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Activate!

Mike Rutz | Wednesday 7 - 9pm
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Activate! is a concert calendar for your ears. Do you want to go to a show? Every week, I preview the next 7 days on Richmond's live music calendar. Every band you hear on Activate! is playing in the River City sometime that week and you'll get info as to  when and where the show is happening.

The Richmond music scene is one of the best in the world. In order for it to maintain and grow, we need people like you to go to live shows. That includes supporting both local and touring bands. Every night of the week, you can catch a spectrum of live bands playing music that you want to hear. But, it's not easy for musicians OR venues. So, tune in to Activate! every Wednesday from 7 to 9pm, hear a band that sparks your interest, and go to the show!

Recent Blog Entries

12/17/14 Activate! December 17 - December 24

There's a lot of holiday cheer at 7pm on Activate! I have songs lined up from The Congress who are playing a Christmas Special, No BS Brass Band who are hosting their Canned Food Drive, Murphy's Kids who are celebrating another SKAlidays, Sleigher who are performing at a benefit for Punks for Presents, and Basmati (pictured) who have an album release show!

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12/10/14 Activate! December 10 - December 17

If you like local bands, tonight's Activate! will curl your toes. At 7pm, I have a new song from the Moonbees (pictured) who have an album release show coming up, a holiday Haggard cover by Andy Vaughan who is playing the River City Barndance Holiday Hoedown, and Cha Cha's Cadillac and the Creep-A-Zoids who are performing at Lucky 13's Christmas Party!

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12/3/14 Activate! December 3 - December 10

At 7pm, I'll feature a cross-section of bands who have live shows scheduled in RVA this week, including a preview of Ghost of Pop 10, a Christmas cover by Herschel Stratego, and a new song from Sundials (pictured). Plus, I'll give away tickets to see Modern Baseball at The Broadberry!

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11/26/14 Activate! November 26 - December 3

Big No! (pictured) are just one of the bands I'll play tonight on Activate! at 7pm. They will be performing at the Video Fan Riot this Saturday at Hardywood, but there are many more live music options this Thanksgiving week that I'll highlight for you tonight.

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Click on "read more" for the show listings / playlist. Click here for the podcast: http://wrir.org/tunein

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11/19/14 Activate! November 19 - November 26

It's your live show preview at 7pm! Tonight I'll try to squeeze in 35 songs, including Tim Barry (pictured) who has an album release coupled with the Say-10 Records Anniversary Fest, Lobo Marino who are hosting a Scared Song Sing Along, DC's the Walking Sticks who are playing a benefit for RRFP, and I'll give away tickets to see MC Chris and MC Lars at The Camel!

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Click on "read more" for the show listings / playlist. Click here for the podcast: http://wrir.org/tunein

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11/12/14 Activate! November 12 - November 19

Tonight at 7pm, you will witness (with your ears) the onslaught of killer live bands in Richmond. That includes the return of Parasytic (pictured) and Teargas Rock, tracks from Dead Fame who are playing a benefit for ROSMY and Pittsburgh's Grand Piano who will perform at Those Manic Seas' canned food drive, and a preview of Sounds of RVA's birthday party. Plus, I'll give away tickets to see DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist in Charlottesville!

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