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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 124: Andrew Bird, Air & Water Show, Strand of Oaks

A few summer weekends remain, so what are you going to do?  Sit inside, watch TV and waste hours Facebooking?  Or are you going to do the right thing and get out and enjoy the […]


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Arlene Martel RIP

Arlene Martel had a long and fruitful career as an actress, mostly on television. Her distinctive features enabled her to play mysterious characters whatever the plot might require. She appeared in a wide variety of […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Half Japanese “Paint It Black”

What can you say about a band whose lead guitarist feels that only an improperly tuned guitar can convey the intended musical message? Half Japanese has been around since the late 70’s. Kurt Cobain was […]


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Ryan Adams Releases Video For “Gimme Something Good” [Watch]

Ryan Adams has shared a new video for ‘Gimme Something Good’, the lead single off of his upcoming, self-titled album. The video, shot in black and white, features Adams alone in a dark room as […]


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Arcade Fire Continue Cover Song Streak with Back to the Future Theme Song

Arcade Fire recently performed in Edmonton, Alberta. The encore performance included a cover song of “Back In Time,” by Huey Lewis & the News, widely known as the Back to the Future theme song. Arcade […]


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From Sam Smith To Tom Petty: 10 Songs That Sound Like Other Songs [Playlist]

Many songs undeniably sound alike for various reasons, from chords to tempo or a familiar riff. The latest hit from British singer-songwriter “Stay With Me” follows the same four-chord progression as Tom Petty’s “I Won’t […]


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The ‘XRT Morning Show Week in Review [Listen]

It’s the end of the week, so let’s take a look back at some of the topics that we touched upon on the WXRT Morning Show with Lin Brehmer and Mary Dixon: Lin broke the […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 123: Turbo Fruits, Northalsted Market Days, Phox

Lollapalooza has come and gone but we still have a few more summertime weekends ahead of us and that means street fests!  The self-proclaimed “largest street festival in the Midwest” takes place in Lakeview, and […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Snakefinger “There’s No Justice In Life”

On the day of his premature death July 1st, 1987, the artist known as Snakefinger released his single, “There’s No Justice in Life.” Snakefinger’s career was a dive away from the mainstream. He was mentored […]



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