Jason Thomas

Monday – Friday: 5-9pm
Host: XRT’s Eleventh Hour

Jason Thomas began his radio career at one of the country’s foremost modern rock stations, Live 105 (KITS) in San Francisco. OK, so his first job was answering the request line, tallying up the day’s requests for a nightly feature called, “Most Wanted,” but he was soon wowing the insomniacs of the Bay Area.[Read Jason’s Full Bio]

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Health Promotes New Album Using Vomit [Watch]

Well, the marketing ploy has worked.  Well, it’s worked on me, at least.  L.A. band Health have a new record coming out and you now know about it thanks to a new video of theirs […]

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Hear The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti Remix Spoon’s “Inside Out”

Pitchfork reports that Spoon will be releasing an “Inside Out” remix EP on April 28.  One of the best tracks on Spoon’s latest album, They Want My Soul, will get the remix treatment from The […]


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Sly and the Family Stone: Live at the Fillmore East, 1968

Easily one of the best things about the job of XRT DJ is having such an eclectic mix of music at our fingertips while putting together our daily playlists.  Doing a show that involves records […]


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Wanna Bike Safely at Night? Try Some Volvo LifePaint! [Watch]

(To be perfectly clear, this is NOT an ad.  I’m just super-stoked on the concept and want to share it with others.) If you’re a cyclist, the first thing that you’ll think of when you […]


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Have 96 Minutes to Kill? Watch Jack White’s Coachella Set in Full!

Jack White was one of the hundreds of artists that played weekend #1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this past weekend in lovely Indio, CA and if you happen to have 96 […]


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ICYMI: Seth Myers Brings Jon Snow to Dinner [Watch]

Game of Thrones is back this weekend with the Season 5 premiere on HBO, and to get us ready for the return of dire wolves, white walkers, the Wall, the Iron Throne, Melisandre, Sansa, Baelish, […]


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New Music Thursday: East India Youth – “Turn Away” [Listen]

East India Youth is the stage name of electronic artist William Martin Doyle, a young Englishman that’s just released his second full-length album.  Album #1 (Total Strife Forever) was released in January of 2014 and […]



Joe Pug Shares New Video, Would Love to See You at The Vic Theater on Saturday [Watch]

A man that once called Chicago home is back with a new album by the name of Windfall.  Joe Pug came to Chicago years ago after dropping out of college in North Carolina and made […]



Morrissey Says, “Kiss Me a Lot,” with the Help of a Couple of Scanitly-Clad Models [Watch]

A new video has popped up for the fifth single from Morrissey’s 2014 album, World Peace Is None of Your Business.  In the clip we get to enjoy a pretty straightforward stage performance from Stephen […]


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New Music Thursday: Jamie xx – “Loud Places” [Listen]

Jamie Smith (otherwise known as Jamie xx of, yes, The xx) has given us a few singles and several remixes of his own over the years away from The xx, but we’ll finally be able […]