The Song That Saved U2U2 had been struggling for weeks to craft a new vision of themselves and their music, and it wasnʼt coming together at all. Faced with the challenge of following up on The Joshua Tree‘s massive success and painfully aware of the dismal reception their movie Rattle and Hum received, the members of U2 were beginning to wonder whether they’d lost their touch.
Why David Bowie Never Officially Became David BowieDavid Bowie has been called a rock ‘n’ roll chameleon. But interestingly for the man himself, there is no official record of a name change.
Blitzen Trapper Perform At XRT's Open Your City ConcertBlitzen Trapper performed at the Virgin Hotel on October 7th as part of XRT's Open Your City concert
Wrigley Field Sunrise TimelapseThe XRT Morning Show had a stunning view of the sunrise over Wrigley Field today, so we decided to share it with you all!
How Jake Bugg Has Matured Beyond His Years - Rock & Roll Reality Check Ep. 10It's our 10th episode of Rock & Roll Reality Check and we're celebrating by looking at the music of Jake Bugg. Although he's a young guy, he's musically versed well beyond his years
How Bruce Springsteen's "Rosie Came Out Tonight" [Rock & Roll Reality Check]Bruce Springsteen has a few favorite topics. Driving a car. Driving a car at night. Driving a car with a girl. Driving a car at night with a girl. Once upon a time he had girlfriend that he wrote a lot of songs about. You know the tunes, but you might not know her name: Diane Lozito.
Catherine D’Orio of Check, Please and Chef Ryan McCaskey of Acadia Dish on Rockin’ Lobster BashWe invited Catherine D’Orio of Check, Please and Chef Ryan McCaskey of the One Michelin Star restaurant Acadia to talk life and lobster.
Delta Spirit Performing At The Bud Light Lolla LoftDelta Spirit came by the Thompson Hotel during Lollapalooza weekend to play an intimate set in front of a roomful of lucky VIP's at the Bud Light Lolla Loft!
Buddy Guy Shares Old Memories And Creates New Ones With Tom Marker Pt. 2Buddy Guy reflects on his life and career in the blues in this conversation with Tom Marker. Outside of discussing his new record, Guy shares many stories about the blues, the Rolling Stones, and more.
Buddy Guy Shares Old Memories And Creates New Ones With Tom Marker Pt. 1Buddy Guy reflects on his life and career in the blues in this conversation with Tom Marker. Outside of discussing his new record, Guy shares many stories about the blues, the Rolling Stones, and more.
Alejandro Rose-Garcia Of Shakey Graves Sat Down With Marty Lennartz To Discuss Adding A Band To His Set And His Hunt For BeerShakey Graves chatted with Marty Lennartz at the XRT Live at Lollapalooza Tent about what he did during the evacuation of Grant Park and seeing James Taylor in Water Shoes.
Wild Belle Announces New Album Title, Impromtu Adding Members To Their Band, and What It's Like Growing Up In a Musical FamilyWild Belle stopped by the XRT Media Tent before the evacuation to discuss their new album, growing up in a musical family and they even announced the title of their new album.
Of Monsters and Men Discuss Following Up a Big AlbumOf Monsters and Men came back after the evacuation to talk with Marty about following up their first great album, expanding their live band, and what they did during the evacuation.
Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks Stopped By Before His SetTim chatted with Marty about how grateful he is to Chicago for launching his album and when he is hitting the studio to start recording the next record.