Marty Lennartz

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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]

LCD Soundsystem Rock Kimmel Live Brooklyn Style

Last night Jimmy welcomed LCD Soundsystem for a hometown performance of the excellent song “Tonite”, from LCD’s new album American Dream.


Tom Petty Knew Bonnaroo

Tom addressed the Bonoroovians by saying, “Do you wanna jam?” The response was affirmative. It was cool he knew where he was and who he was playing for


How To Get 1,000 People To Sing At The Same Time

Sunday October 1st at Millennium Park 1000 people from all 50 Wards of the city will come together to perform the American debut of Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang’s Crowd Out.


Kurt Vile And Courtney Barnett And A Lotta Sea Lice

What started as a loose plan for two of indie rock’s finest guitarists, acclaimed song writers and righteous people to record a few songs together for their own personal amusement is now a full length album.


Dan Auerbach’s Solo Summer Breeze Has A New Video!

“Waiting On a Song” is now officially my favorite summer record and I’m happy to say, Dan released a new video for one of the album’s best songs, “Stand By My Girl”, a hooky and comic take on a potentially lethal partner.


Beck’s New Album To Be Released in October! Really.

” I suppose the record could have come out a year or two ago, but these are complex songs all tying to do two or three things at once.”


The War On Drugs Moves To The Aragon and Plays Kimmel

I get to break out the old show biz cliche, “Due To Popular Demand!” because that’s exactly why The War On Drugs has to move their October 19 XRT Show to a bigger joint!


Spoon Kills It On Colbert A Week Before Lolla!

If Spoon’s performance last night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is any indication of what to expect next week at Lolla, they will be one of the festival’s highlights. But we already knew that.


New Music From Wolf Parade! Announce First Album in 7 Years.

Today Wolf Parade officially announced this highly anticipated return. it’s called “Cry Cry Cry” and will drop October 7 via their longtime label Sub Pop.


Sufjan Stevens and Bryce Dessner Bring Planetarium to Colbert

Planetarium is performing only four shows live this summer, including tonight in Brooklyn, but last night they brought everyone and everything to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert Show. This is pretty special.



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