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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 below:

Alex Gilbert's Playlists

4/18 - 5pm hour
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - Open Me, A Higher Consciousness of Sound and Spirit album artwork 5:53pm Ethnic Heritage Ensemble Local Great Black Music Open Me, A Higher Consciousness of Sound and Spirit (Spiritmuse)
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Deee-Lite - Dewdrops in the Garden album artwork 5:47pm Deee-Lite Apple Juice Kissing Dewdrops in the Garden (Elektra)
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Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... album artwork 5:42pm Arrested Development Mr. Wendal 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: By request for Ben! Buy Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... at Reckless Records Buy Arrested Development at iTunes Buy Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... at eMusic Add to Collection
Ride - Interplay album artwork 5:38pm Ride Sunrise Chaser Interplay (Wichita/PIAS)
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5:33pm Frisbie Local Pollyanna Subversive Sounds of Love (Hear Diagonally)
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5:31pm The Format For You Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen (Revolver)
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The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Unwishing Well album artwork 5:26pm The Reds, Pinks and Purples Nothing Between the Lines at All Unwishing Well (Slumberland)
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Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976 - 1981 album artwork 5:17pm Roy Ayers Boogie Down Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976 - 1981 (BBE)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Roy Ayers Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976 - 1981 at Reckless Records Buy Roy Ayers at iTunes Buy Roy Ayers Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976 - 1981 at eMusic Add to Collection
Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands album artwork 5:09pm Herbie Hancock Local Just Around the Corner Mr. Hands (Columbia)
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5:04pm Impulsive Hearts Local Dreamboat Fit 4 The Apocalypse (Cavity Search)
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Josh Johnson - Unusual Object album artwork 5:00pm Josh Johnson All Alone Unusual Object (Northern Spy)
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4/18 - 4pm hour
Dent May - What 4:58pm Dent May Let's Take it From the Top (featuring Jimmy Whispers) What's for Breakfast? (Carpark)
Track Notes: Playing May 15 & 16 at Schubas w/Jimmy Whispers! Buy Dent May What's for Breakfast? at Reckless Records Buy Dent May at iTunes Buy Dent May What's for Breakfast? at eMusic Add to Collection
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow album artwork 4:51pm Sharon Van Etten Comeback Kid Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: By request for Julian! Buy Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow at Reckless Records Buy Sharon Van Etten at iTunes Buy Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow at eMusic Add to Collection
Valebol - Valebol album artwork 4:48pm Valebol Local Del Fin Valebol (Otherly Love)
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Ana Lua Caiano - Vou Ficar Neste Quadrado album artwork 4:45pm Ana Lua Caiano Ando Em Círculos Vou Ficar Neste Quadrado (Glitterbeat)
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Khruangbin - A LA SALA album artwork 4:39pm Khruangbin Hold Me Up (Thank You) A LA SALA (Dead Oceans)
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Caleb Landry Jones - Hey Gary, Hey Dawn album artwork 4:36pm Caleb Landry Jones Corn Mine Hey Gary, Hey Dawn (Sacred Bones)
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Vampire Weekend - Only God Was Above Us album artwork 4:28pm Vampire Weekend Hope Only God Was Above Us (Columbia)
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Beach Bunny - Honeymoon album artwork 4:23pm Beach Bunny Local April Honeymoon (Mom + Pop)
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Paul & Linda McCartney - Ram album artwork 4:17pm Paul & Linda McCartney Monkberry Moon Delight Ram (Apple)
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Andrew Bird - Sunday Morning Put​-​On album artwork 4:10pm Andrew Bird Local I Fall in Love Too Easily Sunday Morning Put​-​On (Loma Vista)
Track Notes: New album out May 24 / By request for Carolyn! Buy Andrew Bird Sunday Morning Put​-​On at Reckless Records Buy Andrew Bird at iTunes Buy Andrew Bird Sunday Morning Put​-​On at eMusic Add to Collection
Kamasi Washington - Fearless Movement album artwork 4:01pm Kamasi Washington Dream State (featuring Andre 3000) Fearless Movement (Young Turks)
Track Notes: New album out May 3! Buy Kamasi Washington Fearless Movement at Reckless Records Buy Kamasi Washington at iTunes Buy Kamasi Washington Fearless Movement at eMusic Add to Collection
4/18 - 3pm hour
The Zawinul Syndicate - Black Water album artwork 3:56pm The Zawinul Syndicate Medicine Man Black Water (Columbia)
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This Is the Kit - Moonshine Freeze album artwork 3:48pm This Is the Kit Hotter Colder Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade)
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Mecano - Ya viene el Sol album artwork 3:44pm Mecano Hawaii-Bombay Ya viene el Sol (CBS)
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Noname - Sundial album artwork 3:41pm Noname Local boomboom (featuring Ayoni) Sundial (self-released)
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The Jesus and Mary Chain - Glasgow Eyes album artwork 3:35pm The Jesus and Mary Chain Silver Strings Glasgow Eyes (Fuzz Club)
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Maggie Rogers - Don 3:31pm Maggie Rogers So Sick of Dreaming Don't Forget Me (Debay/Capitol)
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ML Buch - Suntub album artwork 3:28pm ML Buch Big sun Suntub (15 love)
Track Notes: Playing Fri. 7/19 at Pitchfork! Buy ML Buch Suntub at Reckless Records Buy ML Buch at iTunes Buy ML Buch Suntub at eMusic Add to Collection
Psymon Spine - Head Body Connector album artwork 3:22pm Psymon Spine Ketamine Hot Tub Head Body Connector (Northern Spy)
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