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Monday, February 14
The WTJU Rock Marathon Preview Show!
When: 
Monday, February 14 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
WTJU DJs
Category: 
Rock

WTJU kicks off the 2011 Rock Marathon with a preview show at dawn. We'll discuss the multitude of special programming happening during the week, and spin selections of music to whet your appetite. Tune in, get excited, and donate!
Merge Records
When: 
Monday, February 14 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
RJ & Zak
Category: 
Rock

Kick of the 2011 Spring Rock Marathon with a double dose of Merge record's finest. New stars like Arcade Fire and oldfavorites, such as Neutral Milk Hotel, will all be present. And oh yeah, we'll probably play some Superchunk.
Dance Lessons
When: 
Monday, February 14 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Colin
Category: 
Rock

Ever wanted to learn the Watussi? Maybe the Horse, the Four Corners, or the Popcorn? How about the Mashed Potato or the Tighten Up? Colin provides two hours of R&B, soul, and pop songs that teach you how to dance, from the Funky Penguin to the Duck. Put on your high-heeled sneakers, turn the radio up, and get down.
Keeping the Faith: New Soul and Funk
When: 
Monday, February 14 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
The Rumcove and Brother Breakdown
Category: 
Rock

The Rum Cove and Brother Breakdown burn through two hours of recently recorded soul and funk music by those that keep Soul alive- from Chitlin' Circuit standard-bearers to young visionaries looking to capture that vintage sound. Hear recordings from stars like Sharon Jones, Kings Go Forth and Mavis Staples, along with funky gems from artists that have yet to break through.
Talking to Charlottesville about Duran Duran
When: 
Monday, February 14 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Tyler Magill with special guest
Category: 
Rock

Hey, kid, come over here. I got something for you. Check it: I got you an asymmetrical haircut, some Cylon glasses and a coke habit. And I sold the Renoir and the TV set. I donated the proceedings to my favorite station. You should too. Two hours of the height of new wave, new romantic, it's a new moon on (natch) Monday. With Tyler of The Broadcasting System. Special guests a distinct possibility.
Singing Valentines
When: 
Monday, February 14 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius, dj steev, and others
Category: 
Rock

Probably the most fertile songwriting field in human history, nothing has motivated us to pick up the lyre or the electric quite like a thing called Love. On Monday February 14th from 7-9, Steev, Helvidius and Hummingbird Feeder will panhandle for your love as part of the WTJU Rock Fundraising Marathon. We will pull back our collective love harps and give air to some of the finest lovelorn crooners. We'll get respect, completion, a peck on a check. We'll find the needle in the haystack, we'll talk about this love of mine, we'll take it to outer space, we'll kill for it, we'll let it tear us apart, we'll even let it tell us what 7 and 7 is...
LIVE! Borrowed Beams of Light
When: 
Monday, February 14 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Hummingbird Feeder and Dave
Category: 
Rock

Adam Brock's Borrowed Beams of Light side project has garnered universal accolade from Charlottesville's music community since its debut almost two years ago. Tune in for a live set featuring the Beams' melodic, inspired power pop, and stay tuned after the set for song selections and conversation with the band.
You Gots To Chill(wave)
When: 
Monday, February 14 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Zak and Mitchell
Category: 
Rock

A show focused on the recent outbreak of dreamy lo-fi electric pop music that exploded in the Carolinas and hasspread out from coast to coast. Featuring new artists like Washed Out and pioneers like Ariel Pink.
Can't Stop Won't Stop: Virginia Hip Hop Edition
When: 
Monday, February 14 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Shazbot and Charles Marx
Category: 
Rock

Join DJ Shazbot and DJ Charles Marx for two hours of Commonwealth hip hop, featuring superstars like Missy Elliott, Timbaland and the Neptunes as well as up-and-comers like Nottz and VGM.  For the 2011 Rock Marathon, Virginia has got to be the sure shot.  
Tuesday, February 15Back to Top
House Music From Past To Present
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Versus
Category: 
Rock

From Chicago to Charlottesville... acid to deep... house to home... we're going from the past to presenting a history of house music, linking classic grooves from The Warehouse, through the late-80's/early-90's golden era, and straight up to some of the most innovative, mind-bending, and booty-shaking transformations of the genre in our present day. 
A History of Electronic Music
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

