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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

9/7 - 12pm hour
Liam Kazar - Due North album artwork 12:43pm Liam Kazar Local Shoes Too Tight Due North (Woodsist/Mare)
Buy Liam Kazar Due North at Reckless Records Buy Liam Kazar at iTunes Buy Liam Kazar Due North at eMusic Add to Collection
The Replacements - Tim album artwork 12:37pm The Replacements Kiss Me On The Bus Tim (Sire)
Buy The Replacements Tim at Reckless Records Buy The Replacements at iTunes Buy The Replacements Tim at eMusic Add to Collection
Pachyman - The Return of Pachyman album artwork 12:33pm Pachyman Midcity Rockers The Return of Pachyman (ATO)
Buy Pachyman The Return of Pachyman at Reckless Records Buy Pachyman at iTunes Buy Pachyman The Return of Pachyman at eMusic Add to Collection
12:29pm The Riverbottom Nightmare Band Tree of Love Down on the Farm (A T Tones)
Buy The Riverbottom Nightmare Band Down on the Farm at Reckless Records Buy The Riverbottom Nightmare Band at iTunes Buy The Riverbottom Nightmare Band Down on the Farm at eMusic Add to Collection
12:23pm Deeper Local The Knife (Good Morning Remix) Auto-Pain (Deluxe) (Fire Talk)
Buy Deeper Auto-Pain (Deluxe) at Reckless Records Buy Deeper at iTunes Buy Deeper Auto-Pain (Deluxe) at eMusic Add to Collection
Alex Rex - Paradise album artwork 12:18pm Alex Rex Man Is a Villain Paradise (Neolithic)
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G. Brenner - Brushfire album artwork 12:14pm G. Brenner Brushfire Brushfire (Very Jazzed)
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12:02pm D. D. Sound Burning Love Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics 1977-1985 (Strut)
Buy D. D. Sound Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics 1977-1985 at Reckless Records Buy D. D. Sound at iTunes Buy D. D. Sound Disco Italia: Essential Italo Disco Classics 1977-1985 at eMusic Add to Collection
9/2 - 5pm hour
Animal Collective - Spirit They 5:51pm Animal Collective Chocolate Girl Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished (Paw Tracks [Fat Cat])
Track Notes: Playing Pitchfork (Friday) Buy Animal Collective Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished at Reckless Records Buy Animal Collective at iTunes Buy Animal Collective Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished at eMusic Add to Collection
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher album artwork 5:45pm Phoebe Bridgers Graceland Too Punisher (Dead Oceans)
Track Notes: Headlining Pitchfork (Friday) Buy Phoebe Bridgers Punisher at Reckless Records Buy Phoebe Bridgers at iTunes Buy Phoebe Bridgers Punisher at eMusic Add to Collection
Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud album artwork 5:42pm Waxahatchee Can't Do Much Saint Cloud (Merge)
Track Notes: Playing Pitchfork (Saturday) Buy Waxahatchee Saint Cloud at Reckless Records Buy Waxahatchee at iTunes Buy Waxahatchee Saint Cloud at eMusic Add to Collection
Boldy James & The Alchemist - Bo Jackson album artwork 5:38pm Boldy James & The Alchemist Turpentine Bo Jackson (ALC)
Buy Boldy James & The Alchemist Bo Jackson at Reckless Records Buy Boldy James & The Alchemist at iTunes Buy Boldy James & The Alchemist Bo Jackson at eMusic Add to Collection
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken album artwork 5:35pm Little Feat Fool Yourself Dixie Chicken (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: By request for Doug. Sarah & Poe! Buy Little Feat Dixie Chicken at Reckless Records Buy Little Feat at iTunes Buy Little Feat Dixie Chicken at eMusic Add to Collection
LCD Soundsystem - american dream album artwork 5:26pm LCD Soundsystem tonite american dream (DFA/Columbia)
Track Notes: Performed at Pitchfork 2017 Buy LCD Soundsystem american dream at Reckless Records Buy LCD Soundsystem at iTunes Buy LCD Soundsystem american dream at eMusic Add to Collection
Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo album artwork 5:22pm Khruangbin Evan Finds the Third Room Con Todo El Mundo (Dead Oceans)
