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Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Hopscotch Day Show at King's Barcade (& simulcast)

Three Lobed Recordings and Duke's WXDU are once again teaming up for one heck of a free day show during the Hopscotch Music Festival. Our festivities will go down at the ever-rad King's Barcade from noon to 5:30pm on Friday, September 6th. We have worked hard to assemble a lineup of performances that are unique to this show - be it performers who are not making other appearances at the festival or special collaborations. As with every prior Three Lobed day show, this year's day show will feature a debut collaboration (2011 - the world premiere live collaboration of William Tyler and James Toth on "Tennessee Blues" -- 2012 the North American debut of the BOC trio, Alan Bishop, Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano).

 

Jonny Alright LIVE in the Studio, Sunday 8/25 at 4:00 p.m.

 That's right, everyone's favorite Triad-based channeler of the Stooges & T Rex will be stopping by the station to Sing and Play His Songs. 4:00 p.m. & don't miss it!

 

Hopscotch Preview Show on Sunday 8/25

On Sunday, August 25th, WXDU's interview show, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, we will be having our annual Hopscotch Preview Show, featuring Greg Lowenhagen, Hopscotch director, and Grayson Currin, music editor of the Independent Weekly.  We'll discuss this year's festival, including schedule, lineup, activities, highlights of last year's Hopscotch and more.  Tune in at 6 - 7 pm!

 

Catch Midnight Plus One LIVE on Sunday 7/28

The dynamite Chapel Hill band Midnight Plus One, who just released their self-titled debut album, will be joining us for a live in-studio set this Sunday afternoon, July 28, at 4:00 p.m. Tune in over-the-air at good ol' 88.7 FM, or online right here at wxdu.org!

 

Super Power Wower!

Hi Folks! We lost power here at the station, so we're trying to get Who's Got The Cuckoo up and running again ASAP! Sorry for the hassles. Big storms in the region, I guess...

Cheers,

--Robby 

 

JKutchma on Sunday 6/30

On I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this Sunday, 6/30, we'll be having on Jason Kutchma, the Durham singer-songwriter who fronts JKutchma & the Five Fifths & Red Collar.  He'll be on discussing his new effort, Sundown, USA, which has been released as two separate records; one solo and one with the Five Fifths.  Tune in at 6 pm!

 

Head On Booking & Management Showcase on Sunday 5/26

On Sunday 5/26, WXDU's local music interview show, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out, will be making its return!

 

Mint Julep Jazz Band live interview: Sunday 5/19 at 2pm

On Sunday 5/19 from 2-3 pm, Divaville Lounge will host an in-studio interview with Durham's swing orchestra, the Mint Julep Jazz Band. Bandleader and trombonist Lucian Cobb and singer Laura Windley will talk about performing live swing music in the modern era, play songs from their new CD "Durham on Saturday Night," and play some of their favorite classic songs from the 1930s and 40s. Tune in for a swinging afternoon!

 

The Instro-Summit Meets Who's Got The Cuckoo?!

Two great things that go great together! WXDU's garage-rock showcase "Who's Got The Cuckoo," along with WXDU, are proud sponsors of the 2013 Instro-Summit, the world's largest all-instrumental music festival. Join Crispy and Robby this Sunday night for Who's Got The Cuckoo, they'll be spinning instro-songs, talking instro-talk, and giving away instro-tickets! It's a must-listen event! 9-10pm EDT this Sunday, April 28th. 

The Instro-Summit will be held May 3-5th at the Casbah right here in Durham. Check out these websites below for more info, and don't forget to tune in this weekend!