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Melissa Thomas on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, Sun. Oct. 11

Be sure to tune in to WXDU from 5-6 pm Sunday evening! Melissa Thomas of 307 Knox Records and the Troika Music Festival will be in, talking about Troika history, artists, the local music community at large, along with the giving away of some Troika passes! For more info, please visit www.troikamusicfestival.org

 

Mystery Show October 11, 2009: A to Z of Dubstep

 Tune in this Sunday October 11, 2009 for the Mystery show where I will be spinning an A to Z of dubstep. I'll be bringing the heavy bass and dark beats from various UK and American dubstep artists. Tune in to 88.7 FM in Durham or wxdu.org online from 10-11 PM

 

Humble Tripe on the Vinyl Revolution, Fri. Oct. 9!

Listen in on WXDU from 5-6 pm this Friday when Humble Tripe will pop by the studio, perform, guest DJ, and play a bit off their brand new album. Also, we'll be talking about the Troika Music Festival coming up in less than a month! Don't miss it.
 

First Annual Milltown Record Swap this Saturday

Didn't get enough at the WXDU Record Fair last month? Hot on its heels...

Clarque and Caroline Blomquist will be hosting the first annual Milltown Record Swap and Vinyl Fair at Milltown in Carrboro Saturday Oct 10 from 2 to 6 pm.  Details:
* Local record labels, bands, distributors and collectors are invited to showcase and trade new releases, catalog and merchandise.
* Bring your own vinyl, CDs, posters, box sets, etc to sell and trade.
* NO TABLE FEE * ALL AGES WELCOME * FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS ALL DAY

Milltown Restaurant

(919) 968-2460

307 East Main Street, Carrboro, NC

 

Azucar y Candela featured album: DISLOCADOS

Going to start featuring a new Latin release each week or so on Azucar y Candela, home of the Sweet Latin Heat! Listen in every Wednesday 6-8 pm...

This week's featured album on Azucar y Candela:  Ukrainian salsa band DISLOCADOS, "La Salida." (READ MORE>>>>>)

 

DANCE FOR HUNGER @ Latin Venues This Week

"Dance for Hunger," a coordinated campaign by salsa dancers across the Triangle to generate donations for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, will have collection sites at three Latin music and dance venues this week:

TUESDAY Oct. 6, the SALSA/MAMBO SOCIAL at Carmen's Cuban Cafe, 108 Factory Shops Rd in Morrisville will give FREE ADMISSION to those who arrive with ONE OR MORE canned goods or other items to donate. (Normally this is a $5 door charge.) Start time: 9pm; more info at www.mambodinamico.com. (READ MORE>>>>)

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, donations will also be collected at Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St in Raleigh during the NOCHE LATINA at Mosaic Fall Music Fest, featuring live Dominican jazz by GUILLO CARIAS TRIO. (See video of Guillo here). No cover will be charged at this event, regardless, but the local dance community urges you to join us and donate something if you can. A list of the Food Bank's "Most Needed Items" can be located here at their website.

A third DANCE FOR HUNGER collection will take place on SUNDAY; details to be updated.

 

 

Interviews This Weekend!

 WXDU will be welcoming The Travesties to The Vinyl Revolution with Savannah from 5-6 pm, Friday, Oct. 2nd.  They'll be talking about Troika, their other bands, and whatever they'll subject the poor DJ to.  As if that wasn't enough, I Was Totally Destroying It will be on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, from 6-7 pm this Sunday, Oct. 4th! They have a brand new CD coming out, as well as a recently released vinyl which we'll be playing selections from.  You don't wanna miss it!

 

Live Dates for Latin Music This Weekend

Lots of opportunities to see local Latin bands this weekend, starting (early) on Thursday (10/1) at DOS TAQUITOS CENTRO/Raleigh:  SAJASO (salsa, boogaloo) plays 8-10 pm. Free.

Saturday (10/3) at 1 pm, CARNAVALITO (salsa, Latin jazz) plays at AMERICAN TOBACCO DISTRICT/Durham at the Fox 50 Family Festival. Free.

Sunday (10/4) at 3:30 pm, the UNC performing ensemble CHARANGA CAROLINA (salsa, timba cubana) plays at FESTIFALL on Franklin St/Chapel Hill. Free.

DIFFERENT DRUM (world/Latin) and CLAUDIO DE SOUZA & BANDA SAMBA JOVEM are among the offerings at the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL/Raleigh going on all weekend; Check out the website for details.

More info at Santa Salsera's Latin music blog and events calendar, Onda Carolina.

 

A Hawk and A Hacksaw at WXDU

A Hawk and A Hacksaw visited the studios on September 21st and talked to Robbie and Phil B. They also played a few tunes. You can download it all HERE!

 

Rockt[em|o]ber

I booked more bands than usual for the next few weeks. Here's a quick rundown:

Sunday, September 27: Western Civ

Sunday, October 4: Veelee

Sunday, October 11: Tin Star

All three shows begin at 4:00 p.m. & should involve the band playing at full volume/instrumentation in our lounge (& thus from there over the air to you) for 40 minutes or so.