WNRN Listeners’ Top 100 Albums of 2011!

December 30 2011, 10:05am
Categories: Music News

100. Futurebirds – Via Flamina
99. David Lowery – The Palace Guard
98. Chris Thile & Michael Daves – Sleep with One Eye Open
97. Fruit Bats – Tripper
96. Jonny Corndawg – Down on the Bikini Line
95. Dum Dum Girls – Only in Dreams
94. Ben Harper – Give Til it’s Gone
93. They Might Be Giants – Join Us
92. Burlap to Cashmere – Burlap to Cashmere
91. The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient
90. Mayer Hawthorne – How Do You Do
89. Gorillaz – The Fall
88. Emmylou Harris – Hard Bargain
87. Dropkick Murphys – Going Out in Style
86. Social Distortion – Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes
85. Phantogram – Nightlife
84. Imelda May – Mayhem
83. Wild Flag – Wild Flag
82. Panic at the Disco – Vices & Virtues
81. Old 97’s – The Grand Theatre Vol: 2
80. Dodos – No Color
79. Deer Tick – Divine Providence
78. 311 – Universal Pulse
77. The Wombats – This Modern Glitch
76. Rachael Yamagata – Chesapeake
75. City & Colour – Fragile Bird
74. Washed Out – Within & Without
73. Needtobreathe – The Reckoning
72. Flogging Molly – Speed of Darkness
71. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – It’s a Corporate World
70. Antlers – Every Night My Teeth Are Falling out
69. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
68. The Kills – Blood Pressure
67. Primus – Green Naugahyde
66. Middle Brother – Middle Brother
65: Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know
64. Gomez – Whatever’s On Your Mind
63. Blink 182 – Neighborhoods
62. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator
61. Those Darlins – Screws Get Loose
60. Grouplove – Never Trust a Happy Song
59. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – Mirror Traffic
58. David Wax Museum – Everything is Saved
57. Pearl Jam – PJ20
56. The Kooks – Junk of the Heart
55. Low Anthem – Smart Flesh
54. Brandi Carlile – Live at Benaroya Hall
53. Blind Pilot – We Are the Tide
52. The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
51. Lucinda Williams – Blessed
50. Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
49. Beirut – The Rip Tide
48. Awolnation – Megalithic Symphony
47. Snow Patrol – Fallen Empires
46. Ha Ha Tonka – Death of a Decade
45. Arctic Monkeys- Suck It and See
44. Alison Krauss & Union Station – Paper Airplanes
43. The Airborne Toxic Event – All at Once
42. Paul Simon – So Beautiful or So What
41. TV on the Radio – Nine Types of Light
40. Bright Eyes – The People’s Key
39. Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
38. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
37. Danger Mouse & Daniel Luppi – Rome
36. Drive-by-Truckers – Go-Go Boots
35. Cold War Kids – Mine is Yours
34. Eddie Vedder – Ukulele Songs
33. Dawes – Nothing is Wrong
32. Feist – Metals
31. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
30. Cults – Cults
29. Tom Waits – Bad as Me
28. Amos Lee – Mission Bell
27. The Strokes – Angles
26. Cake – Showroom of Compassion
25.Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You
24. Cage the Elephant – Thank You, Happy Birthday
23. Portugal. the Man – In the Mountain, In the Cloud
22. R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now
21. The Naked & Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You
20. Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing
19. M83 -Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
18. Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harvest
17. Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean
16. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
15. Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
14. Radiohead – King of Limbs
13. Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys
12. Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire
11. My Morning Jacket – Circuital
10. The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
9. Wilco – The Whole Love
8. Foster the People – Torches
7. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
6. The Black Keys – El Camino
5. Florence + the Machine – Ceremonials
4. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
3. Adele – 21
2. The Decemberists – The King is Dead
1. The Head & the Heart- The Head & the Heart

Late for Work Halloween Covers Show

October 31 2011, 3:38pm
Categories: Music News

Here is the complete playlist from the Halloween All Covers Late for Work:


