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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

4/5 - 11am hour
11:51am Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Black Times (Feat. Carlos Santana) Black Times (Strut)
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11:44am Anna Calvi Swimming Pool Hunted (Domino)
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11:42am Noiseland Local Harsh Realm Harsh Realm (self-released)
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11:39am Fountains Of Wayne Leave the Biker Fountains Of Wayne (TAG)
Track Notes: R.I.P. Adam Schlesinger. Buy Fountains Of Wayne Fountains Of Wayne at Reckless Records Buy Fountains Of Wayne at iTunes Buy Fountains Of Wayne Fountains Of Wayne at eMusic Add to Collection
Alkaline Trio - E.P. album artwork 11:35am Alkaline Trio Local Minds Like Minefields E.P. (Epitaph)
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The Fall - The Frenz Experiment album artwork 11:31am The Fall Hit the North The Frenz Experiment (Beggars Banquet/RCA)
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11:28am Slum of Legs Slum of Legs Slum of Legs (Spurge)
Track Notes: Debut LP from queer, feminist DIY band Buy Slum of Legs Slum of Legs at Reckless Records Buy Slum of Legs at iTunes Buy Slum of Legs Slum of Legs at eMusic Add to Collection
11:23am FACS Local Casual Indifference Void Moments (Trouble in Mind)
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11:20am The Creation Life is Just Beginning Action Painter (Numero Group)
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11:16am Belly Super-Connected King (Sire/Reprise)
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11:12am Born Ruffians Breathe Juice (Yep Roc)
Track Notes: 6th LP. Buy Born Ruffians Juice at Reckless Records Buy Born Ruffians at iTunes Buy Born Ruffians Juice at eMusic Add to Collection
11:06am Run the Jewels Ooh LA LA (feat. Greg Nice and DJ Premier) RTH4 (Jewels Runner)
Track Notes: No release date yet. Buy Run the Jewels RTH4 at Reckless Records Buy Run the Jewels at iTunes Buy Run the Jewels RTH4 at eMusic Add to Collection
11:03am Mano Negra King of Bongo King of Bongo (Virgin)
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Blondie - Eat to the Beat album artwork 11:00am Blondie Union City Blues Eat to the Beat (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy Blondie Eat to the Beat at Reckless Records Buy Blondie at iTunes Buy Blondie Eat to the Beat at eMusic Add to Collection
4/5 - 10am hour
10:54am TALSounds Local No Rise Acquiesce (NNA Tapes)
Track Notes: Out May 1. Buy TALSounds Acquiesce at Reckless Records Buy TALSounds at iTunes Buy TALSounds Acquiesce at eMusic Add to Collection
Zebra Katz - LESS IS MOOR album artwork 10:50am Zebra Katz SLEEPN LESS IS MOOR (ZFK)
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Small Faces - From the Beginning album artwork 10:48am Small Faces My Minds Eye From the Beginning (Decca)
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Wilson Pickett - Don 10:45am Wilson Pickett Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1 Don't Knock My Love (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 13 Buy Wilson Pickett Don't Knock My Love at Reckless Records Buy Wilson Pickett at iTunes Buy Wilson Pickett Don't Knock My Love at eMusic Add to Collection
10:42am Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever She's There Sideways to Italy (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: Out June 5. Buy Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sideways to Italy at Reckless Records Buy Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever at iTunes Buy Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Sideways to Italy at eMusic Add to Collection
10:37am The Seshen Head to Head CYAN (Tru Thoughts)
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Phil Angotti - People and Places album artwork 10:34am Phil Angotti Local My Ol' Records People and Places (OuRHouse)
Track Notes: Request from a texter. Buy Phil Angotti People and Places at Reckless Records Buy Phil Angotti at iTunes Buy Phil Angotti People and Places at eMusic Add to Collection
Tinted Windows - Tinted Windows album artwork 10:31am Tinted Windows Kind of a Girl Tinted Windows (S-Curve)
Track Notes: R.I.P. Adam Schlensinger Buy Tinted Windows Tinted Windows at Reckless Records Buy Tinted Windows at iTunes Buy Tinted Windows Tinted Windows at eMusic Add to Collection
Christine and The Queens - La vita nuova album artwork 10:24am Christine and The Queens La vita nuova (featuring Caroline Polachek) La vita nuova (Because)
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10:21am Was (Not Was) Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated Like a Rubber Ball) Born to Laugh at Tornadoes (Geffen)
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10:18am Dorothy Ashby Afro-Harping Afro-Harping (Cadet)
Track Notes: Request from Lou Buy Dorothy Ashby Afro-Harping at Reckless Records Buy Dorothy Ashby at iTunes Buy Dorothy Ashby Afro-Harping at eMusic Add to Collection
10:15am Peggy Sue Vices Vices (French Exit)
Track Notes: 4th LP -- Rosa Bowler Slade and Katy Beth Young Buy Peggy Sue Vices at Reckless Records Buy Peggy Sue at iTunes Buy Peggy Sue Vices at eMusic Add to Collection
Islet - Eyelet album artwork 10:10am Islet Florist Eyelet (Fire)
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10:06am Kacey Musgraves High Horse Golden Hour (MCA)
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10:02am Kendrick Lamar LOYALTY. (featuring Rihanna) DAMN. (Top Dawg Entertainment)
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4/5 - 9am hour
9:56am Bill Withers Lean on Me Live at Carnegie Hall (Columbia)
Track Notes: R.I.P. Buy Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall at Reckless Records Buy Bill Withers at iTunes Buy Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall at eMusic Add to Collection
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