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WXDU, as a member of the Duke University Union, exists to inform, educate, and entertain both the students of Duke University and the surrounding community of Durham through quality progressive alternative radio programming. WXDU seeks to give its staff the freedom to pursue their personal aesthetic within the framework of a cohesive format. WXDU aims to provide the listener with an alternative viewpoint untainted by commercial interests. WXDU resolves to maintain good relations with the music industry without compromising its integrity and nationally recognized commitment to quality programming. WXDU resolves to remain a laboratory where all members are free to make and learn from their mistakes.


This Week: WXDU Gives Away Tickets to Amos Lee at DPAC

 Tune in this week (Oct. 13-18) for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Amos Lee show at Durham Performing Arts Center, November 18, 2013. www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/amos-lee Check out WXDU's Facebook and Twitter posts throughout the week for more details.



This Week: WXDU Gives Away Tickets to the Return of the Legends at DPAC

Tune in this week (Oct. 13-18) for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Return of the Legends shows! October 18 & 19, 2013. Featuring: Rakim, Bell Biv Devoe, EPMD and more. www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/the-return-of-the-legends Check out WXDU's Facebook and Twitter posts throughout the week for more details.


WXDU Presents: Thee Cuckoo Mash!

WXDU Presents: Thee Cuckoo Mash!

October 26th, 9pm-1am at the Duke Coffeehouse

Duke University's radio station WXDU and Who's Got The Cuckoo (WXDU's weekly garage rock show), invites you to a free garage rock themed "Cuckoo Mash" costume and dance party at the Duke Coffeehouse, Saturday October 26th, 2013. A costume contest, tee-shirt giveaway, and horrifically fantastic food will be featured.  Hosted by WXDU DJs Nick, Robby, and Tom, they'll be spinning the best 50s and 60s Halloween-themed garage rock tunes. Local bands The Cryptics (60s garage rock) and Phatlynx (Link Wray-esque surfabilly) will also perform. Earlier that day at the Coffeehouse WXDU will also be hosing the Record Fair from 11am-4pm; it'll be a big day for record nerds of all ages!


This Week: WXDU Gives Away a Pair of Passes to Mountain Oasis

Tune in this week (Oct. 7-11) to WXDU for your chance to win a pair of passes to this popular Asheville, NC electronic music festival! Festival Dates: October 25 - 27, 2013. mountainoasisfestival.com

The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is coming to downtown Asheville Oct. 25-27. A celebration of contemporary electronic music and the creative use of technology, this year's Mountain Oasis lineup includes performances by Nine Inch Nails, Cut Copy, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Neutral Milk Hotel, Animal Collective, and much more. The festival will also host live music talks, seminars and panels by artists, interactive experiences for audiences, art installations and exhibitions and more. For festival details visit: mountainoasisfestival.com.


Schooner on Sunday 9/22

Our favorite cerebral jingle pop band, Schooner, will be popping by I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, to celebrate their upcoming and much anticipated LP, Neighborhood Veins.  We'll be chatting and playing a few selections from the LP,  which will have its release party on Tues. 9/24 at The Pinhook in Durham.  Tune in at 7 pm!                       


Loamlands live on air at 4:00 pm Sunday 9/22

 Loamlands, the new project from Kym Register & Will Hackney of Midtown Dickens, will be stopping by at 4:00 to play some songs from their brand-new EP. 88.7 FM or right here at wxdu.org.


Nathan Salsburg and Phil Cook live in the studio Tonight at 5!

Nathan Salsburg and Phil Cook will be live in the studio tonight at 5:00 to talk about their new releases and work with Alan Lomax recordings. 

Nathan Salsburg is a guitarist and has a new record released by No Quarter called Hard For to Win and Can't Be Won that's currently on playlist. He is also the curator of the Alan Lomax Archive research.culturalequity.org/home-audio.jsp

Local musican and all around bud to WXDU, Phil Cook, just released This Side Up on Trekky Records. As a part of Megafaun, Phil collaborated with Fight the Big Bull and Justin Vernon to create Sounds of the South, a performance originally commissoned by Duke in 2010 that reinterpreted Alan Lomax field recordings. 

Nathan and Phil will also be performing tonight at 118 Newell St. in Durham starting at 8:00. 

Hope you tune in. It should be an interesting conversation! 

Duke Coffehouse & WXDU Present Calvin Johnson!

monday, september 23rd / 8:30pm doors / 9:00pm show
$5 ga / free with duke id

"Based in Olympia, Wash., Calvin Johnson‘s work in underground culture started as a teenage fan volunteering at the local community radio station, KAOS-FM. He moved on to writing for fanzines, organizing music and film events, playing music in various ill-fated bands. Calvin established K, a locally oriented media outlet, in 1982.

In 1993 Calvin founded Dub Narcotic Studio in which he has documented the work of the Somehow Is and Never Was, such as Mirah, the Blow, Versus, Built to Spill, Fitz of Depression, Make-Up and Little Wings. It has also been the incubator of many Calvin experiments in collaboration and self-expression, such as Beat Happening, Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System, and Selector Dub Narcotic.

The decade of the double zeroes saw Calvin Johnson set into the world, acoustic guitar in hand, as a solo artist of musical platitudes. Now that the one-zeroes have hit, Calvin is busy preparing a new album for the new decade."
- K records bio, http://krecs.com/artists/calvin-johnson/


Funk/Soul Divas on FDDF, 6-8pm 6/13

 Funk Disco Dance Friday on September 13th from 6-8 pm will feature Funk/Soul Divas: women of early 70s funk like Marva Whitney, Lyn Collins, Betty Davis and Ann Sexton, plus new artists like Sharon Jones and Alice Russell. In the first hour we'll also talk with Kirsten Sherk of Ipas about Retro Rock for Reproductive Rights, a benefit concert Saturday night featuring funk artists Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band. We'll hear new music from the Booty Band's upcoming album Onward! and talk about Ipas's work promoting access to reproductive health care.


Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Hopscotch Day Show at King's Barcade (& simulcast)

Three Lobed Recordings and Duke's WXDU are once again teaming up for one heck of a free day show during the Hopscotch Music Festival. Our festivities will go down at the ever-rad King's Barcade from noon to 5:30pm on Friday, September 6th. We have worked hard to assemble a lineup of performances that are unique to this show - be it performers who are not making other appearances at the festival or special collaborations. As with every prior Three Lobed day show, this year's day show will feature a debut collaboration (2011 - the world premiere live collaboration of William Tyler and James Toth on "Tennessee Blues" -- 2012 the North American debut of the BOC trio, Alan Bishop, Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano). If you're into free / avant / psych / out / other music, this is where you're going to want to be. If you can't make it, WXDU will be simulcasting the show and exclusive artist interviews (featuring a live feed by Jonas Blank ofNYCTaper). There will be *tons* of merch on hand, including some oddball titles, from all of the involved performers. Be ready.