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]

Depeche Mode Performs At The Molson Amphitheatre

Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore Shares New Solo Material, Video [Watch]

If you’re waiting for a new Depeche Mode album, assuming that it won’t be out until 2017 would be a good bet if you look at the pattern they’ve established in the past twenty-plus years.  […]

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Brandon Flowers Channels His Inner Robert Palmer for “Simply Irresistible” [Watch]

Brandon Flowers will be releasing his second solo album (The Desired Effect) in May and earlier this week he played a solo gig in his hometown of Las Vegas, NV.  According to Stereogum, he played […]


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See the New Passion Pit Video for “Lifted Up (1985)”

“1985 was a good year,” according to Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos in the song from their forthcoming album Kindred.  He wouldn’t be born for two more years, so you’d have to think he’s not referring […]



New EP on the Way from Chicago Legend Mavis Staples [Listen]

Everyone loves Mavis, so you’ll be glad to know that she has new music on the way in the form of an EP to be released on April 21.  As reported by Pitchfork, the record […]


Robert Plant on stage

Robert Plant Joins Jack White at Lollapalooza Argentina for ‘The Lemon Song’ [Watch]

Well, if Robert Plant doesn’t want to do a Zeppelin reunion tour, he can always join Jack White on stage to knock a Zep tune out from time to time.  That’s exactly what happened this […]


My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket Share ‘The Waterfall’ Trailer [Watch]

It’s New Music Thursday on XRT and one of the records we’re highlighting today on the air is My Morning Jacket’s forthcoming album, The Waterfall.  “Big Decisions” was our first taste of the album but […]


St. Patrick's Day River Dye 131

How NOT to Act on St. Patrick’s Day

The Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day is quite a thing here in Chicago.  Tens of thousands travel to Chicago for the river dye/downtown parade and all day long it’s hordes of green people walking from […]


Stevie Wonder performing new york

Stevie Wonder on ‘Letterman': Top 10 Advantages of Being Blind

We’ll be honest here.  This Letterman Top 10 wasn’t one of the best of all time.  There were a few thumb-twiddling moments and lengthy pauses, but after a few seconds you remember that Stevie doesn’t […]


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Funny Or Die Gets Michael Bolton to Play Michael Bolton in ‘Office Space’

This is the best thing you’ll see all day.  How did Michael Bolton feel about being referred to as an “ass clown” in Mike Judge’s 1999 masterpiece, Office Space?  Yeah!  You see?  That’s something that […]


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My Brain on MTV: The Dead Milkmen – ‘Punk Rock Girl’

As someone that grew up with MTV on pretty much at all times from the ages of 8 through 16 or so, to say that it was part of my musical upbringing is a bit […]