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Shannon Cleary | 3:00 - 5:00p.m. Thursdays
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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

5/21/15 May 21st, 2015 (WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions: Volume Five Announcement Show; Part One)

Greetings,

Today's episode of the Commonwealth of Notions will be a two-parter. Over the next two weeks, I will be unveiling the line-up for WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five. Today, I have ten bands to unveil for you. The remaining bands will be announced next week. Here are the details so far.


Saturday - August 15th - Gallery 5
Goldrush (http://www.prabirgoldrush.com/Goldrush/Loves_You_Dot_Com.html)
Positive No (http://positiveno.bandcamp.com)
Various Eggs (http://variouseggs.bandcamp.com/)
Way, Shape or Form (http://wayshapeorform.bandcamp.com)

Friday - August 21st - Strange Matter
The Mad Extras (http://themadextras.com/)
Samantha Pearl (http://soundcloud.com/samantha-pearl/) and Dave Watkins (http://www.davewatkinsmusic.com/)

Saturday - August 22nd - Sound of Music
Toxic Moxie (http://toxicmoxie.bandcamp.com/)
Among The Rocks and Roots (http://amongtherocksandroots.bandcamp.com/)

Sunday - August 23rd - The Broadberry
Canary Oh Canary (http://canaryohcanary.bandcamp.com/)
White Laces (https://whitelaces.bandcamp.com/)
MicroWavesRic (http://soundcloud.com/microwavesric)

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

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5/14/15 May 14th, 2015

Good Afternoon,

Last week's episode was such a nice breath of fresh air that it only seemed inevitable that we would be hit with an enormous pollen storm. So today's episode will be super congested with tons of local and endless amounts of sonic beauty. 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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5/7/15 The Cause & Effect of Notions: Nelly Kate

Good Afternoon,

Today's episode of The Commonwealth of Notions is going to be a momentous one. I am doing a hybrid of Commonwealth of Notions and Cause & Effect by focusing on Richmond artist Nelly Kate. We will be discussing influences, her work, creative peers and her upcoming appearance at this weekend's A Good Day in RVA II. 

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

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4/30/15 April 30th, 2015

Good Afternoon,

I will be debuting a lot of new material from the likes of Lady God, Warren Hixson, Navi and several others. It's your weekday afternoon local music showcase.

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

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4/25/15 Cause & Effect: Blood Brothers

Good Afternoon,


On today's episode of Cause & Effect, Host Shannon Cleary of The Commonwealth of Notions will be tackling The Blood Brothers. These North-Western based heroes of the spazzy punk scene have left quite the impact on the world of punk and it will be a treat to cover all of this.


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4/23/15 April 23rd, 2015

Good Afternoon,

Thanks to everyone who donated during our Spring Fund Drive. We reached our goal and it goes to show that you really like us. You really do! Let's celebrate with a ton of awesome local sounds!

It's The Commonwealth of Notions!

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