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Troika Music Festival on WXDU!

Durham's own Troika Music Festival will be going on from Nov. 4-6 in various venues throughout town - and you can get in for free.  Two Troika passes will be given away during the Vinyl Revolution show 10:30 am - noon Fri. Oct. 29, and on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, Sun. 6-7 pm Sun. Oct. 31 (Halloween!).  On ILYBBYSO, Savannah and Joey O will be talking with Greg Humphreys and Scott Carle of Dillon Fence! They'll be playing at Motorco for Troika, Fri. Nov. 5.

Check out more info www.troikamusicfestival.org

 

The Bad Plus Residency

Jazz trio extraordinaire The Bad Plus, who's new album Never Stop has been gracing our airwaves for the past few weeks, will be hanging out in Durham on Monday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 26.  There are lots of events planned, a full listing of which is available here.  A couple events stand out as being of particular interest to you WXDU-ites.  On Monday evening, the group will host a listening party at the Pinhook.

 

Gray Young on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, 10/17

 Gray Young will be on with Savannah and Joey O this Sunday at 6 pm to schmoozeabout their new album, Staysail, coming out in a week on 307 Knox Records! Tune in...

 

Lurch frontman Jme guest-hosts tonight's Regurgitated Guts!

JME from Lurch is our guest-host on tonight's Regurgitated Guts.  Lurch is joining Cantwell, Gomez and Jordan to help Maple Stave celebrate the release of LP1 this Saturday at the Pinhook.  Tuen in to hear JME blast the metal!  

Regurgitated Guts -- 10pm-midnights -- Every Thursday!

 

WXDU's 5th annual Record Fair!!!

WXDU proudly presents its 5th annual Record Fair on Saturday October 16th from 11am-4pm, in conjunction with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University's exhibit 'The Record.'* The fair will be held inside the museum and all are welcome.  Admission is free (for the fair and for the museum!) and dealers from across the region will be on-hand selling vinyl records, cds, memorabilia, and more.

Send email to: loudrock@wxdu.org or call 684-8871 for more information.

*The Nasher Museum is not a sponsor of this event, nor will the museum benefit from the proceeds.

 

Thee Cuckoo Mash! Oct. 30th at the Coffeehouse!

Who’s Got The Cuckoo, WXDU’s weekly garage rock show, invites you to a free garage rock “Cuckoo Mash” costume and dance party at the Duke Coffeehouse, Saturday October 30th.  A costume contest, tee-shirt giveaway, and horrifically fantastic food will be featured.  Hosted by WXDU DJs Xiane, Stephen, and Nick, they’ll be spinning the best 50s and 60s Halloween-themed garage rock tunes.

 

Django Haskins on WXDU 10/3!

 Django Haskins of the Old Ceremony will be chatting it up with Joey O and Savannah on Sunday 10/3, on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out! He'll be talking about their new CD, "Tender Age".  Tune in from 6-7 pm!

 

Haitian Music Special on Mondo Mundo This Saturday (10/2)

This week on Mondo Mundo (Sat 2-4p), guest host Santa Salsera features Music of Haiti:

From the saxophones of 60s konpa to the drums of modern rara, groove to the beats of Super Ensemble Webert Sicot, Les Chleu-Chleu, Les Princes du Port-au-Prince, Nemours Jean-Baptiste, Le Diables Bleus, Tabou Combo, Scorpio, System Band, Racine Mapou de Azor, Haitiando and more. >>>READ MORE

 

George Gershwin Tribute Sunday 9/26 2-4pm

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, September 26 for a birthday tribute to George Gershwin! One of the most important popular composers in American history, Gershwin sold his first song on Tin Pan Alley when he was only 17 years old and went on to write for Broadway, Hollywood, classical works, opera and ballet in a career that spanned just 20 short years before his untimely death in 1937. Tune in for two hours of the George Gershwin music that has come to define the Great American Songbook, performed by the greats and by Gershwin himself.

 

The Light Pines LIVE on the air, 4:00 pm Sunday 9/5

 Drug Horse Collective members The Light Pines will be playing live on the air this Sunday 9/5 at 4:00 p.m., in advance of their Hopscotch Music Festival appearance next Saturday night at the Pour House. Tune in & check them out!