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What Have The Black Keys Been Doing?

The Black Keys are back and "Hi/Lo " is well worth the wait and XRT listeners were among the first in the music-loving universe to hear it! Maggie Rogers put out on of the finest debut albums in years and I love sharing more of it with you. I played "Burning" from Heard It In A Past Life . Can't...
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12/31/2017 - File photo dated 28/06/08 of singer John Mayer, who has donned a pair of very high-waisted trousers in reference to a famous scene from the new Star Wars film. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)

John Mayer Releases New Song “Guess I Just Feel Like"

John Mayer just released a brand new song, titled “Guess I Just Feel Like.” Guess he just feels like it. The song follows the single "New Light" which came out in 2018, and his last album The Search For Everything was released in 2017. Check out the new song here:
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May 5, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Tom Petty performs at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre. Mandatory Credit: Ron Elkman/USA TODAY NETWORK

What Did Ryan Arnold Think He'd Never Say On The Radio Again?

"'Here's the latest from Tom Petty on WXRT,'" something I never ever thought I'd ever say again." I said that last year when I first played "Keep A Little Soul" from the An American Treasure box set. Well, T he Best Of Everything - The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection is due next Friday...
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Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant performs during the Riptide Music Festival

Hot New Music On A Cold Night

Cage The Elephant dropped a brand new song this morning and XRT listeners are among the very first people in the music loving universe to hear it on the radio. I'm as excited this week to play new Vampire Weekend as I was last week when it debuted! "Harmony Hall" is a must-have on your "Can't Wait...
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The Cranberries

Preview Tedeschi Trucks Band, Catfish & The Bottlemen, and final Cranberries album.

Funky and rockin' and sweet and sour - the Best of New Music Thursday in all flavors and styles this week! The Cranberries announced details of their final album so it seemed right to start the show with their excellent (and aptly titled) song " All Over Now ". Tedeschi Trucks Band play 4 (yup,...
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Brendan Benson, left, and Jack White of The Raconteurs perform at the Fillmore in Detroit

The Raconteurs Light Up 2019's First New Noise at Nine

The first New Noise at Nine of 2019 is a very full hour of the best of New Music Thursday! We've been collecting a load of new music over the last month - The Raconteurs , Tedeschi Trucks Band , Sharon Van Etten , Guster and more. We listened to 'em all! Check out this week's playlist below. Thanks...
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Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes Tease New Demo

Just before the clock struck midnight on Monday, Robin Pecknold gave us hope for the new year. The Fleet Foxes frontman teased a few new demos with the caption “Forward ! (Very very demos happy new year).” Well very very happy are we! According to their contract, Fleet Foxes are due to release a...
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2018 Goes Out With A Bang On The Final New Noise At Nine Of The Year

Tonight is the final New Noise at Nine of 2018. What a year we've had! Vote on the best song, best new artist, and more in the 2018 XRT Listener Poll and watch the results in a live webcast from City Winery on January 22nd. Highlights of the show include Sunflower Bean , Broken Bells , The...
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 Hozier performs onstage during the VH1 Big Music in 2015

Hozier & Mavis Staples name-check musicians, social justice giants

Out of strange times comes great music, right? " Nina Cried Power " , a special collaboration between Hozier and Mavis Staples , is a tribute to Nina Simone, Woody Guthrie, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Dylan and others who used their music as an instrument of social change. I've been listening...
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Elle King

Powerful Women Rule on New Noise

Aretha Franklin passed away today. We’re playing new music from some powerful female artists on this week’s show. Elle King returns after the success of “Ex’s & Oh’s” with a soulful song “ Shame ”. Equally as powerful, Jade Bird shows her angsty side with “ Uh Huh ”. Multi-instrumentalist Tash...
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