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[Natalie's Note] Come Aboard the Mothership

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Carrie Rodriguez rolls through St. James Episcopal Church as part of the "Love to Be Loved" tour. Mississippi native Cary Hudson is also one of the tour's featured artists.

Back in 2009, local DJs Peter Christian from Z106 and Brad Wagoner decided Jackson was ready for a station that would appeal to the capital city masses while not conforming to commercial radio, or using an automated 24/7 play list. With the technical expertise of DJ Ken Rhodes, Christian and Wagoner started JDX1029.com, nicknaming the station "The Mothership of Rock Radio." The station's captains and crew are native Mississippians with different musical backgrounds.

Their mission is "to play album rock from the ‘60s through the modern day, focusing on deep cuts and underground artists, and some of the hits people know and love." But that doesn't even touch what these DJs bring to the turntable.

JDX1029.com is a non-profit radio station and relies on support from avid listeners who want to see this local Internet radio station thrive in Jackson. It covers its operation costs through donations and the DJ's own pockets. The station has a steady listenership during the automated periods and will, at times, double when listeners know someone is on the air live.

Staff includes, of course, DJs Christian and Wagoner, who, between the two of them, feature a little bit of everything on their shows. Sam Adcock, son of the late David Adcock, who, starting in the ‘70s, hosted "Tunes Til' Two" every Sunday afternoon on WZZQ, has picked up where his beloved daddy left off.

Sam, a musician himself, hosts his version of "Tunes Til' Two" every other week, and plays with the Thomas Jackson Orchestra and the Chance Fisher Band. Cathy Nail showcases statewide musicians with her "Mississippi Sounds" show on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. And don't forget to catch "Sunday Gumbo" with Darryl and DJ "Pop Geezer," too.

Listen throughout the week for different DJs who may decide to pop in. If you're interested in joining the Mothership crew, have ideas or want to make requests, feel free to e-mail Wagoner at [email protected]

This Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, come help local artists, musicians and avid supporters of the capital city at Mississippi Improv Alliance Winter Wednesday at Belhaven University's Bitsy Irby Recital Hall at 7 p.m.

Thursday night, hit up Hal & Mal's when midwesterners God-Des & She bring their hip-hop/pop/soul show to Jackson. The duo has sold more than 30,000 albums after appearing on Showtime's "The L Word."

Also Thursday, Irish siren Beth Patterson performs at Fenian's at 8 p.m., and the Jackson metro's newest bar, Brady's Bar and Grill, hosts Mark Whittington at 7:30 p.m. Drop by and visit the new establishment.

Friday night, Feb. 18, north Louisiana musicians The Vidrines and local act Wooden Finger perform at Ole Tavern. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10:30 p.m. If you're not 21, don't even think about trying to get in.

Memphis Bluz Power packs a punch at Underground 119 on Friday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $10 cover. Burgers and Blues has Joe Carroll and Adam Perry at prime time, 7-11 p.m., and ToMara's plans to melt faces by hosting Wicked Moon at 9 p.m.

Feb. 19, start your Saturday night rocking even harder than the night before when my favorite weekend lunch hangout, the Cherokee Drive Inn, hosts Jason Fratzie & The Dirt Road Jam Band. Admission is a mere $5, and the show starts at 9 p.m. Fire host southern fraternity and sorority favorite Corey Smith, and Matt Stillwell will be with him. The concert kicks off at 8 p.m.

Martin's has Lord T and Eloise on Saturday. If you've never been to one of their shows, you must go see them.

The "Love to Be Loved Tour" stops at St. James Episcopal Church for their acoustic café. The tour features Carrie Rodriguez & Erin McKeown, along with fellow Mississippian musician guest Cary Hudson. Dinner is at 6 p.m., and doors for the concert open at 7:30 p.m.; show starts at 8:15 p.m. Advance tickets are $15; $18 the day of the show.

I'm looking forward to the Sunday jazz brunch at Char to hear Raphael Semmes, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Zip over to Fenian's afterward for the monthly Ceili with The Jackson Irish Dancers.

