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Ticket Giveaways for Shakori Hills Grassroots Fall Festival

 Listen to WXDU this week for the chance to win a pair of one-day passes to the Shakori Hills Grassroots Fall Festival, October 9 - 12, 2014. Headliners include, North Mississippi Allstars, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Donna the Buffalo, The Duhks, Loamlands, and many, many more.

 

Ticket Giveaways for Girls Rock NC Rally: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Listen to WXDU this week for the chance to win tickets to attend the Girls Rock NC Rally on Saturday, October 4. Girls Rock NC is celebrating 10 years of youth empowerment, feminism, music education, and community activism in central North Carolina. The festival will be held at the following venues on Saturday, October 4 -- Artscenter (11am-5pm); Cats Cradle (6pm - 11:30pm); and The Station (11pm - 2:00am). For more info: www.girlsrocknc.org/grnc-rally.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (9/28) 6:00-8:00

The police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last month began a national dialogue on police behavior. At 6:00 tonight, BackStory with the American History Guys takes a look at the history of police in America. The guys talk about how the modern police department began, the historical expectations of policing, the role of race and ethnicity in law enforcement, and what happens when officers fail to protect citizens.

September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. At 7:00, Philosophy Talk explores Latin American philosophy. Hosts Jon and Ken discuss the early origins of philosophy in Latin America, how it differs from that of America and Europe, and how modern Latin American philosophy is evolving.

 

 

 

WXDU & BULL CITY RECORDS PRESENT: ANGIE + AUSMUTEANTS AND MORE ON 9/29 at THE PINHOOK!!!

This show has been moved!
 
Now brought to you by your friends at WXDU and Bull City Records, we present a FREE after-work show at The Pinhook featuring three of AUSTRALIA'S finest punk names, AUSMUTEANTS, ANGIE & NATHAN ROCHE making their way through the Triangle from the first time ever. Plus, we have the Durham debut of the new Chapel Hill synthpunk outfit NATURAL CAUSES.
 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information tonight (9/21) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tonight on WXDU, we've got the latest installment of Jukebox Graduates, Githens Middle School's Bruce Springsteen fan club show. The kids take to the air at 6:00, when they'll be highlighting the best of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Next at 7:00, With Good Reason, in a program called "When America Took to the Air," shares the story of Aviation in America and how World War I fighter jets and stunt pilots led to the development of air mail and commercial flight. Later, they discuss the newest actor to take over the role of Doctor Who, who becomes the 12th Doctor in the show's more than 50-year run.

Then at 7:30, Martin Kang will have WXDU Sports. Martin will report the latest scores and sports news. He will also share a piece produced by Y-Press called "A Girl on the Football Team?!" which profiles one middle school girl who plays on her school's otherwise all-boy football team. Martin will also have a look at women who compete as boxers, in Radio Diaries' documentary "Teen Contender."

 

"Close Up the Honky Tonks," rotating Americana show, starts Saturday

WXDU announces the addition of "Close Up the Honky Tonks," a new rotating Americana show, to the fall schedule.

"Close Up the Honky Tonks" starts this Saturday, September 20 and airs every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

Each week a new WXDU DJ will host, offering a wide variety of rockin' country, bluegrass and folk tunes, as well as some rootsier rock selections. Listen in this fall to hear theme shows, artist showcases and much more. And put in your requests to help shape the show!

We hope you'll tune in to "Close Up the Honky Tonks," Saturdays this fall from noon to 2 p.m. Listen in at 88.7 FM and WXDU.org.

 

 

 

WXDU & BULL CITY RECORDS PRESENT: ANGIE + AUSMUTEANTS AND MORE ON 9/29 at THE PINHOOK!!!

This show has been moved!
 
Now brought to you by your friends at WXDU and Bull City Records, we present a FREE after-work show at The Pinhook featuring three of AUSTRALIA'S finest punk names, AUSMUTEANTS, ANGIE & NATHAN ROCHE making their way through the Triangle from the first time ever. Plus, we have the Durham debut of the new Chapel Hill synthpunk outfit NATURAL CAUSES. You won't wanna miss it.
 
Doors at 5:00pm
Show at 6:00pm (sharp)
Ends by 9:00pm

 

 

WXDU's Hopscotch Review Tonight (9/14) from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tune in tonight as we recap last weekend's Hopscotch Music Festival 2014!

At 6:00, Ben Cox sits down with Daniel Lupton, owner of Sorry State Records and member of Raleigh's No Love, and Mike Wallace of North Carolina-native Drag Sounds. They'll talk about the bands' Hopscotch experiences and how they think the festival interacts with and impacts the Triangle's music scene. Ben will also play music from Hopscotch artists and talk about his own experience at the festival.

Next at 7:00, Zach Lechner has a follow-up to his daily festival report blog posts. Hopscotch offers a unique experience to almost everyone who attends, and Zach will share his experience--along of those of other festivalgoers--and review the performances of just some of the 160 bands that played this year's festival.

 

Jeb Bishop on Out There a Minute 9/14

This Sunday, September 14, on Out There a Minute (10am-noon), I'll be joined by trombist Jeb Bishop. Bishop recently moved back to the triangle after 20 years in Chicago and has played around the world with such groups as the Vandermark 5, the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, the Flying Luttenbachers, Angels of Epistemology, and many, many, many more (discogs.com lists him as having played on almost 150 different albums). On Sunday, he'll be spinning some of his favorite jazz records. Hope you can tune in.

 

Download the Little Black Egg set from our Hopscotch day party; help Letha Rodman-Melchior fight cancer!

 Our friends at NYCTaper have posted audio from last week's Little Black Egg Big Band (Yo La Tengo + Steve Gunn & William Tyler) set. In order to download the audio, we (WXDU, NYCTaper & the band) are asking for a donation to Durham musician Letha Rodman-Mechior in her fight against cancer. You can learn more, make your donation, and download the audio here.