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The Cuckoo and YOU

A few updates from Your Favourite Garage Rock Show, Who's Got The Cuckoo?!

We had a wig-flippin'-tastic tyme at the Pinhook last month, with DJs Andrea, Xiane, Nick, Robby, Stephen, and Gavin Ugly. Thanks to all who came out to stomp and shimmy to some mighty fine 60s vinyl.

You all check out them fancy Cuckoo T-shirts? Limited supply left. See below.

We've got a coupla new Cuckoo-riffic radio spots uploaded at the station... DJs, play 'em! People, love 'em! Short, sweet, freaky.

HOW DO WE CONNECT TO YOU, dear LISTENER??

First, LISTEN, 9-10pm Sunday nights!! 88.7FM in the greater Durham NC area, or www.wxdu.org (well duh, just check the page where y'at), NEXT....

 

A Bit Stranger, with harpsichords, on June 3

This week on A Bit Stranger (Wednesday, June 3, 4-6pm), I'll be joined by Jessica Wood, a graduate student from the Music Department here at Duke.  Her dissertation is on the harpsichord in pop culture in the 1950s-70s, and as a result she's amassed a huge collection of crazy harpsichord music.  I'm talking weirdo surf, garage, exotica, psychedelia, easy listening, and beyond, all of which involves harpsichord in some way or other.  You can see some of the album covers here.  So we'll be spinning all kinds of fun/ridiculous stuff.  Tune in!

 

SUNDAY 5/31 Mystery Show: Hip Hop Concept Albums

 On Sunday May 31, Dr. J will be spinning cuts from hip hop's best concept albums for the Mystery Show. Tune in!

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TONITE'S Mystery: Salsa Guitar Solos - Interview with Harry Viggiano

DJ Santa Salsera will be hosting WXDU's Mystery Show tonight exploring the theme "Electric Guitar Solos in Salsa."

WHAT: Salsa Guitar Solos (Vol. 1)
WHEN: Sunday, 5/24, 10:00 pm - 12 midnight
WHERE: The Mystery Show, WXDU 88.7 FM or www.wxdu.org

 

Coming in On a Wing and a Prayer 24 May 2009 @ 2pm

Step into the Divaville Lounge on Sunday, May 24 from 2-4 pm as we pay tribute to men and women in uniform on the day before Memorial Day. We'll hear classic songs from the war years, songs meant to inspire the troops and comfort those back on the homefront. We'll also hear performances from Armed Forces Radio broadcasts like Command Performance and Jubilee. Plus wartime public service announcements about war bonds, rationing and victory gardens. Tune for an afternoon of music in honor of the troops. 

Visit divavillelounge.org for more information.

 

A Decade Sans Bi-Qs

It was 10 years ago this month that the Bicentennial Quarters played their last show -- Memorial Day of 1999. I've loved plenty of local bands over the past 17 years, but the Bi-Qs were special. Nobody -- before or since -- could match their dedication to the triple pillars of Art, Rock, and Absurdity. Bassist Chris Eubank & drummer Shannon Morrow locked in so tight they could fool you into thinking they were loose, and guitarist Walker Martin would pursue any idea far past its logical conclusion. Every show felt like a high-wire act -- a Dada high-wire act, performed in full-panic death-defying fashion along a chalk-line drawn on the sidewalk.

 

Live in-studio interview with Aminal, 17 May 2009 @ 6pm

Join us for an in-studio interview with local band Aminal. Their recently released pair of EPs, A Face to Fight and A Will to Fight, have together been named album of the month by the Independent Weekly.  They'll chat with us about their delicious melange of art rock, roots, garage and pop.

Tune in at 6 pm on 88.7 FM or on our internet stream.

 

New Website! (again!)

You're looking at the latest (and hopefully the last for a while) redesign of WXDU.org

Whereas the last redesign was mostly visual (it was a *huge* change), this one is more functional. We're excited to be able to blog (and have our listeners able to *find* our blogs). We're also excited about the events listing in the right-hand column.

Take a look around, kick the tires, and let us know what you think!

 

Canned: TIEMPO LIBRE Giveaway Today, Wed (5/13)

Today on AZUCAR y CANDELA, 6-8 pm Wednesday May 13, I will be giving away Tiempo Libre's new CD, Bach in Havana together with a can of Café Bustelo coffee! Listen in to find out how to win...
For more on the Miami-based Cuban expat band Tiempo Libre, including my review of the new album, go here:
http://ondacarolina.blogspot.com/2009/05/radio-alert-azuquita-pal-cafe-g...
-DJ Santa Salsera
 

 

Chino XL squeezes North Carolina into his 90 bars.

"Claiming you thorough, but don't want no drama/but say you wanna fight but then the first in flight like North Carolina"

http://www.sicksymphonies.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/chinoxl_90...

Orville and Wilbur Wright probably aren't head-nodding in their caskets right now, but if they were it'd be to this track by Chino XL.  Go 'head and count how count how many metaphors and similies and punchlines that Chino lets off in this 90 bar display.  Don't worry . . . I'll wait. 

Listen to "The Fresh Factory" this Sunday night from 12am - 2am to hear this and more from other generals of hip hop's literati.