Track Notes: Performed at Pitchfork 2019 Buy Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo at Reckless Records Buy Khruangbin at iTunes Buy Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo at eMusic Add to Collection
Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth album artwork 5:17pm Kamasi Washington Street Fighter Mas Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)
Track Notes: Performed at Pitchfork 2016 Buy Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth at Reckless Records Buy Kamasi Washington at iTunes Buy Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth at eMusic Add to Collection
Propagandhi - How to Clean Everything album artwork 5:08pm Propagandhi I Want U to Want Me How to Clean Everything (Fat Wreck Chords)
Track Notes: By request for David! Buy Propagandhi How to Clean Everything at Reckless Records Buy Propagandhi at iTunes Buy Propagandhi How to Clean Everything at eMusic Add to Collection
5:05pm Yellow Pills Local The Alcoholic Machines That Go Beep (Mint 400)
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Yaeji - What We Drew album artwork 5:01pm Yaeji IN THE MIRROR What We Drew (XL)
Track Notes: Playing Pitchfork (Friday) Buy Yaeji What We Drew at Reckless Records Buy Yaeji at iTunes Buy Yaeji What We Drew at eMusic Add to Collection
9/2 - 4pm hour
Andy Shauf - The Neon Skyline album artwork 4:58pm Andy Shauf The Things I Do The Neon Skyline (ANTI)
Track Notes: Playing Pitchfork (Sunday) Buy Andy Shauf The Neon Skyline at Reckless Records Buy Andy Shauf at iTunes Buy Andy Shauf The Neon Skyline at eMusic Add to Collection
Dream Version - Dream Version album artwork 4:52pm Dream Version Local Backdrop Painters Dream Version (Self-released)
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Mega Bog - Life, and Another album artwork 4:49pm Mega Bog Before a Black Tea Life, and Another (Paradise of Bachelors)
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Robyn - Honey album artwork 4:45pm Robyn Send To Robin Immediately Honey (Konichiwa/Interscope)
Track Notes: By request for Julian! Buy Robyn Honey at Reckless Records Buy Robyn at iTunes Buy Robyn Honey at eMusic Add to Collection
The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour album artwork 4:39pm The Weakerthans Civil Twilight Reunion Tour (ANTI-)
Track Notes: By request for Leland! Buy The Weakerthans Reunion Tour at Reckless Records Buy The Weakerthans at iTunes Buy The Weakerthans Reunion Tour at eMusic Add to Collection
Pachyman - The Return of Pachyman album artwork 4:35pm Pachyman Sunset Sound The Return of Pachyman (ATO)
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Angel Olsen - Aisles EP album artwork 4:30pm Angel Olsen Eyes Without a Face Aisles EP (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: Playing Pitchfork (Saturday) Buy Angel Olsen Aisles EP at Reckless Records Buy Angel Olsen at iTunes Buy Angel Olsen Aisles EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Jackie Hayes - There 4:23pm Jackie Hayes Local omg There's Always Going to be Something (self-released)
Buy Jackie Hayes There's Always Going to be Something at Reckless Records Buy Jackie Hayes at iTunes Buy Jackie Hayes There's Always Going to be Something at eMusic Add to Collection
Bartees Strange - Live Forever album artwork 4:20pm Bartees Strange Flagey God Live Forever (Memory)
Track Notes: By request for Andy! Playing Pitchfork (Saturday) Buy Bartees Strange Live Forever at Reckless Records Buy Bartees Strange at iTunes Buy Bartees Strange Live Forever at eMusic Add to Collection
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe (Deluxe Edition) album artwork 4:16pm Chvrches It's Not Right But It's Okay The Bones of What You Believe (Deluxe Edition) (Glassnote)
Track Notes: By request for Carolyn! Buy Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe (Deluxe Edition) at Reckless Records Buy Chvrches at iTunes Buy Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe (Deluxe Edition) at eMusic Add to Collection
4:06pm black midi Cruising single (Rough Trade)
Track Notes: Playing Pitchfork (Friday) Buy black midi single at Reckless Records Buy black midi at iTunes Buy black midi single at eMusic Add to Collection
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