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Lin Brehmer’s Halloween 2014 Diary [Listen]

“Hold still,” she scolded. Mary Dixon was doing what she does second best. Face painting. The XRT Morning Show had yielded to her grand scheme to tie our Halloween to The Museum of Contemporary Art’s […]


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The Unwritten Rules of Rock, Written By Lin Brehmer

I had a request for my Lin’s Bin on the Unwritten Rules of Rock, Part One. Here’s the scripted, do it yourself version. Scott Letscher asks – Lin, I’ve heard about the unwritten rules of […]


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Re:Cycle – A Lin’s Bin About Bicycles [Watch]

This is a big bicycle weekend. Bike The Drive. The weather will never be better. I mean never. And some intrepid cyclists are departing Chicago for Boston to raise money for And some of […]


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Interview: The National’s Matt Berninger on Closeted Indie Rock Deadheads

Indie rock’s elite are covering the Grateful Dead on an upcoming tribute album. And the Dead love it!



If It Keeps On Raining. A Playlist.

Remember. You can’t call it a hundred year flood if it happens every couple of years. If you’re anything like me, you may have been running late today because every road and viaduct we encountered […]



The Decemberists Reveal New EP, Long Live The King, Cover The Grateful Dead

[photogallerylink id=91170 align=left]Always a band that has never been afraid to explore new boundaries, the upcoming EP Long Live The King from The [lastfm]Decemberists[/lastfm] sees the group pay homage to a band not many people […]


Attention Classic Rock Fans: Don't Neglect Your Turntables This Saturday…

The fourth annual Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16) is a celebration of music, independent record stores, and the trusty wax itself. Even if you are without a means to listen to vinyl records these […]


'The Grateful Dead Movie' Returning To The Big Screen On April 20

The 1977 documentary The Grateful Dead Movie will once again grace the big screen. The film has not been available in wide theatrical distribution since its initial release over 30 years ago. The rereleased version […]


Full Album: Listen To ‘Almost Acoustic’ By Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band

In 1987, Garcia wanted to get back to his more traditional music roots like what he was involved in before [lastfm]The Grateful Dead[/lastfm] so the [lastfm]Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band[/lastfm] was formed. [lastfm]Jerry Garcia[/lastfm] fans have […]


Frank E. Lee’s Weekend Playlist Includes Joni Mitchell, Procal Harum & The Grateful Dead

Anytime you start the weekend with a trip to Guitar Center (a good, longtime XRT sponsor) to pick up a new can of Gruvglide, you know the wheel of steel is gonna be spinning. We got […]




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