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WRIR and the Commonwealth of Notions present: Volume 4. July 17th through the 20th at participating venues Balliceaux, Strange Matter, Steady Sounds, Gallery 5, and Ipanema.
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Spinning 78 RPM on The Edge of Americana


Spinning 78 RPM all inspired by Amanda Petrusich's new book, Don't Buy or Sell at Any Price (all about the wild world of 78 record collecting) and the amazing 78 collection of Chris King (that's him down there). All of them made appearances at a Steady Sounds in-store, this past weekend.   Enjoy.  Otto




Posted 7/22/14 at 5:51 pm by Otto Konrad | 0 comments

Wide Ear Folk

I finally gave a listen to long time Richmond musician Paul Watsons new release My Secret Effect. I'm really loving it! I'll play a track on the show today.

Click on read more for tonight's play list.


Posted 7/22/14 at 3:32 pm by Eric Walters | 0 comments

Funky Blend

I'm pretty proud of this show.


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Posted 7/22/14 at 12:19 am by Charlie | 0 comments

Guy Talk

Hey Listeners,

I'm in the studio with Trusty Sidekick Lando tonight and we're settling  (well not really) the classic "guy talk" debate - who is the greatest American band.  Well this is no scholarly affair - just lots of great tunes and some heated conversation.  Keep it tuned here.

The Haberdasher


Posted 7/21/14 at 10:02 pm by Scott Ilnicky | 0 comments

Cajun, Creole, Zydeco & Swamp Pop

Get your Looooooooziana grooooove on tonight! I'll feature Sheryl Cormier & the Cajun Sounds. Cormier is the 1st Cajun female to record on accordion and is an inductee in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Play list, click "read more". Dances/shows: and Allons danser!


Posted 7/21/14 at 6:10 pm by Talia | 0 comments

The Lee Show wants to Teach You Something!


Posted 7/21/14 at 5:58 pm by Lee | 0 comments

Lost Music Saloon: July 21: 5-7 p.m.: Apollo 11 and the Moon Landing

Tonight's Lost Music Saloon pays tribute to the first men on the moon!  Apollo 11 landed on the Moon 45 years ago (as of yesterday).  I was 13 years old then and still remember it well.  So I'll be airing songs about the Moon, the Apollo 11 astronauts, and all things lunar.

I'm also giving away a pair of tickets to go see one of my fave bands - - the Old 97's!  They're playing tomorrow night at The National right here in Richmond. Stay tuned for the ticket giveaway near the end of my show tonight!


Click on 'read more' below for the playlist.


Posted 7/21/14 at 2:11 pm by Garry Morse | 0 comments

Top 30 for Jul 14-20

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Cold Beat Over Me Crime on the Moon
2 Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal What's Your Rupture?
3 Reigning Sound Shattered Merge
4 Tobacco Ultima II Massage Ghostly International
5 Avers Empty Light New West
6 LightFields Junior DelGato
7 Luluc Passerby Sub Pop
8 The Proper Ornaments Wooden Head Slumberland
9 Alvvays Alvvays Polyvinyl
10 Flashlights Bummer Summer Hard Rock
11 Beverly Careers Kanine
12 Dirty Lungs Dirty Lungs Communicating Vessels
13 Eno - Hyde High Life Warp
14 Field Mouse Hold Still Life Topshelf
15 Taxes It Never Ends Breakup
16 Damien Dempsey It's All Good: The Best of Damien Dempsey IRL
17 Puss N Boots No Fools, No Fun Blue Note
18 Xeno & Oaklander Par Avion Ghostly International
19 Gulp Season Sun Everloving
20 Total Control Typical System Iron Lung
21 Miniature Tigers Cruel Runnings Yebo Music
22 White Lung Deep Fantasy Domino
23 A Sunny Day In Glasgow Sea When Absent Lefse
24 Grøenland The Chase Bon Sound
25 Kelsey Waldon The Gold Mine self-released
26 Tiny Ruins Brightly Painted One Flying Nun
27 Gold-Bears Dalliance Slumberland
28 Eastlink Eastlink In the Red
29 Owen Pallett In Conflict Domino
30 La Sera Hour of the Dawn Hardly Art


Posted 7/21/14 at 8:00 am by Anna C. | 0 comments

Mondaze Morning Blend 41: Too Busy Earnin’

Hold tight dear listeners, DJ Lylas is waking you up as best she knows how-- with oodles of new music and brand new licks from some fantastic females musicians! Click "Read More" to see the set list.



Posted 7/21/14 at 4:32 am by DJ Lylas | 0 comments

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