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Watch The Revivalists Live Stream From XRT's Performance StageKick off your Labor Day weekend with a live stream from The Revivalists!
Blues Breakers Playlist With NotesLast night we played blues from some great new records and featured Chicagolander Nick Moss on Blues Breakers. You can see what we played and what we talked about here.
Good Day, Sir! Gene Wilder Dies And Other News With Mary DixonWe are remembering the work of the comedic actor Gene Wilder, who created the screen version of Willy Wonka and made us laugh in a raft of movie gems. He's died at the age of 83 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. The former Jerome Silberman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin made his late-60s screen debut as a hysterical undertaker in 'Bonnie and Clyde,' followed a year later by his first collaboration with Mel Brooks in 'The Producers.' Wilder was nominated for a supporting actor Oscar then; he would be nominated for co-writing the screenplay of 'Young Frankenstein' six years later. A new watchdog panel will investigate Chicago's police-involved shootings ... Russian hackers are suspected to have broken into the voter registration databases here in Illinois and in Arizona ... Tropical depressions are moving in on North Carolina's Outer Banks and the Florida Keys ... The Cubs beat the Pirates in extra innings; the White Sox lost in Detroit ... Thunderstorms are moving into the area. We'll have a high today in the low-80s.
THE BIG BEAT Shares More from Bon Iver, Pixies, Preoccupations, Haley Bonar and More [Listen]Feel like gorging on new music for an hour or two? The latest episode of THE BIG BEAT should keep you nice and busy.
10 Musicians Who Sold Their Talents And Sang Corporate JinglesEven some of the greatest artists can’t escape the capitalist machine, or at least the extra cash they promise in exchange for serious talent.
Len & Lin: Cubs Fall Prey to Heightened Expectations [Listen]"Five and four road trip, in years past, you'd jump for joy for that, but these days you go 'hey, they lost two series out of three on the trip' and you somehow feel disappointed, it's weird."

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Arcade Fire, Beck, Morrissey, And More Turned Into Hilarious Garbage Pail Kids StickersDecked Beck, Bob Weird, Meaty Morrissey, and Arcade Fired are just a few of the offerings.
5 Of Gene Wilder's Most Memorable Movie ScenesWilder passed away at the age of 83.
Watch Jimmy Fallon & Kevin Bacon Hilariously Rework Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'"It's pretty eerie how well Kevin Bacon can pull off Tom Petty's look.
Bruce Springsteen Has Been Performing His Longest Concerts To DateOut of his past three shows, his United Center performance was the shortest.
Listen To The Beatles' Final Concert As It Turns 50 Years OldA shockingly low turnout for what would ultimately be the final performance from The Beatles.
Gene Wilder Passes Away At 83Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and Willy Wonk & the Chocolate Factory were just a few of Wilder's memorable roles.

Music News

Watch The Revivalists Live Stream From XRT's Performance StageKick off your Labor Day weekend with a live stream from The Revivalists!
Blues Breakers Playlist With NotesLast night we played blues from some great new records and featured Chicagolander Nick Moss on Blues Breakers. You can see what we played and what we talked about here.
Jason Newsted Loves Metallica's 'Hardwired,' is in Touch with Former BandmatesThe former Metallica bassist digs their new music, but does it signal a potential reunion.
Flea, Tom Morello, Other Performers Pay Respects to Gene WilderMusicians from a variety of genres have posted their thoughts about the death of Gene Wilder.
Jazz Transfusion Playlist August 28,2016Previewing the Chicago Jazz Fest.
10 Musicians Who Sold Their Talents And Sang Corporate JinglesEven some of the greatest artists can’t escape the capitalist machine, or at least the extra cash they promise in exchange for serious talent.

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Win Hamburger Hop Tickets Win a Pair of Hamburger Hop Tickets on September 23rd and enjoy tasty burgers, cold beer, premium wine & spirits, and spectacular views from the Harris Theater rooftop.
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With Rhett Miller & Joe PurdyRhett Miller and Joe Purdy are coming to The Old Town School of Folk Music on October 20th & 21st for a 93XRT Show! Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets! Tickets are on sale now! Visit www.oldtownschool.org for more information. 
Win Tickets To A 93XRT Show With The HeavyThe Heavy performs live at Park West for a 93XRT Show on September 16th! You can enter to win a pair of tickets here! For ticket onsale information, visit etix.com. 
Win VIP Tickets to Austin City Limits Music Festival! Enter for your chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to Austin City Limits for the weekend of September 30th-October 2nd! Catch performances from Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, LCD Soundsystem, M83, Cage the Elephant, Two Door Cinema Club, and many more! 
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