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Live at 5, Monday, June 26

Got a request for Robert Palmer, so I thought we should find him at the crossroads between the 70s and 80s. That’s when Palmer began to pivot from a singer who was adept at making a song his own to writing those mid-80s classics that so easily became iconic MTV videos with mannequin looking women dancing in the band.   Looking back at his album from his 1974 debut until 1978’s Double Fun Robert Palmer seemed to be paying tribute to his favorite songwriters covering Lowell George of Little Feat as well as the songwriter we’ll enjoy on today’s Live at 5, New Orleans great Allen Toussaint.  Recorded in  1980 at Dominion Theatre, London  and part of Maybe It’s Live Today’s Live at 5 is Robert Palmer singing “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley”.

Thanks to John for the request! What would you like to hear on Live at 5? Email melissa@wnrn.org with your suggestions.

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank on WNRN.

June 26th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Friday, June 23

Bonamassa

When Joe Bonamassa was 12 he opened for B.B. King and over the past decade plus he has become a staple of the Blues Music Charts. Touring continually, Bonamassa has amassed more live albums than studio releases, churning out 5 from his 2014 Tour De Force shows alone. Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening was recorded at two sold out shows January, 21 & 22 of 2016. The album is out today and for our Live at 5 it’s “Drive”.

Who would you like to hear on Live at 5? Email melissa@wnrn.org with your suggestion.

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank.

June 23rd, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Thursday, June 22

Galactic are a Jazz, Funk, Rock, Brass band from New Orleans, tomorrow night they will be live at Brown’s Island in Richmond for Friday Cheers. Today we head to their hometown of for a recording that came out in 2001, We Love ‘Em Tonight: Live at Tipitina’s featuring Theresa Anderson on vocals “Villified” is WNRN’s Live at 5.

Tomorrow we’ll hear from Joe Bonamassa and his latest live release, but who would you like to hear on Live at 5? EMail melissa@wnrn.org with your suggestion.

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank.

June 22nd, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Wednesday, June 21

The Summer Solstice is upon us so today we get into music from surf rock connoiseurs, The Beach Boys. In 2016, 50 years after it’s original recording,  Graduation Day: Live at the University of Michigan 1966 was released as a two disc digital album. The Beach Boys played hits they had amassed over 5 years and 11 albums and a few songs that would be on their 1967 album Smiley Smile. The album features a lot of banter from the young Wilson brothers, cousin Mike Love and their good buddy Al Jardine, including Carl describing how they had only played this song live one other time. That great summer time feeling comes through on this version of “Good Vibrations”for Today’s Live at 5.

Happy Belated Birthday to Brian Wilson who turned 75 yesterday.

Is there a song that you love and would like to hear a live version of? Email your Live at 5 suggestion to melissa@wnrn.org

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank.

June 21st, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Tuesday, June 20

Elvis Costello 78

Elvis Costello has been an avid collaborator in recent years. In 2013 he teamed with Philadelphia Hip Hop, Neo-Soul group The Roots for 2013’s Wise Up Ghost. In 2014 he joined Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Rhiannon Giddens and Taylor Goldsmith to bring Bob Dylan’s lost songs to life as The New Basement Tapes. But let’s go back to the early days when Elvis Costello released his first album with the Attractions, This Year’s Model, just two months later on June 4 1978 the band recorded their concert at Hollywood High School. Three songs were released in 1979 from the set as a bonus 7” vinyl that was paired with the Armed Forces album in 1979. The full concert was released in 2010 and songs from Costello’s debut My Aim Is True were among the twenty songs included on Live at Hollywood High.  Tonight Elvis Costello & The Imposters will be at Classic Amphitheater at Richmond International Raceway for the Imperial Bedroom tour and for our Live at 5 from 1978 it’s “Pump It Up”.

Who would you like to hear next on Live at 5? Email melissa@wnrn.org with your request.

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank on WNRN.

June 20th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Monday, June 19

Big Star Dan Wilson

Big Star members  Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens got together with Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow of The Posies in 1993 and the quartet released an album in 2005 In Space, Big Star’s only original work outside of the 1970s. The band had been on tour when in 2010 Alex Chilton had a fatal heart attack in New Orleans. A scheduled performance at the SXSW Festival the following week was made into a tribute to Chilton with an all-star band.

The gathering lead to a series of Big Star’s Third concert that were put on from 2011-2014, all one time only performances with the group of musicians. Today for Live at 5 we will get into the show at Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA that was recorded on April 27, 2016 featuring Mike Mills, Jeff Tweedy, Robyn Hitchcock, Mitch Easter and this gentleman, the former leader of Semisonic, Dan Wilson singing “The Ballad of El Goodo” from Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live… and More.

