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WXRT’s Marty Lennartz says his most irrational act turned out to be his best move. He quit his job in the car rental business to produce Terri Hemmert’s morning show for 25 bucks per week. That gig turned into a full-time air shift in 1986 when Marty became the overnight host and kept XRT’s midnight lamp burning for the next 20 years. [Read Marty’s Full Bio]
Among my favorite Petty concerts are the two times I saw him play Bonnaroo in 2006 and 2013. Both times he really got into the Bonnaroo vibe by acknowledging that he was there to “jam”. Unlike many artists who play that festival, he knew where he was that night.
A few years ago I went with a bunch of pals to see Rickles do his act at a casino in Hammond. To our surprize the host of XRT’s Jazz Transfusion, Barry Winograd was in his band for the show.
For one day this weekend, Wax Trax! will once again be at the center of Chicago’s rock culture with two test screenings of the soon to be released documentary “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax!
The Lollapalooza 2017 line up has a good number of highlights, but the one that’s the most exciting headliner for me is Arcade Fire.
Since Chuck Berry’s passing on Saturday, you’ve undoubtedly seen the John Lennon quote, “If you tried to give rock n’ roll another name, you might have to call it Chuck Berry”.
Today I mentioned how The Orwells national rep was forged the night they made their TV debut on Late Night With David Letterman in 2014 and singer Mario Cuomo went wonderfully out of control
This week Spoon spent time sitting in green rooms waiting to play songs for late night TV fans and/or people who watch videos online. That’s you my friend!
When Fleet Foxes headlined the 2011 Pitchfork Festival I remember standing in the field at Union Park, soaking up the dynamic harmonies and incredible musicianship and excitedly proclaiming to whoever was standing around me that Fleet Foxes was indie rock’s next superstar band.
But you always remember the first record. Meet The Beatles was the second record I ever owned. I bought it with money I’d saved from the tooth fairy,
Saturday night was one of those times when the convergence of Wilco, Chicago and WXRT came together for another unforgettable hometown concert experience,