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Take 2@2 Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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Take 2@2 for Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. We look back 40 years ago today when The Ramones entered Plaza Sound Studio at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall to record their debut album The Ramones. Craig Leon oversaw the production of the album with a budget of under $7,000. The 14 track record took less than a week to record. Sire Records used “Blitzkrieg Bop” as the first single and then followed it up with the somewhat tamer tune, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.”

The cover is from Pete Yorn. This version of “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” is found on the 2003 compilation We’re a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones. Johnny Ramone was asked if he was interested in a tribute album. He said yes with the stipulation that he got to oversee the release and the artists involved. The disc is an amazing array of rock stars showcasing their love of punk royalty. Eddie Vedder, Rob Zombie, Tom Waits, The Offspring, The Pretenders, Garbage, and Metallica are among the acts on the release.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

Take 2@2 for Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. We look back 40 years ago today when The Ramones entered Plaza Sound Studio at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall to record their debut album The Ramones. Craig Leon oversaw the production of the album with a budget of under $7,000. The 14 track record took less than a week to record. Sire Records used “Blitzkrieg Bop” as the first single and then followed it up with the somewhat tamer tune, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.”

The cover is from Pete Yorn. This version of “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” is found on 2003 compilation We’re a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones. Johnny Ramone was asked if he was interested in a tribute album. He said yes with the stipulation that he got to oversee the release and the artists involved. The disc is an amazing array of rock stars showcasing their love of punk royalty. Eddie Vedder, Rob Zombie, Tom Waits, The Offspring, The Pretenders, Garbage, and Metallica are among the acts on the release.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey

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WNRN Weekly Download: Matthew Logan Vasquez – Personal

This week our free download comes from Matthew Logan Vasquez.

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Matthew Logan Vasquez, the leader of Delta Spirit, is writing the story of his life on Solicitor Returns his first solo album. Confessional and smart with a dose of rock and roll, Vasquez comes across as the engaging frontman that he is. Enjoy this new song from Matthew Logan Vasquez and decide for yourself who he is referring to in “Personal”.

Solicitor Returns from Matthew Logan Vasquez will be released on February 9th.
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New Morning Picks for February 2, 2016

Henry Wagons, “Head or Heart” from After What I Did Last Night…

Best known as the leader of Australian roots rock group, Wagons, Henry Wagons has been named one of the Melbourne’s 100 Most Influential People, and was a correspondent on a Sunday TV Arts program there. Wagons trademark songwriting with drama, humor, wit, and heart continues on this Nashville recorded effort. After What I Did Last Night… was released last month.

Basia Bulat, “In the Name of Time,” Good Advice

The fourth album from this Juno nominated artist was the first produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket. With James’ help, Basia Bulat channeled all the aching of a recent break up into 10 major key pop songs. Good Advice will be out on February 12th. (photo credit: Caroline Desilets)

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WNRN VIP List 2/1

WNRN Members get offers to concerts (like Wilco!), events and more every week. Become a VIP Member here and get your chance to win every Monday!

1. Two tickets to Walk the Moon at The nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville on Monday, July 25.

 2. A pair of tickets to Wilco at The Berglund Center in Roanoke on Saturday, February 13.
3. Tickets for you and a friend to The Nasty Dance Party, Back That Thing Up at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Friday, February 5.

4. A pair of tickets to The Legwarmers at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Saturday, February 6.

5. Two tickets to Lotus at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Tuesday, February 9.

Club Shows:

6. Tickets for you and a friend to No BS! Brass Band at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Friday, February 5.