We all know Kraftwerk as the early Techno-trailblazers, but Electronic Music has been around since the 1940's, in the fringes of the Avant-Garde, the Halls of Academia, and the home studios of inventors and outsiders. We'll hear Musique Concrète from the frenchmen like Pierre Schaeffer, Electronica experimenters such as Dick Raaijmaakers, soundtrack work from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, far-out trips by Klaus Schulze and Terry Riley, & weirdo DIY dudes like Gary Wilson and Bruce Haack.
Ragas Plus
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Bruce Penner
Category: 
Rock

Bruce of Radio Tropicale and members of the UVa-Charlottesville Indian community will bring you 3 hours of music from the Indian subcontinent. The early hour of 6am begins with ragas - classical compositions from the northern, or Hindustani tradition - and as the morning warms, so will the music, with selections from the south, and from folk traditions and Indian film. The Indian world of music in 3 hours! - music "from the warm zone" on a chilly February morning.
The Band
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ann Porotti
Category: 
Rock

In 1968, The Band broke on the rock musical scene with an album called The Big Pink.  As lead guitarist and composer, Robbie Robertson says,   "We were rebelling against the rebellion...it was an instinct to separate ourselves from the pack. "  Like all successful rebellions, they accomplished this by being truly radical--by returning to the root of things, to the old American Songbook.   Ninety exquisite minutes, fifteen songs, landmark music with several surprises--- I promise.  
Jagjaguwar: From Here to Ubiquity
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Tyler Magill
Category: 
Rock

Two hours and fifteen years of a label that WTJU and Charlottesville gave the world. From early local stalwarts Curious Digit, Sarah White and Drunk through to today's global faves like Bon Iver, Women and Small Black, and connecting the two decades, one of America's best rock bands: Oneida. With Tyler Broadcasting System.
The Ugly Brother of Britpop - An Afternoon of Shoegaze
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Zak
Category: 
Rock

Spend an afternoon drenched in guitar reverb and distortion while we celebrate the "scene that celebrates itself."We'll be spinning My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Spiritualized, and other UK acts that influenced the genre.
Memphis Rocks
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Courtney
Category: 
Rock

Memphis, Tennessee- without question the birthplace of rock n roll and home to Sun Studio and Elvis Presley, has given us much more than Graceland and the blues. Come explore the rock that Memphis has produced from the 1990s to the present, from garage to punk to indie to hip hop. With a focus on the bands signed to the Memphis label Goner Records, including the Oblivians, King Khan & BBQ Show, Harlan T Bobo, Jay Reatard, and the Reigning Sound we will also enjoy Viva L'American Death Ray, Box Elders, Lime, Three 6 Mafia and more. You bring the appetite and we'll be serving up the music southern style.
The 1960s Garage Rock Explosion
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
The Rum Cove with Brent Hosier
Category: 
Rock

Join the Rum Cove and operator of Virginia garage rock reissue label Brent Hoosier as they spin super rare vinyl of the incredible outpouring of US brat bands that followed in the wake of the British invasion. Psych, snot and alienation all served up by the nutters who know!
LIVE! Left and Right
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dave and Colin
Category: 
Rock

One of the University of Virginia's premier student rock bands joins WTJU for a live set and informal interview. Formed from a summer recording project of Phil Dameron and Daniel Merchant, Left and Right plays harmonic, winning indie rock.
At The Kitchen with Arthur Russell
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius and Poubelle
Category: 
Rock

As the programmer for the avant-garde art space The Kitchen, Arthur Russell was able to showcase his own curatorial sensibility as well as his own avant- garde cello and disco interests.  We will use Arthur Russell as a way into getting into the diverse skronky world of the Kitchen.  Orchestral Disco, dissonant groove, microphones on pendulums, the works...
Janglepop: Past and Present
When: 
Tuesday, February 15 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dave and Courtney
Category: 
Rock

Join Dave from Ye Olde Tuesday Afternoon Rocke Show for 2 hours of guitar
sounds that changed and continue to define rock and pop music. Early
REM., the dB's, Let's Active, The Feelies, along with origins and offshoots. Tune in and pledge, and jangle your ears, not your nerves.
Wednesday, February 16Back to Top
The Bristol Sound
When: 
Wednesday, February 16 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Patrick Handley
Category: 
Rock

