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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]

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New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic!

New Chicago releases from The Drastics, Elk Walking, Cupid Youth, Speed Babes, Korean Jeans and more tbd

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

Umphrey’s McGee vocalist/guitarist Brendan Bayliss discusses the band’s “Zonkey” release, the decision to return their annual New Year’s shows to Chicago and previews the next UM album exclusively on Local Anesthetic.


Umphrey’s McGee On This Sunday’s Local Anesthetic

I’ll be chatting with UM guitarist/vocalist Brendan Bayliss about the band’s recent “Zonkey” release AND spinning an exclusive preview of their in-progress new album. Cool, huh?


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.


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!


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

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


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


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.


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!


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