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New Music Thursday: Georgia – “Nothing Solutions” [Watch]

Before I go on the air today, let me take a quick couple of minutes to share an artist that I’ve been spinning on Monday night show THE BIG BEAT for the past few weeks. […]



5 Questions With New Big Beat Host Jason Thomas

Now that Jason’s gotten settled in to his new shift as host of The Big Beat (Monday’s 10P-12A), we decided to sit down and ask him a few questions. How much new music do you […]


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New Music Thursday: Ratatat – “Cream on Chrome” [Watch]

It’s been 5 years since the last full album?  Welcome back, Evan and Mike! “Cream on Chrome” is a selection from the forthcoming album, Magnifique, and it’s been getting spins on Monday night program The Big […]


AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 20:  Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs on stage during Big Day Out at Mt Smart Stadium on January 20, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

The Big Beat: May 18, 2015 [Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 5/18/15 Crocodiles– Foolin’ Around Best Coast– Heaven Sent Future Islands– The Chase Palma Violets– English Tongue Speedy Ortiz– Raising The Shate Young Fathers– Shame Torres– New Skin Sufjan Stevens– 4th Of […]


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The Big Beat: February 23, 2015 [Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 2/23/15 Juliana Hatfield Three– I’m Shy The Growlers– Good Advice Sonny & The Sunsets– Cheap Extensions The Singularity– Wetter Hot Chip– Huarache Lights Courtney Barnett -Pedestrian At Best Will Butler– Take […]


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The Big Beat: February 16, 2015 [Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 2/16/15 Happy Fangs– Hiya Kaw Kaw POND– Elvis Flaming Star Will Butler– Anna Father John Misty– The Ideal Husband Coleen Green– Pay Attention Chappo -I’m Not Ready The Amazing– Picture This […]



The Big Beat: February 2, 2015 [Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 2/2/15 Will Butler– Anna Glass Gang– I Will Save You September Girls– Melatonin Toro Y Moi– Empty Nesters The Dodos– The Tide Warren Teagarden & The Good Grief -We Are Gold […]


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The Big Beat: January 26, 2015 [Playlist]

THE BIG BEAT – 1/26/15 Django Django– First Light Murder By Death– Strange Eyes The Blind Pets– TV Baby The Do– Lick My Wounds Will Butler– Anna Ariel Pink – Dayzed Inn Daydreams Jose Gonzalez– […]


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New Music Thursday: Alvvays – ‘Archie, Marry Me’ [Watch]

It’s New Music Thursday on the air at XRT, so we might as well bring the party over to…  Alvvays are a Canadian band that have been getting some play on our Monday night […]


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Big Beat Alums BRONCHO Debut New Video [Watch]

If you listened to the Big Beat this past Monday you may have heard BRONCHO’s “Deena.” The track is one of eleven off the Oklahoma natives sophomore album, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman, which was […]