A collection of the best downtempo and trip-hop jams from Bristol in the early '90s. Tune in and drop out to genre pioneers Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead, and more.
Ye Olde Dead Rocke Show
When: 
Wednesday, February 16 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Dave
Category: 
Rock

During the marathon's graveyard shift, in the dead of night, join Dave from Ye Olde Tuesday Afternoon Rocke Show for 3 hours of 'The Olde Dead Rocke Show' - paying tribute to rockers the world has lost this year, and all the years before that, too. The sky is the limit, as they say. Focusing on music and not morbidity, the olde dead will rocke.
Horn Bands
When: 
Wednesday, February 16 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ralph Graves
Category: 
Rock

In the mid- to late- 1960’s rock bands with horns emerged as a viable sub-genre. Rather than being simply backup musicians, the horn players were an integral part of these groups. We’ll feature West Coast groups like Cold Blood, Electric Flag and the Sons of Champlin, mid-west favorites Ides of March and the Buckinghams, and East Coast groups like Chase and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
Thrill Jockey Records
When: 
Wednesday, February 16 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Larry Minnick
Category: 
Rock

In 1992, Bettina Richards founded Thrill Jockey while working at a record store in Hoboken, NJ.  In 1995, the label relocated to the midwest and became an integral presence in the highly creative and cross-pollinating Chicago music scene.  Expect to hear from Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Chicago Underground Duo, Exploding Star Orchestra, and many more. 
Ye-Ye Girls
When: 
Wednesday, February 16 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dana and Matthew
Category: 
Rock

Salut les copains! Join Matt and Dana for a rockin' salute to Sylvie Vartan, Françoise Hardy, Johnny Hallyday, and all the stars of French Ye-Ye Music
Matador Records at 21.5
When: 
Wednesday, February 16 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dominic Devito
Category: 
Rock

Esteemed independent label Matador Records threw themselves a massive 3-day 21st birthday party in Las Vegas last October. Over the course of this show, we'll look at the glorious past, present, and future of the game-changing label that brought American audiences such acts as Pavement, Teenage Fanclub, Interpol, Liz Phair, Boards Of Canada, Chavez, and many more.
Songs By Dylan
When: 
Wednesday, February 16 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Rock

His influence on folk, pop, and rock was huge.  His compositions have spanned an amazing spectrum of styles and perspectives.  Join the Professor for a celebration of the songs themselves with performances by such diverse performers as the Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, the Neville Brothers, Nina Simone, Derek Trucks, Elvis, and even William Shatner!
LIVE! Invisible Hand
When: 
Wednesday, February 16 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Emily, Mounika
Category: 
Rock

Local favorites Invisible Hand play perfectly-crafted power-pop gems, and they return to WTJU's studios on the heels of the release of their first full-length album. Join WTJU's Emily and Mounika for a live performance and informal interview with the band.
Flying Nun Records
When: 
Wednesday, February 16 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius and Poubelle
Category: 
Rock

In New Zealand, one label has epitomized the jangle rock and indie sensibility that has mushroomed in North America.  We will look at the 20+ year history of Flying Nun Records and spin some chesnuts from the Clean, the Chills, Chris Knox, Tall Dwarfs, The Bats, The Dead C, The 3Ds.
Vampires vs. Werewolves
When: 
Wednesday, February 16 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Matt and Liz
Category: 
Rock

Matt and Liz attempt to answer the question that middle schoolers have been asking for ages. Which supernatural creature is responsible for more awesome songs?
Thursday, February 17Back to Top
Post-Industrial Russia
When: 
Thursday, February 17 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Rock

Some of the most inventive and bizarre music being made today is coming out of the former Soviet Union. From surrealistic soundscapes to minimalistic drones the sonic strangeness produces a unique and beautiful experience that takes listeners farther away than simply the other side of the planet.This journey is really a voyage to the very remotest corners of the unexplored mind. Dare to transport to the fantastic world of post-industrial Russian music!
Chiptune
When: 
Thursday, February 17 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Kevin McVey
Category: 
Rock

