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Commonwealth Of Notions

Shannon Cleary | 1:00-3:00a.m. Saturday
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The Commonwealth of Notions is a reaction to the idea that good music is dead in the city of Richmond. While being a careful observer and participant in the music scene, I find myself constantly amazed by the creative energies put on display. Whether they are the songs played within the walls of living rooms, basements or bars, they should all be heard.

Along with my initial motives of showcasing the local Richmond scene, the playlists act as a showcase of my love for music. If I spend the following week with a song stuck in my head, why wouldn’t I play it on the air? Perhaps that is what makes the show stand out in many regards. It isn’t limited to just being a show about Richmond local music. The Commonwealth of Notions acts as a showcase of myself and hopefully the songs I play will help establish and create conversations that wouldn’t happen otherwise.

At it’s core, the Commonwealth of Notions is my love letter to the great musical entities that have come and gone in Richmond and a way for me to never lose sight of it’s pulse.

Recent Blog Entries

8/15/14 August 16th, 2014

Good Evening,

It's your late-night local music showcase and I have a few premiere tracks from Ben Shepherd and The Welcome Hips. All that and your local favorites to boot.

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning and Supporting All Things Local!

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8/8/14 August 9th, 2014

Good Evening,

Local favorites. Old favorites. Personal favorites. It's going to be a show of favorites. Enjoy!

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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8/1/14 August 2nd, 2014

Good Evening,

I have no idea what a Hold Steady mood really means, but I am going to roll with it. It's The Commonwealth of Notions!

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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7/25/14 July 26th, 2014

Good Evening,

What an incredible weekend! Thanks to everyone who supported WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Four. It was splendid and Volume Five can't come fast enough. Let's celebrate tonight!

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As Always, Thanks for Supporting All Things Local!

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7/11/14 July 12th, 2014 (WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Four Extravaganza)

Good Evening,

We are less than a week away from WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Four! Four Nights! Five Venues! Nineteen of Richmond's Finest! It's all going down July 17th-20th and tonight's episode will be previewing every band performing at the festival this year. For all the information you need to know about the festival, please visit http://www.wrir.org.

RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/events/260904234096329/

 

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And as always, Thanks for Supporting Richmond Independent Radio and All Things Local!

I'll see you next weekend!

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7/4/14 July 5th, 2014

Happy Fourth....Fifth of July,

It's a balmy Friday night in the Studios of WRIR. Not only is the temperature running high in the booth, the temperature is running high in preparations for WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Four. More information can be found at www.wrir.org and you can hear several of the artists playing on tonight's episode.

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As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and Supporting All Things Local!

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