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DJ Swallow DJ Profile

I was a college radio DJ and station manager in the early 90’s and over 20 years later, I discovered CHIRP as a listener and now I’m back on the air as a DJ. I also volunteer as the CHIRP marketing director. 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. Check out the last two weeks of my show archive here.

I am a life-long Chicago area resident and have lived on the city’s Northside for over 20 years. My other time is spent as an artist - creating cityscape paintings and photographs of architecture. My studio is located at the Cornelia Arts Building - one of the oldest working art studio buildings in Chicago.

DJ Swallow's Playlists

2/18 - 7pm hour
Girlpool - What Chaos Is Imaginary album artwork 7:57pm Girlpool Lucy's What Chaos Is Imaginary (Anti)
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7:50pm Swervedriver The Lonely Crowd Fades In The Air Future Ruins (Rock Action/Dangerbird)
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7:46pm Romeo Void Flashflood Benefactor (Columbia)
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7:40pm Happy Nothing Style Happy Nothing (self-released)
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The Lemonheads - Varshons 2 album artwork 7:36pm The Lemonheads Can't Forget (Yo La Tengo cover) Varshons 2 (Fire)
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7:33pm Scotch the Filmmaker Local Pragma (Comfortable Silences) Can't Say it with Words (self-released)
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The Sea and Cake - One Bedroom album artwork 7:29pm The Sea and Cake Local Le Baron One Bedroom (Thrill Jockey)
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7:28pm Elephant Gym Satellite Underwater (Topshelf)
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7:18pm Deerhunter Death In Midsummer Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD)
Track Notes: Playing Lincoln Hall 2/17 Buy Deerhunter Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? at Reckless Records Buy Deerhunter at iTunes Buy Deerhunter Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? at eMusic Add to Collection
The Outsiders - Capitol Collectors Series album artwork 7:16pm The Outsiders Time Won't Let Me Capitol Collectors Series (Capitol)
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7:13pm Jen and the Dots Local Groove single (self-released)
Track Notes: Playing CHIRP Night at The Whistler 2/27 with Glitter Moneyyy Buy Jen and the Dots single at Reckless Records Buy Jen and the Dots at iTunes Buy Jen and the Dots single at eMusic Add to Collection
7:07pm Sodium Light Baby The The Dusk (Sony)
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7:03pm The Thin Cherries Local Steadfast Arranger The Thin Cherries on Moose Island (self-released)
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2/18 - 6pm hour
Cass McCombs - Tip of the Sphere album artwork 6:58pm Cass McCombs Real Life Tip of the Sphere (ANTI-)
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6:51pm Frisbie Local I Speak Your Mind* New Debut (Appendix)
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The Beatles - Abbey Road album artwork 6:49pm The Beatles The End Abbey Road (Capitol)
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6:46pm Irene Scott You're No Good The One-Derful! Collection: Midas Records (Secret Stash)
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6:43pm Lester Young Be Bop Boogie Just You, Just Me (Parker Records)
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The Specials - Encore album artwork 6:38pm The Specials Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys Encore (Island)
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Stereolab - Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night album artwork 6:35pm Stereolab Op Hop Detonation Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (Elektra)
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duendita - direct line to My Creator album artwork 6:30pm duendita pray direct line to My Creator (The Vanguarde Craft & Creator)
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6:26pm Tears For Fears Mad World The Hurting (Mercury)
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6:22pm Better Oblivion Community Center Service Road Better Oblivion Community Center (Dead Oceans)
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6:17pm Tom Waits Hold On Mule Variations (Anti)
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Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow album artwork 6:09pm Sharon Van Etten Memorial Day Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
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6:06pm 13-MONSTERS Local Space Age Love Song whatever. (602460 Records DK)
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Oingo Boingo - Boingo Alive album artwork 6:02pm Oingo Boingo Just Another Day Boingo Alive (MCA)
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2/4 - 7pm hour
James Blake - Assume Form album artwork 7:57pm James Blake Where's the Catch? (featuring André 3000) Assume Form (Polydor)
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7:51pm Soft Cell Sex Dwarf Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (Sire)
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7:47pm The Bama Lamas Local Hungry Teenage Wolfman Going Up? (Monophonic)
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