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That's started to change recently as stations including WROX-FM (96.1) have taken chances on new artists and watched those bets pay off.
The latest instance of this new appetite for innovation comes from the Ambassadors, a Brooklyn-based modern rock band. I saw the group play to a packed NorVa on Saturday night. From the way the crowd reacted, you'd think this was a band already ruling the national airwaves.
Not so, but they're getting strong radio support here in Hampton Roads. WROX and WPTE-FM (94.9) have been spinning "Litost," the moody, string-sweetened title track to the band's 2012, self-released album.
Having just sold out The NorVa, the band is coming back to play the Virginia Beach Jewish Mother on March 6. As of Tuesday morning, the show wasn't posted on the club's website, but a spokesman for the band assured me that the date is real.
Here's part of a news release I received this week:
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