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DJ Swallow DJ Profile

I was a college radio DJ and station manager in the early 90’s and in 2010, I discovered CHIRP as a listener and have volunteered for the station since 2015. You can hear my show Monday nights from 6pm-8pm on 107.1FM and chirpradio.org playing a mix of indie, punk, jazz, blues, psych, soul, early rock-n-roll, and of course, local Chicago music. I'm also the station's Marketing Director, helping to get the word out about CHIRP.

I am a life-long Chicago area resident and have lived on the city’s Northside for 27 years. My other time is spent as an artist - creating cityscape paintings and photographs of architecture. Follow me on Instagram.

You can listen to DJ Swallow's two most recent shows below.

Check out the list of my favorite music from 2022.

DJ Swallow's Playlists

1/30 - 7pm hour
Tortoise - Beacons Of Ancestorship album artwork 7:55pm Tortoise Local Gigantes Beacons Of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey)
Buy Tortoise Beacons Of Ancestorship at Reckless Records Buy Tortoise at iTunes Buy Tortoise Beacons Of Ancestorship at eMusic Add to Collection
7:52pm beastii Local Got the Van B.E.A.S.T.I.I. (Whats For Breakfast?)
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7:48pm The Grateful Dead Cold Rain and Snow The Grateful Dead (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1967 Buy The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead at Reckless Records Buy The Grateful Dead at iTunes Buy The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead at eMusic Add to Collection
Roy Montgomery - Camera Melancholia album artwork 7:42pm Roy Montgomery A Series of Images from Your Youth Camera Melancholia (Grapefruit)
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Joe Jackson - Look Sharp album artwork 7:36pm Joe Jackson One More Time Look Sharp (A&M)
Buy Joe Jackson Look Sharp at Reckless Records Buy Joe Jackson at iTunes Buy Joe Jackson Look Sharp at eMusic Add to Collection
The English Beat - Special Beat Service album artwork 7:34pm The English Beat Sole Salvation Special Beat Service (London)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy The English Beat Special Beat Service at Reckless Records Buy The English Beat at iTunes Buy The English Beat Special Beat Service at eMusic Add to Collection
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach album artwork 7:30pm Gorillaz Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach (featuring Snoop Dogg & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) Plastic Beach (Virgin)
Buy Gorillaz Plastic Beach at Reckless Records Buy Gorillaz at iTunes Buy Gorillaz Plastic Beach at eMusic Add to Collection
7:26pm Equipment Pointed Ankh Rubber Slacks From Inside the House (Bruit Direct)
Buy Equipment Pointed Ankh From Inside the House at Reckless Records Buy Equipment Pointed Ankh at iTunes Buy Equipment Pointed Ankh From Inside the House at eMusic Add to Collection
John Cale - Mercy album artwork 7:19pm John Cale Night Crawling Mercy (Double Six)
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7:14pm Beach House Lazuli Bloom (Sub Pop)
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Doom Flower - Limestone Ritual album artwork 7:12pm Doom Flower Local Break Cycle Limestone Ritual ('Record Label')
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7:05pm Iron & Wine House By The Sea The Shepherd's Dog (Sub Pop)
Buy Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog at Reckless Records Buy Iron & Wine at iTunes Buy Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog at eMusic Add to Collection
jaimie branch - Fly or Die album artwork 7:02pm jaimie branch Theme 001 Fly or Die (International Anthem)
Buy jaimie branch Fly or Die at Reckless Records Buy jaimie branch at iTunes Buy jaimie branch Fly or Die at eMusic Add to Collection
1/30 - 6pm hour
Ganser - Just Look at That Sky album artwork 6:58pm Ganser Local Self Service Just Look at That Sky (Felte)
Buy Ganser Just Look at That Sky at Reckless Records Buy Ganser at iTunes Buy Ganser Just Look at That Sky at eMusic Add to Collection
July Talk - Remember Never Before album artwork 6:53pm July Talk Hold Remember Never Before (Six Shooter)
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6:49pm 13th Floor Elevators You're Gonna Miss Me Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era - 1965-1968 (Elektra/Rhino)
Buy 13th Floor Elevators Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era - 1965-1968 at Reckless Records Buy 13th Floor Elevators at iTunes Buy 13th Floor Elevators Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era - 1965-1968 at eMusic Add to Collection
Nervous Eaters - Monsters + Angels album artwork 6:45pm Nervous Eaters Chad Monsters + Angels (Wicked Cool)
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Jawbreaker - Dear You album artwork 6:41pm Jawbreaker Save Your Generation Dear You (DGC)
Buy Jawbreaker Dear You at Reckless Records Buy Jawbreaker at iTunes Buy Jawbreaker Dear You at eMusic Add to Collection
6:38pm 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
6:35pm Swearwords Local No Place No Place in America (self-released)
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Peel Dream Magazine - Pad album artwork 6:30pm Peel Dream Magazine Pad Pad (Slumberland)
Buy Peel Dream Magazine Pad at Reckless Records Buy Peel Dream Magazine at iTunes Buy Peel Dream Magazine Pad at eMusic Add to Collection
The Sugarcubes - Life 6:28pm The Sugarcubes Delicious Demon Life's Too Good (Elektra)
Buy The Sugarcubes Life's Too Good at Reckless Records Buy The Sugarcubes at iTunes Buy The Sugarcubes Life's Too Good at eMusic Add to Collection
Moriah Bailey - i tried words album artwork 6:24pm Moriah Bailey So You Say i tried words (Keeled Scales)
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Veruca Salt - American Thighs album artwork 6:19pm Veruca Salt Local Get Back American Thighs (Minty Fresh)
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Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly album artwork 6:16pm Mazzy Star Blue Flower She Hangs Brightly (Rough Trade)
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For Tracy Hyde - Hotel Insomnia album artwork 6:14pm For Tracy Hyde Lungs Hotel Insomnia (P-Vine)
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Television - Marquee Moon album artwork 6:03pm Television Marquee Moon Marquee Moon (Elektra)
Track Notes: RIP Tom Verlaine Buy Television Marquee Moon at Reckless Records Buy Television at iTunes Buy Television Marquee Moon at eMusic Add to Collection
1/23 - 7pm hour
Rattlesnake Milk - Chicken Fried Snake album artwork 7:54pm Rattlesnake Milk Only a Child Chicken Fried Snake (Feels So Good)
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Secret Colours - Dream Dream album artwork 7:49pm Secret Colours Local Feed the Machine Dream Dream (self-released)
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Aoife Nessa Frances - Protector album artwork 7:44pm Aoife Nessa Frances Way To Say Goodbye Protector (Partisan)
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