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.

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, June 18, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Last night’s show featured new releases from The Rubs, Cheer Accident (photo above), Bonzie, Jess McIntosh, Ryan Joseph Anderson and Coyote Ghost

06/19/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, June 11, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Music and conversation with Alex Otake and James Weir from Ne-Hi on last night’s Local Anesthetic.

06/11/2017

Ne-Hi On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic!

I’ll be chatting with Ne-Hi about their new side “Offers”, my favorite Chicago release of 2017 so far. Local Anesthetic, Sunday night at 7:30 here on XRT.

06/08/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, June 4, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

The Flat Five! They’re fantastic! Hear this show! Now!

06/05/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, May 28, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Here’s what we heard on last night’s Local Anesthetic. American Grizzly “Big City”. See them at some cool upcoming gigs including Chicago Ribfest on June 10, Reggie’s on June 23 and Schuba’s on July 6. […]

05/29/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, May 21, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

A thirty-year vet of the Chicago music scene, Phil Angotti dropped by to discuss the songs and recording of his new “Such Stories” release.

05/22/2017

Phil Angotti On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

Phil Angotti (The Idea, Material Reissue) joins me this Sunday at 7:30pm to discuss and play tracks from his new “Such Stories” release.

05/19/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, May 14, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

New releases from Panda Riot (radio debut!), Pink Frost, ODE, Phil Angotti, American Cosmonaut and The Saps on last night’s Local Anesthetic.

05/15/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, May 7, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Music and conversation with the delightfully engaging Jenny Bienemann and her “Every Soul Grows to the Light” release on last night’s Local Anesthetic.

05/08/2017

Jenny Bienemann On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic!

Music and conversation with Chicago singer-songwriter Jenny Bienemann and her new release, “Every Soul Grows to the Light” on Local Anesthetic this Sunday night at 7:30.

05/05/2017

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