Overnights: Wednesday & Thursday 1-5:30AM, Saturday Midnight-5AM
The Cliff’s Notes version: I was born, stuff happened that made me love music, and then I was hired by WXRT.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (where I spent three years as an art director) version: My earliest memories of music came from my mother who had a pretty good record collection that she played on a stereo with those old super sized speakers. I spent many hours curled up in a lime green bean bag chair, listening to albums through huge headphones. [Read Lara’s Full Bio]
If you are heading down to see Matthew Sweet perform July 13, 6:30p.m. at the 2015 Downtown Sound Millenium Park’s Free Monday Night Series @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion, may I suggest you get there early […]
Andrew Bird is harmonizing with natural forces to enhance his already soul captivating sounds. His new release “Echolocations: Canyon” is a seven part instrumental piece recorded in the Coyote Gulch canyons of Utah. This is […]
In support of the new album “Slurrup” Liam Hayes and Plush will be performing a record release show Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Schuba’s. Marty Lennartz featured “Fokus” on The Big Beat as the song […]
In the month of December Wilco will play six shows at the Riviera (4746 N Racine Ave) in the winter wonderland of Chicago. They are the XRT Holiday Concert for the Kids: Wilco Winterlude 2014. […]
With Halloween lurking around the corner the scary films are beckoning us again. These are the films I love to return to each October just for the thrill of it.
If you are on the fence about grabbing some boards for the upcoming XRT/Heineken Big Beat Foxygen shows 10/16-10/17 at Lincoln Hall. Then check out this heartache, old school sounding blues song from this California […]
Foxygen, a rediculously talented band is playing a couple XRT/Heineken Big Beat Shows in October. Chicago’s own The Blisters http://theblisters.com/ and Dub Thompson open Thursday 10/16 and Friday 10/17 at Lincoln Hall. Foxygen is a four piece band from Westlake Village, California, formed in 2005 by Jonathan […]
This month’s full moon falls on Friday the 13th. Interested in a little graveside serenading? Members of Chicago’s most interesting and innovative bands collaborate with Wrekmeister Harmonies to support Silver Apples. The show takes place […]
Isn’t it fun when bands cover unlikely songs that were written and performed by other bands. The Arctic Monkeys recently covered songs from Nick Cave to The National. Here are three cover songs that I […]
1. Wong Kar-Wai’s “In The Mood For Love“is a film I could see a thousand times. An interesting and gorgeous soundtrack that can be played anywhere at anytime. You’ll hear Brian Ferry singing the title track “In The Mood […]