The Big Beat

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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 93xrt.com…  Alvvays are a Canadian band that have been getting some play on our Monday night […]

WXRT–10/16/2014

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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 […]

09/17/2014

Interpol (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Big Beat: September 8, 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.

09/08/2014

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Three gems: Foxygen, Diane Coffee and Gary Wilson

Foxygen, a rediculously talented band is playing a couple XRT/Heineken Big Beat Shows in October. Chicago’s own The Blisters http://theblisters.com/ and Dub Thompson open Thursday 10/16 and Friday 10/17 at Lincoln Hall. Foxygen is a four piece band from  Westlake Village, California, formed in 2005 by Jonathan […]

WXRT–09/05/2014

SBTRKT (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)

The Big Beat: September 1, 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.

09/01/2014

King Tuff (Photo by Katie Stratton/Getty Images)

The Big Beat: August 25, 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 […]

08/25/2014

J Mascis (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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

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

Caribou (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

The Big Beat: July 21, 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 […]

07/22/2014

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