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The Red Plastic Buddha "Songs for Mara"

Local Anesthetic Playlist for Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Proving that the best music is always full of surprises, I personally got a kick out of telling The Red Plastic Buddha‘s Tim Ferguson that the song “Girlfriend” from The Red Plastic Buddha‘s new long […]



Butch Vig Talks ‘Sonic Highways': Foo Fighter’s ‘Epic’ New Album And HBO Documentary

In a recent phone interview, renowned producer and musician Butch Vig shared with Marty Lennartz some much awaited details about Foo Fighters‘ eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, due to release November 10th. Vig worked with the Foo’s […]


The Handsome Family

Local Anesthetic Playlist for Sunday, August 24, 2014 [Playlist & Free Download]

It somehow seems appropriate that I’ve been binging on HBO’s True Detective and it’s Handsome Family supplied theme (“Far From Any Road” off their 2003 release, Singing Bones) in advance of digging in to the […]


Photo by Ryan Arnold on Sarah's cool Moto X.

Local Anesthetic Playlist For August 10, 2014 [Playlist & Free Download]

On last night’s Local Anesthetic, me telling Me Jane drummer Sarah Braunstein that I thought the song “Warm Bodies” was sexy just prior to her telling me the phrase came from some guy putting forth […]


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.”


(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 […]


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.”


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 […]


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  […]



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