POP Goes America’s Happiest City

• July 30th, 2014

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Last week, this report found that richmond Va. is America's happiest city.

While that may be debateable, we'll test the limits of happiness tonight to see if it is, in fact, possible to be TOO happy, and if being TOO happy is even enjoyable.

My guess is only the PUREST of hearts will be able to sustain the level of happiness required to live in America's happiest city for 2 solid hours.

The rest of you, those with less than pure hearts, will not be able to handle the kind of happiness we here in RVA take for granted on a daily basis, and your weak, feeble, and clearly inferior hearts will, indeed, EXPLODE!

Song Artist Album      Year
Happy As Can Be Cut Off Your Hands You & I 2009
Joy! Gay Dad Leisure Noise 1999
Happy After All The Dials Amoeba Amore 2008
I Could Be Happy Altered Images Pinky Blue 1982
Happy Ending The Strokes Comedown Machine 2013
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Happy Faces The Maccabees Colour It In 2007
Happy Shopper 60 Ft. Dolls The Big 3 1996
The Happy Ending Phantom Planet Phantom Planet 2004
Happiness Is Overrated The Airborne Toxic Event The Airborne Toxic Event 2008
Happy Town The Replacements All Shook Down 1990
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The People Who Grinned Themselves To Deathth The Housemartins The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death 1987
I'm So Happy Hokus Pick Snappy 1997
Enjoy Yourself (it's later than you think) The Specials More Specials 1980
If You Want To Be Happy Jimmy Soul 1963
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Chocolate Makes You Happy Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate Myself 2010
Happy Day Today Jim Noir Jim Noir 2008
Lysergic Bliss Of Montreal Satanic Picnic In The Attic 2004
Happy Sad Pizzacato Five Overdose 1994
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Happy Kid Nada Surf Let Go 2002
Happy Man Greg Kihn Band Kihntinued 1982
We Were Happy There The dB's Repercussion 1982
Everybody's Happy Nowadays The Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady 1879
You Won't Be Happy The Beat The Beat 1979
We're A Happy Family The Ramones Rocket To Russia 1977
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Happy Boy The Beat Farmers Tales Of the New West 1985
The Happy Song Aliens Astronomy For Dogs 2007
Oh Be Joyfull The Pack A.D. Funeral Mixtape 2008
Happy Martin Sexton Seeds 2007
Happiness Elliott Smith Figure 8 2000
Sinister But She Was Happy Robyn Hitchcock Moss Elixer 1996
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Happy Meal II The Cardigans Life 1996
Happy Mistakes Kristoffer Ragnstam Wrong Side Of The Room 2008
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Follow Your Bliss The B52s Cosmic Thing 1989

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Doin’ it to you in your earhole!

• July 23rd, 2014

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Song Artist Album       Year
Take Back The City Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns 2008
Misery Brendan Benson My Old, Familiar Friend 2009
Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart Fountains Of Wayne Sky Full Of Holes 2011
Open Every Window The Posies Dgc Rarities Vol.1 1994
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Follow The Leader/The Answer Was You Sloan The Double Cross 2011
Loon Poole Loon EP 1995
Starry Eyes The Records The Records 1979
Obstinate Albert Hammond Jr. In Transit
Outside Apache Radical Sabatical 2010
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Beg Waves Ponytail Ice Cream Spiritual 2008
Yonkers Pretty & Nice Golden Rules For Golden People 2013
Tough Talking The Tulips BOAT Setting The Paces 2009
Last Man Alive The Grifters Ain't My Lookout 1996
Everything You See (kids count hallelujahs) Portugal, The Man In The Mountain, In The Cloud 2011
This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us Sparks Kimono My House 1974
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Blue Skies For Everyone Bob Schneider Lonelyland 2001
What Else Is New Heidecker & Wood Some Things Never Stay The Same 2013
Anything Can Happen Ezra Furman Day Of The Dog 2013
Rip Van Winkle Shannon & The Clams Dreams In The Rat House 2013
Miranda Rights Born Again Floozies 7 Deadly Singers 2007
One Of Those Days Adrian Belew Mr. Music Head 1989
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Cry With Me Baby Magic Kids Memphis 2010
My Sweet Baby Empire Dogs Love Attacks!!! 2004
If Looks Could Kill Camera Obscura If Looks Could Kill 2006
Velvet The Ballantynes 2013
Cheap Champagne Georgie James Places 2007
Maniac Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Hysterical 2011
Proto The Elevator Drops People Mover 1997
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Master Of My Craft Parquet Courts Light Up Gold 2013
Big Sound The M's Real Close Ones 2008
Who's Running My Ranch Robert Pollard Jack Sells The Cow 2012
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One More Time French Kicks The Trial Of The Century 2004

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POP Goes The Summer

• July 16th, 2014

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Great news, gang!

I FINALLY found my thong!

You know what THAT means, don't you?

I can FINALLY do my summer show!

Now, be a dear, and rub some lotion on my back, would you?

