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Lakes (photo via J. Scott)

Lakes Finds Beauty In It All On New Album Fire Ahead [Interview]

“It’s a really personal album,” Roberts said. “I went through a pretty dark time in my life and the album is kind of a story of me coming out of that and seeing my life get a lot less dark and a lot more hopeful.”

08/07/2014

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Relive Lollapalooza With XRT

Looking to extend the Lollapalooza weekend just a little bit longer? Lollapalooza lives year round with XRT. Marty Lennartz visited with a host of artists ranging from festival first timers to veteran headliners. While festival […]

08/05/2014

John Butler (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

John Butler Shares New Inspiration, The Wonders of The Internet, & The Magpie At Lollapalooza [Interview]

“It’s great, I don’t know if it’s the internet or our fans, but people are new to music so much sooner than the last album. People were singing the lyrics to these songs sometimes the first time they were hearing them live, that was really cool.”

08/04/2014

Mark Foster (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Foster The People Talk ‘Torches’ Return And ‘Supermodel’ Secrets [Interview]

Three years can be a very long time, just ask Foster The People fans who patiently waited for the follow up to their spectacular synthy debut Torches released in 2011. The wait was worth it […]

08/03/2014

Lucius at Lollapalooza (photo: WXRT)

Everything Is Twice As Nice With Lucius and Lennartz Live At Lollapalooza [Interview]

In the magical realm that is ‘Backstage at Lollapalooza’, there comes a point when attempting to differentiate musicians from crew from media becomes a terminal exercise. Everyone melts into a sea of colored wristbands and  […]

WXRT–08/02/2014

Interpol (photo: WXRT)

Interpol Talks New Album With XRT Before Turning On The Bright Lights At Lollapalooza [Interview]

Interpol has been staying in Chicago for a couple of days, as they just played the new Thalia Hall this past Thursday night, which might be the band’s new favorite venue, due to their “great dressing rooms.”

08/02/2014

Phantogram Live at Lollapalooza (Photo: WXRT)

From Bands To Barns, Phantogram Covers Much Ground With Lennartz at Lollapalooza [Interview]

Coming fresh off of their recent 2014 release, Voices, electronic rock duo Phantogram not only makes a stop at Lollapalooza, but at WXRT, as well. Sitting down with our very own Marty Lennartz, the duo […]

08/02/2014

The Orwells

Local Anesthetic Playist For Sunday, July 27, 2014 [Playlist & Free Download]

Not overly talkative but insightful and reflective as one could hope for, The Orwells were a pleasure to have on as a guest on last night’s Local Anesthetic on XRT. We talked about the last […]

07/28/2014

(Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)

Paul Weller Talks About The Modern World

The former leader of the Jam and Style Council is one of the more candid and thoughtful commentators on the modern music scene. He has now been a solo performer longer than his time in […]

WXRT–07/21/2014

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