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WRIR Presents a Richmond Music History Tour Saturday September 27th, 2014.
Think you know a lot about Richmond’s music history? Let WRIR show you more. On Saturday September 27th WRIR presents A Richmond Music History Walking Tour. Music historians Dr. Gregg Kimball, Don Harrison and Ray Bonis will take you on a walking journey through our city’s bright jewels and dark corners where music has been, and continues to be made. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today »

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Activate! October 1 - October 8

Another great week of shows is in store for Richmond and you can get a heads up tonight on Activate! at 7pm (or if you listen to the podcast). I'll include tracks by Iron Reagan and Prisoner who are playing a benefit for Freeman, as well as new tracks from Christi and One Friend (pictured). Plus, I'll give away tickets to see Citizen, You Blew It!, and Hostage Calm at The Broadberry!

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 Click on "read more" for the show listings / playlist. Click here for the podcast:


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The Lotus Land Show - Welcome the EGG

Playing Now:
Elvis - Crawfish - King Creole

Thanks for tuning in,
Michael Miracle


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Dubious King Wednesday and his Bombastical Classical Orchestras


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dog germs 10/1/14 edition

not sure how i didn't know about this, but prong is playing at empire in springfield, va, tonight so i will start the show with something from them!

plus, we will here some music from electric six who will be playing tuesday night in d.c. at the black cat!

i do not have any new music tonight, but you can be certain i will still have plenty of stellar music for your stellar ears...including your requests!

***upcoming event***:
vaxsination:  i am not mentioning this on the air, but i'm djing at fallout on wednesday, october 8th, 9 pm to 2 am.  there is no cover to get in...if you like the dog germs music, then you will probably like the vaxsination music!  hope to see you all there!
upcoming shows:

prong on oct. 1 @ empire, springfield, va
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.
assemblage 23 on oct. 31 @ empire, springfield, va
the glitch mob, the m machne, chrome sparks on nov. 2 @ echostage, washington, d.c.
echoes of solitude, fallout of fear, proceed the eye, automated messiah on nov. 7th @ taphouse, norfolk, va
johnny marr on nov. 9 @ 9:30 club, washington, d.c.
the birthday massacre on nov. 15 @ empire, springfield, va

click "read more" to see the playlist!

miss the show?  you don't have to feel bad...there's a podcast!

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

thank you for listening!  have a terrific week!


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POP Goes The Perspective (podcast available!)


What's YOUR standard for POP?




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The 12 Fl Oz Show


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Tearing it Up The Edge of Americana!

Richmond Folk Festival is Coming October 10-13 and the above pictured White Top Mountaineers will be a featured artist and we're featuring them (and a bunch of other great tunes) on The Edge of Americana tonight.  Enjoy! Josh & Otto.


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Carla Bruni, Leonard Cohen and John Mellencamp on Wide Ear Folk

Yes some of us do have it all, Carla Bruni (supermodel, first lady of France and talented singer songwriter)  on Wide Ear Folk.  Enjoy all.  Otto


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rockin, rockin roll

I'm the best dancer at Saint Bernadette's


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