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dog germs 7/30/14 edition

i'm starting out tonight's show with a block of nine inch nails since they have a couple of shows coming up in the surrounding areas...and because they are one of my favorite bands!  and i will play a soundgarden song too!

plus, i will play a track from mister s featuring deanna danger rose (name of the rose), asylum xiii, and little black rain clouds...all of who are playing this thursday at the riffhouse pub in chesapeake!

plus, plus, i have new music from mr. kitty and antigen shift!

all this greatness and much more...including your requests!

...also, i will not be here for dog germs next week as i will be seeing nine inch nails in va beach!  an undetermined guest will be bringing dog germs to you then!

upcoming shows:

name of the rose, asylum xiii, little black rain clouds, july 31st @ riffhouse pub, chesapeake, 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
low on sanity, hoboknife, little black rain clouds, the cemetery boys on aug. 14th @ fallout, richmond, va
x on aug. 20th @ black cat, washington, d.c.
grendel and ludovico technique, august 24th @ 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!  c-ya in a couple of weeks!


Posted 7/29/14 at 11:57 pm by Tommy Atrien | 0 comments

POP Goes America’s Happiest City (podcast available!)


Last week, this report found that richmond Va. is America's happiest city.

While that may be debateable, we'll test the limits of happiness tonight to see if it is, in fact, possible to be TOO happy, and if being TOO happy is even enjoyable.

My guess is only the PUREST of hearts will be able to sustain the level of happiness required to live in America's happiest city for 2 solid hours.

The rest of you, those with less than pure hearts, will not be able to handle the kind of happiness we here in RVA take for granted on a daily basis, and your weak, feeble, and clearly inferior hearts will, indeed, EXPLODE!




Posted 7/29/14 at 8:57 pm by enzo | 0 comments

It’s a Radio Show!

I'm not slowing down tonight.

If you have work to do, turn it on, turn it up and turn me loose.



Posted 7/29/14 at 8:00 pm by Will | 1 comments

Songs for the Young and Young Aspirants on The Edge of Americana

Songs for the young among us and those that aspire to be young.  Enjoy.  Otto (and Josh in absentia)

Click for the set list!


Posted 7/29/14 at 6:08 pm by Otto Konrad | 0 comments

Wide Ear Folk

Jimmy Lafave is coming to Ashland Coffee and Tea this Friday. Here a few tracks of jimmy's tunes on the show today.

Click on read more for the play list


Posted 7/29/14 at 3:30 pm by Eric Walters | 0 comments

an amalgam is a fancy blend


Posted 7/29/14 at 4:49 am by annagolden | 0 comments

episode 196 “the creepy side of love show”


Posted 7/28/14 at 11:58 pm by Charlie | 0 comments

No Fools, No Fun

Hey Listeners,

I chuckled when I saw the name of a new release on shelves here at WRIR.  The title - No Fools, No Fun - reminded me of a bar in Ocracoke - the 3/4 Time Saloon and of the bumper sticker from that bar that was on the bumper of my '67 Lemans convertible for two decades.  I guess the bar, the island, and the convertible all remind me of summers past and of good times and good memories.  These memories have nothing to do with tonight's show - other than the fact I was in a really great mood this evening - hated to leave the swing on the front porch, but duty called.  I'll try to keep the good summery vibe going.  Enjoy!

The Haberdasher


Posted 7/28/14 at 9:56 pm by Scott Ilnicky | 0 comments

NOLA JAM in the house!

   Welcome to the Louisiana Dance Hall and thanks for tuning in!    Gotta great mix for you today, so settle on back and enjoy the journey .... on your feet, of course!  

   For a playlist, please click below ....  


Posted 7/28/14 at 8:08 pm by Bill Thomson | 0 comments

Anna G, in for Lee


Posted 7/28/14 at 5:56 pm by annagolden | 1 comments

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