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Action Packed Sunday

Sunday 6/12 is packed with local music, including Last Year's Men playing live on-air at 4pm, followed by Pink Flag talking to Savannah about their brand-new King of Scene EP at 6pm. Don't miss 'em!


Time To Fall Back In Love with The Talking Heads (Sunday 7:30pm-9:00pm)

Tonight we will explore the music from the Talking Heads and do our best to convince you that college rock still NEEDS and SHOULD LOVE the Talking Heads.


Tales from the Twilight World: Power Metal! Saturday, June 4th from 6-8pm

This week's episode of Beyond Good and Evil will feature the epic sounds of power metal, which combined the guitar attack of classic British heavy metal with prog-rock grandeur. Power metal bands have drawn lyrical inspiration from Tolkien, Norse mythology, and the drummer's weekly Dungeons and Dragons game (probably). Tune it to hear Blind Guardian, Rhapsody, Iced Earth, and others.


Did I Dream You Dreamed About Me? Sunday 7:30pm-9:00pm


Tonight's Mystery Show will feature music from This Mortal Coil.


Scrap Exchange Interview 5/29

 Ann Woodward, director of the Scrap Exchange, will be on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this Sunday 5/29.  ILYB not only has in bands and musicians, but what we like to call "community enablers", and this organization is no exception.  After the roof collapsed on Liberty Warehouse, the Scrap Exchange is going to have to move - and there will be a series of benefits around Durham, starting with one at the Casbah 6/4.  We'll be playing a mess of the bands that will be contributing!


Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, 5/22

Tune in on Sunday 5/22 from 6-7 pm to catch Shannon Morrow, founder of the Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra, along with Christopher Thurston and Bendte Fagge, to promote their upcoming show at Motorco Music Hall this Wednesday, 5/25.  TSO was founded as a "real time" composing ensemble, and they'll be playing alongside ZAHA, a soundpainting group from New York as well.  There will be some live tracks from shows heard as well.  There will be a workshop for composing at 6 pm before the performance at Motorco as well! We'll be discussing it all on I Liked You Better...  


HOG on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out Sun. May 5/15

 Hey all! The great and mighty HOG will be joining with Savannah this Sunday from 6-7 pm! Their new EP, Archetypes, is coming out now as well as a few shows coming up.  They'll also be the first metal band on I Liked You Better..., so it'll be interesting.  Right? 


Program for "Out There a Minute" Jazz Show on Sunday 5/8 (10 a.m. - noon) is "Be-Bop Spoken Here"

The playlist for the “Out There a Minute” jazz program on Sunday 5/8, 10 a.m. until noon, will explore the conjunction of jazz and poetry, a concept that goes back to the mid-1950s.  According to Leonard Feather’s liner notes for the album, Weary Blues with Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus and Leonard Feather (Verve, 1990), “Possibly there were earlier examples, but it was not until then that pure jazz, belatedly accepted by the intelligentsia as a legitimate art form, was recognized in turn by the poets.”The program is entitled “Be-Bop Spoken Here” because much of the jazz background or accompaniment happened to be “be-bop” jazz, and because much of the spoken word and lingo of the times also consciously tried to reflect the “language” of jazz.  



Th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee plays live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown - May 3rd 7pm

 Raleigh bluesman Th' Bullfrog Willard McGee will play live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown, Tues May 3rd in the 7:00pm hour...   Bullfrog has a great love for our local Piedmont Blues and plays many tunes from the likes of The Rev Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, John Jackson and many others...  His subtle guitar playing and big gravely voice make up his trademark sound.  Bullfrog is also a great illustrator and spends a lot of time drawing pencil and ink drawings of local blue-men and women



Shayne Miel on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out Sunday, 5/1

 May Day!! Shayne Miel makes his triumphant return to the stage with Future Kings of Nowhere Saturday, May 7th at the Motorco Music Hall here in Durham - and he'll be here to chat about it with us.  Tune in on Sunday May 1st, 6-7 pm!