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 Apr 5th 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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4:59pm

Lou Barlow “Try 2 B”
from Apocalypse Fetish Album (Joyful Noise 2016) —Moto Richmond, April 11 @ 7pm

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5:03pm

Stephen Simmons “Dreamers and Kings”
from A World Without —Ashland Coffee & Tea, April 6 @ 8pm

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5:06pm

Redleg Husky “Broken Down, Busted Flat”
from Open Heart —Garden Grove, April 7 @ 8pm

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5:09pm

Mipso “Hallelujah”
from Coming Down the Mountain Album (Mipso 2017) —The Camel, April 11 @ 7pm (w/ Tom Brosseau)

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5:11pm

Saw Black “Overhead”
from Azalea Days Album (Crystal Pistol Records 2017) L —Hardywood West Creek, April 7 @ 6pm (w/ Willie DE)

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5:15pm

Infinite Third “Visions(s)”
from Channel(s) (Remember You Are Dreaming 2017) —Silent Music Revival at Vasen Brewing, April 10 @ 7pm (w/ Dave Watkins)

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5:19pm

Sylvan Esso “Signal”
from What Now Album (Loma Vista 2017) —The National, April 6 @ 7pm (w/ Suzi Analogue)

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5:23pm

Tubafresh “Say No”
from Just Another Night —Strange Matter, Apri 8 @ 8pm (w/ Calvin,

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5:26pm

After Funk “Freak”
from Freak - Single Single (self-released 2017) —The Camel, April 8 @ 7pm (w/ of Good Nature, Boulevards)

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5:31pm

Major Player “Grift and Gum”
from Extended Play (Ears and Eyes 2016) —Emilio’s, April 8 @ 8pm (w/ Caterpillar Trap, The Ahamays)

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5:34pm

Deer Eat Birds “Opposing Waves”
from Freely Eroding Album (self-released 2018) L —Album Release at Gallery 5, April 7 @ 8pm (w/ Suneater, XK Scenario)

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5:39pm

Colder Planets “Marigold”
from Sad Nature Album (self-released 2017) L —Garden Grove, April 6 @ 8pm (w/ Mother’s Oven, Lunar Phases)

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5:42pm

The Parlor “In”
from Kiku Album (FiveKill Records 2018) —Gallery 5, April 12 @ 7pm (w/ Shormey, Cupid McCoy)

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5:47pm

Dave Davies “Death of a Clown”
from Death of a Clown - single (PYE 1967) —Beacon Theatre, April 12 @ 6:30pm

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5:50pm

Ashes “New Carelessness”
from MyBadYerGood (Crystal Pistol 2016) L —Champion, April 12 @ 6pm (w/ Nick Crider, Benjamin Shepherd, OwlRare, Gray Stephenson)

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5:53pm

Moonwalks “Minding Light”
from Lunar Phases —The Camel, April 7 @ 8pm (w/ Acid Dad, Winstons, Camp Howard)

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5:56pm

Acid Dad “Don't Get Taken”
from Let's Plan a Robbery (Greenway 2016) —The Camel, April 7 @ 8pm (w/ Moonwalks, Winstons, Camp Howard)

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6:01pm

Patsy’s Rats “Is It Alright?”
from Is It Alright? Single (Burger 2017) —Cary Street Café, April 9 @ 10pm (w/ The Whiffs, Gunpowder Gray, The Smirks)

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6:04pm

The Whiffs “I Don’t Wanna”
from Take a Whiff! (High Dive 2017) —Cary Street Café, April 9 @ 10pm (w/ Gunpowder Gray, Patsy’s Rats, The Smirks)

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6:06pm

Glue Factory “Other Way”
from Glue Factory Album (self-released 2018) —Hardywood, April 7 @ 6pm (w/ Long Arms, The Green Hearts)

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6:08pm

Butt “Slammer”
from Demo 2018 Other (self-released 2018) L —Gallery 5, April 8 @ 7pm (w/ Your Dream Coat, Grandma)

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6:11pm

Preening “Beeters”
from Beeters EP (2017) —Ask a punk, April 11 @ 8pm (w/ The Attachments, Naked Baby, CGI Jesus)

