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The ‘XRT Morning Show Week in Review 10/20-10/24 [Listen]

It’s finally Friday, let’s take a look back at some of the things that we touched upon on the WXRT Morning Show with Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon: Kyle Long admitted he was wrong to […]

10/24/2014

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 134: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Dum Dum Girls, Drive-By Truckers

Whoa, what’s this here?  A doubleheader at Metro on Friday night?  The legendary venue in Wrigleyville gives us quality entertainment night after night, but this Friday night it’s an early show and a late show.  Both […]

WXRT–10/22/2014

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Lin’s Diary: Foo Fighters At The Cubby Bear Part 1

The new HBO docu-series Sonic Highways begins with a love letter to the city of Chicago. In 1982, the 13 year old Dave Grohl dressed in Izod was squired by his punk rock cousin Tracy to The Cubby Bear. Naked Raygun, raw and dangerous as a deep wound, was on stage that night. Grohl has admitted “That night changed everything I knew about music.”

10/20/2014

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Ryan Adams Rocks, Regales, Reveals at Chicago Theater XRT Show

His music can hit like a thunderstorm or soothe like a summer sprinkle. Either way, it sinks in and feels real. Winning fans since his days with Whiskeytown, Adams has continued to evolve as a collaborator, producer and solo artist, releasing a self-titled album last month. Last Thursday, backed by a galaxy of lights and a supportive band, the denim clad, shaggy haired Adams opened a sold-out show with the leadoff single, “Gimme Something Good.” Check out another new one,”Stay With Me.”

WXRT–10/19/2014

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 133: David Bowie Is, The Airborne Toxic Event, Orenda Fink

David Bowie Is @ The Museum of Contemporary Art, now through January 4 We’ve mentioned it on the air a few times and if you haven’t yet been, this weekend’s as good a time as […]

WXRT–10/15/2014

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 132: The Afghan Whigs, Delta Spirit, Asgeir

Shows aplenty in Chicago during the fall season…  Too many for one person to get to but if you’re really dedicated, you can make it to all three of this weekend’s concert picks with legendary […]

WXRT–10/08/2014

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 131: Fleetwood Mac, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Warpaint

What are you looking for this weekend?  A couple of arena rock shows with one of the best-selling bands of all-time?  Yup, those are there.  A 20th anniversary celebration of one of Chicago’s finest record […]

WXRT–10/01/2014

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The Black Keys Turn Chicago Blue [Concertgoers Blog]

The Black Keys came by the United Center Saturday evening for the first of two Chicago shows. Pat Carney & Dan Auerbach are no strangers to Chicago or the United Center. They played the United Center back in 2012 during their El Camino tour and have cut their chops at many Chicago venues. Ranging from the Empty Bottle, to the Metro, to the Aragon Ballroom, there aren’t many venues in the city the Black Keys haven’t played.

09/29/2014

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 130: The Raveonettes, Randolph St. Market, White Sox

Most of the events listed here are concerts, yes, but there’s also room for stuff that doesn’t involve groups of 2-6 people playing musical instruments on a stage in front of crowds between 10 and […]

WXRT–09/24/2014