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POP Goes The World!

Nov 2016

Family, you gotta love ’em, right?




…no, seriously, you HAVE to!

Unlike your friends, you can’t pick your family. These are the people the universe threw us in middle of with no consultation!

So, since we roasted the turkey yesterday, today we’ll roast la familia!



Artist Song Album                Year
Simple Kid Mommy n Daddy 2   2007
Dinosaur Feathers Family Waves Fantasy Memorial   2010
Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick Uncle John One Christmas At A Time   2012
David Bowie Big Brother Diamond Dogs   1974
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Pixies Nimrod's Son Come On Pilgrim   1987
The Smiths Shakespear's Sister Louder Than Bombs   1987
The Veils Advice For Young Mothers To Be Nux Vomica   2006
The Reveonettes Sisters Pe' ahi   2014
Datarock I Used To Dance With My Daddy Datarock   2007
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Frank Turner Oh Brother Tape Deck Heart   2013
Cale Parks Running Family The Swift Mars EP   2009
Tanlines Brothers Mixed Emotions   2012
Hurricane #1 Mother Superior Hurricane #1   1997
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Wolf Parade Dear Sons & Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts Apologies To The Queen Mary   2005
Guided By Voices Sons Of Apollo Half Smiles Of The Decomposed   2004
The Vaccines Family Friend What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?   2011
Yuck Cousin Corona Yuck   2011
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Gentle Sons The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart   2009
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Gogol Bordello My Strange Uncles From Abroad Super Taranta!   2007
Ben Folds Five Uncle Walter Ben Folds Five   1995
Adrian Belew Oh Daddy Mr. Music Head   1989
Gerling Who's Ya Daddy? Bad Blood!!!   2004
Happy Mondays Bob's Yer Uncle Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches   1990
Benjamin Shepherd Dad Eleven For The Road   2014
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The Soundtrack Of Our Lives Sister Surround Behind The Music   2001
Mad Staring Eyes Well Done Done Bored Of Looking Cool   2008
Game Theory Friend Of The Family Real Nightime   1985
Bare Wires Family Heat Seeking Love   2010
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The Undertones My Perfect Cousin My Perect Cousin   1980
Nov 2016

The Return Of The Power POP Commander


 O.k., kids, a lot of you are hurting, confused, and angry. I feel your pain. So, I’m going to do something I only do during extreme climates of human dissonance. I will turn on my Power POP Commander bat signal (minor chord descending), and beam it into the sky, and hopefully….HOPEFULLY, The Power POP Commander will see it, have mercy on us, and swoop into RVA this afternoon and delight all the good little boys and girls with pure hearts with power chord crunches, minor chord swoons, and sun drenched harmonies.
Save us Power POP Commander, you’re our only hope!



Artist Song Album             Year          
Brendan Benson Folk Singer Lapalco   2009
The Posies Somehow Everything Success   1998
Sloan Unkind The Double Cross   2011
Bay City Rollers Yesterday's Hero Dedication   1976
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Oranjuly Her Camera Oranjuly   2010
Evil Arrows Staring Into Space EP4   2015
Mikal Cronin Say MCIII   2015
Jason Falkner Evangeline All Quiet on the Noise Floor   2009
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The Soundtrack Of Our Lives Sister Surround Behind The Music   2001
Aerial Cartoon Eyes, Cartoon Heart Why Don't They Teach Heartbreak At School?   2014
Best Coast Heaven Sent California Nights   2015
The Primitives Spin-O-Rama Spin-O-Rama   2014
Pop4 Miserably Pursuing Happiness Summer   2015
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New Swears Midnight Lovers Junkfoof Forever, Bedtime Whenever   2015
The Tories Free Wonderful Life   1997
Paul Collins I Need My Rock n' Roll Feel The Noise   2014
The Nines Wasted Night Surfer and the cassette kids   2015
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Waking Hours Ain't That A Cryin' Shame      
Bare Wires Young Love Seeking Love   2010
Wesley Wolfe Cloud Cuckoo Numbskull   2014
Dead Famous People True Love Leaves No Traces (Leonard Cohen cover) (Le I'm Your Fan   1991
The New Pornographers Champions Of Red Wine Brill Bruisers   2014
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The Humbugs One More Day On The Upside   2009
Army Navy Crushed Like A Car THe Wilderness Inside   2014
The Well Wishers Goodbye A Shattering Sky   2014
Nick Piunti Time Machine Beyond The Static   2015
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French Films Special Shades White Orchid   2013
OK Go The Writing's On The Wall Hungry Ghosts   2014
Greg Pope Four Leaf Clover Guiding Star   2016
Spoon Do You They Want My Soul   2014
Farrah Swings & Roundabouts Farrah   2010
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Myracle Brah Whisper Softly Life On Planet Eartsnop   2013
Derby Streetlight Posters Fade   2008
The Anderson Council Fire Island Assorted Colours   2016
Nov 2016

Red White & BLAM!!!



“Don’t be so gloomy. After all it’s not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

– “Harry Lime”

I think we’ll go with some good ol’ punk catharsis this afternoon.