Hidden in all of our closets, storage units, maybe even underneath that pile of papers in the never ending "to be sorted" bin is that old piece of hardware.  You know the one, that old gameboy, that old computer, that old kids toy that you grew out of.  Long neglected by the masses moving on to newer and newer technology, Chiptune presents a new purpose for these dinosaurs - pumping beats, rocking riffs, and some of the most relaxing ambient drone you'll ever find.  Tune in and remind yourself of a time much more carefree, reinterpreted with the power of a modern spin:  Chiptune.
Breakfast Sampler
When: 
Thursday, February 17 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brother Breakdown
Category: 
Rock

The Bronx, 1972: DJ Kool Herc invents the “Merry-Go-Round,” where two turntables are used to extend and cut between instrumental breaks in dance records. The world of music would never be the same. Brother Breakdown leads you through three hours of classic drum breaks and samples that provided the foundations of hip-hop, jungle, drum-n-bass, and more. Expect to hear some of the records that Kool Herc was known to use, alongside more recent breakbeat discoveries.
Moog In The Morning
When: 
Thursday, February 17 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

This popular and novel instrument (pronounced "Mowg") spawned a rash of electronic pop and explotation albums in the late 60's and early 70's, ranging from sublime to ridiculous. We'll hear classics by Wendy Carlos, Jean-Jacquess Perrey, and Gershon Kingsley alongside the quickie cash-ins like Moog covers of Bach, Bacharach, and the Beatles. Wake up to a cheerful and charming jolt of electronic bloopery from yesteryear!
FACE OFF: Rock Flute vs. Rock Sax
When: 
Thursday, February 17 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
Ramona Sparks and Phil Free
Category: 
Rock

Q: What do flute and saxophone have in common?  A: They will both blow your mind in a rock song!  Don’t be afraid, just listen and take a side. Do you prefer the icy flute solos of Norwegian black metal or the rude sax buried in a Dead Milkmen song?  Forget easy listening and fluffy accompaniment; it’s a rock and roll face off and we want your vote.
Songs About Girls
When: 
Thursday, February 17 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

The Beach Boys had Wendy, Paul McCartney sang about  Michelle, and Little Richard raved about Lucille. There's Nadine, Maybelline, and Peggy Sue; Lola, Layla, Victoria, and Gloria. Lovely Rita, Mustang Sally, Runaround Sue. My Girl, Mrs. Robinson, and the VU's Femme Fatale. a Cecilia, two Alison, and 3 Roxanne s Surfer Girl, Sheena the Punk Rocker. WTJU pays tribute to songs about the fairer sex, from the Rebel Girl to the Girl From Ipanema to the Little Old Lady From Pasadena.
Carry the C-Note
When: 
Thursday, February 17 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Danny and Matthew
Category: 
Rock

Carry the Zero celebrates it's upcoming 5th year anniversary this year!  Danny and Matthew have been sharing the sum of their parts for so many years. Join them as you do EVERY Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 for a special marathon show featuring music you might have heard in the last five years debuting for the first time during this show.  Data has been compiled & We Have Calculated the Rock, Beats & Blips that please you the most....We're asking for your support without any special parameters, just good quality fun...and pledges.
It's All One Song: Neil Young
When: 
Thursday, February 17 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Waterface
Category: 
Rock

It's All One Song", except the band may not always be the same - and probably not. But the constant in almost 50 years since 1962 is the artist, and Neil Young continues to evolve with passion. So whether it is The Jades, The Stardusters, The Classics, The Squires, Four To Go, The Mynah Birds, Buffalo Springfield, & Crazy Horse, Crosby Stills Nash &, & The Stray Gators, & The Santa Monica Flyers, Stills Young Band, The Ducks, & The Transband, & The Shocking Pinks, & The International Harvestors, & The Bluenotes, & Ten Men Workin', & The Restless, & The Lost Dogs, with Booker T & the MGs, & Pearl Jam, or in any of the other incarnations of his art and expression, or Neil Young Solo, the song evolves and takes on a life of its own. And then when you consider all the Neil Young songs covered by the multitudes of other performers, you best get your requests and pledges in early, because you know how time fades away. Waterface returns to the aerwaves to rock the boat and stir the rust.
LIVE! Andrew Cedermark
When: 
Thursday, February 17 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Caroline, DJ Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

