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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

10/7 - 4pm hour
4:24pm Virginia Wing CONFETTI Soft Fruit EP (Fire)
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The Sugarcubes - Life 4:20pm The Sugarcubes Coldsweat (Remix) Life's Too Good (Elektra)
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Maps & Atlases - Lightlessness Is Nothing New album artwork 4:16pm Maps & Atlases Local Fall Apart Lightlessness Is Nothing New (Barsuk)
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4:09pm Tirzah Send Me Colourgrade (Domino)
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4:06pm The Toms Three Tomplicated (Western Vinyl)
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Anderson .Paak - Malibu album artwork 4:01pm Anderson .Paak The Season | Carry Me Malibu (EMPIRE / OBE / Steel Wool / Art Club)
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10/7 - 3pm hour
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One album artwork 3:56pm Yo La Tengo Autumn Sweater I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One (Matador)
Track Notes: By request for Alex! Buy Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One at Reckless Records Buy Yo La Tengo at iTunes Buy Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One at eMusic Add to Collection
Bad Bad Hats - Walkman album artwork 3:50pm Bad Bad Hats Walkman Walkman (Don Giovanni)
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Gorillaz - Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez album artwork 3:46pm Gorillaz Strange Timez Song Machine: Season One - Strange Timez (Parlophone/Warner)
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Smoke Bellow - Open for Business album artwork 3:41pm Smoke Bellow Night Light Open for Business (Trouble in Mind)
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The Fall - I Am Kurious, Oranj album artwork 3:35pm The Fall New Big Prinz I Am Kurious, Oranj (Beggars Banquet)
Track Notes: By request for Bill! Buy The Fall I Am Kurious, Oranj at Reckless Records Buy The Fall at iTunes Buy The Fall I Am Kurious, Oranj at eMusic Add to Collection
Drive-By Truckers - English Oceans album artwork 3:32pm Drive-By Truckers First Air of Autumn English Oceans (ATO)
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Luluc - DREAMBOAT album artwork 3:29pm Luluc Spider DREAMBOAT (Sun Chaser)
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Tobacco City - Tobacco City, USA album artwork 3:22pm Tobacco City Local AA Blues Tobacco City, USA (Scissor Tail)
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Liam Kazar - Due North album artwork 3:18pm Liam Kazar Local Shoes Too Tight Due North (Woodsist/Mare)
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The Apples in Stereo - Travellers In Space And Time album artwork 3:14pm The Apples in Stereo Dance Floor Travellers In Space And Time (Yep Roc)
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Bomba Estéreo - Deja album artwork 3:07pm Bomba Estéreo Se Acabó Deja (Sony Music Latin)
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The Cool Kids - Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe album artwork 3:01pm The Cool Kids Local Jean Jacket (featuring Paul Usher & 10ille) Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe (Propelr Music)
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9/30 - 5pm hour
Neil Young & Promise of the Real - The Visitor album artwork 5:52pm Neil Young & Promise of the Real Carnival The Visitor (Reprise)
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Glenn Jones - The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works for 6 & 12 String Guitar album artwork 5:49pm Glenn Jones The Sunken Amusement Park The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works for 6 & 12 String Guitar (Thrill Jockey)
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Rubblebucket - Sun Machine album artwork 5:45pm Rubblebucket Carousel Ride Sun Machine (Grand Jury Music)
Track Notes: By request for Anna! Buy Rubblebucket Sun Machine at Reckless Records Buy Rubblebucket at iTunes Buy Rubblebucket Sun Machine at eMusic Add to Collection
5:41pm Kerosene Stars Local Law of Resistance Get Up/Law of Resistance (self-released)
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Beat Happening - Jamboree album artwork 5:35pm Beat Happening Indian Summer Jamboree (K)
Track Notes: By request for Alex! Buy Beat Happening Jamboree at Reckless Records Buy Beat Happening at iTunes Buy Beat Happening Jamboree at eMusic Add to Collection
Bleachers - Love, Simon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album artwork 5:32pm Bleachers Rollercoaster Love, Simon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (RCA)
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The Whitest Boy Alive - Rules album artwork 5:30pm The Whitest Boy Alive Rollercoaster Ride Rules (Bubbles)
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Róisín Murphy - Jacuzzi Rollercoaster/Can 5:20pm Róisín Murphy Jacuzzi Rollercoaster (feat. Ali Love) Jacuzzi Rollercoaster/Can't Hang On (The Vinyl Factory)
Track Notes: Released 2018 Buy Róisín Murphy Jacuzzi Rollercoaster/Can't Hang On at Reckless Records Buy Róisín Murphy at iTunes Buy Róisín Murphy Jacuzzi Rollercoaster/Can't Hang On at eMusic Add to Collection
The High Llamas - Retrospective Rarities & Instrumentals album artwork 5:16pm The High Llamas Green Coaster Retrospective Rarities & Instrumentals (V2)
Track Notes: Released 2003 Buy The High Llamas Retrospective Rarities & Instrumentals at Reckless Records Buy The High Llamas at iTunes Buy The High Llamas Retrospective Rarities & Instrumentals at eMusic Add to Collection
Ohio Players - Honey album artwork 5:12pm Ohio Players Love Rollercoaster Honey (Mercury)
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Introduction - Introduction album artwork 5:07pm Introduction Rollercoaster Introduction (Tenth Court)
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ORISUN - THIS IS ORISUN album artwork 5:02pm ORISUN Local FUNHAUS THIS IS ORISUN (self-released)
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