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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Mazzy Star Release New Single, Premiere Video

As Consequence of Sound has reported, Mazzy Star released a Record Store Day single this past weekend titled, “I’m Less Here.”  The song has been part of their live set for several years now but [...]

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Giorgio Moroder Remixes Coldplay’s ‘Midnight’ [Listen]

Whether it’s because of their massive popularity, and/or due to the fact that some people might feel that their well-written songs could use a little spicing up, Coldplay is a group whose songs have been [...]

WXRT–04/21/2014

Photo: Jason Thomas, Mt. Baker, WA (Dec/2012)

Snowboarding In The Flatlands?

I’m a snowboarder.  I live in Chicago.  Other than having a couple of Patagonia stores and a rad Burton Flagship store on E. Walton in the Gold Coast, this part of my life is pretty [...]

WXRT–04/18/2014

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‘Super Duper Alice Cooper’ Documentary Trailer [Watch]

Alice Cooper has participated in a documentary about his career that’s being billed as a “doc opera.”  Super Duper Alice Cooper premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival with screenings around the country to follow.  Elton [...]

WXRT–04/17/2014

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 107: G. Love & Special Sauce, Record Store Day, Say Hi

This Saturday is a national holiday for music geeks, especially music geeks with turntables, and honestly, to be taken seriously as a music dork you need at least one turntable in your home.  Saturday is [...]

WXRT–04/16/2014

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Share New Track, ‘Eurydice’ [Listen]

New York indie-pop/shoegaze/jangle-pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will release album #3, Days of Abandon, on May 13 and they’ve posted another track for all to enjoy.  They’ll be appearing in Chicago [...]

WXRT–04/15/2014

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Watch Outkast’s Full Coachella Set

Week one of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival just concluded and they’ve been kind enough to share full sets with us in high-quality video (see Arcade Fire’s set here).  Yeah, you may have [...]

WXRT–04/14/2014

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Arcade Fire Pay Tribute To Blondie By Covering ‘Heart of Glass’ [Watch]

As reported by Pitchfork, Arcade Fire have shared a live cover of the Blondie disco jam, “Heart of Glass.”  This was performed in Houston a couple nights ago and if you had to come up [...]

WXRT–04/11/2014

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Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic Share Nirvana Stories on ‘Fallon’ [Watch]

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is this week in Brooklyn, and the surviving members of one of the bands being honored this year stopped by The Tonight Show to tell a [...]

WXRT–04/10/2014

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 106: Dean Wareham, Toadies, Eleventh Dream Day

Another Wednesday, another round of weekend selections from me to you.  We have a New Zealander making a stop at one of the best listening rooms in all of Chicago, a famous ’90s band on [...]

WXRT–04/09/2014

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