Diary of an XRT Intern


You Can Now Download Wilco’s First Ever All-Acoustic Set From Solid Sound Festival

Story by David Brown Wilco’s three-day Solid Sound Festival just kicked off last Friday. Two years ago, they performed a set of fan requested cover songs, and this year they executed their first-ever all-acoustic show. […]

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U2 Teases “Song For Someone” Short Film Featuring Woody Harrelson

U2 are working on a short film for their track ‘Song for Someone’ of their album ‘Songs of Innocence’.

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Father John Misty

Watch Father John Misty Cover Arcade Fire

Father John Misty recently covered the title track off Arcade Fire’s 2010 album The Suburbs. The singer-songwriter performed the song in a live acoustic set for CBC Music, honoring Arcade Fire’s inclusion on CBC Music’s list of “the 100 best Canadian bands ever”.


Kings of Leon (Photo: Dan Winters)

Kings Of Leon: Old House For A New Album

Kings of Leon’s think tank for their upcoming seventh album is a 174-year-old Nashville house.


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In Honor Of Dave Grohl, Florence & The Machine Covered “Times Like These” At Glastonbury

Story by Shauna DeLacey Porter Foo Fighters sadly had to cancel their headlining gig at Glastobury due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg. However, Florence and the Machine were able to take their place along with […]


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My First Experience At Pride Parade [Diary Of An XRT Intern]

To start off, my summer has been an amazing experience thanks to WXRT. I have been able to see different street festivals, and meet many people. However, one of the most memorable moments was being able to walk in the Pride Parade.


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A Fruitful Agreement Reached Between Apple And Record Labels

After a bit of pushing and pulling, Apple has agreed to pay royalties to artists during the three-month trial period of their new streaming service, Apple Music. Previously, Apple had planned on leaving artists high and dry until users began paying for the service after three months’ time.


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Roger Waters To Host 2015 Music Heals Benefit Concert Featuring Billy Corgan, Tom Morello, and Sheryl Crow

Story by Shauna DeLacey Porter Roger Waters will be hosting the Music Heals Benefit Concert on October 16th in Washington, D.C. In addition to a performance by Waters himself, the annual concert will feature Billy […]


Leon Bridges

Must Watch! Leon Bridges Had A Brilliant Performance Of “Coming Home” On Jimmy Fallon Last Night

Leon Bridges releases his debut album, Coming Home, to the world this week. To celebrate this wonderful event, he appeared on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He gave a beautiful performance of his LP’s title song.


David Bowie performs with an acoustic guitar on stage, in costume as 'Ziggy Stardust,' circa 1973. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

David Bowie’s Early Career Will Be Celebrated With A 12-Disc Box Set

David Bowie’s latest album, 2013’s The Next Day, contained themes of nostalgia and examining the present. Wth such a fruitful career, it’s hard to not look back at Bowie’s historic library. This leads us to his next release: Five Years 1969 – 1973, the first in a new series of career reflective boxsets, due out via Parlophone Records on September 25th.