One of Charlottesville's most gifted musicians joins WTJU in its live studio for the first time. Andrew, along with bandmates Kevin Haney and Jacob Wolf, create an orchestral, sweeping sound that “has a Microphones-esque ability to sound both intimate and grandiose” (Nailgun Media). His recently-issued album Moon Deluxe has gathered national accolades, and his live shows are known to be spontaneous, virtuosic, and highly entertaining.
Krautrock
When: 
Thursday, February 17 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Joy
Category: 
Rock

Krautrock is the term for the progressive electronic music scene that developed in Germany in the 1970s. Artists such as Neu!, Can, Kraftwerk, Faust, Cluster, and others pioneered an often minimal, experimental sound that influences artists to this day. Join Joy, your host, for two hours of diverse sounds, jazzy/spacey jamming and music from the artists - electronic and otherwise – that drew inspiration from these bands. 
Landlocked: Punk From The Bread Basket
When: 
Thursday, February 17 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Ramona Sparks and Phil Free
Category: 
Rock

Punks in the Midwest have it rough: cold winters, hot summers, and lots and lots of farmland. Plenty of time and space to distill the best of the east coast and west coast sounds and add a distinctive heartland punch. Fill up your raging soul as Phil and Ramona explore the best hardcore-and-more bands and labels from the breadbasket.
Friday, February 18Back to Top
Deutschland Un-Pop
When: 
Friday, February 18 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Brian Chidester and Burma Shave
Category: 
Rock

A musical trip to Germany 1975-85, from the first rumblings of krautrock and industrial, to the synthetic creeps and bleeps of new wave, goth and synthpop.
Long, Strange Trips
When: 
Friday, February 18 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Chris McRae
Category: 
Rock

Each "song" is a bizarre 30+ minute masterpiece. No short trips here. Music that keeps going...and going...and going...
The Frozen North
When: 
Friday, February 18 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Kevin McVey
Category: 
Rock

Tune into The Frozen North to get a taste of the unique sounds and great strides made in chamber rock, electronic, ambient, and folk by a multitude of artists originating in Iceland and the Scandinavian peninsula.  From Amiina to Worm Is Green, from Reykjavik to Helsinki, The Frozen North will provide an eclectic mix of musical styles you may have never heard and will likely not find anywhere else.
Family Acts
When: 
Friday, February 18 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Charlie Foxtrot
Category: 
Rock

Tune in with DJ Charlie Foxtrot as she spins songs from some of the most legendary (as well as unknown) family acts in recent music history. From the Kinks to the Wainwrights (and maybe even a little Jackson 5), we'll take a look at blood lines in music.
Doo Wop
When: 
Friday, February 18 10:30AM
Hosted by: 
DJ Hummingbird Feeder
Category: 
Rock

A notable music critic and historian once theorized that there may have been as many as 5,000 Doo-Wop groups that sprung up on the streetcorners across America in the late 1950's. We'll try to play as many as we can, from chart-toppers by the Penguins, the Marcels, the Del-Vikings, and the Belmonts, alongside obscure gems by artists like the Vels, the Metrotones, and the Pals, as well as pioneering influences such as the Ink Spots, the Orioles, and the Golden Gate Quartet. Hear the records that rocked the jukebox back when Rock&Roll was still learning how to shake.
Marriage Records
When: 
Friday, February 18 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
DJ Audball
Category: 
Rock

As they say on the playground, first comes love. Join Heavy Surveillance for an exploration of the catalog of Marriage Records. This cozy little record label from Portland, OR, features the likes of Thanksgiving, Tune-Yards, and Drakkar Sauna. No lifelong commitment required.
Reggae Vibrations: SKA-ra-van
When: 
Friday, February 18 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Goldfinger
Category: 
Rock

The supernova of post-Independence Jamaica came with a soundtrack: SKA. All of the stars aligned to create a constellation of homegrown musical talent known as the Skatalites. Individually and collectively... and competitively (with their rivals Prince Buster, Federal Studios, etc.), Goldfinger and DJ Hummingbird Feeder bring you two hours of Studio One's answer to Detroit's Funk Brothers and more. Real Exclusive! Make yourself part of it! WTJU!
From The Ronettes to Riot Grrl
When: 
Friday, February 18 05:05PM
Hosted by: 
Mother of Pearl and Charles Marx
Category: 
Rock

