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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 […]


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 […]


(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 […]


Photo by Garrett Luczak

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, July 13, 2014 [Playlist & Free Download]

Yeah, the view is cool. If you’re the one being interviewed!!! Me? I hadda look at the handsome mugs of the fellas who I gave $5 to purchase the cool t-shirt you see me wearing […]


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Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, June 29, 2014 [Playlist & Free Download]

First words out of Simpleton and Cityfolk guitarist/vocalist Chris Bennett’s mouth after we finished with this past Sunday night’s Local Anesthetic was “That was our first radio interview.” I wouldn’t have guessed that. They’re not […]



Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, June 15, 2014 [Playlist & Free Download]

You want to know the current state of Umphrey’s McGee? Check out the video below of the live performance of “Puppet String” from their new set, Similar Skin. Everybody in the damn band is on […]


Richard & James (photo: Zack Nechvatal / WXRT)

Exclusive: The Pogues’ James Fearnley Talks Pogue History With Richard Milne

When I met James Fearnley of the Pogues last night at the WXRT studios to talk about the stateside publication of Here Comes Everybody The Story of the Pogues (Chicago Review Press), one thing that […]


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A Chat With Plain White T’s

What happens when rockstars get dumped? Well in this case, Plain White T’s frontman Tom Higgenson comes to the rescue of his childhood friend Darren Vorel.


Magic by Sad Brad Smith

Local Anesthetic Playist For Sunday, May 18, 2014 [Playlist & Free Download]

I enjoy when guests on Local Anesthetic are forthcoming with genuine insight in to their creative process but I really like when their responses are also spirited and delivered mirthfully enough to make me crack […]



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