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During its classic years from 1980-1992, the British independent record label 4AD amassed an impressive and diverse roster of artists. Formed in 1979 by Beggars Banquet record store employees, Ivo Watts-Russell and early business partner Peter Kent, 4AD was on the cutting edge of independent music. Kent left early on and Ivo began to curate for the label a range of pioneering bands such as Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and the Pixies. Not only was 4AD known for its music but also for its collaboration with graphic designer Vaughn Oliver of v23 (formerly 23 Envelope).
From the beginning, Ivo and the bands he signed to 4AD were innovators, and their styles influenced their musical contemporaries and continue to resonate in the music world today.
Join us Monday, January 3 from 8-10 PM on the WXDU College Radio Primer as we track the evolution of 4AD during its classic years (1980-1992). Tune in to 88.7 FM or stream the show at www.wxdu.org
Show Hosts: Lee Nisbet and Barbara Berry
December 12 is Frank Sinatra's birthday, and Divaville Lounge will feature a 2-hour tribute co-hosted by Georg and Sarah. By any measure Sinatra was one of the most important singers of the 20th century. We'll play classics from every era of Sinatra's career, including his early years with the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey big bands; the Concepts series at Capitol; the Rat Pack years; songs from his decades-long movie career; live performances; radio and television appearances; plus some rare finds like an unreleased theme song to "The Man with the Golden Arm," and a duet with Groucho Marx (really! and it's not horrible!). The Voice, Ol' Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the Board -- whatever you call him, we'll be spinning two hours of Sinatra on Sunday afternoon. Check it out!
WXDU Rocks Casbah this Saturday night!!
A full line-up of DJs playing some awesome tunes!
10p-11p: DJ Nine (IX)
11p-12a: DJ HAAS
12a-1a: DJ Chu
1a-2a: DJ Just Karen
No cover, but Casbah requires a $5 membership. Members can bring one guest. 18+
Tune in Tuesday when Nobody's Driving keeps the versus series rolling with Dan & Dave R as they cover the intense rivalry that goes beyond the basketball court. Boston vs. L.A. 10pm-Midnight!
Tune in at 10pm tonight when MysticHorse, Andy S, and Decker battle it out to see which label reigns supreme.
Durham's own Troika Music Festival will be going on from Nov. 4-6 in various venues throughout town - and you can get in for free. Two Troika passes will be given away during the Vinyl Revolution show 10:30 am - noon Fri. Oct. 29, and on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, Sun. 6-7 pm Sun. Oct. 31 (Halloween!). On ILYBBYSO, Savannah and Joey O will be talking with Greg Humphreys and Scott Carle of Dillon Fence! They'll be playing at Motorco for Troika, Fri. Nov. 5.
Check out more info www.troikamusicfestival.org
Jazz trio extraordinaire The Bad Plus, who's new album Never Stop has been gracing our airwaves for the past few weeks, will be hanging out in Durham on Monday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 26. There are lots of events planned, a full listing of which is available here. A couple events stand out as being of particular interest to you WXDU-ites. On Monday evening, the group will host a listening party at the Pinhook. And on Tuesday, they'll be having a pair of free public events: a conversation/q&a session starting at 12:30 in Bone Hall (in the Biddle Music Building), and a reading session of new works by composition graduate students here at Duke starting at 2pm in Baldwin Auditorium. They should be a really great set of events, so stop by one or all!