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Monday Nights at 10pm

The Big Beat is Chicago Radio’s premiere program for modern sounds from artists both domestic and abroad. Hosted by XRT’s Jason Thomas, tune in each week to hear “what’s next” in Chicago’s Finest Rock.

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Bully – “Kills to Be Resistant”

Bully, The War on Drugs, LCD Soundsystem, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and tons more are right here, all begging to be heard…

WXRT–9 hours ago

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Ages and Ages – “How It Feels”

Ages and Ages are back with a delightful new track. Sample it along with everything else Jason played on the show this week (Run The Jewels, LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Parade, Alvvays, and more).

WXRT–10/09/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Deadly Valentine”

Charlotte is amazing on the screen and not bad in the studio either. Sample her latest, along with the rest of this week’s picks.

WXRT–10/02/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Alex Cameron – “Runnin’ Outta Luck”

If you have any sort of soft spot for ’70s/’80s radio pop, then you might dig this new one from Alex Cameron.

WXRT–09/25/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Destroyer – “Tinseltown Swimming in Blood”

Come for the new Destroyer track and stay for new jams from LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Parade, Deer Tick, Cut Copy and a bunch more.

WXRT–09/18/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Weaves – “53”

Also not to be missed is the latest from The War on Drugs, LCD Soundsystem, Mount Kimbie, The Districts, The Lemon Twigs…all of which are right here.

WXRT–08/28/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Protomartyr – ‘My Children’

Yeah, the Protomartyr is excellent, and so is the LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Alice, Lemon Twigs, Cut Copy, Ariel Pink and Belle & Sebastian…

WXRT–08/21/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Bully – ‘Feel the Same’

A new track from Bully is awesome enough, but on top of that you get stuff from Francis and the Lights, METZ, The National, Grizzly Bear, Run The Jewels, The xx, and a whole bunch more.

WXRT–08/07/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: The Lemon Twigs – ‘Night Song’

If you have a soft spot for ’70s “AM Gold,” then you’ll probably like what The Lemon Twigs have going on. Check out their latest along with a TON of other new tracks for you to dig into.

WXRT–07/31/2017

THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: The War on Drugs – ‘Strangest Thing’

Yes, an amazing track from TWOD is featured this week, but you can also dig into new ones from Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, Sheer Mag, Nine Inch Nails, and, yes, the one-and-only Michael McDonald!

WXRT–07/24/2017

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