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Inside the Batcave and Beyond: Goth Music of the 1980's - Tonight, April 4, 8-10pm

Influenced by the glam and punk movements of the 1970's, post-punk goth rock reflected the emerging goth subculture of the early 1980's. Founding bands included Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, The Cure, Alien Sex Fiend, Christian Death, Specimen, etc. The legendary London nightclub, The Batcave, opened in 1982 and would become a center for this new music genre. Goth music encompassed not only gothic rock but also deathrock, darkwave, industrial and new wave music genres. Tune in tonight as we explore 80's goth on WXDU's College Radio Primer from 8-10pm.

 

The Fatal Four Revealed for Slam Dance 2011! VOTE today!

 We have made it to the Fatal Four! Help us pick the Final 2 who will battle it out live next Tuesday night at 10pm on Nobody's Driving.

Will it be Crass? Minutemen? Flipper? Black Flag (Dez)?

 

Click here to go to the brackets!

 

 

Puritan Rodeo on I Liked You Before You Sold Out

 Puritan Rodeo will be dropping by to chat it up with Savannah and Slip n' Slide from 6-7 pm on Sunday, March 27th.  Do tune in, won't you?

 

Divaville Lounge tribute to Sarah Vaughan, Sunday 3/27 2-4pm

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, March 27 as we pay tribute to the divine Sarah Vaughan! Vaughan's powerful voice and distinctive phrasing made her one of the most important jazz singers of the 20th century. In this tribute program, guest hosted by DJ Georg, we'll hear two hours of Sassy beginning with her very first recording in 1944, and ending with a track from her last full-length album in 1987. Along the way we'll hear Vaughan performing with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendes and Milton Nascimento. Tune in for an afternoon of Sassy!

 

8 Punk Bands Remain! WHo will be left standing? VOTE today.

 

Click here to go to the brackets!

Slam Dance 2011 is our answer to spring sports insanity.  The Nobody's Driving crew put together an highly unscientific list of their favorite punk bands, put them into brackets and are spinning it out to the listeners to decide!

You can vote on all or just some of the pairings -- just click on a band's name to get to a voting page.

 

 

WXDU presents Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard @ Duke Coffeehouse April 1

WXDU is proud to announce that it will be presenting Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard at the Duke Coffeehouse along with local favorites, Billy Sugarfix and the Wigg Report. The show will be Friday, April 1st at 9pm! Tickets will be $5 at the door or free with Duke ID. Hope to see y'all there!

"Born and raised Lower East Sider Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). His band Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard also has a schizophrenic existence, ranging between contemplative folk narratives and distortion-fueled garage rock. "

 

'I Liked You Better' checks in with HNMTF!

 Tune in at 6pm on Sunday as Bull City indy-stalwarts Hammer No More the Fingers join Savannah and Slip n Slide in the studio to chat about their upcoming release "Black Shark", out April 5 on Churchkey Records.

 

 

 

Slam Dance 2011 Round Three Voting Has Begun! The Sick 16!

Click here to go to the brackets!

Slam Dance 2011 is our answer to spring sports insanity.  The Nobody's Driving crew put together an highly unscientific list of their favorite punk bands, put them into brackets and are spinning it out to the listeners to decide!

You can vote on all or just some of the pairings -- just click on a band's name to get to a voting page.