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Arcade Fire Cover Prince’s ‘Controversy’ in Minneapolis [Listen]

Something that’s been a bit of a thing in recent weeks is high profile artists covering other high profile artists when playing their hometowns/home countries.  For example, on Bruce Springsteen’s recent Australian tour, he and […]

WXRT–03/10/2014

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Haim Share New ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ Video [Watch]

Southern CA sister crew Haim have just shared a video for another of their many impossibly catchy tunes, “If I Could Change Your Mind.”  If you’re not yet familiar with their work and have a […]

WXRT–02/25/2014

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Foster The People Debut ‘Coming of Age’ Video [Watch]

Album #2 from Foster the People, Supermodel, will be released on March 18 and they’ve just released a video for the lead single, “Coming of Age.”  What’s going on here, exactly?  There’s a boxer that […]

WXRT–02/06/2014

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 97: Neutral Milk Hotel, The Art of Baderbrau, Dr. Dog

February.  The holidays are long gone, the Super Bowl parties are over, and now it’s just you and winter for 6-10 more weeks.  Lovers of the cold (like myself) have no problem with it, but […]

WXRT–02/05/2014

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Kraftwerk Coming to Chicago in 3-D

One of the most influential bands in the history of recorded music will be appearing in Chicago in late March.  Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk will play the Riviera Theater on March 27th and a press […]

WXRT–01/13/2014

Franz Ferdinand (photo by: Marty Rosenbaum / WXRT)

Franz Ferdinand Has The Right Stuff At Vic XRT Show 10/10/13

Franz Ferdinand has crafted a sound all it’s own that hit just right at a sold-out XRT show at the Riviera Theater 10/10/13

WXRT–10/11/2013

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 51: Low, Alejandro Escovedo, Frightened Rabbit

The first weekend of spring.  That should make you feel pretty good, right?  Another thing that will make you feel good is another weekend on the horizon that’s absolutely loaded with quality entertainment.  Some of […]

WXRT–03/20/2013

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Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite To Play Live From Studio X This Monday

Not only are Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite scheduled to perform in Chicago this Sunday, March 3 at the Riviera Theatre, but the duo will also be performing Live from Studio X this Monday. Their […]

03/01/2013

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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live [Watch]

I’ve said this a few times after playing this record on the radio…  Ben Harper can play the blues on his own pretty damn well, but if the idea is to go all-in on a […]

WXRT–02/19/2013

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 26: Avetts/Justin Townes Earle, Design Harvest Festival, Grizzly Bear

You know how when we’re standing around, sweating our asses off at one of the many outdoor summertime festivals, we sometimes think to ourselves, “outdoor shows might be nice in the early fall when I […]

09/26/2012

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