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.

New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

New Chicago music from The Thin Cherries, Post Child, Steve Leaf and the Ex-Pats, Engine Summer, Railway Gamblers and Will Bennett this Sunday night at 7:30

04/28/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, April 23, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Hear the new releases from Girl Named Nino, Penthouse Sweets, Layla Frankel, Radio Shaq, Max Subar and Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club on last night’s Local Anesthetic.

04/24/2017

New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

New releases from The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club, Max Subar, Girl Named Nino, Radio Shaq, The Penthouse Sweets and Layla Frankel this night at 7:30 on XRT.

04/22/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, March 19, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Sax player/guitarist Wes Cichosz discusses his two decade career in Chicago music and his new solo release “The Moon Threads a Needle”

04/19/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, April 16, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Music and conversation with The Drastics drummer/producer Anthony Abbinanti about their fine new album “Noir”. Rub-a-dub!

04/17/2017

The Drastics On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic!

The Drastics’ “Noir” is my favorite Chicago release of 2017 so far! Let’s find out more from drummer/producer Anthony Abbinanti on Local Anesthetic, Sunday night at 7:30 here on XRT.

04/14/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, April 9, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

The newest releases from Chicago bands Addisons, The Right Now, Jenny Bienemann, Joy Poppers, The Drastics, Dark Fog and Lucky Boys Confusion on last night’s Local Anesthetic.

04/10/2017

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

New Chicago music from the mugs pictured above, the Addisons, The Drastics, Jenny Beinemann, Lucky Boys Confusion, The Right Now, Dark Fog, and the Joypoppers, Sunday night at 7:30 here on XRT!

04/07/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, April 2, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

A bittersweet Local Anesthetic as “Big C” founder Gabrielle Sutton discussed her reasoning behind calling an end to “Chicago’s Original Rockabilly Open Mic”. Don’t miss this Thursday night’s show at Martyr’s with host band Thee Deacons.

04/03/2017

The Big C’s Gabrielle Sutton On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

Gabrielle Sutton founded “Chicago’s original rockabilly open mic”, The Big C, 25 years ago. The monthly series will come to an end in May. I’ll talk to Gabrielle about the event’s history, the Chicago roots and rockabilly scene, and her decision to wind things down after such a long run.

03/30/2017

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