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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]
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,
Today on new Music Thursday, I gave the first XRT spin to a song from The Orwells new album, Terrible Human Beings that just came out last week.
All four shows have been sold out for weeks, but earlier today, a very limited number of tickets were released for the first two nights, Wednesday and Thursday
For those who’s eyes well up on a weekly basis watching the decade hopping family drama “This Is Us”, the appreciation of Mandy Moore, matriarch of the Pearson family grows with every episode. Taylor Goldsmith, lead singer of Dawes, feels the same way.
The first time I met Jack Johnson, I interviewed the laid back singin’ and songwritin’ surfer dude during XRT’s coverage of The Vegoose Festival, a defunct Halloween weekend that took place in the desert playground of Las Vegas.