Mother of Pearl, Charles Marx, and instructors from UVA's Studies in Women and Gender bring you the best girl groups (sic) from Motown to feminist punk to anti-misogynist hip hop.
LIVE! Corsair
When: 
Friday, February 18 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Poubelle
Category: 
Rock

Corsair brings its amazing style of retro-inspired hard rock to WTJU's studios for an epic Friday night live set. Stay tuned after the show for an informal interview with the band conducted by WTJU 's DJ Poubelle.
The Meanest Jukebox In Town
When: 
Friday, February 18 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Clem and Clem
Category: 
Rock

Clem and another man who may or may not be named Clem are gonna sink, and they might as well go to the bottom. Won't you join them? The soundtrack is two hours of the saddest, meanest, most low down, backslidden, tearjerking country songs: names like Johnny Paycheck, Dolly Parton, Smiley Bates, Roger Miller, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Hide the knives and give your sponsor the gun, this ain't ever pretty.
Buddy Holly's Record Collection, 1959
When: 
Friday, February 18 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Professor Bebop
Category: 
Rock

When he went on performance tours, Buddy Holly brought a collection of 45-rpm records with him in two carrying cases. The records that comprise this collection reveal Holly’s eclectic musical influences--from blues (Jimmy Reed, Little Walter), rhythm and blues (Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Ray Charles), and gospel (Mahalia Jackson) to pop (Doris Day, Peggy Lee), rockabilly (Buddy Knox), and rock and roll (Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Ritchie Valens). Give a listen to Buddy’s last known list of listening choices for the road with Professor Bebop.
Saturday, February 19Back to Top
Robots Is People Too
When: 
Saturday, February 19 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Robert Packard
Category: 
Rock

Two hours of discordant, weird computer noises and synth sounds, designed to make you wonder whether your neighbor's computer is throwing a house party or if you're still listening to music.  Because when the inevitable machine uprising occurs, it'll be a good idea to know how our new overlords party.
Old Vinyl: Eric Clapton
When: 
Saturday, February 19 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Ponch McPhee and Freddie FreeRoamer
Category: 
Rock

Beginning with John Mayall, followed by The Yardbirds, Powerhouse, Cream, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Derek & The Dominoes, Blindfaith, Brief Beatles, Plastic Ono Band & Clapton Unplugged; including various music pieces across the career of this extraordinary legend in Rock & Popular Music.
Merseybeat and the British Invasion
When: 
Saturday, February 19 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Dusty Garwood with Frank Saxon
Category: 
Rock

In 1963, rock & roll was revitalized and revolutionized by an invasion from the north of England. Inspired by the American rock ‘n roll & R&B records they were hearing, groups like The Dave Clark Five, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Fourmost, Cass & The Cassanovas, Rory Storm & The Hurricanes &, of course, The Beatles shook the rock world like no one had since Elvis. One year later, those same artists, along with The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Who, The Yardbirds, Herman’s Hermits and a host of others set out from England and conquered the world!
Guitar Gods
When: 
Saturday, February 19 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Matthew Simon
Category: 
Rock

3 hours is not nearly enough time to listen to some of WTJU's favorite guitar heroes rock, pick, strum, jam, rip, lick, tear, shred, smoke, set fire, scream, soar, noodle, bust out, and finger blast the stringed goddess of the 3rd moon of Saturn. You'll hear Ribot, Zappa, Fripp, Kurihara, Cline, Bolan, Diddley, Frissell, Ranaldo and Moore, and more. Songs from the likes of Television, The Stooges, MBV, The Black Keys, The Kinks, and of course Slayer. Go Here  and vote for your favorite guitarists and songs to be played at the end of the show! Special homage to your favorites can be acquired with tithing donations. 
The Psychedelic Moods of Brian Wilson
When: 
Saturday, February 19 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Brian Chidester
Category: 
Rock

A two-hour selection of Beach Boys wunderkind, Brian Wilson, at his most acid-drenched in the late '60s. Hits singles, rare tracks, outside productions and cover versions from the writer/producer that coloured the world with California broadstrokes.
Battle Of The Labels – Goner vs. In The Red
When: 
Saturday, February 19 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Mother of Pearl and Brother Jimmy
Category: 
Rock

