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Diary of an XRT Intern

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Heartbreaker Or Leg-Fixer? Dave Grohl Turns To Led Zeppelin To Aid In Physical Therapy

Is music the best medicine? Dave Grohl thinks so.

07/29/2015

Jack White performs onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Born In Chicago: New Blues Documentary Will Feature Bob Dylan, Jack White, B.B. King, And More

The 1950’s and 1960’s were iconic times for blues music in Chicago. Born In Chicago chronicles this era complemented by the scores of Bob Dylan, Jack White and B.B. King. Narrated by Marshall Chess of Chess Records, this doc features interviews and performances by Howlin’ Wolf, Steve Miller, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy.

07/24/2015

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10 Essential Dave Matthews Band Tracks To Get Ready For Alpine This Weekend

Summertime wouldn’t be complete without the feel-good sound of Dave Matthews Band. Looking forward to their back-to-back shows this upcoming weekend at Alpine Valley Music Theater, here are ten essential Dave Matthews Band tracks to keep you jamming until then.

07/22/2015

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9 Acts You Should Check Out This Weekend At Pitchfork Music Festival

Story By Nick Buffo The 10th annual Pitchfork Music Festival takes the stage Friday through Sunday in Chicago’s Union Park. If you are planning on attending, here is a list of 9 great bands and […]

07/17/2015

Maddy Budil Intern Bio

Welcome to my experience as an XRT Promotions Intern! My name is Maddy, and I am thrilled to share my adventures at Chicago’s Finest Rock radio station. This fall, I will be a senior at […]

07/17/2015

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Get A Sneak Preview Of Tame Impala’s Upcoming Album ‘Currents’ [Listen]

Although Tame Impala’s forthcoming record Currents isn’t released until July 17th, you can get a sneak preview of it now.

07/13/2015

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The Simpsons’ Duff Beer Is Coming To Life

From animated beer to real life, a new brew will hit shelves soon.

07/13/2015

Nick Buffo Intern Bio

Well hello there! I’m Nick and I am thrilled to be working as an intern at WXRT in the promotions department! I just finished up my junior year at DePaul University, where I study Broadcast […]

07/13/2015

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The Music May Sound Angry, But It Turns Out Metal Fans Are The Happiest Music Fans

Think metalheads are angry all the time? Think again. A recent study published in Self And Identity journal finds that 80s heavy metal fans “were significantly happier in their youth” and “better adjusted currently” than those who primarily listened to other genres of the era.

07/09/2015

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