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Tune in at 4pm Sunday November 11 to hear MC Taylor aka Hiss Golden Messenger performing live. HGM will release their new/old LP, "Lord I Love the Rain," which collects earlier semi/unreleased works, on Friday the 16th at the Pinhook.
Tune in Sunday 11/4 (um, today!) at 4pm EST (that's right, be sure to fall back today) to hear the fuzzed-out unstoppable pop stylings of Gross Ghost live on-air.
Dexter Romweber is a true North Carolina icon, and along with his sister Sara, he's currently doing some of the best work of his long career. They have a brand-new album due out on Bloodshot, and a show at Cat's Cradle on Friday 7/22. But first they'll be stopping by WXDU to play live on-air at 4pm this Sunday, 7/17. We can't wait!
OK, well, it probably goes without saying that web streaming on Mac OSX is, um, complicated.
I'd kinda like to hear from anyone who was still using the OGG stream, in fact, before I waste time putting it back online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're desperate for it. And by "desperate" I mean "lacking hardware or software to play MP3," not "philosophically opposed to listening to MP3 streams." C'mon, it's 2011.
Sunday 6/12 is packed with local music, including Last Year's Men playing live on-air at 4pm, followed by Pink Flag talking to Savannah about their brand-new King of Scene EP at 6pm. Don't miss 'em!
Slam Dance 2011 is our answer to spring sports insanity. The Nobody's Driving crew put together an highly unscientific list of their favorite punk bands, put them into brackets and are spinning it out to the listeners to decide!
You can vote on all or just some of the pairings -- just click on a band's name to get to a voting page.
We all know what happened once Punk Broke and Chapel Hill had its 9 months in the "Next Seattle" spotlight. But what about in the two decades before? You've probably heard of Let's Active, The Connells, Flat Duo Jets & Corrosion of Conformity. But how about Stillborn Christians, Foreign Bodies & UV Prom?
Tune in tonight (Monday 2/28) at 8pm for 2 hours of North Carolina Music circa '72 - '92.
Yep, that's right, fresh off a whirlwind tour of Japan that just ended a few days ago, Mac McCaughan & Jim Wilbur of Superchunk will be joining us on Sunday afternoon (2/27) at 4pm to do that acoustic thing that has been a staple of Superchunk b-sides for the past 15+ years.Will we spend the entire time talking about Japanese food? Entirely likely. Tune in at 4pm to find out.
Drug Horse Collective members The Light Pines will be playing live on the air this Sunday 9/5 at 4:00 p.m., in advance of their Hopscotch Music Festival appearance next Saturday night at the Pour House. Tune in & check them out!
Methodology is pretty simple: I count the number of plays each release receives (by all XDU DJs) during an 8-week period after its release. In the handful of cases where a release is close enough to a year boundary that it receives less than 8 weeks, I did a tiny bit of weighting, but in those cases the shift up/down was only 1 or 2 spots on the list. (by the same token, a handful of these were released in December 2008 but received the bulk of their play in 2009, so they're counted here.)
Here, then, are the top 80 NC releases of 2009 as determined by WXDU's DJs: