Activate! (Music)

http://wrir.org/show/activate/

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!

With Mike Rutz

Thu Aug 9th 2018 5.00pm–7.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: eastern

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5:02pm

Big Freedia “Excuse”
from EP —The Broadberry, Aug. 16 @ 8pm (w/ Ice Cream Support Group DJs)

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5:05pm

George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic “Flashlight”
from Live at KCRW —Richmond Jazz Fest at Maymont Park, Aug. 11 @ 11am to 10pm (and Aug. 12, see www.richmondjazzfestival.com)

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5:07pm

Doug Macleod “One For Tampa Red”
from Break the Chain (Reference 2017) —The Tin Pan, Aug. 15 @ 7pm (w/ Micah Scott)

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5:11pm

Kevin Maines and the Volts “Trouble On My Mind”
from Raiders On The Southern Wild (2017) —Cary Street Cafe, Aug. 10 @ 10pm

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5:17pm

Roanoke “Tennessee Stone”
from Where I Roam Album (Roanoke / Tone Tree Music 2018) —Capital Ale House, Aug. 15 @ 7pm (w/ Muther Goose)

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5:21pm

Ollen “Cul de Sac”
from Home Less Album (self-released 2018) L —Locals Only at Strange Matter, Aug. 14 @ 8pm (w/ Bon Ki, Hotspit, Plant Sounds)

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5:24pm

Jonah Matranga “No Hurry”
from Me And You Are Two —Capital Ale House, Aug. 13 @ 7pm (w/ The Pauses, New Lions)

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5:27pm

No Better “Poise & Light”
from It Felt Like Glass —Garden Grove, Aug. 15 @ 7pm (w/ Downhaul, Attack Art, Hurt Art)

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6:31pm

Band of Horses “Islands On the Coast”
from Cease to Begin (Sub Pop Records 2007) —The National, Aug. 15 @ 7pm (w/ Bonny Doon)

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6:34pm

Guided By Voices “Steppenwolf Mausoleum”
from How Do You Spell Heaven? (2017) —The Broadberry, Aug. 13 @ 7pm (w/ Park Doing)

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5:38pm

Franz Ferdinand “Right Action”
from Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino 2013) —The National, Aug. 11 @ 7pm

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5:41pm

Echo Courts “I Don't Mind”
from Room With A View (Refresh 2018) —Gallery 5, Aug. 14 @ 7pm (w/ Righter, The Wimps)

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5:47pm

Sandy Alex G “Witch”
from Rocket (Domino 2017) —The Broadberry, Aug. 12 @ 7pm (w/ Daddy Issues)

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5:50pm

Daddy Issues “Lemon”
from Deep Dream Album (Infinity Cat Recordings 2017) —The Broadberry, Aug. 12 @ 7pm (w/ Sandy Alex G)

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5:53pm

Peach Fuzz “Dirty Chevy”
from Dirty Chevy - Single Single (self-released 2018) —Flora, Aug. 15 @ 8pm (w/ Toward Space, Cruzer, Nightcreature)

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5:56pm

Cruzer “Livin' In Crud”
from Livin' in Crud - Single Single (self-released 2018) L —Flora, Aug. 15 @ 8pm (w/ Toward Space, Peach Fuzz, Nightcreature)

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6:01pm

The Shondes “Carrion Crow”
from Brighton (Exotic Fever 2016) —Strange Matter, Aug. 13 @ 8pm (w/ Warrington, Madison Turner, Strawberry Moon)

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6:05pm

Blush Face “Home Electric”
from What Do You Want? Album (self-released 2017) L —WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Eight Night Two at Gallery 5, Aug. 10 @ 7pm (w/ Benjamin Shepherd, Large Margin, Doll Baby, Ryan Azada)

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6:07pm

Doll Baby “Silver Stars”
from Hell Block - EP EP (EggHunt Records 2017) —WRIR and The Commonwealth of Notions Presents: Volume Eight Night Two at Gallery 5, Aug. 10 @ 7pm (w/ Benjamin Shepherd, Large Margin, Blush Face, Ryan Azada)