7. A pair of tickets to Life on Mars, a David Bowie Tribute at The Broadberry in Richmond on Friday, February 5.

8. Two tickets to The Southern Belles at The Camel in Richmond on Friday, February 5.

9. Two tickets to Moby and the Dicks at The Ante Room in Charlottesville onFriday, February 5.

10. Two tickets to Anderson East at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Saturday, February 6.

11. Tickets for you and a friend to see No BS! Brass Band at The Broadberry in Richmond on Saturday, February 6.

12. A pair of tickets to Annabelle’s Curse at The Camel in Richmond on Saturday, February 6.

13. Two tickets to Shagwuf at The Ante Room in Charlottesville on Saturday, February 6.

14. Tickets for you and a friend to Doug Paisley at Pale Fire Brewery in Harrisonburg on Saturday, February 6.

15.  A pair of tickets to Mothers at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Sunday, February 7.
16. Two tickets to DJ Willams Projekt at The Broadberry in Richmond onTuesday, February 9.
17. Tickets for you and a friend to Whitey Morgan at The Broadberry in Richmond on Wednesday, February 10.
18. A pair of tickets to Mipso at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Thursday, February 11.
19. Two tickets to Tab Benoit at The Broadberry in Richmond on Thursday, February 11.
20. Tickets for you and a friend to Dawn Drapes at The Ante Room in Charlottesville on Thursday, February 11.

Other:
21. A pair of tickets to tour Agecroft Hall in Richmond.

22. A $10 gift certificate to Friendly City Food Co-Op in Harrisonburg.

23. A $10 gift certificate for Fardowners in Crozet.

24. A $10 gift certificate for Telegraph Arts and Comics on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

25. A $10 gift certificate for Kegney Brothers in Lynchburg.

26. A $10 gift certificate to Firefly Bar + Arcade in Charlottesville.

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Dylan LeBlanc live In Studio at WNRN

WNRN aired a live in studio session with Dylan LeBlanc, February 1, 2016.. Listen to the interview with Anne Williams and songs “Easy Way Out”, “Cautionary Tale” and “I’m Moving On” from his recent album Cautionary Tale.

Check out more videos from this session on the WNRN You Tube page.

 

Listen to our full session with Dylan LeBlanc below.

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New Rock Now – Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hour 1

Chris Bathgate / “Calvary” / Old Factory EP / Quite Scientific
POP ETC / “What Am I Becoming?” / Souvenir / Independent
Quilt / “Roller” / Plaza / Mexican Summer
Nada Surf / “Cold To See Clear” / You Know Who You Are / Barsuk
Trixie Whitley / “Soft Spoken Words” / Porta Bohemica / Independent
Dante Elephante / “Never Trust A Junkie” / Anglo Saxon Summer / Lolipop
Violent Femmes / “Memory” / We Can Do Anything / PIAS
Marlon Williams / “Dark Child” / Marlon Williams / Dead Oceans
John Heart Jackie / “Nevada City” / Episodes / Pour Le Sport
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / “Pink Balloon” / Call It What It Is /       Concord/Stax
Eleanor Friedberger / “Sweetest Girl” / New View / French Kiss Records
exmagician / “Job Done” / Scan The Blue / Bella Union/PIAS
Wild Nothing / “Life of Pause” / Life of Pause / Captured Tracks
Flume / “Never Be Like You” / Skin / Mom+Pop
Oscar / “Sometimes” / Cut and Paste / Wichita
Ty Segall / “Candy Sam” / Emotional Mugger / Drag City
Hour 2

Oh Wonder / “Lose It” / Oh Wonder / Caroline/Republic
FEWS / “The Zoo” / single / Independent
Aurora / “Conqueror” / All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend / Glassnote
Field Report / “Your Friend Tia” / single / Independent
Escondido / “Apartment” / Walking With A Stranger / Kill Canyon
Laser / “Disconnect” / Night Driver / Foreseen Entertainment
David Bowie / “Dollar Days” / Blackstar / Columbia
Iggy Pop / “Gardenia” / Post Pop Depression / Loma Vista/Concord
Mayer Hawthorne / “Cosmic Love” / Man About Town / Vagrant
Baaba Maal / “Fulani Rock / The Traveler / Marathon Artists
NZCA Lines / “Two Hearts” / Infinite Summer / Memphis Industries
Esperanza Spalding / “Good Lava” / Emily’s D+Evolution / Concord Music
PJ Harvey / “The Wheel” / The Hope Six Demolition Project / Vagrant
Benji Hughes / “Freaky Feedback Blues” / Songs in the Key of Animals/ Merge
Yuck / “Hearts in Motion” / Stranger Things / Mame

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