You have no excuse to stay home this weekend. I expect to see you out and about.

Back in 2009, local DJs Peter Christian from Z106 and Brad Wagoner decided Jackson was ready for a station that would appeal to the capital city masses while not conforming to commercial radio, or using an automated 24/7 play list. With the technical expertise of DJ Ken Rhodes, Christian and Wagoner started JDX1029.com, nicknaming the station "The Mothership of Rock Radio." The station's captains and crew are native Mississippians with different musical backgrounds.

Their mission is "to play album rock from the ‘60s through the modern day, focusing on deep cuts and underground artists, and some of the hits people know and love." But that doesn't even touch what these DJs bring to the turntable.

JDX1029.com is a non-profit radio station and relies on support from avid listeners who want to see this local Internet radio station thrive in Jackson. It covers its operation costs through donations and the DJ's own pockets. The station has a steady listenership during the automated periods and will, at times, double when listeners know someone is on the air live.

Staff includes, of course, DJs Christian and Wagoner, who, between the two of them, feature a little bit of everything on their shows. Sam Adcock, son of the late David Adcock, who, starting in the ‘70s, hosted "Tunes Til' Two" every Sunday afternoon on WZZQ, has picked up where his beloved daddy left off.

Sam, a musician himself, hosts his version of "Tunes Til' Two" every other week, and plays with the Thomas Jackson Orchestra and the Chance Fisher Band. Cathy Nail showcases statewide musicians with her "Mississippi Sounds" show on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. And don't forget to catch "Sunday Gumbo" with Darryl and DJ "Pop Geezer," too.

Listen throughout the week for different DJs who may decide to pop in. If you're interested in joining the Mothership crew, have ideas or want to make requests, feel free to e-mail Wagoner at [email protected]

This Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, come help local artists, musicians and avid supporters of the capital city at Mississippi Improv Alliance Winter Wednesday at Belhaven University's Bitsy Irby Recital Hall at 7 p.m.

Thursday night, hit up Hal & Mal's when midwesterners God-Des & She bring their hip-hop/pop/soul show to Jackson. The duo has sold more than 30,000 albums after appearing on Showtime's "The L Word."

Also Thursday, Irish siren Beth Patterson performs at Fenian's at 8 p.m., and the Jackson metro's newest bar, Brady's Bar and Grill, hosts Mark Whittington at 7:30 p.m. Drop by and visit the new establishment.

Friday night, Feb. 18, north Louisiana musicians The Vidrines and local act Wooden Finger perform at Ole Tavern. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10:30 p.m. If you're not 21, don't even think about trying to get in.

Memphis Bluz Power packs a punch at Underground 119 on Friday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $10 cover. Burgers and Blues has Joe Carroll and Adam Perry at prime time, 7-11 p.m., and ToMara's plans to melt faces by hosting Wicked Moon at 9 p.m.

Feb. 19, start your Saturday night rocking even harder than the night before when my favorite weekend lunch hangout, the Cherokee Drive Inn, hosts Jason Fratzie & The Dirt Road Jam Band. Admission is a mere $5, and the show starts at 9 p.m. Fire host southern fraternity and sorority favorite Corey Smith, and Matt Stillwell will be with him. The concert kicks off at 8 p.m.

Martin's has Lord T and Eloise on Saturday. If you've never been to one of their shows, you must go see them.

The "Love to Be Loved Tour" stops at St. James Episcopal Church for their acoustic café. The tour features Carrie Rodriguez & Erin McKeown, along with fellow Mississippian musician guest Cary Hudson. Dinner is at 6 p.m., and doors for the concert open at 7:30 p.m.; show starts at 8:15 p.m. Advance tickets are $15; $18 the day of the show.

I'm looking forward to the Sunday jazz brunch at Char to hear Raphael Semmes, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Zip over to Fenian's afterward for the monthly Ceili with The Jackson Irish Dancers.

You have no excuse to stay home this weekend. I expect to see you out and about.

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