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Horsehead Nebula, Oh one

Good morning!  We're doing a sort of grab bag, a bit of everything.  Enjoy!


Posted 8/21/14 at 12:08 am by George Alexis | 0 comments

Altered Circuitry - 08/20/14


Posted 8/20/14 at 9:59 pm by The Wizard King | 0 comments

Mercury Falls ~ Planet of Sound

Playing now:
Lorn - Mercy

Click read more to see the setlist!



Posted 8/20/14 at 7:57 pm by Melissa | 0 comments

Activate! August 20 - August 27

Many thanks to Michael Miracle and Fontaine for holding down Activate! the last two weeks. Tonight at 7pm, I'm back with the full concert calendar for your ears. I have tracks lined up from The Hot Seats who are hosting a bluegrass festival, No BS Brass Band who are part of the Jellowfest, Hot Dolphin who will play the 'Science Team' VHS release, and Worn in Red (pictured) who are playing their last Richmond show. Plus, I'll give away tickets to see Crocodiles as well as Cage/Sadistik at Strange Matter, and Mouth of the Architect at Gallery 5!

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Posted 8/20/14 at 4:19 pm by Mike Rutz | 0 comments

The Lotus Land Show - Stretch it out!

Playing now:
Check out the show at for the next two weeks.

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Thanks for tuning in,
Michael Miracle


Posted 8/20/14 at 3:54 pm by Michael Miracle | 0 comments

Wednesday Morning Breakfast Blend


Posted 8/20/14 at 4:38 am by George | 0 comments

dog germs 8/20/14 edition

tonight's show start's off with music from the bands playing at fallout here in rva this sunday: grendel, ludovico technique, and heretics in the lab!

plus, we'll hear a track from x, who are playing tonight up in d.c. at the black cat!

then on top of all that, i will play you some new music from contaminated intelligence, sensory savage, cyferdyne, flammpunkt, requiem4fm, and nitro/noise!

all of this greatness and more, including your requests!

upcoming shows:

x on aug. 20th @ black cat, washington, d.c.
grendel and ludovico technique, august 24th @ fallout, richmond, va
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.

click "read more" to see the playlist!

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thank you for listening!  have a super duper week!


Posted 8/19/14 at 11:59 pm by Tommy Atrien | 0 comments

POP Goes The World’s Back To School Special (podcast available!)

....and so, the influx of impressionable young minds return, and it's up to us to make sure they stay on the straight, and narrow.

Remember people, it takes a village.




Posted 8/19/14 at 9:12 pm by enzo | 0 comments

It’s Tuesday. Let’s Do This…

It's Tuesday. Let's rock. 


Posted 8/19/14 at 7:59 pm by Will | 0 comments

Ginger’s Mish Mash of Music

DJ Ginger behind the mic for Josh and Otto.



Posted 8/19/14 at 5:57 pm by DJ Ginger | 0 comments

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