NEW MUSIC THURSDAY: XRT favorite, WILCO returns with a new album, Schmilco, and we’re stoked to share the sounds. Another Chicago Area native (shout out to Rockford!), Ryley Walker, has a new album coming out and we’ll share the gorgeous first single. We’ll dig deeper in to Avett Brothers’ album, True Sadness. We’ll introduce you to North Carolina band, Hiss Golden Messenger. Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s new album, We Know How You Feel, is in stores this weekend and we’ll give you an advanced listen. More from Eric Clapton’s latest, I Still Do. We’ll explore The Lumineers’ new album, Cleopatra. To gear you up for their Lolla headlining set, more from Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album, The Getaway. Phantogram released a new single & we’ll give you a taste. We wanted to spin something from our next XRT/Billions First Impressions artist, Adia Victoria. M83 just dropped a new single and we’ll prep you for their upcoming Lolla set. We’ll introduce you to Irish rocker, Foy Vance. St. Paul & The Broken Bones premiered a new song, “All I Ever Wonder” and we’ll give it a couple spins. Bastille is returning with a new album, Wild World, just in time for their set this weekend. The Jayhawks’ new album, Paging Mr. Proust is a stunner so we want to share. Chicago fave, Whitney, stopped by the XRT studios last month & we wanted to highlight their new album some more. Of course, more Radiohead to prepare you for their headlining set. Local Natives are gearing us up for their Lolla performance with a new single, Fountain of Youth. From Austin you’ll hear music from The Wind + The Wave. Mumford & Sons have teamed up with Baaba Maal and many others for their new release, Johannesburg, due out next week. Last week’s Sunday Night Concert feature artist, Michael Kiwanuka’s album, Love & Hate, was just released so we’ll share more from that.
GOIN’ TO THE SHOW WITH JUST A REGULAR GUY: (7:15am & 6:05pm)
NEW NOISE AT NINE with Ryan Arnold: The week’s best new recordings, including exclusive previews of forthcoming albums. (9-10pm)
FRIDAY FEATURE: Lollapalooza Artists
SATURDAY MORNING FLASHBACK with Wendy Rice: 1991 (8am-Noon)
BREAKFAST WITH THE BEATLES with Terri Hemmert (8-10am).
LOCAL ANESTHETIC with Richard Milne: (7:30-8pm)
XRT SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT: Smashing Pumpkins (8-9pm).
LITTLE STEVEN’S UNDERGROUND GARAGE (9-11pm)
JAZZ TRANSFUSION with Barry Winograd (11pm-1am)
LIN’S BIN with Lin Brehmer (7:15am & 6:30pm)
BLUES BREAKERS with Tom Marker: (9-10PM)
THE BIG BEAT with Jason Thomas (10pm-12MID)
GOIN’ TO THE SHOW WITH JUST A REGULAR GUY (7:15am & 6:30pm)