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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

10/29 - 5pm hour
5:53pm Built to Spill Shameful Dread Ultimate Alternative Wavers (C/Z)
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5:47pm Sen Morimoto Local Goosebumps Sen Morimoto (Sooper)
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5:44pm Quintron & Miss Pussycat Goblin Alert Goblin Alert (Goner)
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5:37pm Bat For Lashes The Hunger Lost Girls (AWAL)
Track Notes: By request for Julian! Buy Bat For Lashes Lost Girls at Reckless Records Buy Bat For Lashes at iTunes Buy Bat For Lashes Lost Girls at eMusic Add to Collection
5:33pm Rickie Lee Jones Ugly Man The Evening of My Best Days (V2)
Track Notes: By request for Andy! Buy Rickie Lee Jones The Evening of My Best Days at Reckless Records Buy Rickie Lee Jones at iTunes Buy Rickie Lee Jones The Evening of My Best Days at eMusic Add to Collection
5:22pm The Bar-Kays Monster Money Talks (Stax)
Track Notes: Released 1978 Buy The Bar-Kays Money Talks at Reckless Records Buy The Bar-Kays at iTunes Buy The Bar-Kays Money Talks at eMusic Add to Collection
5:19pm Billy Preston Creature Feature The Kids & Me (A&M)
Track Notes: Released 1974 Buy Billy Preston The Kids & Me at Reckless Records Buy Billy Preston at iTunes Buy Billy Preston The Kids & Me at eMusic Add to Collection
5:15pm Jim Morrison & The Doors Ghost Song An American Prayer (Elektra/Asylum)
Track Notes: Released 1978 Buy Jim Morrison & The Doors An American Prayer at Reckless Records Buy Jim Morrison & The Doors at iTunes Buy Jim Morrison & The Doors An American Prayer at eMusic Add to Collection
5:09pm Aníbal Velásquez La Mazamorra Del Diablo La Locura de Machuca 1975-1980 (Analog Africa)
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5:00pm Enigma I Love You... I'll Kill You The Cross of Changes (Virgin/Charisma)
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10/29 - 4pm hour
4:57pm Cheap Trick Oh, Candy Cheap Trick (Epic)
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4:55pm Benji Hughes The Mummy A Love Extreme (New West)
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4:48pm David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) Scary Monsters (RCA)
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4:45pm Them I'm Your Witch Doctor Now and Them (Tower)
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4:42pm Sault Scary Times UNTITLED (Rise) (Forever Living Originals)
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4:35pm The Sound of Machines Blood for Sale Under the Weight of Water (self-released)
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4:32pm Cibo Matto The Candy Man Viva! La Woman (Warner Bros.)
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Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People album artwork 4:29pm Ezra Furman Local Haunted Head Perpetual Motion People (Bella Union)
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4:28pm Aqua Halloween Aquarius (Universal)
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4:17pm The Mountain Goats Wolf Count Getting Into Knives (Merge)
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4:14pm Half Gringa Local Be My Ghost Gruñona (self-released)
Track Notes: By request for Danielle! Buy Half Gringa Gruñona at Reckless Records Buy Half Gringa at iTunes Buy Half Gringa Gruñona at eMusic Add to Collection
4:05pm The Manhattan Transfer Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone Extensions (Atlantic)
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4:00pm Portray Heads Floating Body Portray Heads (Minimal Wave/Bitter Lake)
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10/29 - 3pm hour
3:55pm The Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein They Only Come Out at Night (Epic)
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3:50pm Are You a Lion Haunted Home Are You a Lion (Goomah)
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3:46pm Future Islands Moonlight As Long As You Are (4AD)
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3:43pm Marcy Playground The Vampires of New York Marcy Playground (Capitol)
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3:37pm Adrianne Lenker zombie girl Songs (4AD)
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3:33pm Jon Langford & Skull Orchard Old Devils (Live on Small Chicago) Pandemophenia (Bloodshot)
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3:30pm Bobby Bare Marie Laveau Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends and Lies (RCA Victor)
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