New Noise At Nine

One Of Ryan Arnold's "Dream Concert" Revealed.

A few bands surprised us with another new song we weren't expecting just like The Black Keys did last week with "Eagle Birds ". Tame Impala , Bastille, and Cage The Elephant all posted new music in the last 72 hours. Side bar - The Black Keys, Tame Impala, Bastille, and Cage The Elephant would be...
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Last Minute Additions Made For Action Packed Show

I had this week's show all sewn up when two surprises showed up late on Thursday: the first song from Collective Soul 's upcoming album Blood called "Right As Rain" and the second song from The Black Keys called "Eagle Birds." I'm on record saying Dylan LeBlanc is one of my favorite new artists of...
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Beck

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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Remarkable Duet - Rolling Stones, Florence Welch

Gotta love when unlikely collaborations turn out as well as the Rolling Stones and Florence Welch singing “Wild Horses” last year in London . I’m still very keen on J.S. Ondara ’s debut "Saying Goodbye" . He’s from Kenya and his songs pull at my heartstrings like, well...like nothing I can remember...
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Arcade Fire perform live on stage on day 3 of the Isle of Wight Festival 2017

Arcade Fire, Tim Burton, and Disney.

This week's show takes us across a pretty wide (and wild!) sonic landscape. Arcade Fire covers " Baby Mine " for the soundtrack to Tim Burton's remake of the Disney classic Dumbo . Local Natives has a familiar sound on their newest andd The Head & The Heart wanted to surprise us with a brand...
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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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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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New Noise At Nine

Forget Flowers and Chocolate! A Dozen (plus 2) New Songs

Happy Overpriced Crummy Choclate and Roses Day! I aimed to make this week’s show live up to The Best of New Music Thursday by jamming as much music into one hour as physics, space, and time would allow. Two highlights from this week’s show - Jade Bird “I Get No Joy” ( Jade Bird is playing with...
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