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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!

Recent Blog Entries

9/17/14 Activate! September 17 - September 24 (and The Amazing Raise!)

We've been hosting a band an hour all afternoon in our live room and it will continue on Activate! Cagey Watts (pictured) will perform at 7pm and The Cales go on at 8pm. It's all part of the Amazing Raise, which collects donations for local non-profits, and you can make your own donation to WRIR right HERE. The musical version of Richmond's concert calendar can also be heard, plus you'll have a chance to win tickets to see Ann Beretta and Fun Size at The Broadberry!

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9/10/14 Activate! September 10 - September 17

Don't miss your favorite band because you didn't know they were playing in Richmond, tune in to Activate! at 7pm (or peruse the calendar). Tonight, I'll include songs from Gull who has two gigs on tap, Captive who have an album release show, DJ Williams Projekt who play a Luekemia Society benefit, and High Time for Lowlifes (pictured) who will be part of a singer-songwriter showcase. Plus, I'll give away tickets to see Skeletonwitch / Ghoul / Black Anvil at The Broadberry, Matisyahu at The National, and Whirr / Cloakroom and Black Cobra / Lo-Pan at Strange Matter!

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9/3/14 Activate! September 3 - September 10

This week (and month), I might just go to a show every night. At 7pm, I'll give you oh so many reasons why, including songs from Fool's Errand (pictured) who have a CD release show, Mighty Joshua who's playing the Silent Music Revival, and a preview of the Fall Line Fest. Plus, I'll give away a free weekend pass to the FLF, as well as tickets to see Wolf Gang at The National, and Nik Turner's Hawkwind and Total Slackers / PAWS at Strange Matter!

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8/27/14 Activate! August 27 - September 3

Hopefully you get some time off for Labor Day, time that you can spend seeing live music! Tonight at 7pm, I'll play a bunch of bands who will be working this week, including Way Shape or Form and Teargas Rock, both of whom have record release shows, and Peace Beast (pictured) who will be returing to the stage!

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8/20/14 Activate! August 20 - August 27

Many thanks to Michael Miracle and Fontaine for holding down Activate! the last two weeks. Tonight at 7pm, I'm back with the full concert calendar for your ears. I have tracks lined up from The Hot Seats who are hosting a bluegrass festival, No BS Brass Band who are part of the Jellowfest, Hot Dolphin who will play the 'Science Team' VHS release, and Worn in Red (pictured) who are playing their last Richmond show. Plus, I'll give away tickets to see Crocodiles as well as Cage/Sadistik at Strange Matter, and Mouth of the Architect at Gallery 5!

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8/13/14 Activate: Fontaine + Members of 7 Bands!

Fontaine here tonight 7-9pmEDT filling in for Mike Rutz's concert calendar show. I've got guests from 7 bands coming up! DanYell aka Slymenstra from GWAR, Tony from Iron Reagan, Tannon from Loincloth, Nathaniel from Occultist, Jack + Zack from Humungus, Jon from Kid Is Qual, and Jason from Bloody Crackdown. All have shows in town this week, many of them GWAR-B-Q related. Tune in and check out the mayhem!
 

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