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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

7/30/14 Activate!  July 30 - August 6

Tonight's Activate! at 7pm is full of bands you should go see live in Richmond, including School Dance (pictured) who have two gigs scheduled, Cosby who will be filming a video, Black Girls who play a Get On Up release party, and The Atkinsons who will take part in the RVA Musicians & Friends series. Plus, I'll give you a chance to to win tickets to see rock and rollers Jeff the Brotherhood in Charlottesville!

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7/23/14 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: http://wrir.org/tunein

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7/16/14 Activate! July 16 - July 23

I don't know where to begin! Tonight at 7pm, I will preview WRIR and Commonwealth of Notions Presents, I'll include tracks from the River City Band (pictured) who are playing a benefit for CJs Thumbs Up Foundation and Jonathan Vassar who has an EP Release show, plus I'll give away tickets to see Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires as well as Power Trip at Strange Matter, Tobacco at Gallery 5, the Old 97s at The National, and King Buzzo of the Melvins in Charlottesville! Whoa!

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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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7/9/14 Activate! July 9 - July 16

Can I really fit over 35 bands into Activate! this evening? Probably not, but that's just a sample of your live music options this week in RVA. I'll be sure to include tracks from Sleepwalkers (pictured), Cat Be Damned, and Bone & Company who all have album release shows, plus I'll play a new song from Hoboknife and give away tickets to see Touche Amore at The Broadberry and Inter Arma at the Goodtimes Sunday Funfest metal fest in Fredericksburg!

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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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7/2/14 Activate! July 2 - July 9

Don't miss your favorite bands performing live because you didn't know they were in town, tune in tonight and every Wednesday at 7pm for the musical preview of Richmond's live music calendar. Tonight, I'll include songs from Malhombre, The Deems, Thou, Paul Ivey & the Rubes, The Cales, Lemuria, Ash Borer and so many more, including Andy Vaughan and the Driveline (pictured) who have a CD release show coming up. Plus, I'll give away tickets to see Polaris Music Prize winners Fucked Up at Strange Matter!

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6/25/14 Activate! June 25 - July 2

Tonight's Activate! at 7pm is chock full of goodies, including a live set from local psych-rock group Avers (pictured), tracks from The Northerners and Bio Ritmo who both have album release shows coming up, and a ticket giveaway for JJ Grey and Mofro and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Pocahontas Live!

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