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So I’m pulling out all the stops and doing a show in honor of our upcoming Live Broadcast of War of the Worlds from the Firehouse Theaters Saturday October 29th at 10pm! This morning is all about space, alien invasions and synths.

Do you enjoy themes? Aliens? DONATE PLEASE


Hey Listeners,

Big treat tonight. I’ve got Mama Tried from Charlottesville live in the studio. These guys are great. Get set for an evening of live Grateful Dead jams. And remember – it’s the fund drive. We are very close to our goal and I want to keep tonight’s momentum rolling. Throwing out a challenge to Richmond area Dead fans, Skip Casto fans, UVA grads, Charlottesville music fans and transplants, ATOs and Sigma Nus – MAKE A DONATION.

The Haberdasher


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Thanks for tuning in and for your continued support over the years! We are in the home stretch of the WRIR Fall 2016 Fund Drive, so let’s keep the momentum going to cross the finish line with our $40,000 goal achieved! Hope you enjoy today’s mix of great covers by Louisiana artists as well as tracks you are VERY unlikely to hear anywhere else in central Virginia! And thanks also to the Dirty Bourbon River Show for visiting the studio last weekend to share some thoughts about the importance of independent community radio in general, and WRIR in particular!

Welcome to the final Fall Fund Drive show for the Lost Music Saloon! As always, we need your support, and this is the time of year to show your appreciation for WRIR 97.3 FM. You can call (804) 622-9747; donate online at; or stop by the station and do it in person. You can donate in a single payment, or spread out your donation over time. It’s up to you!

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Vaudou Game Kidayu Hot Casa
2 Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Struggle Sounds Sony Masterworks
3 Helado Negro Private Energy Asthmatic Kitty
4 La Femme Mystère Born Bad
5 Boys Noize Mayday self-released
6 Flock of Dimes If You See Me, Say Yes Partisan
7 Goat Requiem Sub Pop / Rocket
8 Haley Bonar Impossible Dream GNDWIRE / Thirty Tigers
9 Merchandise A Corpse Wired for Sound 4AD
10 Pete Curry Night Logic Crystal Pistol
11 Petrichor Petrichor self-released
12 Avers Omega/Whatever EggHunt
13 Purling Hiss High Bias Drag City
14 Jenny Hval Blood Bitch Sacred Bones Records
15 Against Me! Shape Shift with Me Total Treble
16 Duchess Says Sciences Nouvelles Slovenly
17 Deap Vally FEMEJISM Nevado
18 Wye Oak Tween Merge
19 High Waisted On Ludlow self-released
20 The Frightnrs Nothing More To Say Daptone
21 Joseph I’m Alone, No You’re Not ATO
22 Terra Lightfoot Every Time My Mind Runs Wild Sonic Unyon
23 Pill Convenience Mexican Summer
24 Dex Romweber Carrboro Bloodshot
25 Heaters Baptistina Beyond Beyond Is Beyond
26 T’Monde Yesterday’s Gone Valcour
27 Orkesta Mendoza ¡Vamos A Guarachar! Glitterbeat
28 It’s A Fine Line It’s A Fine Line Kill the DJ
29 Guerilla Toss Eraser Stargazer DFA
30 Bruce Daigrepont Bienvenue Dans le Sud de la Louisiane Bayou Pon Pon

We’re in the drive. The drive for funds. Fund our drive. Make a donation today! Make a donation for good music. Make a donation because the Talkies are playing live on the show. Donate!

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Please Support African, Latin & Caribbean music on WRIR! Donate NOW! (804)-622-9747 or online!
Look Alive! Donate!
Starting off with a live track from Angola’s Paulo Flores. Yeah.

Live in the WRIR studio today Kenneka Cook. Tune in, turn up and donate. It’s going to be good.

Good Morning, and welcome. We are in the middle of our Fall Fundraiser and ask for your continued support. Many thanks.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK INCLUDE: Dianne Reeves, Ernie Watts, Sonny Criss, Robin Eubanks, Earl Palmer, Jimmy Heath, Terumasa Hino,
Eddie Henderson,Cleo Laine, Chico O’Farrill, Zoot Sims, Odean Pope, Babs Gonzales & Andy Bey.

HOUR # 1

Horace Silver/We’ve Got Silver @ Six/Hard Bop Grandpop/Impulse/1996
George Cabels/Traveling Lady/The George Cables Songbook/High Note/2016
Masumi Ormandy/On The Sunny Side of the Street/Sunshine in Manhattan/Miles High Records/2016
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble/Nature/I Want That Sound/Innova/2016
Allan Harris/I Remember You/Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better/Love Productions/2016
Robert Glasper Experiment/You and Me/ArtScience/Blue Note/2016
Brian Marsella/Who’s Going To Follow Your Revolution/Marseland Music/2016
Steve Gadd Band/Way Back Home/Way Back Home/BFM Jazz/2016

HOUR # 2

Mike Ledonne/Sweet Papa Lou/That Feelin’/Savant/2016
Senri/Without Any Moon or Rain/Answer July/SOM/2016
George Burton/Stuck In The Crack/The Truth of What I Am/Inner Circle Music/2016
Cameron Mizell/Barter/Negative Spaces/Destiny Records/2016
Gene Ess/ Forkball/Absurdist Theater/Simp Records/2016
Little Johnny Romero/Little Giants/Music In Me/JRM/2016
Space Orphans/Sup/Shut Up About The Sun/WM/2016
Bria Skonberg/From This Moment On/Bria/Okeh/2016
Claire Fischer Latin Jazz/Algo Bueno/Intenso/Clavo/2016
Lori Williams/Save Your Love For Me/Behind The Smiles/Pacific Coast Jazz/2016


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