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Mike Bennett DJ Profile

Mike was an original member of the CHIRP board of directors, a former vice-president of CHIRP, and he now is a board member emeritus.  He got his start in radio in high school at Hinsdale Central's WHSD, and then moved on to WIDB at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  His radio dreams were deferred by a detour into retail music and then a U-turn to law school.  Even while working as an attorney at the State Appellate Defender, Mike stayed in touch with the music scene, writing reviews on the web for Pop Palace, Fufkin.com and his own blog, Hablo Ennui.  His favorites include Sparks, Sweet, Cheap Trick, The Fall, Didjits, Buck Owens, Ted Leo, The Zombies, Bo Diddley and many, many others. You can follow Mike on Twitter (and who wouldn't want to?) at @mrhonorama.

Mike Bennett's Playlists

5/19 - 11am hour
11:55am Cheer-Accident Local Trying to Comfort Mary Fades (Skin Graft)
Track Notes: 19th album!!! Out next week. Buy Cheer-Accident Fades at Reckless Records Buy Cheer-Accident at iTunes Buy Cheer-Accident Fades at eMusic Add to Collection
OutKast - Aquemini album artwork 11:48am OutKast Skew It On The Bar-B (featuring Raekwon) Aquemini (Arista)
Track Notes: 1998 Buy OutKast Aquemini at Reckless Records Buy OutKast at iTunes Buy OutKast Aquemini at eMusic Add to Collection
Arthur Alexander - One Bar Left album artwork 11:45am Arthur Alexander One Bar Left One Bar Left (Dead Beat)
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11:43am Sugar Stems Radio Heartthrob Only Come Out at Night (Dirtnap)
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Iceage - Beyondless album artwork 11:39am Iceage Pain Killer Beyondless (Matador)
Track Notes: 4th LP from the Danish band. Buy Iceage Beyondless at Reckless Records Buy Iceage at iTunes Buy Iceage Beyondless at eMusic Add to Collection
11:34am Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Refute Sparkle Hard (Matador)
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The Magnolias - Dime Store Dream album artwork 11:30am The Magnolias Flowin' Thru Dime Store Dream (Twin/Tone)
Track Notes: 1989 Buy The Magnolias Dime Store Dream at Reckless Records Buy The Magnolias at iTunes Buy The Magnolias Dime Store Dream at eMusic Add to Collection
Songhoy Blues - Music in Exile album artwork 11:27am Songhoy Blues Irganda Music in Exile (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 2015 Buy Songhoy Blues Music in Exile at Reckless Records Buy Songhoy Blues at iTunes Buy Songhoy Blues Music in Exile at eMusic Add to Collection
Paper Mice - The Funny Papers album artwork 11:23am Paper Mice Local Simulacra The Funny Papers (Three One G)
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Honey Cone - Love, Peace and Soul album artwork 11:19am Honey Cone Sittin' on a Time Bomb (Waitin' on the Hurt to Come) Love, Peace and Soul (Hot Wax)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy Honey Cone Love, Peace and Soul at Reckless Records Buy Honey Cone at iTunes Buy Honey Cone Love, Peace and Soul at eMusic Add to Collection
The Buttertones - Midnight in a Moonless Dream album artwork 11:16am The Buttertones Darling, I Need Time But Don't Really Know Why Midnight in a Moonless Dream (Innovative Leisure)
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Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel album artwork 11:13am Courtney Barnett Nameless, Faceless Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk!/Mom + Pop)
Track Notes: At Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 5/21 Buy Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel at Reckless Records Buy Courtney Barnett at iTunes Buy Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel at eMusic Add to Collection
Young RJ - The Detroit Project album artwork 11:09am Young RJ Die Trying (featuring Guilty Simpson & Phat Kat) The Detroit Project (Ne'Astra)
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Ministry - Twitch album artwork 11:03am Ministry Local Over the Shoulder Twitch (Sire)
Track Notes: 1986 Buy Ministry Twitch at Reckless Records Buy Ministry at iTunes Buy Ministry Twitch at eMusic Add to Collection
Sweet - The Lost Singles album artwork 11:00am Sweet Teenage Rampage The Lost Singles (Sony Music)
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5/19 - 10am hour
The Sea and Cake - Any Day album artwork 10:55am The Sea and Cake Local Any Day Any Day (Thrill JOckey)
Track Notes: First album in 6 years. August 16 at Pritzker Pavilion. Buy The Sea and Cake Any Day at Reckless Records Buy The Sea and Cake at iTunes Buy The Sea and Cake Any Day at eMusic Add to Collection
The B-52 10:49am The B-52's Give Me Back My Man Wild Planet (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy The B-52's Wild Planet at Reckless Records Buy The B-52's at iTunes Buy The B-52's Wild Planet at eMusic Add to Collection
The Moons - Fables of History album artwork 10:46am The Moons Lights Out Fables of History (Schnitzel)
Track Notes: 2012 Buy The Moons Fables of History at Reckless Records Buy The Moons at iTunes Buy The Moons Fables of History at eMusic Add to Collection
Frankie Cosmos - Vessel album artwork 10:43am Frankie Cosmos Apathy Vessel (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: 3d LP Buy Frankie Cosmos Vessel at Reckless Records Buy Frankie Cosmos at iTunes Buy Frankie Cosmos Vessel at eMusic Add to Collection
Low Cut Connie - Dirty Pictures (Part 2) album artwork 10:41am Low Cut Connie Oh Suzanne Dirty Pictures (Part 2) (Contender)
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Wild Beasts - Smother album artwork 10:35am Wild Beasts Lion's Share Smother (Domino)
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10:32am Del & Amp Live Chili Sauce (feat. James Melo & Mr. Micro) Gate 13 (Plug Research)
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Sparks - Kimono My House album artwork 10:29am Sparks Talent is an Asset Kimono My House (Island)
Track Notes: 10 year anniversary of the band playing all 21 of their albums (at the time) in their entirety over the course of four weeks. Buy Sparks Kimono My House at Reckless Records Buy Sparks at iTunes Buy Sparks Kimono My House at eMusic Add to Collection
Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi album artwork 10:22am Anna Calvi Blackout Anna Calvi (Domino)
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Etta James - Etta James album artwork 10:20am Etta James Something's Got a Hold on Me Etta James (Argo)
Track Notes: 1962 Buy Etta James Etta James at Reckless Records Buy Etta James at iTunes Buy Etta James Etta James at eMusic Add to Collection
Gwenno - Le Kov album artwork 10:15am Gwenno Tir Ha Mor Le Kov (Heavenly)
Track Notes: 2d LP Buy Gwenno Le Kov at Reckless Records Buy Gwenno at iTunes Buy Gwenno Le Kov at eMusic Add to Collection
Poster Children - Grand Bargain! album artwork 10:12am Poster Children Local Lucky Ones Grand Bargain! (Lotuspool)
Track Notes: Lincoln Hall June 29 Buy Poster Children Grand Bargain! at Reckless Records Buy Poster Children at iTunes Buy Poster Children Grand Bargain! at eMusic Add to Collection
Blues Lawyer - Guess Work album artwork 10:07am Blues Lawyer Unstable Guess Work (Emotional Response)
Track Notes: Debut LP from Oakland, CA band. Buy Blues Lawyer Guess Work at Reckless Records Buy Blues Lawyer at iTunes Buy Blues Lawyer Guess Work at eMusic Add to Collection
Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap album artwork 10:04am Chance the Rapper Local Favorite Song (featuring Childish Gambino) Acid Rap (self-released)
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Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peepshow album artwork 10:00am Siouxsie and the Banshees The Killing Jar Peepshow (Geffen)
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