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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.


Interview with author Dean Swinford: Saturday 6/29


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.



Head On Booking & Management Showcase on Sunday 5/26

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.


Mint Julep Jazz Band live interview: Sunday 5/19 at 2pm

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!


The Instro-Summit Meets Who's Got The Cuckoo?!

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/


Don't miss the Bull City Metal Fest! (Feb. 1st-2nd)


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!





WXDU Best Albums of 2012 -- The Personal Lists

WXDU closes 2012 with a look at the individual "Best of" lists from just a few members of our music staff. Each week, these DJ's & genre directors work hard to review & prepare the dozens of CD's, LP's & 7" that we add to our playlist every Sunday. Click above to see what 2012 sounded like to them!

WXDU Top 100 Albums & Top 25 Comps/Reissues of 2012

01.)  Swans...The Seer...Young God...Rock
02.)  Bowerbirds...The Clearing...Dead Oceans...Rock
03.)  The Mountain Goats...Transcendental Youth...Merge...Rock
04.)  Dum Dum Girls...End of Daze...Sub Pop...Rock
05.)  Can...The Lost Tapes...Mute...Rock
06.)  Flying Lotus...Until the Quiet Comes...Warp...RPM
07.)  Gross Ghost...Brer Rabbit...Grip Tapes...Rock
08.)  Thee Oh Sees...Putrifiers II EP...In the Red...Rock
09.)  Tame Impala...Lonerism...Modular...Rock
10.)  The Flute Flies...Yes Means Maybe...Potluck...Rock
11.)  Ty Segall...Twins...Drag City...Rock
12.)  Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti...Mature Themes...4AD...Rock
13.)  Divine Fits...A Thing Called Divine Fits...Merge...Rock
14.)  The Souljazz Orchestra...Solidarity...Strut...World
15.)  Nathan Bowles...A Bottle, A Buckeye...Soft Abuse...CBGF
16.)  Cantwell, Gomez & Jordan/Phil Cook & His Feat...The John Tape