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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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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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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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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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