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6:13pm

Canadian Rifle “Fantasy and Guilt”
from Peaceful Death Album (Dead Broke Rekerds 2018) —Gallery 5, April 10 @ 7pm (w/ Sea of Storms, Naked Pictures)

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6:15pm

Sea of Storms “Got Your Number”
from Dead Weight Album (Sound Era 2015) L —Gallery 5, April 10 @ 7pm (w/ Canadian Rifle, Naked Pictures)

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6:19pm

Pinkish Black “Special Dark”
from Bottom of the Morning MP3 Album (Relapse Records 2015) —Strange Matter, April 10 @ 8pm (w/ Sacramence, Ceremony)

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6:24pm

Rosetta “(Untitled II)”
from Quintessential Ephemera (self-released 2015) —Strange Matter, April 12 @ 8pm (w/ Ostraca, Truman, Twin Drugs)

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6:29pm

Ostraca “The Orchard”
from Last Album (Skeletal Lightning 2017) L —Benefit for Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project / Ask a punk, April 6 @ 8pm (w/ Prisoner) and Strange Matter, April 12 @ 8pm (w/ Rosetta, Truman, Twin Drugs)

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6:31pm

Bat “Ritual Fool”
from Wings of Chains (Hells Headbangers 2016) —A benefit for Balsac at Champion, April 7 @ 4pm (w/ Murdersome, Druglord, Loud Night, DJ Valient Himself)

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6:33pm

Druglord “Misery Feeder”
from Enter Venus / Motherfucker Rising (self-released 2016) L —A benefit for Balsac at Champion, April 7 @ 4pm (w/ Murdersome, Bat, Loud Night, DJ Valient Himself)

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6:37pm

Bit Brigade “Great Temple”
from The Legend of Zelda V2 Album (self-released 2017) —Gallery 5, April 11 @ 7pm (w/ Double Ferrari)

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6:39pm

Backtrack “Lost in Life”
from Lost In Life (Bridge 9 2014) —United Blood at Canal Club, April 6 @ 1:30pm (w/ Abuse of Power, Break Away, Candy, Count Me Out, Day By Day, Downfall, Higher Power, Madball, Magnitude, Queensway, True Love, Twitching Tongues, Victim, Year Of The Knife)

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6:42pm

Victim “H.M.T.L.O.T.N.C.”
from Blood Will Follow Blood —United Blood at Canal Club, April 6 @ 1:30pm (w/ Abuse of Power, Break Away, Candy, Count Me Out, Day By Day, Downfall, Higher Power, Madball, Magnitude, Queensway, True Love, Twitching Tongues, Backtrack, Year Of The Knife)

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6:44pm

Turnstile “Bad Wave”
from Nonstop Feeling (Reaper 2015) —United Blood at Canal Club, April 7 @ 12 Noon (w/ Berthold City, Dead Heat, Death Threat, Deflect, Division of Mind, Ecostrike, Fireburn, Freedom, Mindforce, Nosebleed, Paper Trail, Racetraitor, Shark Attack, Take Offense, Trail of Lies, Vamachara, Vein)

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6:47pm

No/Mas “VII”
from Foreign Threat (self-released 2017) —McCromack's, April 7 @ 9pm (w/ Amara, Burn/Ward)

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6:49pm

Withered “Downward”
from Grief Relic —Strange Matter, April 6 @ 8pm (w/ Lore, Wake, Vorator)

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6:53pm

GRID “(+/+)”
from GRID (NNA 2017) —Black Iris, April 9 @ 7:30pm

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6:56pm

Filth “The Ghost Soul”
from House of Concrete Faces (2017) —Strange Matter, April 9 @ 8pm (w/ CBN, Dromez, Life Appreciation Renewal, DJ Rat Ward)

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6:58pm

CrushaCren “Champion”
from They Call Me Crenshaw —PLF Pyro Circus Street Show at Gallery 5, April 6 @ 7pm (w/ DJ Gon, Transnational Belly Dance, Beat Kitty)


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