By Emma Mac

It’s been a busy week here at XRT. Where to begin?

Last week I had the honor of interviewing Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. We ended up doing the interview in the bathroom at his hotel because it had the best lighting and sound. The goofy setting broke the ice and made way for a really fun interview. Check it out here:

We also played a game called “This or That,” in which Wayne must pick between two seemingly simple ideas, that actually end up saying a lot about a person. Watch the two minute video here:

Isn’t he sweet?


In programming news, I have a new show on Saturday mornings called Deep Digs at Dawn. From 6:30 – 8:00, join me for unique covers, picks from the ONXRT Live from the Archives Collection, and songs from your favorite XRT artists that you might not hear so often. It’s been a lot of fun so far. I post the playlists every Saturday morning at 8:00, in case you miss anything. Hope you like it!

Speaking of Saturday mornings, I’ve been hosting that shift for about 2 years now. I picked it up from Leslie Witt, who held down Saturday mornings at XRT for a very long time. As many of you know, Leslie passed away this Summer after a long battle with Ovarian Cancer. In honor of Leslie, we are supporting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance in their “30 Days of Teal” campaign, and selling teal, throwback XRT T-shirts. All proceeds from the shirts go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. You can purchase yours here, and make sure to Tweet or Facebook @93xrt or @emmamacDJ with #XRTeal so we can credit you for being awesome!

Got plans for this weekend yet? Join us this Friday and Saturday for the Goose Island 312 Urban Block Party. The line-up, curated by our very own Richard Milne, is incredible this year, with bands like Whitney, Jr. Jr., White Denim, and Dawes. Not to mention there will be tons of great beer, and it’s only a $10 Donation to get in, which goes to a charity of your choosing: Chicago Canine Rescue, Chicago Parks Foundation, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Foundations Of Music, or the Chicago Blackhawks Charities. On top of that, beers are only $3!

Sounds like the fun will be brewing…


Check out the full line-up here:


Main Stage
Against Me! 8:45-10:00
The Aggrolites 7:30-8:15
Beach Slang 6:15-7:00
Low Cut Connie 5:15-5:45

Local Stage
Akasha 7:40-8:30
Clearance 6:30-7:10
Robert Rolfe Feddersen 5:20-6:00


Main Stage
Dawes 8:30-10:00
White Denim 7:00-8:00
Jr. Jr. 5:45-6:30
Whitney 4:30-5:15

Local Stage
Meat Wave 7:30-815
Al Scorch 6:10-7:00
Swimsuit Addition 5:00-5:40

“Ha Ha Ha Ha Yeah” – White Denim

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Last but definitely not least, join me and the XRT Promo team for XRT / Bud Light Music Trivia Night, this Tuesday, 9/27 at Evviva in Lisle from 7:30 – 10 pm! We play 3 rounds of 20 questions of Music Trivia, with prizes after each round and a grand prize that’s definitely worth competing for. Come out and test your knowledge!

Find more info here.

See you out there!

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