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River City Limits on WRIR – Spring Fund Drive

I hosted River City Limits on WRIR on Saturday April 23rd.  It’s two hours of RVA-area music every Saturday from 5-7pm at 97.3fm or listen online here.  We’re in the middle of the Spring Fund Drive and your support of Richmond’s Independent Radio Station is greatly appreciated.

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PLAYLIST:

BABY BUGS – Hey Bunny

HOTSPIT – Epitaph

FM SKYLINE – Astral Baths

COLIN PHILS – Trust/Fall

DUMB WAITER – FRZK

NO BS! BRASS – Undying

I AM THE LIQUOR – Destroyer of Worlds

JJ SPEAKS – Sneaky Little Wizards

SEPARATION – Rise of Kings

JORDAN TARRANT – I’d Be A Liar

JUSTIN GOLDEN – Ain’t Just Luck

THE JOB – Here For You

WARD HARRISON – Miranda

.GIF FROM GOD – Take The Flesh and Make It Stretchy

DEAD FORMAT – Daybreak

MURDERSOME – Living Is Illegal

PRAYER GROUP – Michael Dose

GULL – Mouth To Match

DEAD BILLIONAIRES – Engines

LUCY IN BATTLE ARMOR – Funk Jedi

MISTER EARTHBOUND – Animal

PRABIR TRIO – America

SAMMI LANZETTA – The Borderline

Many of these can be found in my Bandcamp collection here. 

Activate! on WRIR 4-14-22 (filling in for Mike Rutz)

Mike Rutz’s show Activate! on WRIR is known around the station as one of the most challenging shows to do, especially since you’re sitting in for Mike who does it every week.  He’s used to it.  It’s an audio music calendar featuring music from bands and artists who will be playing in the Richmond area over the next week.  So you have to do a lot of research for it in a short amount of time and also find music to play which should represent the artists appropriately.  Do you play the new single?  Or do you play an old favorite?  What do you play by local artists who listeners may or may not know?  It’s fun, but you want to do it justice.

I sat in for Mike on Thursday and even though it’s a relief to find plenty of music to play and plenty of live dates to promote, there is always so much more that you could play and highlight.  And that speaks highly of Richmond’s live music scene which is pretty cool.

 

2022 0414 Activate! – Host Jay Smack (in for Mike)

FM SKYLINE – Astral Baths (local)
Black Iris; April 16 @ 8:30pm (w/ Alfred; FM Skyline; DHEMO; DJ Bedspread Radio)

HOTSPIT – Epitaph (local)
SIPPER – Party (NYC)
Hotspit (w/ Loving; Sipper) @ The Broadberry; April 21 @ 7pm

AUDACITY BRASS BAND – Raise Your Glass (local) Brambley Park; April 15 @ 9:30pm

DUCTTAPE JESUS – Fiddy Cent (local)
The Camel; April 18 @ 7pm (w/ Hunting Dog; Digital Hell)

DEAD BILLIONAIRES – Engines (local)
PRABIR TRIO – America (local)
Dead Billionaires EP , The Camel; April 20 @ 7pm (w/ Dead Psychic; Prabir Trio; Sweet Potatoes)

DUMB WAITER – Frzk (local)
GULL – Mouth To Mouth (local)
Gallery 5; April 16 @ 7pm (w/ Gull; Payton Baril)

LUCY IN BATTLE ARMOR – Funk Jedi (local)
JJ SPEAKS – Sneaky Little Wizards (local) – news of a special show in Sept later BABY BUGS – Hey Bunny
Bandito’s; April 16 @ 9pm (Lucy In Battle Armor, JJ Speaks; Baby Bugs)

.GIF FROM GOD – take the flesh; make it stretchy (local)
Benefit for Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project at Ask a punk; April 20 @ 8pm (w/ Prisoner; Terror Cell; Cimitir)
PRISONER – Tyrant (local)
Benefit for Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project at Ask a punk; April 20 @ 8pm (w/ .gif from god; Terror Cell; Cimitir)

CIRCLE JERKS – Coup d’Etat (live)
7 SECONDS – Here’s Your Warning
The Broadberry; April 18 @ 7pm (w/ Negative Approach; 7 Seconds)

