XRT’s Sunday Night Concert

Sunday evenings at 8:00 pm

Fans of live music need not leave the house every Sunday at 8pm… just grab a beer and turn up XRT. A different concert recording is featured each week.

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Sunday Night Concert With Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

One of our favorite live bands of recent years is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, whose next Chicago appearance brings them outdoors to Northerly Island to appear with Jack Johnson on May 31. This [...]

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Hear A Vintage Marley Sunday Night Concert

One of the perks of having been “Chicago’s Finest Rock” all these years is the accumulation of incredible treasures we are fortunate to have in our archives. This weekend we will share another piece of [...]



Hear The National Live From Chicago On XRT’s Sunday Night Concert

Wind down your week with a very cool XRT Sunday Night Concert. You may remember when Ohio’s own 5-piece The National stopped by the UIC Pavilion nearly three years ago with Arcade Fire. In honor [...]


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Rockers That Went To Church

Robert Randolph (appearing on this week’s Sunday Night Concert) learned how to become a master of the pedal steel guitar by attending Sunday services in New Jersey where the instrument was part of the liturgy. [...]


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Hear The Cars On XRT’s Sunday Night Concert:

Marking frontman Ric Ocasek’s 65th birthday, enjoy this historic recording from the band’s 1987 farewell tour. This Sunday Night!



Hear Tame Impala Live From Chicago This Sunday Night!

Australia’s Tame Impala packed the The Riviera with an audience that was shoulder to shoulder and full of anticipation. The band describes their sound as “psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock music” and they hit the nail on the head—that came across as soon as they began the show with their songs “Apocalypse Dreams”


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Sharon Van Etten On The XRT Sunday Night Concert

The pride and joy of the Garden State, Sharon Van Etten, is coming up this weekend on the Sunday Night Concert. It’s a mesmerizing live set recorded about a year ago at a sold out [...]



Hear Sharon Van Etten On XRT’s Sunday Night Concert

Hear Sharon Van Etten recorded “live” in a sold-out XRT Big Beat Show at Lincoln Hall.


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Hear The Lumineers LIVE This Sunday Night — Lollapalooza Aftershow Re-Broadcast

Enjoy an XRT Concert Exclusive starring one of rock’s great success stories of recent years… Hear The Lumineers concert broadcast from their sold-out XRT Lollapalooza Aftershow at the Vic Theatre.


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David Byrne, Polymath [Sunday Night Concert]

Leading Talking Heads through a series of albums and concerts that match the best in rock history would be enough for most men, but David Byrne had lots of other projects in mind and he [...]