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WXDU is back on the air!!!!!

 3/14/14. 2pm. After an annoying several days of being off the air due to damage from the ice storm last week, WXDU is back ON AIR! Thanks for your patience.

 

WXDU Transmitter - Power Outage 3/7/14

The WXDU Transmitter is currently without power. The electric company is working to restore power to area, but unfortunately this means that our broadcast signal, 88.7FM, is temporarily down. In the meantime, we're still playing the good tunes online. You can listen to our webstream here on this webpage or however you normally listen online. We'll be back!

 

 

Composer David Kirkland Garner on Polyphonic Perversity this Sunday

This Sunday, March 9, from noon-2pm, Polyphonic Perversity will be joined by Durham-based composer David Kirkland Garner to talk about his new piece "Dark Holler." The 45 minute work fuses Southern American roots music with Garner's own brand of minimalism. The piece was recently recorded by yMusic and a number of local musicians as part of yMusic's 2013-14 residency at Duke. Hope you can tune in.

 

Tori Amos Ticket Giveaways March 5 - 7

WXDU is giving away tickets to the Tori Amos concert at Durham Performing Arts Center on August 20, 2014. For the chance to win, tune in to WXDU between Wednesday, March 5 and Friday, March 7. Also check WXDU's Facebook and Twitter accounts daily for more information about ticket giveaways. This tour is in support of Amos' 14th studio recording, Unrepentant Geraldines.

 

 

WXDU Local Music Series: SOLAR HALOS, MOUNTAIN THROWER, RUSCHA Friday, MARCH 7th

WXDU is excited to announce the second installment in our spring local music series! 

Join us for the second show in the series on MARCH 7th at the DUKE COFFEEHOUSE with SOLAR HALOS, MOUNTAIN THROWER, and RUSCHA. 

Doors are at 8:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

WXDU presents Drug Yacht, Maple Stave & City of Medicine THIS FRIDAY

 This Friday at the Duke Coffeehouse, it's the first in our new spring Local Music Series, featuring three of the best bands Durham has to offer.

 

Daniel Lupton (Sorry State Records) Guest DJing & Interview 10pm - 12am WEDNESDAY (2/19)

Tune in THIS WEDNESDAY 10pm-12am for a special "Pull Down the Shades" with guest DJ Daniel Lupton.  Daniel is the man behind Sorry State: the label, the distro and store (http://www.sorrystaterecords.com/).  Since 2005 he's ran the label out of his Carrboro home and put out a slew of amazing punk LPs & 45s, both local (Whatever Brains, Double Negative, Brain F≠, Cross Laws, Stripmines, etc.) and non-local (The Shitty Limits, Instängd, The #1s, Broken Prayer, Libyans, Rough Kids, etc.).  He also runs a primo distro for the best in punk/hardcore/garage/metal and beyond and recently opened up a new storefront in Raleigh (317 W. Morgan St.).  Daniel knows his stuff. We're very excited to have him spin some records for a few hours.  You won't wanna miss it!  Listen live 88.7fm or stream it on our website (that little box in the top right corner of our homepage)!

 

DJ Robby's Beatle Novelty Record Cuckoo A Go-Go this Sunday 9-10pm!

Sunday, February 9, 2014, 9-10pm marks the exact day and time the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show 50 years ago. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Beatles' first short appearance on the show was arguably "the show that launched ten-thousand bands," ushering in the garage and psychedelic musical revolution in the mid-sixties. Music was never the same (And you won't be either, after you hear these novelty records)! Robby will be focusing on the humorous knock-offs, tribues, radio promos, and joke records released in the era just after "Beatlemania" hit the US shores. Tune in from 9-10pm Sunday night right here at WXDU!

 

Lilac Shadows today (Sunday) at 4pm

 Tune in at 4pm Sunday 2/2 for a live set by Lilac Shadows, in advance of the release of their debut full-length No Dark/No Light, out later this month on DiggUp Tapes.

 

Curtis Eller's American Circus on Sunday 1/26

Curtis Eller's American Circus will be joining us on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out on Sunday 1/26, to celebrate their upcoming album, "How to Make It In Hollywood"! (Or,  in their words, "latest phonographic recording"!) They'll be chatting and playing live as well - Curtis might not be on the desk doing his signature kicks, but I can't promise he won't be.  If you miss him doing so, catch them for their release party at Motorco Music Hall on Friday, 1/31.  Tune in at 7 pm!