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XRT Rock & Roll X-Cursion To Bonnaroo
Win an X-Cursion to the summer’s biggest and most innovative music and camping festival! Performers at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival include Elton John, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, The...
A Recycled Earth Day Lin's Bin
Has Earth Day lost its mojo? No one even seems to pay Earth Day the usual lip service anymore. Is it because the environment is now a partisan political discussion? I just don’t know. But five years ago I had some thoughts on saving the earth for a...
93XRT Show With Bryan Ferry
Bryan Ferry is bringing hits, favorites and rarities to The Chicago Theatre in an XRT Show on Sunday, September 21! Tickets go on-sale starting Friday, April 25 at 11:00am. Enter below for your chance to win a pair.
Happy Earth Day from the 'XRT Morning Show!
Humans of Earth, NASA wants you to take part in its latest effort to map the Big Blue Marble. The space agency is asking us to step outside, snap a selfie and post it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and/or Flickr with the hashtag...
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The Silkscreen Scene - Look for Posters at Summer Music Events
Early 90's I went with a friend to pick up some posters for a band called Moterhome from NYC. My friend (a previous XRT DJ) was managing a band and had ordered some posters by a local silkscreen artist Steve Walters. The shop was located on Western...
Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 108: Stephen Marley, I Break Horses, Baby Loves Disco
What do we have on the menu for you this weekend? A member of the Marley clan takes the stage in Lincoln Park, an indie rock/shoegaze/dream-pop band from Sweden entertains at The Bottle, and if you have kids that need to burn off some energy, a...
Science Fiction Shakespeare
Today, we celebrate the 450th year (estimated) since the great playwright was born. The Bard was one of the most influential writers in the history of the English language, inspiring a host of others, perhaps even the translators of Holy Scripture....
Hump Day Unusual Moment: Edd “Kookie” Byrnes' "Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb"
“Without, like, doubt…The Ginchiest…Kookie” scream the liner notes to the album “Kookie” by Edd Byrnes, from the TV show “77 Sunset Strip.” Gerald “Kookie” Kookson was a character on the late 50’s show “77 Sunset Strip.” Efram Zimbalist Jr. was the...
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: Saturday, April 26, 2014
If you're heading to New Orleans this weekend for the fest, I have some recommendations for ya. One is you pick up a copy of OffBeat Magazine as soon as you can. It is the "bible" for a trip to NOLA, any time of year. You'll find information on...
Mazzy Star Release New Single, Premiere Video
As Consequence of Sound has reported, Mazzy Star released a Record Store Day single this past weekend titled, "I'm Less Here." The song has been part of their live set for several years now but this past weekend marked the song's first official...
The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead
Join XRT on July 10th for The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead with SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island! Tickets are available starting Friday, April 25 at 10am via Ticketmaster....
High School Art Confidential
Get a very nice cross section of Chicago Public High School artists work at a fantastic exhibition happening now downtown.
The Big Beat: April 21, 2014 [Playlist]
The Big Beat is Chicago Radio's premiere program for modern sounds from artists both domestic and abroad. It's the kind of music that flies just under the radar of the mainstream.
Hosted by XRT's Marty Lennartz, tune in each week to hear "what's...
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Day 1, Friday, April 25th
It's that time again for the migration south to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Once again I will slave over a hot computer keyboard to put together daily recommendations. Print and pack. What you don't want to do is just see people...