New Music Thursday: The Pretenders have a new album coming out (produced by Dan Auerbach!) and we’re going to give you a sneak peak. Florence + The Machine contributed to a movie soundtrack & it’s a stunner. XRT favorite Dawes’ “When the Tequilla Runs Out” is a fun one for the summer. Green Day released their first song, Bang Bang, to their upcoming album and it rawks. On the total flipside, Norah Jones’ new album, Day Breaks, is coming out Oct. 7 and we’ll share the first single, Carry On. The awesome, Mike Doughty, has a new album coming out, The Heart Watches While The Brian Burns, and we’ll share the first single. Father John Misty decided to drop a new song, Real Love Baby, and we’ll share it with you. XRT favorite, Hometown heroes, WILCO, return with a new album, Schmilco, and we’re ready to rock it before they take the stage this weekend. Another Chicago Area native (shout out to Rockford!), Ryley Walker, has a new album coming out and we’ll share the gorgeous first single. Billy Bragg & Joe Henry have a new project together & we hope you’ll dig it. We’ll introduce you to North Carolina band, Hiss Golden Messenger. New John Prine on the way! We’ll dig deeper in new Catfish & The Bottlemen. Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s new album, We Know How You Feel, is in stores this weekend and we’ll give you an advanced listen. 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. St. Paul & The Broken Bones premiered a new song, “All I Ever Wonder” and we’ll give it a couple spins. 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.
GOIN’ TO THE SHOW WITH JUST A REGULAR GUY: (7:15am & 6:05pm)
NEW NOISE AT NINE The week’s best new recordings, including exclusive previews of forthcoming albums. (9-10pm)
FRIDAY FEATURE: The Pretenders
SATURDAY MORNING FLASHBACK with Wendy Rice: 1988 (8am-Noon)
BREAKFAST WITH THE BEATLES with Terri Hemmert (8-10am).
LOCAL ANESTHETIC with Richard Milne: (7:30-8pm)
XRT SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT: The Lumineers & Leon Bridges (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)