Brother Jimmy takes LA's In the Red, Mother of Pearl takes filthy-south upstart Goner; good-natured debate ensues, swag from the labels gets distributed, great garage gets played, and everybody wins.
Spot and That Girl:  Together Again for the First Time
When: 
Saturday, February 19 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
That Girl, Spot, and Poubelle
Category: 
Rock

WTJU's Queens of Hearts get out their party clothes and spin the tunes that made us love them.  The Brill Building meets Dave Edmunds, Billy Bragg meets Billy Zoom, Norman Blake meets Norman Bates, and ScotPop meets its flaming doom at the calloused hands of psychobilly.  Fix your hair, and shine your shoes; we're going dancing.
LIVE! Dzian!
When: 
Saturday, February 19 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dominic, Bruce Penner
Category: 
Rock

“North America's First Nakashi Surf-Rock Band” joins WTJU for the first time with a live set and interview. Dzian! is formed from an incredibly diverse array of influences, including Taiwanese a go-go, Indo Rock, Thai Disco and Shadow Music, and Japanese Eleki – all of which form to produce some of the catchiest, most interesting rock that you'll hear anywhere.
Say YES to Prog Rock
When: 
Saturday, February 19 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Gary Funston
Category: 
Rock

Progressive Rock and Art Rock- gone but not forgotten: "Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, King Crimson, and Genesis were some of the better known groups from the 70's heyday of this technically complex, sometimes over the top, but nonetheless enjoyable genre. Equally talented but lesser known bands like Hatfield and The North, National Health, Soft Machine, and others from the Canterbury scene were just below the radar.Living Time and Anything Goes hosts Gary and Steve will reach back into the archives to resurrect some of the exceptional moments from the era when bands were as likely to borrow riffs from classical and jazz sources as they were from R&B.  We'll also expose some current bands playing in the prog style. Don't be afraid to make requests with your pledge.
Oogum Boogum; Tiny Amp Series
When: 
Saturday, February 19 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Michael
Category: 
Rock

Two Hours of lo-fi, distortion, and feedback ranging from Jesus and Mary Chain up to present day fuzzed and amped out players like Small Black and Family Portrait
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Spanish Language Punk
When: 
Sunday, February 20 01:00AM
Hosted by: 
Maurine
Category: 
Rock

Throughout Spain and Latin America, punk as a genre has thrived.  For two hours, Maurine explores the sub-genres that have flourished in the  Spanish language (some of which were produced in the United States and other Non-Spanish countries.) 
Post Rock
When: 
Sunday, February 20 03:00AM
Hosted by: 
Caroline and Helvidius
Category: 
Rock

Do you like the droning tunes of The Velvet Underground, but antsy at the thought of Sonic Youth? Do you like the smooth vibes of Jazz, but replace the sax with and electric axe? If neither of these apply to you, but you still have a good taste in music, tune into our Post-Rock show! We've got various the various tunes of Tortoise, Stereolab, A Silver Mt. Zion, Electrelane, and much more!
Paul McCartney: The Living Legend
When: 
Sunday, February 20 06:00AM
Hosted by: 
Deborah Murray
Category: 
Rock

We'll trace his music from the iconic 1960s as the "cute" Beatle and his phenomenal collaboration with John Lennon, to his solo career following the breakup of the Beatles, the successful formation of Wings, all the way to the present day with "Macca" still rocking the house down.  
Virginia Jubilee Gospel
When: 
Sunday, February 20 09:00AM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison
Category: 
Rock

Virginia – particularly the Hampton Roads area -- was a hotbed of activity for religious vocal harmony groups from the ‘20’s to the ‘40’s. Some of the greatest “jubilee” gospel tunes were cut by homegrown groups – with names like the Silver Leaf Quartet, Harmonizing Four, the Norfolk Jazz-Jubilee Quartet and the phenomenal Golden Gate Quartet. Discover the roots of doo-wop, and rock your soul to the bosom of Abraham, with two hours of passionate, intricate, heaven-sent hymns to the Lord and a few memorably raucous condemnations of Satan (he’s real, you know). Don Harrison and the rest of the Radio Wowsville Deacons will seize control of the hymnal and taking your tithe, all in support of community radio in Central Virginia.
Who's Got The Clap?
When: 
Sunday, February 20 12:00PM
Hosted by: 
Mounika and Emily
Category: 
Rock

