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Alex Gilbert DJ Profile

Alex is a graphic designer, illustrator, and DJ. Originally from Iowa, he's lived in Chicago for over a decade, working and volunteering with such organizations as the Design Museum of Chicago, the Society of Typographic Arts, Spudnik Press Cooperative, and CHIRP Radio. He currently works for a small design studio in Ravenswood and spends his free time drawing, list making, record collecting, and singing karaoke (sometimes competitively).

You can listen to Alex's show on CHIRP every Thursday afternoon, 3-6pm, where you'll hear a wide variety of genres and artists. He has an especially strong love of funk, soul, disco, and anything with a good groove. So if that's your jam then don't miss the Funky 15 at Five—an all-funk set just after 5pm every Thursday! And if you miss the show, check out the last two weeks of broadcasts in the Archive.

Tune in sometime!

Check out Alex's two most recent shows here.

Alex Gilbert's Playlists

10/21 - 5pm hour
Chad Taylor Trio - The Daily Biological album artwork 5:53pm Chad Taylor Trio Local Birds, Leaves, Wind, Trees The Daily Biological (Cuneiform)
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Badge Epoch - Scroll album artwork 5:48pm Badge Epoch Deers In The Cemetery Scroll (Television Explosion)
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Andy Shauf - Wilds album artwork 5:45pm Andy Shauf Wicked and Wild Wilds (Anti-)
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Vanishing Twin - Ookii Gekkou album artwork 5:39pm Vanishing Twin Tub Erupt Ookii Gekkou (Fire)
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Headless Chickens - Stunt Clown album artwork 5:34pm Headless Chickens Soul Catcher Stunt Clown (Flying Nun)
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Vic Godard - Mums 5:31pm Vic Godard Autumn Rendez-vous Mums' Revenge (GNU Inc.)
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Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters album artwork 5:14pm Herbie Hancock Chameleon Head Hunters (Columbia)
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Wiki - Half God album artwork 5:08pm Wiki Roof Half God (self-released)
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The Bevis Frond - Little Eden album artwork 5:01pm The Bevis Frond As I Lay Down to Die Little Eden (Fire)
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10/21 - 4pm hour
4:55pm Brett Naucke Local Late-Century Reflection Mirror Ensemble (American Dreams)
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Charlie Parker - Big Band album artwork 4:50pm Charlie Parker Autumn in New York Big Band (Polygram)
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Aretha Franklin - Spirit in the Dark album artwork 4:46pm Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark Spirit in the Dark (Atlantic)
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Dragon Turtle - Almanac album artwork 4:39pm Dragon Turtle Burn the Leaves Almanac (La Societe Expeditionnaire)
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4:34pm The Flaming Lips My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion At War with the Mystics (Warner Bros.)
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4:31pm Karate School Dropout Local Middle-Aged HokuPsychosister (Self-released)
Track Notes: By request for Ana! Buy Karate School Dropout HokuPsychosister at Reckless Records Buy Karate School Dropout at iTunes Buy Karate School Dropout HokuPsychosister at eMusic Add to Collection
4:24pm Calicoco Haunting Underneath (Dadstache)
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Damu The Fudgemunk - Conversation Peace album artwork 4:21pm Damu The Fudgemunk Four Better or Worse Part 2 (featuring Blu) Conversation Peace (Def Pressé)
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Low - HEY WHAT album artwork 4:16pm Low Days Like These HEY WHAT (Sub Pop)
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Scam Avenue - Scam Avenue album artwork 4:07pm Scam Avenue Destroyer Scam Avenue (self-released)
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John Carpenter - Halloween Kills album artwork 4:04pm John Carpenter Michael's Legend Halloween Kills (Sacred Bones)
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Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses album artwork 4:00pm Depeche Mode Strangelove Music for the Masses (Sire)
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10/21 - 3pm hour
Acid House Kings - Pop, Look and Listen! album artwork 3:57pm Acid House Kings Autumn Afternoon Pop, Look and Listen! (Marsh Marigold)
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Cheekface - Emphatically Mo 3:55pm Cheekface Friend Mountain Emphatically Mo' (b-sides) (New Professor)
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Shad - TAO album artwork 3:49pm Shad Slot Machines TAO (Secret City)
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The Four Freshmen - Four Freshmen and Five Guitars album artwork 3:47pm The Four Freshmen This October Four Freshmen and Five Guitars (Capitol)
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Emma Tricca - Minor White album artwork 3:42pm Emma Tricca Lost In New York Minor White (B-Music)
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Dolly Varden - For A While album artwork 3:36pm Dolly Varden Local Thank You For A While (Mid-Fi)
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Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind album artwork 3:31pm Third Eye Blind Thanks a Lot Third Eye Blind (Elektra)
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Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers album artwork 3:28pm Big Star Thank You Friends Third/Sister Lovers (Rykodisc)
Track Notes: 4th Anniversary of CHIRP's terrestrial broadcast!!! Buy Big Star Third/Sister Lovers at Reckless Records Buy Big Star at iTunes Buy Big Star Third/Sister Lovers at eMusic Add to Collection
3:21pm The Zombies Time Of The Season Odessey & Oracle (The Stereo Album) (Date)
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