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The Swang Brothers play live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown - 7/28 at 7pm

Tune in Tuesday 7/28 during the 7pm hour on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown to hear The Swang Brothers play live on-air.  They'll be bringing you their blend of rockabilly and country tunes from the 50's and 60's - complete with requisite crooning and substantial use of hair-care products.   FJ Ventre, David Quick and Eric Peterson make up this fine trio -- an offshoot of the about-to-be-retired band Edsel 500.  

 

Tin Star Interview, Sunday 7/26 at 6 PM

Tune in for an interview with Durham's own Tin Star.  They'll be chatting with us about their new EP entitled Bettie Lane out on Fractured Discs.

You can join-in by calling 919 684 8870 or sending a message to our online request line during the program.

 

Steve Shelley Interview, Sunday 7/19 at 6 PM

Tune in for an interview with Steve Shelley of the band Sonic youth. Steve has been the drummer for Sonic Youth since 1985. In the interview, which was recorded at the 9:30 Clubin Washington, DC earlier this month by Phil Venable, he talks about his experiences being in Sonic Youth and with the label Smells Like Records, which he started in 1992.

 

 

WXDU Top 88.7 for the first half of 2009

1.    66...Animal Collective...Merriweather Post Pavilion...Domino
2.    59...Dexter Romweber Duo...Ruins of Berlin...Bloodshot
3.    55...Andrew Bird...Noble Beast...Fat Possum
4.    53...Yelle...Pop-Up...Source Etc.
5.    51...Neko Case...Middle Cyclone...Anti-
6.    51...King Kahn & the Shrines...What Is?!...Vice
7.    50...AC Newman...Get Guilty...Matador
8.    50...Menagerie...Nous Non Plus...Aeronaut Records
9.    50...Cotton Jones...Paranoid Cocoon...Suicide Squeeze
10.    49...Western Civ...Shower the People You Love with Gold...s/r

 

Dirty Little Heaters Live Interview, Sunday 7/12 @ 6 PM

Join us for a live in-studio interview with Durham's own Dirty Little Heaters.

You can join-in by calling 919 684 8870 or sending a message to our online request line during the program.

 

Live Nathan Oliver interview tonight (7/5) at 6PM

Nathan White of the Chapel Hill based band Nathan Oliver will be stopping by to chat about their outstanding new album Cloud Animals, recently released on Pox World Empire.

You can join-in by calling 919 684 8870 or sending a message to our online request line during the program.

 

Happy Birthday America

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, July 5 from 2-4 pm as we celebrate Independance Day! We'll hear classic songs about freedom and democracy, baseball and apple pie, and cities and states across America. All sung by Divaville Lounge favorites like Frank Sinatra, Louis Jordan, Peggy Lee and more. Join us for an afternoon of wishing our country a happy birthday!

Check out DivavilleLounge.org for more information.

 

Dex Romweber Duo interview!

The Dex Romweber Duo will participate in an interview/performance on WXDU Sunday 6/28 at 6pm in support of his Bloodshot release RUINS OF BERLIN as well as their show at Duke Gardens on 7/1.

 

Megafaun interview tonight (6/14) at 6PM

Phil Cook of Megafaun will be stopping by to chat on I Liked You Better Before you SOLD OUT...and he's bringing a test pressing of Megafaun's second album "Gather, Form & Fly". Woo hah!

You can join in on the chat by calling 919 684 8870 or messaging the request line during the show.

 

Sunday (6/14) Jazz Brunch with Rice and Beans

This week DJ Santa Salsera, host of Wednesdays' AZUCAR y CANDELA,  will play guest host to the Sunday Morning Jazz Show, 10 am - 12 noon.

Please tune in for jazz with a side of rice and beans!