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Baudelaire in a Box Preview Show!

 On Sunday 5/20, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is back, with Roberto Cofresi of New Town Drunks coming in and chatting about Baudelaire in a Box, a serial cantastoria based on famed French poet Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal" - this performance being put on by Chicago's Theater Oobleck, it will have performances by New Town Drunks, Curtis Eller, Jason Kutchma (Red Collar), and Dexter Romweber.  In addition, scrolling images known as "crankies" will be featured.  We'll be playing some music from all artists involved and we'll even read some poetry.  A ILYBBYSO first, I think...

Tune in at 8 pm!

 

Rock against the Amendment! May 6!

 Hey y'all, the time is coming near: This Sunday, May 6, enjoy free music by Kooley High, Mount Moriah, and Amy Ray outside the Pinhook, 6pm! There will also be a rally and info about the upcoming Amendment One vote on May 8. For info, check out the facebook event here

 

WXDU sponsored show-- Dent May and Cassis Orange!

 Bull City Records, the Layabout, and WXDU present Dent May and Cassis Orange on May 16 at La Salamandra! 9pm! Free with that Duke ID, a low $5 otherwise! 

 

Instro-Summit Preview on Who's Got The Cuckoo!

Tonight! Join Robby and special guest Mr. Crispy as they preview next week's Instro-Summit 2012. Band previews, information about the Instro-Summit Raffle, and they'll be giving away 2 3-day passes! Tonight from 9-10pm EDT! 

http://www.nesmasurf.org/featured_band.htm

 

Soul Souvenirs: Thursday 4/19, 10 - 11 a.m.

Tune in to Meg and Emily's Cherry-Coloured Funk from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday April 19th to hear historian Josh Davis and Carolina Soul's Jason Perlmutter play local and regional soul music from the 1960's and 1970's and discuss the Soul Souvenirs exhibit at the St. Joseph's Hayti Heritage Center that opens the same evening. 'Soul Souvenirs: Durham's Musical Memories from the 1960s and 1970s', is the gallery exhibit for Bull City Soul Revival, a locally-based humanities project seeking to recover Durham's rick heritage of soul, funk and R&B music.

 

4/15 Tonight's College Radio Primer - The Modern Lovers! (8-10pm)

The importance of The Modern Lovers to the sound of college radio can't overstated. Their music was an essential bridge over the gap between the sounds of garage rock and the Velvet Underground in the 1960s and the birth of punk in the 1970s. Frontman, Jonathan Richman, exuded a nervous, sentimental nerdiness that would be hugely influential to bands like They Might Be Giants, Art Brut, Titus Andronicus, Weezer, and many other college rock mainstays. Members of the Modern Lovers would go on to join bands like the Talking Heads, The Cars, DMZ, and The Real Kids, which only emphasizes the impact that their sound had on rock music in the 1970s and beyond.

 

Polyphonic Perversity 4/15, noon-2pm

 Today's edition of Polyphonic Perversity focuses on the intersection of the spoken word and music.  So we've got Peter Ustinov reading Babar accompanied by excerpts of Poulenc, Sameul Beckett's 1961 radio play Words and Music with music by Morton Feldman from 1987, Harry Partch's final composition, and music by Robert Ashley, Paul Lansky, and more!  Hope you can tune ine!

 

Saturday (4/7) – Last Year’s Men, Apache Dropout, Flesh Wounds

WXDU is brining you Last Year's Men, Apache Dropout and Flesh Wounds this Saturday, April 7 @ Casbah (1007 West Main Street). 
 
With Apache’s acid-soaked ‘60s fuzz, and two of Chapel Hill’s rowdiest garage rock bands, it’s bound to be a wild time. Bring your friends, bring your mom, and make sure not to miss what promises to be one of the more memorable rock-n-roll shows of 2012. 
 
Door at 8 PM, show at 9 PM
$5 General Admission, Free with Duke ID 
 
(If you're not already a member @ Casbah, you'll need to pay $3 for a lifetime membership)
 
 

Tonight 4/2--Siltbreeze Records on the College Radio Primer

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

 

 

2012 Slam Dance Winners - The Dicks

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