SEA OF STORMS – Gentleman’s Jam (local) DARK WATERS – Mazy (local)
Cobra Cabana; April 15 (w/ Dark Waters; NC 17)

SUPERCHUNK – Endless Summer (Chapel Hill)
Richmond Music Hall; April 16 @ 7pm (w/ Torres)

DELTA SLEEP – Planet Fantastic
COLIN PHILS – Trust/Fall
GENDER ROLES – Dead or Alive
Canal Cub; April 19 @ 7pm (w/ It Looks Sad.; Gender Roles; Colin Phils)

DEAD FORMAT – Daybreak (local)
NINTH REALM – All Hail Treachery (Maryland)
The Bike Shop; April 15 @ 7pm (w Heavy Is the Head; Defying Death; Wasted Space; Dead Format; Ninth Realm; Gradal Slip)

HOT TUNA – I See the Light The Tin Pan; April 18 @ 7pm

TIN CAN FISH BAND – Long Time Blue
Sound of Music; April 16 @ 5pm (w/ Craigslist Jerry; Kooler Heads)

THE JOB – Here For You (local) -new

SEPARATION – Rise of Kings
MURDERSOME – Living Is Illegal
I AM THE LIQUOR – Destroyer of Worlds
Reunion show Sept 17 at Canal Clubwith Murdersome, I Am The Liquor, Fallen Under, JJ SPeaks

StudioB/RVA – Thunderchief, DJ Harrison, more..

Thunderchief – King of the Pleistocene
-dedicated to Curtis Payne
Synanthrope
Released YESTERDAY
Rik Surly, Erik Larson
PRESS RELEASE:
“Synanthrope”
“Synanthrope” is the latest THUNDERCHIEF album to be released straight to Digital on Friday, December 3, 2021 (The Last 2021 Bandcamp Friday!).
Physical media release is planned for early 2022.

The band took a different direction in writing “Synanthrope”, almost as a direct response to artists who feel they have to belong in a particular “box” when writing/releasing music. By no means does this mean it’s better, it’s just a more relaxed approach to staying in the now.

THUNDERCHIEF – “Synanthrope”
Copyright 2021 THUNDERCHIEF

Recorded by Mike Dean – Raleigh, NC
Mixed by Mark Miley – Richmond, VA
Mastered by Nick Zampiello – New Alliance East
Photos by Chris Boarts Larson

THUNDERCHIEF is:
Rik Surly- Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Erik Larson- Drums

Shiva Bulldozer – Mother Dear
Former members of Krell, Terminal Bliss, others
Unreleased

The Wimps – Mary
Pillow and Blankey
Released Thu – Dec 2
Recorded by Mitch Clem
Mastred by Allen Bergendahl

Sammi Lanzetta – Borderline
Single

Bucket – Because of You
New single
Released Nov 22

Gnawing – Germs Burn
Single
Released Nov 2021

DJ HARRISON – 2021 Disco feat. Stimulator Jones
Tales From the Old Dominion

Butcher Brown – Frontline
(CARRTOONS remix)
Originally released on KingButch

WRIR River City Limits 10-4-19

Saturday’s River Limits featured new music from RVA artists such as Sammi Lanzetta, Billy Neptune, Sincerely, Iris and a track from the forthcoming Municipal Waste EP “The Last Rager”. Municipal Waste and their old-school thrash metal attack (think of bands such as Anthrax, Exodus, Overkill, Death Angel and early Metallica) will hit The Broadberry on Wednesday Oct. 9 with Naplam Death, Sick Of It All and Take Offense. Check out the video for the EP’s first single “Wave of Death” at their label, Nuclear Blast’s website. Image credit/artwork by Brian Crabaugh.

Also featured was a track from Richmond metal band Appalling called “Mutilator At Large” from their record “Inverted Realm” which was released earlier this year. Appalling will be joining me in-studio for an upcoming StudioB episode and will be playing some of the new stuff they’ve been working on.

The full playlist from Saturday’s River City Limits is available on WRIR’s website here:

Check out the playlist below for most of the artists featured on Saturday night’s broadcast. Actual songs played on WRIR Saturday night are included where available, otherwise I substituted another song from the artist. Artists not on Spotify are not included in the playlist.

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