook this Friday the 20th. Showtime is 4:00 p.m. at 88.7 FM or right here at wxdu.org!

 

The Kneads LIVE on air, Sunday 5/25 at 4pm

 The Kneads, a Greensboro indie-rock band featuring former members of 90s titans The Raymond Brake and Geezer Lake, will be joining us for a live on-air performance Sunday, May 25, at 4:00 p.m. Here's a preview via their bandcamp.

 

WXDU presents Drug Yacht, Maple Stave & City of Medicine THIS FRIDAY

 This Friday at the Duke Coffeehouse, it's the first in our new spring Local Music Series, featuring three of the best bands Durham has to offer.

 

Lilac Shadows today (Sunday) at 4pm

 Tune in at 4pm Sunday 2/2 for a live set by Lilac Shadows, in advance of the release of their debut full-length No Dark/No Light, out later this month on DiggUp Tapes.

 

Top 97 North Carolina Releases of 2013

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to our two-week countdown of the Top North Carolina releases of 2013. Here's the final list:

 

 

New on XDU's Bandcamp: Sorry About Dresden 1998

 We just uploaded a full set by Sorry About Dresden, recorded live in the WXDU Lounge on March 28, 1998, just five days after we had resumed broadcasting at full power via our newly rebuilt broadcast tower. 

 Check it out!

 

Goner live on-air, 4pm Sunday 11/10

 Goner put out one of our favorite albums of 2013, Faking the Wisdom, and now they'll be joining us to perform those tracks (and perhaps some others) live in our lounge. 4pm Sunday 11/10. 

 

WXDU has a bandcamp page!

Over the years we have amassed a pretty substantial collection of live recordings, primarily bands who have played live on our Sunday local-music show. We'll be posting them, a year at a time, on our new bandcamp page, wxdu.bandcamp.com. We started off with the 1996 benefit fundraiser CD, Power of Tower. Check it out!

 

Eros & the Eschaton live on air: 4pm Sun 11/3

 Eros & the Eschaton are from Greensboro; earlier this year they released their debut, Home Address for Civil War, on the storied Hoboken label Bar/None. They're a duo, but their spacey layered music calls to mind the throbbing intensity of bands like My Bloody Valentine. 

They'll be joining us Sunday, November 3 at 4pm for a live in-studio performance. Tune in to hear how two people can magically sound like at least a half-dozen.

 

Loamlands live on air at 4:00 pm Sunday 9/22

 Loamlands, the new project from Kym Register & Will Hackney of Midtown Dickens, will be stopping by at 4:00 to play some songs from their brand-new EP. 88.7 FM or right here at wxdu.org.