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Ryan Arnold

Host: New Noise At Nine

About the same time Ryan Arnold’s father taught him how to catch a baseball, he taught him how to cue up a record. To this day baseball is still a passion, but music has become his life. To hear Ryan tell it, “Music is my life. Everything else is just what I do.” [Read Ryan’s Full Bio]

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My 5 Lives: “People Have The Power”

Activist, poet, songwriter, the High Priestess of Rock – Patti Smith has words for all occasions. To some, today calls for only four: People Have The Power.

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Arcade Fire & Mavis Staples, Sturgill Simpson, Laura Marling – New Noise at Nine. Thursday January 19, 2017

Arcade Fire has teamed with Mavis Staples in the past. For Arcade Fire’s first new tune since Reflektor in 2013, “I Give You Power” is an excellent “hello!” to those who’ve been longing for new music. The […]


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Flaming Lips, Temples, The Shins – New Noise at Nine. Thursday January 12, 2017

The Best of New Music Thursday featured music from a few bands who have XRT shows coming up soon!


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Florence + The Machine, Ryan Adams, Bon Iver – New Noise at Nine. Thursday December 29, 2016

The final New Noise at Nine of the year features a look back at new music from 2016 and a look ahead at what’s to come in 2017.


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New Noise at Nine – Best of 2016’s Best of New Music Thursday

Ryan Arnold plays some of the songs that make up the Best of 2016’s Best of New Music Thursday.


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Florence + The Machine, The Shins, Old 97’s – New Noise at Nine. Thursday December 8, 2016

Happy New Year! Lots of music to look forward to this year, so let’s turn our attention to the positive. Check out the playlist from tonight’s show and think about the positive things in 2017. […]


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John Mayer, Eliot Sumner, On XRT Vol: 18 – New Noise at Nine. Thursday December 1, 2016

A healthy dose of songs from ON XRT: Live From The Archives Volume 18, Sting’s son Eliot Sumner, and more.


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ON XRT Live From The Archives Volume 18 – New Noise at Nine. Thursday November 24, 2016

Preview tracks from the upcoming ON XRT: Live From The Archives Vol 18 compilation.


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John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Japandroids – New Noise at Nine. Thursday November 17, 2016

What an eventful New Music Thursday! A little after 3pm I got word that a new John Mayer tune arrived.  Just before 8pm I thought I misplaced the new single from The XX. Thanks to Jason Thomas, musical crisis […]


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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Mavis Staples, Grandaddy – New Noise at Nine. Thursday November 3, 2016

Music from this year’s 93XRT Goose Island BIG Holiday Concert headliner and opener and from a past headliner.



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