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Marty Lennartz claims that his most irrational act, quitting a full-time job to intern at WXRT, was also his best move, as he officially joined the staff in 1981 as producer for Terri Hemmert’s morning show. Since 1986 Marty has been hosting the overnight program, and he also can be heard on weekend afternoons.[Read Marty’s Full Bio]
“I Broke My Third Metatarsal, Which Apparently Was What David Beckham Broke As Well” Florence Welch Chats About Her Injury, New Album, And More With XRT
How Big How Blue How Beautiful, the new album from Florence + The Machine came out this week is one of our featured albums for New Music Thursday. Three weeks ago I talked to frontwoman and creative force Florence Welch about how this record is a more simple and less dramatic collection of songs, her recent injury at Coachella and what it’s like to now perform seated in a chair instead of running and dancing about the stage.
Today on the vinyl frontier, we’ll be spinning a track from the Third Man Records vault release of the White Stripes Nine Miles From The White City.
THE BIG BEAT – 5/18/15 Crocodiles– Foolin’ Around Best Coast– Heaven Sent Future Islands– The Chase Palma Violets– English Tongue Speedy Ortiz– Raising The Shate Young Fathers– Shame Torres– New Skin Sufjan Stevens– 4th Of […]
Today’s trip to The Vinyl Frontier is from the 7” single stash, the Smashing Pumpkins song “Tristessa” It was their second ever release and only one on venerable Seattle label, Sub Pop. It was part of Sub Pop’s Single Of The Month Club and followed the release of I Am One”.
THE BIG BEAT – 5/11/15 Django Django– Shake & Tremble Wire– Split Your Ends Stealing Sheep– This Time Mac McCaughan– Box Batteries Eternal Summers– Come Alive Blur– Go Out Torres– Sprinter George Fitzgerald– Full Circle […]
One of the staples of Frank E. Lee’s afternoon show has been the Vinyl Frontier. Every Monday and Wednesday at 4p, Frank would dig deep into his archive of vinyl and drop the needle bringing back the time when records crackled and popped across the airwaves.
THE BIG BEAT – 5/4/15 Unknown Mortal Orchestra– Can’t keep Checking My Phone Doldrums– Video Hostage Future Islands– The Chase Lower Dens– To Die In LA Slug– Shake Loose Your Chastity Belt– Joke Jacco Gardner– […]
THE BIG BEAT – 4/27/15 Eternal Summers– Gold and Stone The Helio Sequence– Stoic Resemblance Avid Dancer– Medication Waxahatchee– The Dirt Wire– Joust & Jostle Weed– Stay In The Summer Unknown Mortal Orchestra– Can’t Keep […]
THE BIG BEAT – 4/20/15 Built To Spill– Living Zoo Jeff The Brotherhood– Voyage Into Dreams Bully– Trying Happyness– Naked Patients Chastity Belt– Drone Metz– Acetate Warpaint– I’ll Start Believing Sufjan Stevens– Carrie & Lowell […]
THE BIG BEAT – 4/13/15 Best Coast– California Nites Native Lights– Black Wall Street Lower Dens– To Die In LA Happyness– A Whole New Shape The Mountain Goats– The Legend of Chauvo Guerrero Sufjan Stevens […]