PBS to Air Janis Joplin Documentary [Watch]Who doesn't love a good doc on PBS?! Janis Joplin is the subject of the latest edition of "American Masters."
Summer Festival Prep: Some Of The Most Underrated Acts Coming To TownWhile there's giant shows booked in the city this summer, this small guide is for those folks that want to be in the know of some of the most underrated acts playing this summer.
It Happened: 10 Essential LCD Soundsystem Tracks To Get You Ready for Lolla [Playlist]LCD will be closing out Lollapalooza this year, and I wanted to highlight some of their best work below for those of you who simply haven't listened to them before or need a refresher.
Jason's Top 5 BIG BEAT Tracks of 2016 (So Far)If THE BIG BEAT is a new music highlights show, then think of this post as the highlights of the highlights show.
Next Year Is Here: Your Ultimate 2016 Chicago Baseball Preview [Playlist]Let's look at some story lines and songs that accompany them to get you ready for what should be the most exciting year for Chicago baseball ever.
THE BIG BEAT: March 21, 2016 [Listen]The latest from Empress Of, Digitalism, DMA's, Underworld, Eagulls, and more is all here. Don't know all of the artists/bands listed above? All the more reason to click...
THE BIG BEAT: March 14, 2016 [Listen]One DJ spent hours and hours sifting through endless amounts of music this week so that you wouldn't have to. He knocked it down to two hours and then knocked that down even further...to this batch of links that even the shortest of attention spans can handle.
THE BIG BEAT: March 7, 2016 [Listen]If you're not yet familiar with the newest tracks from Mitski, Prism Tats, Heron Oblivion, Black Mountain, Yeasayer, Whitney, and M83, then get clickin'...
Happy Birthday, Chicago, Ya Old So and So! [Playlist]For Chicago's birthday, I present to you some of my all-time favorite Chicago bands, in no particular order:
THE BIG BEAT: February 29, 2016 [Listen]Yes, this is where you can hear brand new tracks from Parquet Courts, Twin Peaks, Iggy Pop, Animal Collective, Ty Segall, White Lung, Pantha Du Prince and tons more. Click on the link and stay awhile...
THE BIG BEAT: February 22, 2016 [Listen]The latest and greatest (in one DJ's ears, anyway) at your fingertips week after week. Check the latest batch of new tunes, handpicked by Jason...
The Title Trackers Chop Down The Joshua TreeIt’s fairly difficult to utter the words “Joshua Tree” and not immediately think of U2. If you’re like the rest of us, “Joshua Tree” means a U2 album, not the Yucca brevifolia plant species.

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