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On Saturday morning 6/29 from 9-noon, Yardsale-A-Go-Go will broadast a special interview with author Dean Swinford. His new novel, Death Metal Epic (The Inverted Katabasis #1), was recently published by ATLATL Press. Swinford, an assistant professor of English at Fayetteville State University, is a south Florida native and longtime metal head.
We will discuss topics ranging from: his new novel; medieval neoplatonism and metal's esoteric thematics; corpsepaint and the poetic technique of prosopopoeia; and the complexities of metal fandom.
On Sunday 5/26, WXDU's local music interview show, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, will be making its return! Starting things off will be a preview of the Head On Booking & Management Showcase, which will be happening at Southern Rail in Carrboro June 8th. Guests will be Roberto Cofresi of New Town Drunks, whose new record, Kiss, we'll be playing, Michael Rank of Stag, who just released a new record also, The Weeds, and another album, Mermaids, set for later this year. Mark Holland, a local veteran, will also be joining us and discussing his latest projects as a solo artist. Phil Venable, the organizer and head of Head On, will be rounding things up. Join us from 6-7 pm.
On Sunday 5/19 from 2-3 pm, Divaville Lounge will host an in-studio interview with Durham's swing orchestra, the Mint Julep Jazz Band. Bandleader and trombonist Lucian Cobb and singer Laura Windley will talk about performing live swing music in the modern era, play songs from their new CD "Durham on Saturday Night," and play some of their favorite classic songs from the 1930s and 40s. Tune in for a swinging afternoon!
Two great things that go great together! WXDU's garage-rock showcase "Who's Got The Cuckoo," along with WXDU, are proud sponsors of the 2013 Instro-Summit, the world's largest all-instrumental music festival. Join Crispy and Robby this Sunday night for Who's Got The Cuckoo, they'll be spinning instro-songs, talking instro-talk, and giving away instro-tickets! It's a must-listen event! 9-10pm EDT this Sunday, April 28th.
The Instro-Summit will be held May 3-5th at the Casbah right here in Durham. Check out these websites below for more info, and don't forget to tune in this weekend!
Instro-Summit Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Instro-Summit/106578046087152
The Casbah for Tickets: casbahdurham.com/ai1ec_event/instrosummit-2013/
WXDU is excited to present a concert at the Duke Coffeehouse on April 3rd.
The line-up includes
Thee Open Sex (Bloomington, In)
Drag Sounds (Greensboro & Durham)
Doors at 8:00
First band at 8:30!!!
Missing some metal in your life's diet?
WXDU can help you get your fill this Friday and Saturday through the Bull City Metal Fest at the Casbah, located at 1007 West Main Street, Durham. The lineup Friday includes Irata, Widow, Solar Halos, Hog, Caltrop, and Weedeater. Saturday features Ruscha, Collosus, Across Tundras, Bloodsoaked, Fight Amp, and Dawnbringer. The music starts at 7pm. Check out the Facebook page for more details and don't forget to tune in for ticket giveaways!