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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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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!