On-Air: Sundays 3pm-8pm
Host: Local Anesthetic
A graduate of the acclaimed Radio/Television department of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Richard Milne has been a weekend and fill-in air personality with WXRT since July, 1986. In 1991 he created Chicago commercial radios longest running local music show, Local Anesthetic. [Read Richard's Full Bio]
Squeezed in eight tracks last night thanks to the closing track, Food and Drugs’ “About a Girl” clocking in at 1:46 in length. That, and I tried to be succinct in my chatter. Actually, I [...]
My favorite release of the week belongs to Big Paraid. Two guitars, one drum. That’s it. That configuration isn’t that unusual but what these guys do with it is. The three fellas of Big Paraid [...]
The second time Camera bassist Ryan Aylward scrunched up his shoulders in a very Rodney Dangerfield-like way while explaining something about a recording technique was when I just had to comment. Well, I commented and [...]
With it’s quavery vocal and recurring bossa nova beat, “Grazed by Bullets” is, let’s say, a different way of starting out an album. Intriguing, nonetheless. Based on the smart-pop that follows on the rest of [...]
Almost entirely brand new records last night with Ed Anderson (Backyard Tire Fire, Magic Box) solo release Lo-Fi Goodness being a holdover from 2012. Of particular interest is the new Geronimo release The Metal David [...]
I loved the chance to play and talk about Mutts‘ music on last night’s show but the best parts were vocalist/keyboardist/songwriter Mike Maimone’s responses to questions like “When did you discover your voice was a [...]
Dialed down but certainly as intense as some of their previous harder rocking efforts, the new Mutts release Object Permanence has some of the bands best songwriting and a sweet reworking of “Prizefighter” which you [...]
This show is so good even I sound like I’ve got it together. Seriously. I challenge you to find more than one or two endless ramblings about anything at all on this week’s show. That’s [...]
It’s getting there. Today, I added former The Moves guitarist/vocalist Johnny V’s new band Hard Kiss to the list for this Sunday’s show. Release show for Hot Trash at Beat Kitchen on April 26. We’ve [...]
Frank Orrall of Poi Dog Pondering was my guest last night on Local Anesthetic. Not sure if it came through during the interview but the relief felt by Frank that the tremendous amount of work [...]
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