Artist Song Album   Year        
Fishbone Sunless Saturday The Reality Of My Surroundings   1991
Pixies Something Against You Surfer Rosa   1988
China Drum Can't Stop These Things Goosefair   1996
Faith No More Chinese Arithmetic Introduce Yourself   1987
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Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers Dead Man's March The Two EPs   2005
Fugazi Turn Off Your Guns First Demo   2014
Red Dons Pariah Fake Meets Failure   2010
The Stooges Search & Destroy Raw Power   1973
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Bad Religion The Streets Of America The Grey Race   1996
The Cavedogs La La La Joy Rides For Shut Ins   1990
Husker Du Makes No Sense At All Flip Your Wig   1985
Richard Hell & The Voidoids Blank Generation Blank Generation   1977
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Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine Sherif Fatman 101 Damnations   1990
Arctic Monkeys From Ritz To The Rubble Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not   2006
Brakes Porcupine Or Pineapple The Beatific Visions   2006
Naked Raygun Home Raygun....Naked Raygun   1990
Voodoo Glow Skulls Fat Randy Firme   1995
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Pugs Mari In Love Pugs Bite The Red Knee   1997
Adamski Ascendere Verso La Cima Adamski's Thing   1998
Beat Strings The Truth Fang In The Rain   2009
Sparklehorse Pig Good Morning Spider   1999
UNKLE Nursary Rhyme/Breather Psyence Fiction   1998
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The Ramones Loudmouth The Ramones   1976
Brimstone Howl Bad Seed Guts Of Steel   2007
The Descendents This Place Everything Sucks   1996
The Hives Die, Alright! Veni Vedi Vicious   2000
The Dils I Hate The Rich     1977
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Mojo Nixon Buck Up & Stop Your Whining Whereabouts Unknown   1995
Bright Eyes When The President Talks To God     2005
Dead Kennedys We've Got A Bigger Problem Now In God We Trust, Inc.   1981
Jay Reatard It Ain't Gonna Save Me Watch Me Fall   2007
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Oingo Boingo Ain't This The Life Oingo Boingo   1980
Alley Cats Nothing Means Nothing Anymore Urgh! A Music War   1981
X Beyond & Back Wild Gift   1981
Mission Of Burma Fame & Fortune Signals, Calls and Marches   1981


Nov 2016

Unconditional Obedience


This show may, or may not contain subliminal directives in preparation for Tuesday’s election.

You’ve been warned.


Song Album              Year           
World Party Ship Of Fools Private Revolution 1986
Morrissey The National Front Disco Your Arsenal 1992
Girls Against Boys One Dose Of Truth 2001
Handsome Furs Repatriated Sound Kapital 2011
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Le Tigre Mediocrity Rules From The Desk Of Mr. Lady 2001
Ned's Atomic Dustbin Kill Your Television God Fodder 1991
Poster Children Music Of America RTFM 1997
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists Mourning In America The Brutalist Bricks 2010
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Frank Black Freedom Rock Teenager Of The Year 1994
Pavement Two States Slanted and Enchanted 1992
X The New World More Fun In the New World 1983
Plants & Animals American Idol La La Land 2010
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Billy Bragg Help Save The Youth Of America Talking To The Taxman About Poetry 1986
New Model Army 51st State The Ghost Of Cain 1986
MC5 The American Ruse Back In The USA 1970
Violent Femmes America Is 1993
Field Trip New Freedom Field Trip 1992
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Joe Jackson Right and Wrong Big World 1986
The Evens Cut From The Cloth Get Evens 2006
Bob Schneider Wicked Little Man
The La's Freedom Song The La's 1990
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Heaven 17 (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thingt Penthaouse and Pavement 1981
Alphaville Lies Forever Young 1984
Depeche Mode Everything Counts In Large Amounts Construction Time Again 1983
!!! Pardon My Freedom Louden Up Now 2004
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The Mooney Suzuki 99% Have Mercy 2007
The Music Freedom Fighters Welcome To The North 2004
Titus Andronicus A More Perfect Union The Monitor 2010
Bad Religion The State Of The End Of The Millennium Address No Substance 1998
Dont Blah Blah Blah
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The Hives Hate To Say I Told You So Veni Vedi Vicious 2000
Dwarves Sluts Of The USA The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll 2014

Nov 2016

POP Goes To Hell


The Reverend Fra Diavolo, and Sister Puttanesca will hear your confessions to kick off your Halloween weekend.

Artist Song Album             Year         
Depeche Mode Black Celebration Black Celebration 1986
Ladytron Ghosts Velocifero 2008
Brothers Is THis The End
Dj Madson Is This The Real Thing The God Who Wasn't There 2005
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Starlit Modern Love (David Bowie cover) She Was A Spicy She-Wolf 2005
Dresdon Dolls Missed Me A Is for Accident 2003
Jill Tracy Evil Night Together Diabolical Streak 1999
Black Tape For A Blue Girl Knock Three Times (skinny kinda mix) Halo Star 2004
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The White Stripes Catch Hell Blues Icky Thump 2007
The Coral Bad Man The Coral 2002
Vampire Beach Babes Devil Man Beach Blanket Bedlam 2005
Viva Voce From The Devil Himself Get Yr Blood Sucked Out 2006
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CocoRosie Gravediggress Tales of a GrassWidow 2013
Fleming & John Delusions Of Grandeur Delusions of Grandeur 1995
Lene Lovich Sleeping Beauty Stateless 1978
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She Wants Revenge These Things She Wants Revenge 2006
Interpol Evil Antics 2004
A Flock Of Seagulls Nightmares Listen 1983
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The Used Burning Down The House (Talking Heads cover)
Metric Monster Hospital Live It Out 2005
Time Zone World Destruction 1984
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The Bithday Party Release The Bats Junkyard 1982
Tuxedomoon No Tears Solve Et Coagula 1993
The Stranglers Nice & Sleazy Black & White 1978
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Shivaree Cannibal King I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump 1999
Tom Waits Bad As Me Bad As Me 2011
Screaming Jay Hawkins Frenzy
Voltaire Cannibal Buffett
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Vernon Reid St. Cobain
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