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President Obama Goes Between Two Ferns
The caption identifies him as "Barack Obama - Community Organizer" as the commander in chief submits to a deadpan-off with Zach Galifianakis on his popular Funny Or Die show, "Between Two Ferns." They traded barbs on a third presidential term...
Daylight Saving Time: Sleep Deprivation Playlist
I'm pretty sure we're all going to die today. Why? That lost hour of sleep we all share today increases our risk of heart attack, stroke, car crashes, etc. I have made a 22 year study of sleep deprivation. All of those researchers who receive...
Voting Makes You SEXY!
Now that I have your attention, did you know that you can vote early in the Illinois March primary this week? Even if you're not registered to vote yet, you can get on the Democracy Party Train by voting early in person through Saturday, March...
Interview: The National’s Matt Berninger on Closeted Indie Rock Deadheads
Indie rock's elite are covering the Grateful Dead on an upcoming tribute album. And the Dead love it!
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Freddie King Blues Breakers Playlist
Last night, March 10, 2014, our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers was the great Chicago-Texas bluesman, Freddie King. We played some Harvey Mandel and talked about his benefit/birthday bash tomorrow night. We brought out an old Lightnin' Hopkins...
Spoon Preview New Album With 30-Second Clip on YouTube [Watch]
Britt Daniel has been keeping himself busy these past couple of years with Divine Fits and also a collaboration with Chicago artist Jason Narducy's band, Split Single. You might be wondering about Britt's old day job with the band Spoon, well.... ...
Traffic was a legendary and influential English band that went through a number of interesting changes during its brief history; most notably, the on again, off again participation from Dave Mason. Mason and Steve Winwood were the main voices in the...
Top Ten Greatest Television Cartoons [Watch]
With the Regular Guy’s Review of the new film Mr. Peabody and Sherman, we were taken back to the source material. Mr. Peabody and Sherman were just one excellent part of Rocky and Friends which we also called The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. This was a...
The Big Beat: March 10, 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...
Freddie King On Blues Breakers Tonight
Freddie King will be our Artist of the Week on Blues Breakers tonight. Freddie was born in Texas but moved to Chicago when he was just a kid. He was younger than the fifties blues stars in Chicago, closer in age to Buddy Guy and Luther Allison than...
Cancer Benefit for Guitar Legend Harvey Mandel
A benefit in support of Blues/Rock guitarist Harvey "The Snake" Mandel will take place on March 12th at Suite Live Lab in Chicago. Mandel has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and the event is being held in order to assist...
8 Fresh Songs To Kick Off Your Spring Playlist
As our frozen city thaws the fresh Spring air never fails to add some pep to my step, but let's not get ahead of ourselves, we still have 20 days left of Winter. So how are we going to make these last 20 days not only bearable, but dare I say it,...
Top 10 Songs To Become A Jukebox Hero At Your Local Bar [Playlist]
You may have been there. You’re at a bar with friends and they tell you to “go put a song on” at the bar’s jukebox. Not only is it a chance to influence the bar with your musical taste, but it’s also a chance to get the people excited...
Arcade Fire Cover Prince's 'Controversy' in Minneapolis [Listen]
Something that's been a bit of a thing in recent weeks is high profile artists covering other high profile artists when playing their hometowns/home countries. For example, on Bruce Springsteen's recent Australian tour, he and the E Street Band...
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