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Live at 5, Thursday, August 10

Blues Traveler 1995

Recorded during their 1995 tour, Live from the Fall followed Blues Traveler’s success on their album four that had their biggest hits, “The Mountains Win Again”, “Hook”, and “Run-Around”. This is only 1 of 3 official live recordings from Blues Traveler, but the band encourages “tapers” to record their shows. Blues Traveler’s “But Anyway” was originally on their 1990 (self-titled) Debut, but found its way onto the charts in 1996 as part of the Kingpin Soundtrack. It’s also our Live at 5.

On Saturday Blues Traveler will be at Riverfront Park in Lynchburg with Virginia bands FIN and Chamomile and Whiskey opening.

Who would you like to hear on Live at 5 email melissa@wnrn.org with you suggestions.

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank.

August 10th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Wednesday, August 9

In 1979 college friends Cy Curnin and Adam Woods started a band called Portraits. They added Rupert Greenall and Jamie West-Oram and became The Fixx (with 2 x’s) for their 1981 deal with MCA Records. After releasing four successful albums the band recorded their first ever live album React during two concerts in Canada in 1986. It was The Fixx’s second album Reach the Beach that originally had “One Thing Leads to Another”, our Live at 5.

The Fixx, including their original line-up, are playing a sold out show on Sunday at The Tin Pan in Richmond.

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

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank.

August 9th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Tuesday, August 8

Tonight the Punch Brothers are playing the Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville and have I’m With Her opening.

It was 2014 when Sean Watkins, Sarah Watkins and Chris Thile were in Charlottesville with their reunion tour and album A Dotted Line. But it was 7 years earlier that the group decided to say Farewell (For Now) as each member went on to release solo albums and produce other projects. In 2002 they Won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album that had been produced by Alison Krauss. Following that they toured heavily and it’s 2003’s Austin City Limits Music festival that we find today’s Live at 5 of “The Smoothie Song”.

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

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank

August 8th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Monday, August 7

Yesterday would have been Elliott Smith’s 48th Birthday. Today we will get to a song that he recorded in 1999, but just resurfaced in May. The song was put out as part of a singles initiative called 7” for Planned Parenthood. According to Mark Flanagan, Owner of Largo’s in LA Elliott Smith would often come by and share new songs. On this particular night Smith was playing a song and Jon Brion decided to bring in an “antiquated pump organ” to back him up. The recording came about when Flanagan asked the headliner of the comedy show downstairs, Janeane Garafalo, if it would be alright if Elliott Smith debuted a new song before her set. Apparently, she was thrilled.  Recorded in the summer of 1999 for Live at 5 was “Pretty (Ugly Before)”.

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank.

August 7th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Monday, July 24

LA Punk in the 70s was on fire with The Runaways, The Dead Kennedys, The Cramps, and X. They formed in 1977, 40 years ago, and after a pause in 1988 they re-grouped. In 2004 X celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the release of their debut Los Angeles at the House of Blues on November 24, 2004 to record X – Live in Los Angeles. It’s where we find today’s Live at 5 of “In This House That I Call Home”.

The 40th Anniversary of the band finds Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake out on tour and playing The State Theater in Falls Church, VA on Saturday, September 23.

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

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

July 24th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Tuesday, July 18

In 1969 Kraftwerk was founded by Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider. The experimental rock group would become trailblazers in electronic music building their own instruments and using synthesizers, vocoders, and drum machines in the early 70s. In 2005 Kraftwerk put out their first ever live album and in May of this year the band released a definitive collection that was recorded during tour stops from 2012 to 2016 and the eight CD box set, 3-D Live, finds songs in order, not by where or when they were recorded, but where in the catalogue of Kraftwerk they were originally released. First heard on 1978’s The Man-Machine our Live at 5 on WNRN is “The Model”.

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

July 18th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

Live at 5, Monday, July 17

Sufjan Stevens had become known for the art projects that he would release take on different styles that suited his current album. That changed when in 2012 he mother passed away and he began to write his most personal songs. The delicate and sparse album Carrie and Lowell was released in the Spring of 2015. As he put together a band to perform the music Stevens expanded on the album. In November 2015 at South Carolina’s North Charleston Performing Arts Center Carrie & Lowell Live was recorded. For WNRN’S Live at 5, “Should Have Known Better.”

Do you have a favorite artist that you would like to hear a live song from? Email your request for Live at 5 to melissa@wnrn.org

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

July 17th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|

New Rock Now – Sunday July 16, 2017

Hour 1

Rainer Maria / “Suicides and Lazy Eyes” / Rainer Maria / Polyvinyl
Lo Tom  / “Overboard” / Lo Tom / Barsuk
Peter Perrett / “An Epic Story” / How the West Was Won / Domino
Cut/Copy /“Airborne” / [single] /Astralwerks
Tender / “Machine” / Modern Addiction / Partisan
Saint Etienne / “Magpie Eyes” / Home Counties / Heavenly/PIAS
Black Kids / “Obligatory Drugs” / Rookie / Not Fussed Records
Deer Tick / “Jumpstarting” / Volume 2 / Partisan
Meklit / “I Want to Sing For Them All” feat Andrew Bird / When the People Move, the Music Moves too / Six Degrees
Billy Bragg / “The Sleep of Reason” / Bridges Not Walls / Cooking
Mr. Flannery and his Feelings / “Hymn of the Isolated Artist” / Try Your Hardest / Rhyme and Reason
Toro Y Moi / “No Show” / Boo Boo / Carpark Records
This is the Kit / “Bullet Proof” / Moonshine Freeze / Rough Trade
METZ / “Cellophane” / Strange Peace / Sub Pop