June 19th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

New Rock Now – Sunday June 18, 2017

Hour 1

Ibeyi / “Away Away” / [single] / XL
Steelism feat Ruby Amanfu / “Roulette” / Ism / Thirty Tigers
The Districts / “If Before I Wake” / Popular Manipulations / Fat Possum
Alvvays / “In Undertow”/ Antisocialites / Polyvinyl
Manchester Orchestra / “The Gold” / A Black Mile to the Surface / Loma Vista
Tycho / “See” feat Beacon / [single] / Ghostly
Grizzly Bear / “Mourning Sound” / Painted Ruins / RCA
Deer Tick / “It’s A Whale” / Deer Tick Vol. 2 / Partisan
Pickwick / “Turncoat” / Love Joys / Small press
Yoke Lore / “Goodpain” / Goodpain EP / Marauder
The Killers / “The Man” / Wonderful Wonderful / Island/Republic
Ranier Maria / “Lower Worlds” / Rainer Maria / Polyvinyl
Lee Ranaldo / “Circular” / Electric trim / Mute
Washed Out / “Get Lost” / Mister Mellow / Stones Throw Records
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas / “Oh No” / Telephone/Telefono / Dead Owl Music/Instant Records

Hour 2

Waxahatchee / “Never Been Wrong” / Out in a Storm / Merge
Broken Social Scene / “Skyline” / Hug of Thunder / Arts & Crafts
Jr Jr / “Same Dark Places” / [single] / Warner Bros
The Clientele / “Lunar Days” / Music for the Age of Miracles / Merge
Nicole Atkins / “Listen Up” / Goodnight Rhonda Lee / Single Lock
Wolf Alice / “Yuk Foo” / Visions of a Life / Dirty Hit Records
Liam Gallagher / “Wall of Glass” / As You Were / Warner Bros
Tristen / “Glass Jar” feat Jenny Lewis / Sneaker Waves / Modern Outsider
Toro Y Moi / “Girl Like You” / Boo Boo / Carpark
Lo Moon / “This Is It” / [single] / Columbia
Good Dog Nigel / “Willow Tree” / [single] / independent
Beth Ditto / “Fire” / Fake Sugar / Virgin
Queens of the Stone Age / “The Way You Used To Do” / Villains / Matador
Joywave / “It’s A Trip” / Content / Cultco/Hollywood Rec
Torres  / “Skim” / [single] / 4AD

June 18th, 2017|New Rock Now|

Live at 5, Friday, June 16

The Scottish brogue will get you into a sing-a-long mood every time and today we find Simple Minds, the band that made you cheer for The Breakfast Club and has been together for 40 years now, putting a spin on their classic songs from the 80s. In 2016 they released Acoustic, their 17th studio album and shortly after they played at Hackney Empire in London for Acoustic in Concert which is released today on DVD . The crowd can’t help but get in on the act for today’s Live at 5 of “Alive and Kicking”.

Is there an artist, song or tour that you would like to hear for Live at 5? Email melissa@wnrn.org with your suggestion.

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank on WNRN.

June 16th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Thursday, June 15

Happy Birthday to Waylon Jennings! Today would have been the outlaw country legend would have celebrated 80 years old. He began his music career at 12 years old playing on his local radio station in Littlefield, TX. In 1956 Waylon became a DJ on that same station, KVOW, but he was fired for playing Chuck Berry and Little Richard. His band in the 50s were The Texas Longhorns. In the 60s he was backed by The Waylors and in his outlaw 70s days he released “Luckenbach Texas”. In the 80s he joined with other contemporary legends Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson & Johnny Cash to form The Highwaymen. In 2000 he went to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to record Waylon Jennings and the Waymore Blues Band: Never Say Die: The Final Concert Film and today for Live at 5 “Havin’ A Good Time”.

What legend should we get on next for Live at 5? Email melissa@wnrn.org so we can pick out another great song.

Live at 5 supported by Virginia National Bank on WNRN.

June 15th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Wednesday, June 14

The Head and the Heart Band Photo

Tonight The Head and The Heart play Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville, but their story starts in a bar. In 2009 in Seattle Josiah Johnson and Jon Russell met at open mic night at Conor Byrne. The pub was also the place where Kenny Hensley and Charity Rose Thielen met the other members and  Chris Zasche was the bartender. Tyler Williams was invited to join the project by Russell who knew him from Richmond.

The band has always been very generous with WNRN, having recorded multiple sessions with the station and appearing on two of our WNRN In Studio Sessions volumes. Today we go back to our live session from August 3, 2011, The Head and The Heart were about to open for The Decemberists at the Pavilion in Charlottesville. For Live at 5 today “Sounds Like Hallelujah”.

Who is coming to town that you would like to hear on Live at 5? Email melissa@wnrn.org with your suggestion.

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank

June 14th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|