Local Anesthetic

Sundays at 7:30PM

It’s XRT’s weekly shot of Chicago music hosted by Richard Milne, primarily focusing on new music and artists but also showcasing Chicago greats of the last 50 years. [Music Submission Guidelines Here]

Submissions for the 23rd Annual Local Anesthetic Holiday Spectacular are now open. Click here for more information.

Herb Kent photo by Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune

We Remember Radio Legend Herb Kent On Tonight’s Local Anesthetic

We lost a radio great last year. Tune in tonight at 7:30 for a rebroadcast of a conversation I had with the Cool Gent, Herb Kent in Feb. 2009 on Local Anesthetic.

02/19/2017

Trevor De Brauw (photo by Zach Pollack)

New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

New Chicago releases from Pelican’s Trevor De Brauw (above), Old Grand Dad, Oceans Over Airplanes, Guerilla, Brad Peterson and Coyote Riot this Sunday night at 7:30!

02/10/2017

Minor Moon "What Our Enemies Know"

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, January 22, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Sorry, playing catch up on some posts. Sue me.

02/09/2017

Boy Meets Robot

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, February 5, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

New tunes from American Cosmonaut, Barrelhouse Chuck, Minor Moon, Strange Lovelies, The Hacky Turtles, Boy Meets Robot and Akasha

02/06/2017

Curtis Mayfleld "Curtis" (Curtom Records)

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Jan. 29, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Todd Mayfield’s book on the life of his father, Curtis, is called “Traveling Soul”. Noted chronic record collector Dante Carfagna and I tag teamed Todd (say that ten times really fast!) to find out more on last night’s Local Anesthetic.

01/30/2017

George Coutretis from Furr (photo courtesy Furr)

The “Anesthetic Best of ’16” On Tonight’s Local Anesthetic

Tonight’s “Anesthetic Best of ’16” will feature albums from The Flat Five Chicago, Whitney, Jamila Woods, Robbie Fulks, musician, Robert Rolfe Feddersen and tracks from Mutts, FURR and the Top 12 bands on the 93XRT 2016 Listener Poll Local Artist list!

01/08/2017

raygun

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Jan. 1, 2017

The new albums from Strange Lovelies, Harvey Fox, Pink Beam, Arbor Creek, new songs from The Addisons and Mutts plus Naked Raygun’s “Rat Patrol” on this past Sunday night’s Local Anesthetic.

01/04/2017

The cover art to the Anesthetic Spectaular submission from Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop

An Abbreviated History Of The Local Anesthetic Holiday Spectacular (1991-2016) [Playlist & Free Download]

A very short history of the Anesthetic Spectacular along with an overview of what to expect on this Sunday night’s “Best of 25” broadcast.

12/23/2016

nest

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, December 11, 2016 [Playlist & Free Download]

Our last show of new Chicago music for 2016 featured the latest from Minor Moon, Nest, Teds Dancin, The Band Royale, Sonny Falls, Railway Gamblers and a preview of this coming Sunday night’s Local Anesthetic Holiday Spectacular “Best of 25 Years” special.

12/12/2016

More From WXRT

Play.it Podcasts
15 Of The Most Valuable Rock Records
Watch Live From Studio X Performances

Listen Live