Whether picked up from our prehistoric relatives before verbal communication or ingrained in us from the preschool classroom, clapping is a powerful tool through which we show emotion, be it excitement, encouragement, happiness, or even boredom. From Queen’s power anthem “We Will Rock You,” played at every sports game, to Matt and Kim’s “Spare Change,” which packs a punch even though it runs under two minutes, when artists put clapping in a song they do so knowing it is bound to hit us right in the gut and make us want to join in. This show will run the gamut of percussion without drums, featuring songs from around the world and across the decades that make use of clapping, stomping, and even tapping. So put your hands together and get ready to repeat after them
Virginia Soul and Funk
When: 
Sunday, February 20 02:00PM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison, Colin Powell, Brent Hosier and special guests
Category: 
Rock

The Old Dominion is responsible for some of the most sought-after sounds in soul music. From the raucous Norfolk Sound to the gritty Roanoke funk of The Randolph Brothers or the smooth sampler's delight “Seven Minutes of Funk,” every corner of our fair Commonwealth has something heavy to contribute. Join Don and Colin with special guest Brent Hosier for three hours digging into the hits and obscurities, the off-kilter and on-point, the infectious dance hits and the heart-wrenching ballads of Virginia soul.
Trish Keenan of Broadcast Memorial
When: 
Sunday, February 20 05:00PM
Hosted by: 
Dominic Devito
Category: 
Rock

The music world suffered a terrible loss with the recent passing of the lead singer of Broadcast, Trish Keenan. Over the course of this program, we'll explore the various otherworldly sounds that Trish and her bandmates drew from to create their unique blend of retro-futuristic tunes. We'll hear psychedelic folk, library music, heady soundtracks, avant garde compositions, electronic experiments, and myriad other noises made by people as we pay homage to a very singular and now dearly missed voice.
LIVE! Sarah White and The Pearls
When: 
Sunday, February 20 07:00PM
Hosted by: 
Helvidius and Charlie Foxtrot
Category: 
Rock

Sarah White and The Pearls bring their unique blend of punk, country and rock to the WTJU studios for a live set and interview with WTJU DJs Helvidius and Charlie Foxtrot.
Eno, Bowie, Pop
When: 
Sunday, February 20 09:00PM
Hosted by: 
Aaron Tan
Category: 
Rock

Brian Eno. David Bowie. Iggy Pop. A creative diaspora in contemporary rock music centered around these three musicians. Eno, with his oblique strategies and nonsensical lyric templates, epitomized the character of an experimental musician. Bowie, endowed with extraordinary pop sensibility and an aptitude to shock, was able to make himself into both a spectacle and a superstar. Pop’s raw, unadulterated energy gave birth to a series of albums that were as frightening as they were powerful. However, their talents were not isolated to their respective specialties (ambient/art rock, pop/glam rock, and punk/post punk). Through many collaborative efforts, with each other as well as with other musicians, the flavor of their work diffused within the rock world. Expect to possibly hear songs from individual ventures such as Another Green World, Ziggy Stardust, and The Stooges; collaborations such as the Berlin Trilogy and Iggy Pop’s solo career; and tangential artists such as Roxy Music, John Cale, Talking Heads, and David Byrne. 
Radio Wowsville: Welcome to LA
When: 
Sunday, February 20 11:00PM
Hosted by: 
Don Harrison
Category: 
Rock

There will be a Riot on Sunset Strip all over again when WTJU charts the West Coast pop art explosions still reverberating from three thousand miles and forty five years away in Los Angeles, California. Join the Radio Wowsville gang for a propulsive, melodic, Vox-damaged two hours of the best (and most influential) music to come out of L.A. during the late ‘60’s – groups like the Byrds, the Beach Boys, The Raiders, Love, The Doors, the Turtles, the Monkees, the Buffalo Springfield, the Merry Go Round and many many more. So you wanna be a rock ‘n’ roll star? Go ahead and set the scene with Don Harrison and the rest of the Wowsville “Hullaballoo” dancers as they conjure up a shindig. All to raise money for WTJU, The Sound Choice in Central Virginia.

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