Marty Lennartz

Monday, Tuesday: 9pm-Midnight
Host: The Big Beat

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]

The White Stripes (Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Nine Miles From The White City, Hear It On XRT This Afternoon

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.

05/20/2015

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 20:  Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs on stage during Big Day Out at Mt Smart Stadium on January 20, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

The Big Beat: May 18, 2015 [Playlist]

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 […]

WXRT–05/18/2015

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Hear The Second Ever Smashing Pumpkins Release On The Vinyl Frontier This Afternoon

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”.

05/13/2015

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26:  Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands performs on stage at Splendour In the Grass 2014 on July 26, 2014 in Byron Bay, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Big Beat: May 11, 2015 [Playlist]

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 […]

05/12/2015

(Photo by Marty Lennartz)

Taking On A New (Vinyl) Frontier, Starting With My First Record

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.

05/11/2015

Palma Violets// By: Rachel Murray (Getty Images)

The Big Beat: May 4, 2015 [Playlist]

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– […]

WXRT–05/04/2015

Courtney Barnett// By: JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER
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The Big Beat: April 27, 2015 [Playlist]

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 […]

WXRT–04/28/2015

Warpaint // By: Jason Merritt (Getty Images)

The Big Beat: April 20, 2015 [Playlist]

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 […]

WXRT–04/20/2015

Sufjan Stevens // By: Mike Flokis (Getty Images)

The Big Beat: April 13, 2015 [Playlist]

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 […]

WXRT–04/13/2015

Father John Misty // By: Mike Lawrie (Getty Images)

The Big Beat: April 6, 2015 [Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 4/6/15 Warpaint– I’ll Start Believing Hookworms– On Leaving Doldrums– Loops Toro Y Moi– Lilly Native Lights– Black Wall Street Twerps – Cheap Education Speedy Ortiz– The Graduates Drug Cabin– Jesus The […]

04/06/2015

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