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B.B. King In Concert At B.B. King's Blues Club At The Mirage

Happy Birthday BB! Blues Breakers Playlist From 9-15-14

B.B. King was our Artist of the Week, as he always is right around his birthday, but we also had some very new releases by Gary Clark, Jr., Marcia Ball, Otis Clay and Liz Mandeville, […]


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David Bowie, Sci Fi Superstar

David Bowie Is… opens next week at the Museum of Contemporary Art and we prime the pump with lots of his music on XRT’s Friday Feature this week. Mr. Bowie is one of the few […]


The New Pornographers (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)

The Big Beat: September 15, 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 […]


Velcro Lewis Group

Local Anesthetic Playlist for Sunday, September 14, 2014 [Playlist & Free Download]

Many of last night’s bands on Local Anesthetic have shows (and other appearances) coming up this week and next. Michael Chorvat has the release show for The Light at Schuba’s tomorrow night. Check out his […]


The Beatles in 1964 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Breakfast With The Beatles: September 14, 2014

All you need is love… and Chicago’s longest running and most popular Beatles show! Terri Hemmert, named “Chicago’s #1 Beatles Fan and foremost authority on the Fab Four.” This Sunday’s playlist is posted below: Breakfast […]



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