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6:11pm

Floral Print “Sweepstakes Life”
from Mirror Stages Album (Tiny Engines 2017) —Hardywood, Aug. 10 @ 6pm (w/ Fat Spirit, Truth Club, Fullscreen)

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6:16pm

The Love Language “First Shot”
from Ruby Red (Merge 2013) —Strange Matter, Aug. 15 @ 8pm (w/ Moon Racer, Konvoi, Opin)

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6:20pm

Konvoi “Matador”
from No Rifts (Friends 2017) —Strange Matter, Aug. 15 @ 8pm (w/ Moon Racer, The Love Language, Opin)

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6:23pm

The Brickbats “We are the Dead”
from Sing You Dead MP3 Album (Dismal/Abysmal 1996) —Fallout, Aug. 10 @ 8pm (w/ Ships in the Night, Please Dont Tell)

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6:25pm

Fat Heaven “Control the State”
from Tough Luck Album (Mirror Universe Tapes 2016) —The Camel, Aug. 13 @ 8pm (w/ Thre3, Halfcast, After We Praey)

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6:28pm

Park Sparrows “Wig Out At Mojos”
from More Peace Album (OVOLR! Records 2018) L —Bandito's, Aug. 9 @ 9pm (w/ Pass Away, Thomas McDonald, Living Room)

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6:30pm

Greet Death “Valediction”
from Dixieland (Flesh and Bone 2017) —Ask a punk, Aug. 13 @ 7pm (w/ Yeehaw Junction, Greet Death, Monster Bad, Bonzo)

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6:34pm

American Nudism “Future 5 0”
from Negative Space - EP EP (Perennial 2018) —Ask a punk, Aug. 14 @ 6pm (w/ BB Eye, Janitor Scum, VV)

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6:35pm

Negativ “Infections”
from Infections single —Ask a punk, Aug. 14 @ 8pm (w/ Serqet, Lipid)

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6:38pm

Occultist “Iron Distort”
from Death Sigils Album (Primitive Ways 2013) L —Thrash for Cash benefit for Richmond Area Skateboard Alliance at Hardywood, Aug. 11 @ 1pm to 10pm (w/ Deathbirds Surf Club, Nightcreature)

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6:41pm

Cut the Architect's Hand “Draw Your Sword, Throw Away the Scabbard”
from Thus Always to Tyrants Album (Aunt Mary / New Dirt 2018) —Wonderland, Aug. 10 @ 9pm (w/ Alluvion, I Am The Liquor)

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6:44pm

But, Pyrite “Human Stew”
from Piss —Wonderland, Aug. 11 @ 9pm (w/ Foresterr, Loxias)

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6:47pm

High Priest “Fevered Dreams”
from Grail Sludge - EP EP (self-released 2017) L —The Piss Off '18 Compilation album release at Strange Matter, Aug. 11 @ 6pm (w/ The Donalds, Love Roses, Peacemaker, Vulcanite, Genosha, No/Más, Organ Trail)

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6:49pm

Genosha “Our Conviction” (2017) —The Piss Off '18 Compilation album release at Strange Matter, Aug. 11 @ 6pm (w/ The Donalds, Love Roses, Peacemaker, Vulcanite, High Priest, No/Más, Organ Trail)

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6:51pm

No/Mas “I”
from Foreign Threat (self-released 2017) —The Piss Off '18 Compilation album release at Strange Matter, Aug. 11 @ 6pm (w/ The Donalds, Love Roses, Peacemaker, Vulcanite, Genosha, High Priest, Organ Trail)

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6:52pm

Enemy Soil “Group Think”
from Casualties of Progress (Relapse Records) —Strange Matter, Aug. 16 @ 8pm (w/ Disintegration, Suppression, Ampallang Infection)

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6:56pm

Robot Jurassic “Speak”
from Dimensionauts —The Camel, Aug. 12 @ 8pm (w/ Deer Eat Birds, Turbo Mansion)


Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.