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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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Breakfast Blend with Amanda C

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Posted 7/24/14 at 4:38 am by Amanda Cleland | 0 comments

The Horsehead Moves In

The Horsehead Nebula has moved into its new timeslot!  Gone are the tired eyes and sweet sunrises of the early morning.  We're kicking it off by playing an eclectic mix of what to generally expect on the show.  Expect 70's prog, sludgy metal, psychedelic wierdness, and, of course, a really long song.  I won't say what it is, but it's good! 

Thanks for listening.


Posted 7/23/14 at 11:59 pm by George Alexis | 0 comments

Altered Circuitry 07/23/14


Posted 7/23/14 at 9:58 pm by The Wizard King | 0 comments

Mercury Falls ~ The Outer Space

Tortoise - Beautiful Love

Click read more to see the setlist.

Gary Numan


Posted 7/23/14 at 8:04 pm by Melissa | 2 comments

Activate! July 23 - July 30

How do you follow up a weekend of incredible live music? With another week of incredible live music! Hear your options tonight at 7pm, including tracks from the Alan Parker Group who will be part of the Mingus Awareness Project, Brainworms who are playing another rare show, and Hot Dolphin (pictured) who will play at a new venue in Shockoe Bottom. Plus, I'll give away tickets to see Against Me! in Charlottesville, Elephant 6 band Circulatory System and New Orleans bounce artist Katey Red, both at Strange Matter!

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


Posted 7/23/14 at 4:07 pm by Mike Rutz | 0 comments

The Lotus Land Show - Configure and reconfigure

Playing Now:
Blossom Dearie - I'm Hip - Diva

Thanbks for tuning in,
Michael Miracle


Posted 7/23/14 at 3:51 pm by Michael Miracle | 0 comments

Wednesday Morning Breakfast Blend


Posted 7/23/14 at 5:15 am by George | 0 comments

dog germs 7/23/14 edition

tonight's show will start out with new music from replica mine, lucidstatic, frostbite, and suncrown!

...and then from there just more awesome right after the other, including your requests!

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!

miss the show and all its enlightening aspects?  the way can be found via the podcast!

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

thank you for listening!  have a safe and happy week!


Posted 7/23/14 at 12:00 am by Tommy Atrien | 0 comments

Doin’ it to you in your earhole!


Posted 7/22/14 at 9:46 pm by enzo | 0 comments

I’m Home, my Lovlies

I'm back where I love to be. I've traversed this great land of ours back and forth between here and Denver. I've seen things.
I've seen good bad and ok things.
I've got music.
I'll play it now.


Posted 7/22/14 at 8:01 pm by Will | 0 comments

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