Artist Song Title Original Artist
Imogen Heap Thriller Michael Jackson
Greg Laswell The Killing Moon Echo & The Bunnymen
Sonos Everything in it’s Right Place Radiohead
Chris Thile & Michael Daves Rabbit in a Log Bill Monroe
Trampled By Turtles Where Is My Mind? Pixies
Trey Anastasio Band Devil Went Down to Georgia Charlie Daniels
Lissie Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Dr. Dog Heart it Races Architecture in Helsinki
Mojo Dixon Girlfriend in a Coma The Smiths
Aimee Mann The Scientist Coldplay
The Decemberists If I Can’t Change Your Mind Sugar
Mr. Little Jeans The Suburbs Arcade Fire
Neko Case & Nick Cave She’s Not There The Zombies
Thom Yorke After the Gold Rush Neil Young
Washed Out Wicked Game Chris Issak
Franz Ferdinad Call Me Blondie
Pet Shop Boys Viva La Vida/Domino Dancing Coldplay
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs The Kids Are Alright The Who
Me First and Gimme Gimmes Science Fiction Double Feature Richard O’Brien/Rocky Horror
Throwdown Baby Got Back Sir Mixalot
Primus Have a Cigar Pink Floyd
Foo Fighters Drive Me Wild Vanity 6
Meatpuppets Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
Gorillaz Crystalised The XX
Bess Rodgers In My Life Beatles
Lake Trout Street Fighting Man Rolling Stones
Pearl Jam Crown of Thornes Mother Love Bone

Late For Work Covers Show

May 27 2011, 3:31pm
Categories: Music News

Pearl Jam Celebrates 20

March 21 2011, 3:19pm
Categories: Music News

Your Middle of June Dreams

February 15 2011, 3:41pm
Categories: Acoustic Sunrise + Concerts + Music News

How G Met the Avetts

February 10 2011, 9:10am
Categories: Acoustic Sunrise + Music News

On Tuesday, February 22nd your long wait is over because on that day G. Love releases his new album Fixin’ to Die.  The disc was produced by Scott and Seth Avett from the Avett Brothers and we’re now learning how the collaboration came to be.  They first met at the Brushfire Records office when the band was shopping for a record deal. He then caught them at a show in Boston, and after crossing paths at the Summercamp Festival they invited him to play harmonica with them onstage. G. Love explains that with each meeting they found more that they had in common musically, and eventually he felt comfortable asking them to team up with him on an album. The vocalist tells us, “Yeah it was nine days and it was really an amazing week and a half. I mean just the amount of focus we had and the amount of inspiration we had with the music, it was really great. I think it was a really important thing for all of us.”

Soundgarden List Their Live Set

February 10 2011, 8:51am
Categories: Music News

Soundgarden will release Live On I5 on March 22nd.  The disc will be the band’s first live concert album.  If you pre-order the disc through the band’s website SoundgardenWorld.com you’ll receive bonus material.  The pre-ordered version comes with five extra songs including No Attention, Never the Machine Forever, Waiting for the Sun, Room for a Thousand Years Wide, and Somewhere. The entire album was recorded during the band’s 1996 tour while they were on the West Coast.  You can see the full track listing below.

Tracklisting in full:

1.        Spoonman
2.         Searching With My Good Eye Closed
3.         Let Me Drown
Tracks 1-3: Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996
4.         Head Down
Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 18, 1996
5.         Outshined
Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996
6.         Rusty Cage
Recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada – December 7, 1996
7.          Burden In My Hand
Recorded live at Salem Armory, Salem, OR – December 8, 1996
8.         Helter Skelter
9.         Boot Camp
Tracks 8 and 9: Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996
10.      Nothing To Say
Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 18, 1996
11.      Slaves And Bulldozers
12.      Dusty
13.      Fell On Black Days
Tracks 11-13: Recorded live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA – December 5, 1996
14.      Search And Destroy
Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 18, 1996
15.      Ty Cobb
Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996
16.      Black Hole Sun
Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 17, 1996
17.       Jesus Christ Pose
Recorded live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA – December 5, 1996

Witness “Moves” from New Pornographers

February 7 2011, 1:41pm
Categories: Acoustic Sunrise + Music News

The New Pornographers enlisted the help of director Tom Scharpling for the video for Moves.  The video features a whole slew of celebrities plus its own movie trailer pre-show.  We could tell you more but why spoil the fun?

The Localmotive Now Podcasting!

January 28 2011, 12:27pm
Categories: Music News

That’s right. The premiere showcase for local and regional music in Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley is now podcasting on iTunes! Head on over to The Localmotive page under “Programs” and click on “Subscribe to the Podcast.” Each week, a new edition will be loaded shortly after the radio broadcast on Tuesday nights at midnight.

For the best music from the heart of Virginia, don’t miss The Localmotive with David Dillehunt on WNRN.

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Inside the Rocker’s Studio

January 28 2011, 9:54am
Categories: Music News

NME recently caught up with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.  Dave shows us around the studio he and Butch Vig put together to record the new album.  There is absolutely no digital equipment used for the new release.  Many of us hear at WNRN actually still use equipment like this.  There is no replacing the genuine feel of analog recording.  Take a look at the video below.