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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

2/25/15 Activate! February 25 - March 4

Tonight is the last Activate! to air on Wednesday nights, as I'll be moving to Thursdays at 5pm next week! It'll still be the concert calendar format that you've come to expect though, with a few surprises. Tonight at 7pm, I'll also give away tickets to see Sleepwalkers (pictured), Avers, and ELEL.

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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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2/18/15 Activate! February 18 - February 25

Don't hibernate, there are a lot of shows worth checking out this week in Richmond. Not only will I preview 'em tonight at 7pm, I'll send you to two shows for free as I give away tickets to see You Blew It! (pictured) at Strange Matter and New Madrid 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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2/11/15 Activate! February 11 - February 18

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us at our 10-year celebration last weekend. Next up, the Friday the 13th Black Valentine's featuring bands playing cover songs of love gone bad, including Vexine (pictured)! I'll preview that and a bunch of other upcoming shows in Richmond tonight at 7pm.

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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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2/4/15 Activate! February 4 - February 11

This is an extra special week of live music, including The Party for the Rest of Us, the release of the WRIR X Beer, the return of Pink Razors, a benefit for RRFP, and Anousheh's album release. I'll preview all of that and more at 7pm, plus give away tickets to see Into It. Over It. / Kevin Devine at The Broadberry, Dads / Runaway Brother at The Camel, and The Sidekicks / LVL Up 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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1/28/15 Activate! January 28 - February 4

At 7pm, I'll tell you about the upcoming shows in Richmond and send listeners to two of them for free - Evan Dando of The Lemonheads at The Camel and Cult of Youth at Strange Matter. There's also several bands I'll play who have album releases, including Clay Spokes, Drew Gibson, The Grave Hookers, and The Trillions (pictured)!

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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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1/21/15 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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