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THE BIG BEAT Playlist - 7/15/19

Hey, all... Dunno why it took me so long to get slowthai on the show, but hey, better late than never. Personal favs Belle & Sebastian, Tycho, and Bon Iver all sound fantastic with their latest, and Cuco debuts on the program between Chicago dates at Metro and The Riviera Theater (Sept. 22)... Read More

Eddie Vedder Beautifully Describes The Magic Of Wrigley Field

Eddie Vedder was a surprise guest during Joe Maddon's post-game show on our sister station 670 The Score this weekend and spoke beautifully on the joy he gets from visiting Wrigley Field to see the Chicago Cubs . "Every time I walk this street... I get the same feeling I did when I was 8 years old... Read More

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1981 [Playlist]

We focused our weekly time travel programming on 1981 on this edition of Saturday Morning Flashback . We had the inauguration of the 40th President, Ronald Reagan, who nominated the first woman to the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor. The big event was the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana... Read More

This Week On XRT: Programming Highlights

THURSDAY GOIN’ TO THE SHOW WITH JUST A REGULAR GUY (7:15am & 6:15pm) NEW NOISE AT NINE The week’s best new recordings, including exclusive previews of forthcoming albums. (9-10pm) SATURDAY SATURDAY MORNING FLASHBACK : 1969 SUNDAY BREAKFAST WITH THE BEATLES with Terri Hemmert (8-10am) BLUES... Read More

Breakfast With The Beatles – July 14, 2019

Breakfast With The Beatles – July 14, 2019 8 AM The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby Paul – Venus & Mars/Rock Show Lulu & Paul – Inside Thing (Let ‘Em In) The Beatles – When I’m 64 Brad Mehldau – Great Day Paul – Great Day Beat Bugs W/Sia – Blackbird The Beatles – From Me To You Professor Moptop The... Read More

There's Now An EDM Version Of Dave Matthews Band's "Crash Into Me"

Dave Matthews Band scored a major hit with their 1996 song "Crash Into Me" landing a Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Grammy nomination. With a mellow feel to it, it's not typically associated with any "get up and dance" playlists. However, that may change soon. Steve Aoki and... Read More
Woodstock Music Festival co-producer Micael Lang

Woodstock 50 Takes To Instagram To Find Festival Site

Woodstock 50 was denied a permit to host the festival at the Vernon Downs in Vernon, New York. That didn't prevent the festival from taking to social media to make their case. The festival posted an image a day ago pleading for the town to allow it to take place. "Will the Town of Vernon allow... Read More

Hear The Avett Brothers new song "High Steppin'"

Video of The Avett Brothers - High Steppin' The Avett Brothers are adding some new sounds to their new music - still the sing-songy, stomp and holler we love with an added touch of electronics. I wanted to start the show with their song “ High Steppin’ ” so you'd hear exactly what they've... Read More