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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!

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1/21/15 Activate! January 21 - January 28

Sample the music of bands playing live in Richmond, tonight at 7pm! I have tracks lined up from One Truth who are releasing a new LP, Basmati and Houdan the Mystic who are playing a benefit for the Student Environmental Coalition, and Bio Ritmo (pictured) who are recording their set at The Broadberry. Plus, I'll give away tickets to the sold out Dr. Dog show in Charlottesville and World/Inferno Friendship Society at The Camel!

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1/14/15 Activate! January 14 - January 21

I'll showcase a wide variety of music tonight on at 7pm, with the common thread that each band is playing live in the River City! This includes Faded Lights who have an EP release show, Against Grace who play a benefit for Wounded Warriors, a preview of the RVA Bad Grrrl Revue, and Lili & the Dirty Moccasins (pictured) who celebrate the release of their new album. Plus, I'll give away tickets to see The Whigs and Four Year Strong at the Broadberry, as well as the sold out Sylvan Esso show in Charlottesville!

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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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1/7/15 Activate! January 7 - January 14

At 7pm, pay close attention because these are the bands playing live in the Richmond area this week! I have songs lined up from Iron Reagan who are playing a benefit for Jonny, The French Media who are playing an RVA Local Grandstand, and Imaginary Sons (pictured) who have an album release show, plus so many more. I'll also give away tickets to see High On Fire at The Broadberry and Kayo Dot at Gallery 5.

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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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12/31/14 Activate! December 31 - January 7

Tonight at 7pm, I will give you a guide for starting off 2015 with live music. Bands playing the first week of the new year include The Hot Seats, The Vendors, Shy Low, Occultist, Unholy Thoughts, Omega Boys, Julie Karr, and White Laces, as well as Red Light Rodeo (pictured) who are playing with Chrome Daddy Disco and Splork at the WRIR X beer preview tasting this Friday at Hardywood. Plus, I'll give away tickets to see That 1 Guy at the Camel!

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12/24/14 Activate! 12/14 - 12/31



Pictured: Toxic Moxie

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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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