Song Artist Album      Year
Can't Wait Til The Summer Comes Ronnie Mayor 1981
Spain In The Summertime King Of Prussia Save Thee Scene 2007
A Summer Chill Ivy League This Is Ivy League 2008
Indian Summer Highasakite Since Last Wednesday 2014
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Last Summer Pete Yorn Back and Forth 2009
The Summer Sun Chris Stamey 1982
Summertime Girls Album 2009
Summertime Dream Lisa Mychols Above, Beyond, and In Between 2013
Summer Grof The Pinto Band Moonwink 2008
Summer Is Almost Here Pas/Cal I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Laura 2008
13th Summer Day John Easdale Bright Side 1997
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Only In The Summertime Possum Dixon New Sheets 1998
It's Summertime, Baby The Cute Lepers Can't Stand Modern Music 2008
Summer's Dead Those Darlins Stick It In 2013
Saddest Summer The Drums Summertime! 2009
Summertime Pangea Living Dummy 2011
Summer Of '79 Japanther Skuffed Up My Huffy 2007
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Wasted Summer Sonic Avenues Mistakes 2014
Constructive Summer The Hold Steady Stay Positive 2008
New York Summer Mink Mink 2007
Picnic In The Summertime Deee-Lite Dewdrops In The Garden 1994
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Cannible Summer Wax Fang La La Land 2007
Summer Sun Jukebox The Ghost Everything Under The Sun 2010
Indian Summer Manic Street Preachers Send Away The Tigers 2007
Summer Bon Fire Great Lakes Myth Society Compass Rose Bouquet 2007
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Of All Summers Kristoffer Ragnstam Wrong Side Of The Room 2008
Knives Of Summertime Sparklehorse Dreamt For Lightyears In The Belly Of A Mountain 2006
Rhyme For The Summertime G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce 1994
Long Hot Summer Night The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland 1968

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…and pull up those damn pants!

• July 13th, 2014

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Song Artist Album       Year
Crash Primitives Lovely 1988
Blush The Hummingbirds loveBUZZ 1989
Topaz The B-52s Cosmic Thing 1989
Shy Boy (don't it make you feel good) Bananarama Deep Sea Skiving 1983
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Can't Get Enough Of You Baby The Colourfield Virgins and Philistines 1985
The Perfect Girl The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me 1987
I Don't Know Why I Love You The House Of Love The House Of Love 1990
Favourite Shirts (boy meets girl) Haircut 100 Pelican West 1982
Still On Fire Aztec Camera Knife 1984
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News At Ten The Vapors New Clear Days 1980
Going Underground The Jam 1980
Two Swords The English Beat I Just Can't Stop It 1980
Little Bitch The Specials Specials 1979
Lyin' Ass Bitch Fishbone Fishbone 1985
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Rockin' Around In N.Y.C. Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw 1982
Heart Rockpile Seconds Of Pleasure 1980
Dreaming Blondie Eat To The Beat 1979
How Much More The Go-Go's Beauty and The Beat 1981
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Now This Is Fun Depeche Mode A Broken Frame 1982
Lies Alphaville Forever Young 1984
It's A Sin Pet Shop Boys Actually 1987
Geisha Boys and Temple Girls Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement 1981
Pop Goes The World Men Without Hats Pop Goes The World 1987
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Always The Sun The Stranglers Dreamtime 1986
Reap The Wild Wind Ultravox Quartet 1982
At Midnight The Mighty Lemon Drops Laughter 1989
Eaten By The Monster Of Love Sparks Angst In My Pants 1982
Nobody Takes Me Seriously Split Enz True Colours 1980
I Wanna Be A Lifeguard Blotto I Wanna Be A Lifeguard 1988
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I Wanna Live The Ramones Halfway to Sanity 1987
Whistling In The Dark Easterhouse Contenders 1986
Space Race Mi-Sex Space Race 1980
Total Ecplipse Klaus Nomi Klaus Nomi 1981
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Fish Heads Barnes & Barnes Voobaha 1980

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Channel 43 LIVE!

• July 9th, 2014

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RVA punk vets Channel 43 LIVE in the studio tonight!!!

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Channel 43 Reverb Nation

Song Artist Album       Year
Channel 43 live in the studio
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You Drive Me Ape (you big gorilla) The Dickies The Incredible Shrinking Dickies 1979
Girls, Skirts, Boots, Bikes The Buck Brothers Me 2006
This Place The Descendents Everything Sucks 1996
Giving Into Seeing Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else 2014
The Rain The Bloody Hollies Who To Trust, Who To Kill, Who To Love 2006
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Ballroom Blitz (The Sweet cover) The Damned Mindless, Directionless Energy: Live at the Lyceum 1981 1987
Anything, Anything (I'll Give You) (live) Dramarama Live At The China Club 1990
Touch You Slush North Hollywood 1997
She's In Pain Baby Chaos Love Your Self Abuse 1996
I Won't Lie Down Face To Face Face To Face 1996
Mother Mary Far Water and Solutions 1998
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Happier Jennifer Trynin Cockamamie 1994
For All The Boys In The World Chicks On Speed Will Save Us All 2000
On Parade Electralane The Power Out 2004
Deceptacon Le Tigre Le Tigre 1999
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Leave Me Alone The Cavedogs Joy Rides For Shut-Ins 1990
Gimmie Some Slack The Cars Panorama 1980
Bikeracks Cola 1998
Everybody's Happy Nowadays The Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady 1979
Skip Steps 1 & 3 Superchunk No Pocky for Kitty 1991
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Slacker Adria Ezra Furham Day Of The Dog 2013
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