Live from the Archives Weekend

Norah Jones On The Sunday Night Concert

One of my favorite [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Norah Jones[/lastfm] stories was an account of her waiting in the green room before a television appearance telling an interviewer that she didn’t like being identified as the daughter of […]


Frank E. Lee’s Morning With Mellencamp

I remember driving across the country on vacation some years back checking out the radio stations from town to town as I always do hoping to be entertained and informed (and maybe steal some material) […]


ONXRT Live From The Archives Weekend

Memorable performances originally aired as part of XRT Concert Exclusives, Sunday Night Concerts, Live from Studio X broadcasts, and various in-studio interviews, spotlighting the station’s forthcoming CD compilation,ON XRT Volume 12, scheduled for release on […]


What’s That Song Title Again?

Song titles are a funny thing.  A band like New Order, for instance, rarely mention the title anywhere in their songs, whereas other bands make the title the most obvious element of the song.  Sometimes […]


John Butler Trio Live Concert Webcast Tonight!

This weekend, we‘ll empty our vaults from 1pm Friday until 7pm Sunday for the XRT Live from the Archives Weekend. You’ll hear rare and unavailable performances by the major artists of the past 30+ years. […]


Studio X Performances on XRT’s Live From The Archives Weekend

One of the best things  I get to do at XRT is host Live From Studio X Performances.  We bring some of your favorite artists to small and intimate venues, XRT VIP’s register  and around 200 listeners get […]


Best Shows Ever

Some of my live faves (in no particular order, list subject to change)…Rolling Stones, 1972 International Amphitheatre (they got a couple of shows in between orgies at the Playboy mansion,)


Everything In Its Right Place

My husband really wanted to go. [lastfm]Radiohead[/lastfm] in Grant Park. It was sort of an experiment – breaking out of the Petrillo Bandshell and letting a big rock show happen on the grass. I wasn’t […]


Lin’s Bin Live From the Archives

XRT begins one of its legendary Live From the Archives Weekends Friday at 1pm so Friday and Monday, I’ll be dipping into the Lin’s Bin archives to share my 2-part answer to the pertinent question, […]


Patti Smith’s Return To Chicago at XRT Holiday Concert For The Kids

This weekend is one of my favorite features : XRT’s Live From The Archives Weekend. It’s always  great to hear so many live performances that XRT has recorded and aired over the years and so often the performances you’ll […]