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Lana Del Rey Posts New Track, ‘Honeymoon’ [Listen]

According to Pitchfork, Lana Del Rey’s next album will be released in September, and yesterday she shared a track by the name of “Honeymoon” via YouTube. Check out the lovely, 6-minute song below. 1.3 million […]

WXRT–07/15/2015

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THE BIG BEAT: July 13, 2015 [Playlist]

FYI, if you see something on the list that isn’t new or unreleased, that’s because the artist will be appearing at the Pitchfork Music Festival this coming weekend. Kind of a Pitchfork preview show this […]

WXRT–07/13/2015

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Roger Waters Shares ‘The Wall’ Trailer [Watch]

In the first few years of this decade, Roger Waters wanted to make sure that you had the opportunity to take in a show on his The Wall tour. Four shows at United Center in […]

WXRT–07/13/2015

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A Taste of Spoon: 10 of Their Best Songs [Playlist]

Tomorrow, Spoon stops by Grant Park to headline XRT’s 35th Annual Free Taste of Chicago Concert. Spoon has been one of those bands that everything they’ve done is fantastic, but they have never sold out to the mainstream spotlight. If you’re planning on coming to enjoy music on a beautiful Saturday evening, but need a scope or refresher on the great stuff these guys from Austin have made; here’s a playlist of 10 tracks to dive in to. The show starts at 4:30 with Houndmouth and Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear opening up. Hope to see you out there!

07/10/2015

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THE BIG BEAT: July 6, 2015 [Playlist]

10pm Baio – “Sister of Pearl” (Glassnote) LA Priest – “Oino” (Domino) Oscar – “Beautiful Words” (Wichita) (break) Beach House – “Sparks” (Sub Pop) Son Lux – “You Don’t Know Me” (Glassnote) Youth Worship – […]

WXRT–07/07/2015

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New Music Thursday: Oscar – “Beautiful Words” [Watch]

Meet Oscar. “Oscar” is Oscar Scheller, an artist from North London that grew up around music as both of his parents were musicians and the bio on his Wichita Recordings page says that he went […]

WXRT–07/02/2015

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THE BIG BEAT: June 29, 2015 [Playlist]

Hey, dusted off an old pic of Patrick Stickles & myself at the Pitchfork Music Festival back in 2008. You know, their 29-track, 93-minute album comes out in late-July, right? And that you can see […]

WXRT–06/30/2015

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Check out This Digital Camera’s Ridiculous Zoom-in on the Moon [Watch]

Goofing around on Reddit earlier tonight and what do I see? A YouTube video demonstrating the zooming capability of a new digital camera from Nikon. If you ever hear anyone complaining about the technology that […]

WXRT–06/28/2015

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Cover Me Impressed: 9 Magnificent Modern Takes On 80’s Classics [Playlist]

Most of the time when a band starts out in a garage, they plug in and play classic songs to build their chemistry. I thought it would be a cool idea to dig up some modern takes on classic 80’s songs you know and love done by current artists. It’s always nice to hear a fresh take on songs that are 30ish years old and these bands inject their own style into these classics flawlessly. Some of these are studio versions and some are live covers; Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

WXRT–06/26/2015