Local Anesthetic


XRT’s weekly shot of Chicago music hosted by Richard Milne, primarily focusing on new music and artists but also showcasing Chicago greats of the last 50 years.

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For 20 years, I’ve been emptying the Anesthetic inbox of new Chicago releases and demos and putting the best of the bunch on the air, Sunday nights at 7:30pm on XRT. If I get really excited by somebody’s music, they’re invited to come by and talk about it. Is your band next? Never know unless you send me your stuff.

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Local Anesthetic Playlist For The 2015 Holiday Spectacular

More like a list of all the bands that appeared on last night’s show, in the order in which they appeared. I’m going to hold […]

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Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Crown Point’s Ocean Over Airplanes got us off to a great start on last night’s Local Anesthetic with the track “Avenue A” from their new […]

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Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, November 29, 2015

Last night on Local Anesthetic we heard new Chicago music from Jared Rabin (ex-The Hue, Safe Haven, Falldown) and his solo debut, Something Left to […]

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Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

It was nice to slip into what felt like a natural and friendly repartee with both Greg Corner and Dan Wiese of Kill Hanna on […]

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Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, November 15, 2015

You can tell the deadline for entries to the 24th Annual Local Anesthetic Holiday Spectacular is quickly approaching because I’m growing increasingly long winded when […]

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Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, November 8, 2015

Besides digging a lot of the tunes found on their new Chico release, I appreciate the process Santah has gone thru in preparation for the […]