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Saturday Morning Flashback Celebrates Bicentennial With Music from 1976

We celebrated America's bicentennial with three hours of music from 1976. Here's everything we played: George Harrison - “Crackerbox Palace” Thin Lizzy - “The Boys Are Back In Town” Stevie Wonder - “Sir Duke” Bad Company - “Honey Child” Queen - “Somebody To Love” Firefall - “You Are The Woman”... Read More

Every Album We Played on All Vinyl Friday

Here's everything we played on today's All Vinyl Friday! Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock & Roll (side 2) Paul McCartney - Venus & Mars (side 1) Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (side 1) Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young - Déjà Vu (side2) Genesis - Abacab (side 1) Pretenders - Pretenders (... Read More
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Hey Baby, It's the Fourth of July

4th of July Playlist. You might not be surprised to learn that the date July 4th has dropped into a number of songs. Some of the songs use the date as a metaphor or as a placeholder for a memory. As you round up some burgers to put on the grill, I’ve chosen some songs to add to your weekend BBQ mix... Read More

John Prine Named First Honorary Poet Laureate in Illinois History

It was a strong, city-wide grief we felt when John Prine passed away from COVID-19 in April, but Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has claimed the mailman from Maywood as one of our own. John Prine has been named the first Honorary Poet Laureate in Illinois history. In a quote to ABC 7 Chicago, Prine... Read More
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 24: Gina Shock, Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, and Kathy Valentine attend the "The Go-Gos" premiere during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 24, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Phot

Watch the Trailer for The Go-Go's New Documentary

The Go-Go's have a new documentary on the way. Directed by Alison Ellwood (History Of The Eagles/American Jihad), "The Go-Go's" will be premiering next month on Showtime, after screening at Sundance earlier this year. The all-female band will be celebrating their prolific story being told with the... Read More
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Sufjan Stevens Announces New Album, Song "America" Due Out Friday

Prior to Sufjan Stevens releasing an instrumental album earlier this year, it had been a while since he last graced us with his presence. This Spring's collaboration with his stepfather Lowell Brams, Aporia , followed 2015's gorgeous Carrie & Lowell (same Lowell). And now we have The Ascension... Read More
2020 Vinyl Of The Day

Discover New (or New To You) Music With XRT's Vinyl of The Day

My trusty vinylfly Albino Dino and I are doing a deep dive into my record collection to share albums you might like. Some you'll know. Some you won't. All will be worth a listen so bookmark this page. Let me know what your Vinyl of The Day picks are. Tweet @93XRT and use hashtag #XRTVOTD and tag me... Read More