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Vampire Weekend

Father's Day With Vampire Weekend "Father Of The Bride" Tour

There are few new albums which have been so eagerly anticipated as Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride . Since they first teased new songs at their Lollapalooza aftershow quite a few XRT listeners (this one included!) couldn't wait to hear the album. " This Life " started this week's show. Vampire...
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New Noise At Nine

A Musical World Tour On New Noise

A few hours after I posted last week's New Noise at Nine playlist we received a new tune from Of Monsters And Men called "Alligator." Seemed only right it kick off this week's show. Several live Rolling Stones recordings feature guest artists. A personal fave is No Security - Dave Matthews sings on...
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Beck Makes Two Appearances In One Show

Beck makes two appearances on this week's show with guests on each song. Lollapalooza daily lineup was released this week and we'll take a peek at some of the headliners. A couple'a grumbly, gritty songs from Dylan LeBlanc , Mavis Staples , and JS Ondara round out the show nicely! Have a look at...
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The Lumineers

Rain Didn't Delay New Noise

Lightening flashes lit up downtown Chicago on Thursday night. The Cubs - Pirates game was delayed. Not rain nor sleet nor snow will keep XRT from playing an hour of new music! This week's show had some interesting selections. Let's call them unique collaborations - Morrissey with Billie Joe...
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Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction

Perry Farrell Reigns Supreme, Rules Weird On New Noise At Nine.

Perry Farrell returns with " Pirate Punk Politician " - his first new solo music since 2001 - and it's weird. I'm on record saying the tour of the year is Beck, Cage The Elephant, and Spoon . The trifecta plays with Wild Belle at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on July 31 . To really...
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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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