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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. The Soul Souvenirs exhibit tells the story of Durham's African American community in the 1960s and 1970s through radio, television, record stores, night clubs, high schools, churches, and the civil rights and black power movements of the era. Thursday evening's gallery opening at the St. Joseph's Hayti Heritage Center will also feature a panel discussion with Durham musicians of the era from groups like the Black Experience Band and Tracy and the Jammers.

 

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. Tune in from 8-10pm tonight to listen The Modern Lovers' hits, some rare live tracks, and a bunch of artists who followed in the Modern Lovers' footsteps.

 

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

 Click Link to See Full Bracket Results

 

Organos on Sunday, 3/4 at 8 pm!

 It's almost spring, flowers are blooming, trees are stretching out their limbs to the sunlight....and I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is back is full swing, with Organos this Sunday, March 3rd! Organos, the solo project of Maria Albani (Schooner, ex-Pleasant, & other memorable bands), will be having her/their CD release party 3/10 at the Pinhook here in Durham.  Joining Organos will be Nathan Oliver, talking about project The Evil Tenors, featuring the likes of John Harrison (North Elementary/jphono1) and Reid Johnson (Schooner - just Schooner).  Tune in! 

 

Brickside Music Festival

~Brickside is a music festival coming to Duke's East campus on March 24~

We are proud to announce that Kurt Vile, Supreme Dicks, the Postelles, Royal Baths, Gunn Truscinski Duo will be playing at the Duke Coffeehouse. Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters) will be playing at a special venue -- many more bands and venues will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Make the journey to east to listen to over dozen of the best rock and folk bands from the around the country. 

$12 for Duke students
$18 for general admission

Tickets will be available at the Duke Coffeehouse (every day 6pm-2am), the Duke box office (M-F 11am-6pm) and select on-campus locations beginning March 13.
 

Saturday! Des Ark, Maple Stave, Minor Stars

'Nuff said. WXDU, Bull City Records, the Layabout present: Des Ark, Maple Stave, Minor Stars @ Salamandra (2627 Hillsborough Rd), 9:30 Saturday.  ONLY $2. Get there. ! 

Check out Chaz's blog for more! http://bullcityrecords.com/wnng/