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 Holiday Spectacular

All area bands and musicians are welcome to participate.


New Chicago Music Playlist On Local Anesthetic, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

The latest releases from Anti/Beyond, Marty Casey, The Warmth, The Red Plastic Buddha, Pool Holograph and Sons of the Never Wrong on Local Anesthetic.


Fletcher Rockwell On Local Anesthetic, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

Fletcher Rockwell’s new “Help Me Get Better” is a solid and steady affair. Meet the band and get a preview of the album before its official release this Friday, exclusively on Local Anesthetic.


Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

Great new Chicago releases from Varsity, Old Shoe, Stopt Clox, Fletcher Rockwell, Panda Riot and South City Revival on Local Anesthetic!


Ratboys on Local Anesthetic!

A lovely chat with Ratboys vocalist/guitarist Julia Steiner on Local Anesthetic last night. Lots of talk of songwriting and singing and life on the road and what lays ahead for an act that’s just begun to tap in to the magic of their music. Catch this current snapshot of a this talented troupe on last night’s Local Anesthetic on WXRT.


The Local Anesthetic New Chicago Music Playlist For Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

New releases from The Giving Tree, The North 41, Ratboys (my guests on this upcoming Sunday’s Anesthetic), The Kickback, Ovef Ow and Local Motive.


Here Is The Playlist Of New Chicago Music On Last Night’s Local Anesthetic!

New music from Chicago artists Kyle Mann, Max Loebman, Sacha Mullin, Heather Lynne Horton, Kevin Andrew Prchal, Weep and Willow and Moritat!


New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

New music from Chicagoans Kyle Mann, Kevin Andrew Prchal, Weep & Willow, Heather Lynne Horton, Max Loebman and Sacha Mullin will be heard this Sunday night at 10:30 on Local Anesthetic!


Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hear the thoughts and sounds of a rock ‘n roll lifer; Meghan MacDuff on Local Anesthetic!


Chicago guitarist/vocalist Meghan MacDuff On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

In bands since she was 15, Meghan MacDuff has emerged as a fine and powerful songwriter. Learn (and hear) more on Local Anesthetic, Sunday night at 10:30 here on XRT.


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