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Foo Fighters & Rick Nielsen Light Up ‘Late Show’ [Watch]

It’s a full-on Foo Fighters week, for sure.  They dropped a brand new, Chicago-inspired track on us yesterday, their HBO documentary series premieres tonight, they play The Cubby Bear tonight immediately following said premiere, and […]


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The ‘XRT Morning Show Week in Review 10/13-10/17

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: The Bears defeated the Falcons in Atlanta, […]


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New Music Thursday: Alvvays – ‘Archie, Marry Me’ [Watch]

It’s New Music Thursday on the air at XRT, so we might as well bring the party over to…  Alvvays are a Canadian band that have been getting some play on our Monday night […]


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Coming This Weekend: Open House Chicago

In a city brimming with architectural beauty on full display, what possible treasures lie beneath the surface, out of sight from the general public? The Chicago Architecture Foundation is bringing us the 3rd annual Open […]



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 […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Jefferson Airplane “Thunk”

The 1971 Bark album from Jefferson Airplane has never been considered the peak of their career. It followed the bitter departure of singer Marty Balin and it was the first on the Airplane’s own record […]


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Foo Fighters & Zac Brown Cover Black Sabbath on ‘Letterman’ [Watch]

Obviously, the massive Foo Fighters news in Chicago this week is their gig at Cubby Bear on Friday night.  Everything you need to know about that is here, but there are other Foo happenings that […]


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Architectural Music

The big race named for the most famous architect in American history is coming up on Sunday. You’re gonna need some tunes to enhance your travels through the leafy streets of Oak Park. Here’s a […]


Looking up at Half Dome from Yosemite Valley. (Photo: Jason Thomas)

Afraid of Heights? Check Out This Free Soloing Video With Alex Honnold! [Watch]

If you’re afraid of heights, just watching this video might give you an anxiety attack.  The video’s not brand new, but I happened upon it earlier this week and have watched it several times, just […]



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