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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.

 

Pink Flag on the Vinyl Revolution TODAY!

The girls of Pink Flag goof-off on with Savannah on the Vinyl Revolution here on WXDU at 5-6 PM Friday.  They will guest DJ, talk about upcoming shows, Troika, and quite possibly their love life.  Tune-in!

 

Still Flyin' on the airwaves...

Sorry for the late notice, but we just talked to Sean of Still Flyin'. They'll be playing tonight (Tues 9/22) at the Local 506 with the Beets and Airwaves with a special appearance by Excalibrah. You can hear the interview on WXDU's iTunesU page: here.
Bringing the party with them wherever they go, Still Flyin' is a mix of the most fun you ever had mixed with Matthew McConaughey and Shaq at the best party ever with all your best friends. 

 

Mandolin Orange to perform live on The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown -- Tues Sept 22nd 7pm

Tune in to The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown during the 7:00pm hour on Tues Sept 22nd to hear a live performance and interview with Chapel Hill's Mandolin Orange.

Andrew Marlin and Emily Franz make up the duo of Mandolin Orange.  THey met in Chapel Hill about a year ago and have been playing non-stop ever since.  Emily grew up in Chapel Hill and has been playing fiddle in Bluegrass bands since she was 14.  Andrew loves to write original songs and pick acoustic guitar.  Mandolin Orange combines original songs in a folk or swing vein along with covers of classic bluegrass and early country music favorites...

 

A Hawk And A Hacksaw @ WXDU Monday 9/21, 8-9pm

WXDU is proud to have  A Hawk And A Hacksaw up to the station for an interview and guest DJ set. 

Monday night, 9/21/2009 at 8pm, DJs Phil B and Robby will have AHAAH up to talk about their new record "Delivrance," the music they like, and about their show at The Nightlight on Tuesday 9/22. 

http://www.myspace.com/ahawkandahacksaw

http://www.ahawkandahacksaw.co.uk/

 

Wendy Spitzer, Interview TODAY, Sept. 11 at 5 pm

Wendy Spitzer of Felix Obelix and Lemming Malloy, will be in studio tonight on the Vinyl Revolution to talk about her latest project, the Liminal Festival, which will be in various venues around the Carrboro/Chapel Hill area on Sept. 24, 25, and 26.  Tune in!