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Canadians (and a dude from Evanston) Plan Chicago Invasion This Weekend

Well, it’s not a full-scale invasion but two of the three concert picks this weekend feature headliners from the Great White North.  If you were one of the softies that was complaining about the cold […]

WXRT–11/19/2014

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Weekend Action With Friday Night Concerts & THE DUDE @ The Music Box

Gonna be a cold one this weekend, but no worries.  We can handle it.  Friday night shows at a couple of the coziest spots in town make my weekend to-do list and who can resist […]

WXRT–11/12/2014

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Capital Cities, Sun Kil Moon, and Bob Dylan Do Chicago This Weekend

Concerts, concerts, and more concerts for you this weekend!  Lots of live music to take your mind off of what many see is the inevitable beating that the Bears will take at Lambeau on Sunday […]

WXRT–11/05/2014

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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