Hour 2

Rostam / “Bike Dream” / Half-Light / Nonesuch
Mynabirds / “Cocoon” / Be Here Now / Saddle Creek
The Growlers / “Late Bloomers” / [single] / Cult
Broncho / “Get In My Car” / [single] / Park the Van
Jen Cloher / “Forget Myself” / Jen Cloher / Milk Records!
Francis and The Lights / “May I Have This Dance” feat Chance the Rapper / [single] / Independent
Zola Jesus / “Soak” / Okovi / Sacred Bones
Nine Inch Nails / “Less Than” / Add Violence EP / Capitol
Lea Procelain / “Similar Familiar” / Hymns to the Night / Easy City/Kobalt
Wet Dreams / “Wizzard Staffing” / Cartridge Belt / Black Pop Records
Kevin Morby / “City Music” (Radio Edit) / City Music / Dead Oceans
Wolf Alice / “Don’t Delete The Kisses” / Visions of a Life / RCA
Beach Fossils / “This Year” / Somersault / Bayonet Records
Bedouine / “One of These Days” / Bedouine / Spacebomb
Fantastic Negrito / “Push Back” / The Last days of Oakland / Cooking Vinyl

July 16th, 2017|New Rock Now|

New Rock Now – Sunday July 9, 2017

Hour 1

Fantastic Negrito / “Push Back” / The Last days of Oakland / Cooking Vinyl
Jen Cloher / “Forget Myself” / Jen Cloher / Milk Records!
Lea Porcelain / “Similar Familiar” / Hymns to the Night / Easy City/Kobalt
Francis and The Lights / “May I Have This Dance” feat Chance the Rapper / [single] / Independent
Mechanical River / “Pomelos” / [single] / Electric Lady Records
The Clientele / “Lunar Days” / Music for the Age of Miracles / Merge
Bedouine / “One of These Days” / Bedouine / Spacebomb
Sarah Jaffe / “Bad Baby” / Bad Baby / Kirtland
Smidely / “No One Likes You” / Smidley / Triple Crown
Rostam / “Bike Dream” / Half-Light / Nonesuch
Algiers / “Cleveland” / The Underside of Power / Matador
Wet Dreams / “Wizzard Staffing” / Cartridge Belt / Black Pop Records
Wolf Alice / “Don’t Delete The Kisses” / Visions of a Life / RCA
The Growlers / “Late Bloomers” / [single] / Cult
St. Vincent / “New York” / [single] / Loma Vista

Hour 2

This is the Kit / “Bullet Proof” / Moonshine Freeze / Rough Trade
Palehound / “If you Met Her” / A Place I’ll Always Go / Polyvinyl
Manchester Orchestra / “The Gold” / A Black Mile to the Surface / Loma Vista
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas / “Oh No” / Telephone/Telefono / Dead Owl Music/Instant Records
Black Kids / “Obligatory Drugs” / Rookie / Not Fussed Records
Deer Tick / “Jumpstarting” / Volume 2 / Partisan
Peter Perrett / “An Epic Story” / How the West Was Won / Domino
Aldous Harding / “Imagining My Man”/ Party / 4AD
Mr. Flannery and his Feelings / “Hymn of the Isolated Artist” / Try Your Hardest / Rhyme and Reason
Cut/Copy /“Airborne” / [single] /Astralwerks
Meklit / “I Want to Sing For Them All” feat Andrew Bird / When the People Move, the Music Moves too / Six Degrees
Moby & the Void Pacific Choir / “In This Cold Place” / More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse / Mute
Rainer Maria / “Suicides and Lazy Eyes” / Rainer Maria / Polyvinyl
Juiceboxx / “Freaking Out” / Freaked Out American Loser / Dangerbird
Lee Ranaldo / “Circular” / Electric trim / Mute

July 9th, 2017|New Rock Now|

Live at 5, Friday, July 7

Eight years ago Dawes was formed after co-songwriter Blake Mills left the former band Simon Dawes. The Los Angeles foursome is made up of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith along with Wylie Gelber and Lee Pardini. They released their fifth studio album, We’re All Gonna Die, in 2016 and kicked off 2017 with a big tour that ran through May. They recorded during the first 15 dates to make their second live album called We’re All Gonna Live. On Sunday WNRN will Present their show at The National in Richmond and for our Live at 5 a version of “A Little Bit of Everything”.

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

Live at 5 is supported by Virginia National Bank.

July 7th, 2017|Live at 5, Miscellaneous|