Shows

Music

Commonwealth Of Notions

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

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

2/11/16 February 11th, 2016

Good Afternoon,

What a weekend! Thanks to everyone who came out to the 11th Annual Party for the Rest of Us last Friday. It was incredible! Let's celebrate by jamming out to a ton of local favorites this afternoon!

Click "read more" for the playlist!

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

Read more... Read more...

2/4/16 February 4th, 2016

Good Afternoon,

We are one day away from our 11th Annual Party for The Rest of Us! On today's Commonwealth of Notions, I am going to play artists that have played the past ten parties and get hyped on the stellar line-up for number 11! 

Click "read more" for the playlist!

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

Read more... Read more...

1/28/16 January 28th, 2016

Good Afternoon,

Now, that's what I call a storm! Let's recover properly with a gigantic dose of local music. There's a lot happening this weekend and a lot to celebrate!

Click "read more" for the playlist!

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

Read more... Read more...

1/21/16 January 21st, 2016

Happy Pre-Blizzard,

On today's episode, we are going to participate in a snow day episode. All over the place and as bizarre as ever! Enjoy!

Click "read more" for the playlist!

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

Read more... Read more...

1/14/16 January 14th, 2016

Good Afternoon,

On today's episode of the Commonwealth of Notions, I will be showcasing a number of local artists, a few favorites to remember those that we lost this week and I will be giving away a pair of tickets to go see Brian Fallon and Cory Branan in Charlottesville tomorrow night at The Jefferson Theater. Cheers.

 

Click "read more" for the playlist!

As Always, Thanks for Tuning In and 

Read more... Read more...

1/9/16 Cause & Effect: Cory Branan

Greetings,

On today's Cause & Effect, Commonwealth of Notions Host Shannon Cleary will be covering singer-songwriter Cory Branan. Throughout the show, we will cover influences, creative peers, selections from Branan's catalog and covers that the artist has been known to throw throughout random sets. Cheers!

Click "read more" for the playlist!

As Always, Thanks for Tuning In!

Read more... Read more...

Close

Connect with WRIR

Donate now »

Call to donate.

804-622-9747

Who are you? Join the WRIR email list.



Email

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)