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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Interpol Returns With ‘All The Rage Back Home’ [Watch]

Interpol is back with a record on September 9 by the name of El Pintor, but before the record drops, we have the band in town for a couple of nights in early August.  They’re [...]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 119: West Fest, Taste of Chicago, Jon Langford

You want festivals?  We have a few of those here in Chicago and two of ‘em make the list this weekend.  Oh, and there’s always time for Mr. Jon Langford at one of our favorite [...]


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Tweedy Shares New ‘Summer Noon’ Video [Watch]

Before we get to the video, we need to remind you one more time that you can see Jeff & Spencer in a free concert this Saturday evening at Taste of Chicago.  Lucinda Williams hits [...]


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Andre 3000 As Hendrix In New ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ Trailer [Watch]

We’ve been reading about the movie for quite a while now and now we have an official trailer to sink our, uh, eyes into.  Jimi: All Is By My Side will be in theaters this [...]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 118: American Music Festival, Fireworks, Delta Rae, and More Fireworks

4th of July weekend, kids!  What does that mean?  It means that a lot of people head out of town, but for those of us that don’t have a cabin to retreat to, there’s plenty [...]


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Get Fired Up For USA/Belgium [Watch]

Who’s fired up for USA/Belgium?!  Knockout stage at the World Cup, here we are…  Nice to see our boys defy the odds and make it out of the toughest of the eight groups in Brazil. [...]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 117: Ray Lamontagne, World’s Largest Block Party, Randolph St. Market

Outdoor concerts, festivals, and vintage/antique markets are on the to do list this coming weekend.  Take in a show on lovely Lake Michigan at Northerly Island, help raise funds for a local church my drinking [...]


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Coldplay Share ‘A Sky Full of Stars’ Video [Watch]

If someone told you that Swedish superstar DJ Avicii would be collaborating with Coldplay on a new song, you may have imagined something along the lines of the Ghost Stories track, “A Sky Full of [...]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 116: Bike to Work Rally, Wicker Park’s Green Music Fest, Strand of Oaks

We’re officially at the time of the year where there’s more stuff to do than one person can possibly get to.  It’s how we do the summertime in Chicago…  This weekend you can celebrate the [...]


Remember those bigger boxes with the added cushion? Nice. (Photo: Jason Thomas)

How VHS Took Beta Down

When I was a young lad, oh, let’s say in 1983, a trip to the video store to rent a movie was a bit of an event.  I can still vividly remember the titles and [...]