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Mike Rutz | 5:00 - 7:00p.m. Thursdays
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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 Thursday from 5 to 7pm, hear a band that sparks your interest, and go to the show!

Recent Blog Entries

4/23/15 Activate! April 23 - April 30

Thank you for helping fund WRIR for another 6 months (and 10 more years)! Tonight, I will focus on bringing you as much tuneage as possible, all from bands who have gigs scheduled live in the River City. I'll be sure to include songs from Among the Rocks and Roots (pictured) and Major and the Monbacks who both have album release shows, plus I'll give away tickets to see the Bad Suns at the National!

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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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4/16/15 Activate! April 16 - April 23

If you're a fan of the concert calendar for your ears, show your support by donating to WRIR's Spring Fund Drive! Click on "Donate now" or call 804-622-9747. Tonight, I'll showcase the crazy diversity of Richmond's live music scene with everything from tribal-folk to grindcore, as well as a live set from Queer Rocket (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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4/9/15 Activate! April 9 - April 16

Turn on Activate! at 5pm and you'll hear a variety of options for checking out live music this week in Richmond, including a song from The Ar-Kaics (pictured). Plus, I'll give you the chance to see some shows for free, including Ex Hex at The Southern, Gov't Mule at Pocahontas Live, and Whirr / Wildhoney 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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4/2/15 Activate! April 2 - April 9

Just to emphasize how many great shows there are in RVA every night, tune into activate! at 5pm for a preview. I'll inclde tracks from dave Watkins and White Laces (pictured) who are playing Gallery 5's Tenth Anniversary show, plus I'll give away tickets to see The Delta Saints at The Camel, Anamanaguchi as well as Diarrhea Planet at The Broadberry,  Amanda Palmer at The National, and Creepoid/Priests 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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3/26/15 Activate! March 26 - April 2

I have another packed week of live music to preview tonight on Activate! at 5pm. In addition to Break Away (pictured) who have two shows including the United Blood Festival, I'll give away tickets to see tUnE-yArDs as well as The War on Drugs at The National, Torche at Strange Matter, and Moon Tooth 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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3/19/15 Activate! March 19 - March 26

At 5pm, I have a huge stash of bands that have gigs scheduled in Richmond this week! This includes new tracks from Dorthia Cottrell and PT Burnem, who both have album release shows on tap, a few bands performing at Benefits for Safe Harbor and RRFP, as well as The Diamond Center (pictured) who are playing their farewell show.

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