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WRIR Record Store Day Crawl 2014
This year we will be playing BINGO!!

You can pick up your RSD bingo card at any of the participating record stores with the first 3 persons to get BINGO and turn their card into the WRIR station will win a fabulous Record Store Day prize pack!! Plan 9, Steady Sounds and Vinyl Conflict will have in store performances. Deep Groove, Steady Sounds, Turnstyle and Plan 9 will have WRIR DJs spinning at various locations w/ Mike Rutz of Activate!, Phil D of the Friday Morning Breakfast Blend, Jamie Lay of Love and Other Crimes, Jesse and Joanna O of Frequency, DJ Carlito of If Music Could Talk and more!!
::Naked Baby at Steady Sounds 3pm
::Plan 9 has Eric Hunter and the Distractions at 2pm with The Orwells at 3:30 and Skaters at 5

Techno and jazz. World music and punk. Soul and folk and straight-up rock ’n’ roll. All types of music have a home at WRIR.

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Crossing A Chasm

We've done it before.  We're doing it again.  Sleep's Dopesmoker, in all of its glorious, riffing, heavy sixty-something minutes.  Long songs have sort of become a staple on The Horsehead Nebula.  I feel that, in radio, where everything is so snappy, and minute-by-minute, it's good to have a period of rest, of zoned out goodness.  3 AM is also, like, the only time I could really get away with playing stuff like this.  And it's cool.  I dig it.  I like being here, zoning out with you guys.  So, as always, thanks for listening,

and enjoy the ride.


Posted 4/23/14 at 2:04 am by George Alexis | 0 comments

dog germs 4/23/14 edition

tonight's show starts out with some music from lestat and asylum XIII (including a new track!) who are playing this thursday at roger's in chesapeake, va, with rva's proceed the my good friend frankie, proceed the eye's bassist and all around party time clown, will be joining me on the show tonight!

plus, i have new music from front line assembly and neuro-sentence!

all this and so much more, including your killer requests!

upcoming shows:

lestat, asylum xiii, proceed the eye, april 24th @ roger's sports pub, chesapeake, va
havania whaal and rivetta, april 30th @ fallout, richmond, va
rob zombie, may 4th @ the national, richmond, va
leæther strip, venal flesh, machine chop inc., may 7th @ fallout, richmond, va
mogwai, may 7th @ 9:30 club, washington, d.c.
vnv nation and whiteqube, may 14th @ empire, springfield, va
god module, die sektor, mordacious, may 15th @ fallout, richmond, va
aesthetic perfection, panic lift, surgyn, may 20th @ empire, springfield, va
voltaire and ego likeness, may 22nd @ roger's sports pub, chesapeake, va
voltaire and ego likeness, may 25th @ fallout, richmond, va
de/vision and architect, june 1st @ empire, springfield, va
my life with the thrill kill kult and dj toxic rainbow, june 11th @ fallout, richmond, va
cyanotic and the rabid whole, june 18th @ fallout, richmond, va
nine inch nails and soundgarden, august 4th @ jiffy lube live, bristow, va
nine inch nails and soundgarden, august 5th @ farm bureau live, virginia beach, va

click "read more" to see the playlist!

miss the show?  or maybe you just wanna hear frankie's sweet voice again?  it's in the podcast!

...and be sure to like us on facebook!

thanks for listening and have a fun and adventurous week!


Posted 4/23/14 at 12:03 am by Tommy Atrien | 0 comments

POP Go The Pants (podcast available!)

You know it's going to be a special show when I put on my.......



My good friend and co-worker from Pane e Vino Restaurant, Danilo, is here with me.

So we'll see what happens when you stick two Italians in Action Pants, lock them in a broadcast booth, and let them get their "Euro - groove" on.

click "READ MORE" then fogeddabowdit




Posted 4/22/14 at 9:15 pm by enzo | 2 comments

The 12 Fl Oz Show


Posted 4/22/14 at 7:58 pm by Wesedwardsrva | 0 comments

Happy Earth Banjo Songs!

FearThe Banjo Earth Mother, Hippies!

Rivers, Mountains, Oceans, Birdies, Trees!



Posted 4/22/14 at 6:54 pm by Josh Bearman | 0 comments

Wide Ear Folk

I've got two tickets to give away to the Todd Snider appearance at The Jefferson in Charloettsville on Saturday. And as usual lots of new music as well. Tune in!

Click on read more for the playlist


Posted 4/22/14 at 3:31 pm by Eric Walters | 0 comments

Tuesday mornings


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Posted 4/22/14 at 2:02 am by Charlie | 0 comments

Shake Your Feet and Move Your Head

Hey Listeners,

Not sure how to market this one.  So you'll just have to listen to hear what's in store.

The Haberdasher


Posted 4/21/14 at 10:10 pm by Scott Ilnicky | 0 comments

A taste of NOLA….

  WELCOME TO THE SHOW!    Spring is here, and the MegaJazzFest is kicking off in NOLA.   If you can't be there, then please settle on back and enjoy the sounds of the Crescent City right here in RVA....  


Posted 4/21/14 at 8:18 pm by Bill Thomson | 0 comments

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