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WXDU 6th Annual Record Fair

WXDU's 6th Annual Record Fair will take place on Saturday, October 1st from 11am until 4pm at the Duke Coffeehouse on Duke's East Campus. Record vendors and collectors from around the southeast will be there with a huge variety of great records, cd's, and collectibles. Also, Will & Pop's and Pie Pushers will be there if you want some food while you dig through the record bins looking for a great deal.

The event is free and open to the public. 

Contact loudrock@wxdu.org if you have questions.

 

CITY PLAZA TICKET GIVEAWAYS!

 Tune in on Monday Night in the midst of Labor Day festivities for a chance to win tickets to the Hopscotch's Friday night City Plaza Show: reportedly the last gig ever for Guided by Voices, along with Drive-by Truckers and The Dodos.  Tune in 6-8 pm Monday night for a shot at some free tickets! 

 

Jennyanykind on Sunday 8/28

 In anticipation of their upcoming show at Hopscotch, Jennyanykind will be stopping by WXDU from 6-7 pm on Sunday 8/28, Hurricane Irene permitting!

 

Hopscotch Music Festival Preview Sunday 8/14

 To get folks psyched up for the Hopscotch Music Festival on Sep. 9-11, Savannah will be hosting Hopscotch founders Greg Lowenhagen and Grayson Currin on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this Sunday, Aug. 14.  We'll discuss how the festival got started, the initial success, their hopes for this second Hopscotch, and listening to artists that will be performing there.  Listen in! 

 

Update: Free Electric State will now play for WXDU @ Hopscotch's College Radio Showcase

We are happy to announce that Free Electric State will be representing WXDU @ a FREE daytime showcase of college radio in the Triad.  WXDU-Durham, WXYC-Chapel Hill, WKNC-Raleigh and WUAG-Greensboro will bring Nests, Bronzed Chorus, Whatever Brains, and Free Electric State to White Collar Crime in Raleigh on September 10.  Even if you don't have Hopscotch tickets, please join us for this FREE showcase! Port Merchandise of Raleigh is also sponsoring this show!

 

Make Plans For Sunday

 Join Us Sunday Night From 7-9pm For A Rag And Bone Buffet

 

 

 

"not the spaces you know, but between them" broadcast: Saturday, August 6, 10:00am - 3:00pm

WXDU in conjunction with Three Lobed Recordings is excited to announce a special broadcast of the upcoming 4 LP box set not the spaces you know, but between them. The box set features new music from:
 

Sun City Girls, Steve Gunn, Sonic Youth, Mouthus, Comets on Fire, D. Charles Speer & the Helix / Wooden Wand, Eternal Tapestry, and Bardo Pond.

In addition to broadcasting the full box set, we will also air interviews and play the bonus material that accompanies some versions of the set.

Tune in to 88.7 fm in the Durham area or stream the event live on the WXDU website www.wxdu.org!

 

New Town Drunks on Sunday, 7/17

 On I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this coming Sunday, Roberto and Diane of New Town Drunks will be stopping by to chat about their upcoming album release party, which will be taking place Sat. 7/23 at the Station in Carrboro.  The new 10", Going, is LIVE to boot.  I promise, they will not be drunk.  

 

Dex Romweber Duo LIVE Sunday 7/17 at 4pm

 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!