Marty Lennartz

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The Big Beat: August 18, 2014 [Playlist]

The Big Beat is Chicago Radio’s premiere program for modern sounds from artists both domestic and abroad. It’s the kind of music that flies just under the radar of the mainstream. Hosted by XRT’s Marty […]

08/18/2014

Ty Segall (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

The Big Beat: August 11, 2014 [Playlist]

The Big Beat is Chicago Radio’s premiere program for modern sounds from artists both domestic and abroad. It’s the kind of music that flies just under the radar of the mainstream. Hosted by XRT’s Marty […]

08/11/2014

KONGOS Photo: WXRT

KONGOS Talk Kwaito And Radio With Marty Lennartz Live at Lollapalooza [Interview]

“We knew because of social media we were going to have a good crowd, but never like that. Especially because the doors just open, and we were the first on stage after people went to be at probably 6am. It was amazing. Very surprising!”

WXRT–08/06/2014

Bear in Heaven (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tropfest)

The Big Beat: August 4, 2014 [Playlist]

The Big Beat is Chicago Radio’s premiere program for modern sounds from artists both domestic and abroad. It’s the kind of music that flies just under the radar of the mainstream. Hosted by XRT’s Marty […]

08/04/2014

Cage the Elephant (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Cage The Elephant Tells WXRT The Real Fear Behind ‘Melophobia’ Live At Lollapalooza [Interview]

Cage the Elephant has officially reached veteran status at Lollapalooza playing the festival a hefty handful of times in both Chicago and South America. Frontman Matthew Schultz sat down with Marty Lennartz in the Live […]

WXRT–08/03/2014

Spoon (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Spoon Talks ‘Soul’ Live At Lollaplooza with Marty Lennartz [Interview]

After over twenty years together, Spoon is set to release their eighth studio album, They Want My Soul, on August 5th. Their last album, Transference, was release in 2010, which was coincidentally the last year […]

WXRT–08/03/2014

Benjamin Booker (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Jack White’s Main Man, Benjamin Booker Talks Chicago Blues Influences Backstage at Lollapalooza

Coming fresh off of recent shows in Canada, New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker stops in Chicago to make his Lollapalooza debut and to sit down with WXRT before going on stage. With The Gun Club, […]

08/03/2014

Live at Lollapalooza (photo: WXRT)

The Head and the Heart Talk Marriage and Music Backstage at Lollapalooza [Interview]

If you haven’t yet heard of or listened to The Head and The Heart, you should make it a priority.  The Seattle-based indie folk band has been exploding on the scene and has been creating […]

08/03/2014

Lucius at Lollapalooza (photo: WXRT)

Everything Is Twice As Nice With Lucius and Lennartz Live At Lollapalooza [Interview]

In the magical realm that is ‘Backstage at Lollapalooza’, there comes a point when attempting to differentiate musicians from crew from media becomes a terminal exercise. Everyone melts into a sea of colored wristbands and  […]

WXRT–08/02/2014

Broken Bells at Lollapalooza (photo: Zack Nechvatal)

Broken Bells Talk Past, Present, and Future with Marty Lennartz Live At Lollapalooza [Interview]

It is fun to do this stuff and see it all the way through with a band like this, where you are invested. There’s definitely ups and downs to both of those things, but I enjoy being in this situation with James.

WXRT–08/02/2014

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