The Jungle Giants, Waxahatchee, Caribou and more

Plus Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week - Kevin Pollack & The NuTown

March 2, 2020
The Big Beat with Ryan Arnold

Not much chit-chat on tonight’s show. Too much time and not enough music. Err...strike that. Reverse it. What a good problem to have! Highlights include Winnetka Bowling League, The Jungle Giants, Caribou, and the Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week Kevin Pollack & The NuTown. Check out the entire playlist below and playlists from Big Beats past here.

If it weren’t important I wouldn’t ask every week if it weren’t important to keeping the music scenes thriving - support the artists you hear on WXRT by catching a live show and buying their music from, whenever you can, a local, independent, or a family-owned music store. While you’re at it, tell someone who digs music the way you and I dig music to tune into XRT!

I host two new music shows each week where I get to play some of the sounds I’ve been into for you. Check out New Noise at Nine every Thursday night at 9:00 pm and The Big Beat every Monday night at 11:00 pm. I always welcome suggestions on what to keep an ear out for so connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. My handle on all three of ‘em is RyanArnoldRocks.

Your pal,
-Ryan A.

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  • Waxahatchee - “Lilacs*Catch her at Pitchfork on Friday July 17. GA and Pitchfork Plus passes are on sale now.
  • The Districts - “Cheap Regrets from the albumYou Know I’m Not Going Anywhere out March 13. Pre-order here.
  • MAN MAN - “Cloud Nein” *My 9 year old Wheaten Terrier named Rudie loves this song. Look at her face when I played it for her!
  • BRAIDS - “Young Bucksfrom Shadow Offering due April 24. Pre-order here.
  • Caribou - “Home *Pick up tickets to Caribou at The Riviera Theatre on March 20 here.
  • Joywave - “Half Your Age from the album Possession out March 13. Pre-order here.