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Commonwealth Of Notions

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

8/27/15 August 27th, 2015 (A New Season Begins - Episode One)

Good Afternoon,

I have to start by saying an enormous thank you to everyone who supported this year's WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents. The fifth volume of the festival was a lot of fun and I'm already excited to see how the sixth will pan out. For now, I am going to take a page from the Never Not Funny book and refer to today's episode as the first episode of the new season of The Commonwealth of Notions. Enjoy!

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

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8/20/15 August 20th, 2015 (Commonwealth of Notions Volume 5)

Good Afternoon,

First, Thanks to everybody who came out to celebrate the first night of WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five! It was so much fun and every band was just absolutely incredible. You know what the best part is? There are still fifteen more bands to catch this coming weekend! The festival starts up again at Strange Matter on Friday, hits Sound of Music on Saturday and concludes on Sunday at The Broadberry. Check out the WRIR site for more information! Today's episode will be showcasing all of the bands performing and should be a killer time. It's The Commonwealth of Notions!

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As Always, Thanks for Listening, Supporting All Things Local and Being Super Awesome!

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8/13/15 August 13th, 2015 (It’s Time to Party!)

Greetings,

It's almost that time of year. In two days, WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five will be underway. Join us at Gallery 5 for the first night of the festival featuring Goldrush, Anousheh, Positive No, Lady God, Various Eggs, Manzara and Way, Shape or Form. On top of that, the show has been receiving a ton of attention this week from various publications and I'd like to say thanks. The only way I know how to do that is by just putting together the best two hours of radio that I can and that's what I plan on doing! I hope you enjoy it!

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

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8/6/15 August 6th, 2015 (Commonwealth of Notions 5 Warm-Up Show)

Good Afternoon,

We are so close to WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five! I personally cannot wait any longer. Today, we are going to crash course the line-up for the festival and just have a blast while we're at 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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7/30/15 July 30th, 2015 (WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five)

On today's episode of The Commonwealth of Notions, we will be focusing on the August 15th showcase held at Gallery 5 for WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five. Let's take a closer look at Goldrush, Anousheh, Positive No, Lady God, Various Eggs, Manzara and Way, Shape or Form. A $5 donation to WRIR gets you into this spectacular showcase on August 15th. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/703808216397725/

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

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7/23/15 July 23rd, 2015

Greetings,

Today should be a great show. We have The Mad Extras performing live and promoting their appearance at WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Five. On top of that, we are giving away a pair of tickets to see Matthew E White at The Southern on July 29th, 2015 in Charlottesville. It's going to be a fun two hours.

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

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