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Going to CMJ 2011? How bout just looking for some great new music? Check out the CMJ 2011 Preview Playlist on the NPR Music website! Recently, WXDU (alongside 7 other universities) were invited to help curate a playlist for the CMJ 2011 Festival (10/18 - 10/22). We chose 11 fantastic bands & artists who deserve your attention at this year's festival (and anywhere else for that matter).
WXDU's official choices include: Psychic Ills, Hans Chew, Vaz, Parts & Labor, Talk Normal, Alina Simone, Death, Shonen Knife, Nina Nastasia, Davila 666 and Pterodactyl!
I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out returns this month on Sunday, October 16th, with Misty Dawn Briggs, Tony Raver, and riding shotgun, Roberto Cofresi and Diane Koistinen, for the No More Fake Labels Showcase coming up at CMJ! Also, Kym Register of Midtown Dickens and owner of the Pinhook here in Durham, will come in to discuss the venue's Kickstarter project for a new sound system and to promote that cause...
Join DJ Stephen and special guest Jason Summers (director of "Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story") for a special 2-hour Who's Got The Cuckoo! They'll be previewing the Pierced Arrows show (Tuesday night at the 506) as well as digging deep within the Weeds/Lollipop Shoppe/Rats/Dead Moon/etc. catalog. This is a "can't miss" show!!
WXDU will be giving away one pair of all-weekend passes to Moogfest (Asheville, NC October 28-30) on October 16! Listen in to win some concert tickets for local shows this week to be a contender for the massive goodness of all-weekend passes to Moogfest! Head here for the Moogfest Lineup: http://moogfest.com/
Tonight on College Radio Primer: WXDU explores the highly influential punk, post-punk & new wave scene looming in heart of the "industrial wasteland" that was late 70's/early 80's Manchester. Tune in and hear the legends (The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, Magazine), the unsung heroes (Blue Orchids, A Certain Ratio, God's Gift, Foreign Press) and a band called Crispy Ambulance.... TONIGHT 8-10pm!
WXDU's 6th Annual Record Fair will take place on Saturday, October 1st from 11am until 4pm at the Duke Coffeehouse on Duke's East Campus. Record vendors and collectors from around the southeast will be there with a huge variety of great records, cd's, and collectibles. Also, Will & Pop's and Pie Pushers will be there if you want some food while you dig through the record bins looking for a great deal.
The event is free and open to the public.
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Tune in on Monday Night in the midst of Labor Day festivities for a chance to win tickets to the Hopscotch's Friday night City Plaza Show: reportedly the last gig ever for Guided by Voices, along with Drive-by Truckers and The Dodos. Tune in 6-8 pm Monday night for a shot at some free tickets!
In anticipation of their upcoming show at Hopscotch, Jennyanykind will be stopping by WXDU from 6-7 pm on Sunday 8/28, Hurricane Irene permitting! They're rock veterans, so that means a lot of musical history and sharing their latest release with us, their split 7" with the Moaners ("Jam Up and Jelly Tight") - including the plans for the near future.
To get folks psyched up for the Hopscotch Music Festival on Sep. 9-11, Savannah will be hosting Hopscotch founders Greg Lowenhagen and Grayson Currin on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this Sunday, Aug. 14. We'll discuss how the festival got started, the initial success, their hopes for this second Hopscotch, and listening to artists that will be performing there. Listen in!
We are happy to announce that Free Electric State will be representing WXDU @ a FREE daytime showcase of college radio in the Triad. WXDU-Durham, WXYC-Chapel Hill, WKNC-Raleigh and WUAG-Greensboro will bring Nests, Bronzed Chorus, Whatever Brains, and Free Electric State to White Collar Crime in Raleigh on September 10. Even if you don't have Hopscotch tickets, please join us for this FREE showcase! Port Merchandise of Raleigh is also sponsoring this show! Check them out at www.portmerch.com For more info: .http://freeelectricstate.com/,http://hopscotchmusicfest.com/