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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 […]

08/12/2014

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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 […]

08/12/2014

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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 […]

08/12/2014

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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 […]

08/08/2014

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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 […]

WXRT–08/06/2014

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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 […]

08/06/2014

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Chicago Cubs Call Baez Up to the Big Leagues [Listen]

Lin broke the news this morning that the Chicago Cubs will be calling up highly-touted prospect Baez today in Colorado. This is certainly the beginning of Theo Epstein’s vision of the future of the Cubs […]

08/05/2014

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The ‘Ultimate Urban Utility Bike’

When I moved to Chicago back in 2006, I saw lots of people on single speed bikes.  Made sense.  No hills, less parts to worry about, simple concept…  I was in.  I started riding a […]

WXRT–08/05/2014

John Butler (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

John Butler Shares New Inspiration, The Wonders of The Internet, & The Magpie At Lollapalooza [Interview]

“It’s great, I don’t know if it’s the internet or our fans, but people are new to music so much sooner than the last album. People were singing the lyrics to these songs sometimes the first time they were hearing them live, that was really cool.”

08/04/2014

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