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The Heaviest Horsehead Nebula

Thanks for listening, everybody.  I aimed to have every song except Opeth's exceed twelve minutes.  Aside from Windhand's Orchard, I'd say I succeeded.  Good vibes all around!  Until next time,


Posted 8/28/14 at 12:59 am by George Alexis | 0 comments

Altered Circuitry 08/27/14


Posted 8/27/14 at 10:57 pm by The Wizard King | 0 comments

Mercury Falls ~ @ the Firey Abyss

NGUZUNGUZU - Wake Sleep (Total Freedom Winter Park Homicide Edition)

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Sympathy Nervous


Posted 8/27/14 at 8:57 pm by Melissa | 0 comments

Activate! August 27 - September 3

Hopefully you get some time off for Labor Day, time that you can spend seeing live music! Tonight at 7pm, I'll play a bunch of bands who will be working this week, including Way Shape or Form and Teargas Rock, both of whom have record release shows, and Peace Beast (pictured) who will be returing to the stage!

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Posted 8/27/14 at 5:16 pm by Mike Rutz | 0 comments

The Lotus Land Show - SISU stops by for a chat

Now playing:
ENE - Underwood 5ive - Lebradford Remixes

Today on the Lotus Land Show SISU will be stopping by for a chat. We will be spinning some their tunes and talking about shows and influences.

Thanks for tuning in,
Michael Miracle


Posted 8/27/14 at 4:57 pm by Michael Miracle | 0 comments

Wednesday Morning Breakfast Blend


Posted 8/27/14 at 5:35 am by George | 0 comments

dog germs 8/27/14 edition

i'll be starting out tonight's show with some music from the cemetery boys for those of you that might be going to chesapeake thursday to see them at the riffhouse pub!

also tonight, i have new music from cocksure, prude, and ivardensphere!

all this and lots more, including your requests!

upcoming shows:

the cemetery boys, echoes of solitude, draco rob on august 28th @ riffhouse pub, chesepeake, va
zombie xxx, synthetic nightmare, blackout shift on sept. 13th @ fallout, richmond, va
hocico, hardwire, venal flesh on sept. 17 @ fallout, richmond, va
erasure on sept. 19th & 20th @ 9:30 club, washington, d.c.
kasabian on sept. 28th @ 9:30 club, washington, d.c.
electrix six on oct. 7th @ black cat, washington, d.c.
the damned and t.s.o.l. on oct. 26th @ black cat, washington, d.c.
sam hain on oct. 31st @ howard theater, washington, d.c.

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thank you for listening!  have a spectacular week!


Posted 8/27/14 at 12:58 am by Tommy Atrien | 0 comments

The Waking Hours!


Posted 8/26/14 at 10:05 pm by enzo | 0 comments


Let's fight the law tonight. Wayne Hancock, the Clash, the Cramps and even a Bruce Springsteen song...  maybe.

They might always win, but they don't always go down easy.
Pop a top again...


Posted 8/26/14 at 9:01 pm by Will | 1 comments

Together Again!

Otto and Josh! Like brains and eggs, neither's quite as good without the other!

.Random music, with new stuff from Danny Knicely, Whitetop Mountaineers, and old music from everyone else.




Posted 8/26/14 at 7:14 pm by Josh Bearman | 0 comments

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