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Didn't get enough at the WXDU Record Fair last month? Hot on its heels...
Clarque and Caroline Blomquist will be hosting the first annual Milltown Record Swap and Vinyl Fair at Milltown in Carrboro Saturday Oct 10 from 2 to 6 pm. Details:
* Local record labels, bands, distributors and collectors are invited to showcase and trade new releases, catalog and merchandise.
* Bring your own vinyl, CDs, posters, box sets, etc to sell and trade.
* NO TABLE FEE * ALL AGES WELCOME * FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS ALL DAY
307 East Main Street, Carrboro, NC
Going to start featuring a new Latin release each week or so on Azucar y Candela, home of the Sweet Latin Heat! Listen in every Wednesday 6-8 pm...
This week's featured album on Azucar y Candela: Ukrainian salsa band DISLOCADOS, "La Salida." (READ MORE>>>>>)
"Dance for Hunger," a coordinated campaign by salsa dancers across the Triangle to generate donations for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, will have collection sites at three Latin music and dance venues this week:
TUESDAY Oct. 6, the SALSA/MAMBO SOCIAL at Carmen's Cuban Cafe, 108 Factory Shops Rd in Morrisville will give FREE ADMISSION to those who arrive with ONE OR MORE canned goods or other items to donate. (Normally this is a $5 door charge.) Start time: 9pm; more info at www.mambodinamico.com. (READ MORE>>>>)
WXDU will be welcoming The Travesties to The Vinyl Revolution with Savannah from 5-6 pm, Friday, Oct. 2nd. They'll be talking about Troika, their other bands, and whatever they'll subject the poor DJ to. As if that wasn't enough, I Was Totally Destroying It will be on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, from 6-7 pm this Sunday, Oct. 4th! They have a brand new CD coming out, as well as a recently released vinyl which we'll be playing selections from. You don't wanna miss it!
Lots of opportunities to see local Latin bands this weekend, starting (early) on Thursday (10/1) at DOS TAQUITOS CENTRO/Raleigh: SAJASO (salsa, boogaloo) plays 8-10 pm. Free.
Saturday (10/3) at 1 pm, CARNAVALITO (salsa, Latin jazz) plays at AMERICAN TOBACCO DISTRICT/Durham at the Fox 50 Family Festival. Free.
Sunday (10/4) at 3:30 pm, the UNC performing ensemble CHARANGA CAROLINA (salsa, timba cubana) plays at FESTIFALL on Franklin St/Chapel Hill. Free.
A Hawk and A Hacksaw visited the studios on September 21st and talked to Robbie and Phil B. They also played a few tunes. You can download it all HERE!
I booked more bands than usual for the next few weeks. Here's a quick rundown:
Sunday, September 27: Western Civ
Sunday, October 4: Veelee
Sunday, October 11: Tin Star
All three shows begin at 4:00 p.m. & should involve the band playing at full volume/instrumentation in our lounge (& thus from there over the air to you) for 40 minutes or so.
The girls of Pink Flag goof-off on with Savannah on the Vinyl Revolution here on WXDU at 5-6 PM Friday. They will guest DJ, talk about upcoming shows, Troika, and quite possibly their love life. Tune-in!
Sorry for the late notice, but we just talked to Sean of Still Flyin'. They'll be playing tonight (Tues 9/22) at the Local 506 with the Beets and Airwaves with a special appearance by Excalibrah. You can hear the interview on WXDU's iTunesU page: here.
Tune in to The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown during the 7:00pm hour on Tues Sept 22nd to hear a live performance and interview with Chapel Hill's Mandolin Orange.
Andrew Marlin and Emily Franz make up the duo of Mandolin Orange. THey met in Chapel Hill about a year ago and have been playing non-stop ever since. Emily grew up in Chapel Hill and has been playing fiddle in Bluegrass bands since she was 14. Andrew loves to write original songs and pick acoustic guitar. Mandolin Orange combines original songs in a folk or swing vein along with covers of classic bluegrass and early country music favorites...