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Hump Day Unusual Moment: The Legendary Stardust Cowboy “Paralyzed”

The Legendary Stardust Cowboy came out of Lubbock, Texas. Was he an early progenitor of Psychobilly or just psycho? He dressed like a cowboy. A stardust cowboy. Here’s something I did not know. The drummer […]

07/16/2014

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Metallica Featured In New SportsCenter Ad

Mariano Rivera used to take the field to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” something that the band makes light of in a new ad for SportsCenter on ESPN.  See Lars Ulrich checking in with Coach K, Kirk […]

WXRT–07/14/2014

17. Jeff Tweedy got a guitar lesson from Richard Lloyd.

The ‘XRT Morning Show Week in Review [Watch]

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: Last weekend saw […]

07/11/2014

Lollapalooza 2013 at Grant Park on August 2, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Kirby / Getty Imges)

8 Types of Lollapalooza Attendees You Might Want To Avoid

With Lollapalooza less than a month a away, it’s about time to push out some lolla related material. Up first, I’m going to take you through some types of lolla-goers you might want to try to avoid.

07/10/2014

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Interpol Returns With ‘All The Rage Back Home’ [Watch]

Interpol is back with a record on September 9 by the name of El Pintor, but before the record drops, we have the band in town for a couple of nights in early August.  They’re […]

WXRT–07/10/2014

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5 Wilco Classics

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco fame unveils his new musical project Tweedy, featuring his son drummer Spencer, this Saturday at the XRT Taste Concert at the Petrillo Music Shell. A new album is coming in September, […]

WXRT–07/09/2014

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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Lothar & The Hand People “Space Hymn”

When people say, “Lin, what is wrong with you?” I have an answer. Lothar and the Hand People. I heard them and I was never quite the same. First of all, this is the best […]

07/09/2014

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 119: West Fest, Taste of Chicago, Jon Langford

You want festivals?  We have a few of those here in Chicago and two of ‘em make the list this weekend.  Oh, and there’s always time for Mr. Jon Langford at one of our favorite […]

WXRT–07/08/2014

Jeff Tweedy (photo: Nate Azark / WXRT)

Tweedy Shares New ‘Summer Noon’ Video [Watch]

Before we get to the video, we need to remind you one more time that you can see Jeff & Spencer in a free concert this Saturday evening at Taste of Chicago.  Lucinda Williams hits […]

WXRT–07/07/2014