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Alive and Well: 10 Songs That Are Better Done Live [Playlist]

A live performance makes a distinction between great bands and mediocre ones. It is fairly easy nowadays to make a studio recording sound great ,with the help of auto tune, editing software and more. But, what happens when the artist has to perform live in front of all their fans?

04/02/2015

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David Byrne/Talking Heads Friday Feature — XRT Must Be The Place

Imagine (or remember) what FM radio sounded like back in the late 1970’s when Talking Heads first emerged. They were ahead of their time, and XRT took great pride in supporting their music from the very beginning. Join us for a day devoted to the world of Byrne recordings, from his years with Talking Heads through his always ambitious solo projects. Starting on the XRT morning show.

03/19/2015

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You Need To Check Out This Rare Concert Footage Of Talking Heads In 1980

Talking Heads visual claim to fame came from their 1984 concert documentary Stop Making Sense. Rightfully so, the film did a standout job of capturing the dynamic environment of a Talking Heads performance. Recently, video footage surfaced from a Talking Heads show in 1980 that is absolutely astonishing.

01/15/2015

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Need A Costume Idea? Try Phish’s “Musical Costume” With 5 Of Their Best Halloween Shows

Few bands invoke the level of excitement, anticipation, and curiosity on Halloween as Phish. Phish are known for covering another band’s album in its entirety calling it a “musical costume.” In honor of Phish playing a sold out three night run from 10/31-11/2 in Las Vegas this year, we take a look back at 5 of the top musical costumes from Phish’s past Halloween runs. Let the controversy begin!

10/01/2014

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Arcade Fire’s Coolest Covers, What Will They Play In Chicago? [Playlist]

Arcade Fire have been on a roll with cover songs at their shows recently. That’s great news for Chicago concertgoers seeing as the band is playing two XRT Shows at the United Center later this month. They’ve never […]

WXRT–08/15/2014

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Ten Concert Movies To Get Dad For Father’s Day

Have you got your dad a present yet? Father’s Day takes place in less than two weeks and it can be tricky finding the right gift. Instead of giving him a T-shirt he might not wear, […]

WXRT–06/04/2014

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Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ Celebrates 30 with Digital, Theatrical Release

Once Stop Making Sense, the highly regarded Talking Heads concert film, hits 30 years old this year, the band will celebrate by seeing the movie hit theaters again.

05/21/2014

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Twenty Of The Best All-Time Album Reissues

Some albums you just cannot forget about. Their innovation and influence have remained timeless— and for good reason. Albums such as Born to Run and Dark Side of the Moon are classics that can never […]

04/08/2014

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Friday Flashback! 1977 With Talking Heads & Lin Brehmer

Saturday Morning Flashback takes us back to 1977 from 8am to 12 noon with Wendy Rice. Where was I in 1977? On January 16th I did my first commercial radio show at WQBK-FM in Albany […]

WXRT–03/21/2014

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Arctic Monkeys Perform ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ on Letterman [Watch]

Alex Turner and the gang stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater last evening to provide the musical entertainment on Late Show with David Letterman.  It’s really no surprise that their latest album, AM, is a […]

WXRT–01/28/2014

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