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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.


Organos on Sunday, 3/4 at 8 pm!

 It's almost spring, flowers are blooming, trees are stretching out their limbs to the sunlight....and I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is back is full swing, with Organos this Sunday, March 3rd! Organos, the solo project of Maria Albani (Schooner, ex-Pleasant, & other memorable bands), will be having her/their CD release party 3/10 at the Pinhook here in Durham.  Joining Organos will be Nathan Oliver, talking about project The Evil Tenors, featuring the likes of John Harrison (North Elementary/jphono1) and Reid Johnson (Schooner - just Schooner).  Tune in! 


Brickside Music Festival

~Brickside is a music festival coming to Duke's East campus on March 24~

We are proud to announce that Kurt Vile, Supreme Dicks, the Postelles, Royal Baths, Gunn Truscinski Duo will be playing at the Duke Coffeehouse. Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters) will be playing at a special venue -- many more bands and venues will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Make the journey to east to listen to over dozen of the best rock and folk bands from the around the country. 

$12 for Duke students
$18 for general admission

Tickets will be available at the Duke Coffeehouse (every day 6pm-2am), the Duke box office (M-F 11am-6pm) and select on-campus locations beginning March 13.

Saturday! Des Ark, Maple Stave, Minor Stars

'Nuff said. WXDU, Bull City Records, the Layabout present: Des Ark, Maple Stave, Minor Stars @ Salamandra (2627 Hillsborough Rd), 9:30 Saturday.  ONLY $2. Get there. ! 

Check out Chaz's blog for more! http://bullcityrecords.com/wnng/


Round 2 is Up - Voting Ends Tomorrow - We have a number of very close battles still

Please pick who you want to advance to the Sick Sixteen! 

**Remember we only count 1 vote per person!



Instant Runoff between Spitboy and Saccharine Trust VOTING IS LIVE UNTIL 11PM TONIGHT

It's a runoff! Spitboy and Saccharine Trust have tied in the Slam Dance bracket, so we're doing tie-breaking votes. Go here to cast your vote within the next hour to help us decide: www.wxdu.org/node/692 


WXDU Presents the 2nd Annual Bull City Metal Fest!

The Second Annual Bull City Metal Fest, brought to you in part by WXDU, is happening the weekend of February 3rd and 4th at the Casbah.  We'll be giving away tickets to the fest during our weekly meatl show "Beyond Good and Evil," Saturday evenings from 6-8pm. This year's line-up:

Black Tusk
Shadow of the Destroyer
Bitter Resolve
Church of Wolves
Gross Reality
Dark Sea Dream

Here's ticket and specific line-up information for night one and night two.

Facebook event page


College Radio Primer - Who put the shield around the K? - 8-10pm tonight!

K Records was founded by Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening, Go Team, Dub Narcotic Sound System) in 1982 in Olympia, Washington. Incorporating the anti-corporate stance and DIY ethic of punk rock, K Records grew from a cassette-only label dedicated to releasing compilations of Olympia bands into a reknowned purveyor of independent pop music that transformed the sound of college radio. The K Records sound helped to make the Pacific Northwest into a Mecca for independent musicians and laid the foundations for Sub Pop, Kill Rock Stars, grunge, and modern indie-pop. Tune in to WXDU 88.7FM from 8-10pm tonight to hear the story of K Records: exploding the teenage underground into passionate revolt against the corporate ogre since 1982.

And stayed tuned afterwards for Nobody's Driving from 10-11pm for the best and weirdest of Pacific Northwest punk and hardcore!


MONDO MUNDO This Saturday, 2-4 PM: African Music Special

Santa Salsera hosts Mondo Mundo this week with an African music special, featuring in-studio guest Will Ridenour. Will is a local musician and African music aficianado, just back from touring in Senegal and Mali with his bandmates in the Carrboro-based, West African dance band, Diali Cissokho and Kairaba. We'll hear a sneak preview from the band's upcoming debut album, as well as tales from their trip, and lots of great African music from Will's personal collection!

MONDO MUNDO:  Saturday, January 7, 2-4 PM with host SANTA SALSERA


WXDU Favorite Albums of 2011 -- The Individual Lists

WXDU closes out 2011 with a look at the individual "Best of" lists from just a few members of our beloved 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 2011 sounded like to them!