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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. 

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.

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

DJ Swallow's Playlists

9/6 - 7pm hour
Alasdair Roberts and Völvur - The Old Fabled River album artwork 7:27pm Alasdair Roberts and Völvur song composed in august The Old Fabled River (Drag City)
Buy Alasdair Roberts and Völvur The Old Fabled River at Reckless Records Buy Alasdair Roberts and Völvur at iTunes Buy Alasdair Roberts and Völvur The Old Fabled River at eMusic Add to Collection
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising album artwork 7:21pm Hüsker Dü Celebrated Summer New Day Rising (SST)
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7:19pm Big Star September Gurls #1 Record/Radio City (Ardent)
Track Notes: 1974 Buy Big Star #1 Record/Radio City at Reckless Records Buy Big Star at iTunes Buy Big Star #1 Record/Radio City at eMusic Add to Collection
Burr Oak - Late Bloomer album artwork 7:16pm Burr Oak Local The Crowd Late Bloomer (Self-Released)
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Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space album artwork 7:09pm Durand Jones & The Indications Sexy Thang Private Space (Dead Oceans)
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Darkside - Spiral album artwork 7:04pm Darkside The Limit Spiral (Matador)
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Spoon - Hot Thoughts album artwork 7:01pm Spoon Hot Thoughts Hot Thoughts (Matador)
Track Notes: Request! Buy Spoon Hot Thoughts at Reckless Records Buy Spoon at iTunes Buy Spoon Hot Thoughts at eMusic Add to Collection
9/6 - 6pm hour
Circuit Des Yeux - -io album artwork 6:57pm Circuit Des Yeux Local Dogma -io (Matador )
Track Notes: Album out: 10/22 Buy Circuit Des Yeux -io at Reckless Records Buy Circuit Des Yeux at iTunes Buy Circuit Des Yeux -io at eMusic Add to Collection
Built to Spill - Keep It Like a Secret album artwork 6:52pm Built to Spill The Plan Keep It Like a Secret (Warner Bros.)
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6:47pm The Purcells Local Bleed into Blue Words Can't Say (Catapult)
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Tom Waits - Mule Variations album artwork 6:43pm Tom Waits House Where Nobody Lives Mule Variations (Anti)
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Sturgill Simpson - The Ballad of Dood and Juanita album artwork 6:40pm Sturgill Simpson Juanita (featuring Willie Nelson) The Ballad of Dood and Juanita (High Top Mountain)
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6:34pm Torres Hug From a Dinosaur Thirstier (Merge)
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Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 album artwork 6:31pm Talking Heads Don't Worry About The Government Talking Heads: 77 (Sire)
Track Notes: Request! Buy Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77 at Reckless Records Buy Talking Heads at iTunes Buy Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77 at eMusic Add to Collection
LUMP - Animal album artwork 6:28pm LUMP Animal Animal (Partisan/Chrysalis)
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DEHD - Flower of Devotion album artwork 6:22pm DEHD Local Loner Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk)
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Book of Love - Book of Love album artwork 6:20pm Book of Love I Touch Roses Book of Love (Sire)
Track Notes: 1988 Buy Book of Love Book of Love at Reckless Records Buy Book of Love at iTunes Buy Book of Love Book of Love at eMusic Add to Collection
Helado Negro - Far In album artwork 6:15pm Helado Negro Outside the Outside Far In (4AD)
Track Notes: Album out: 10/22 Buy Helado Negro Far In at Reckless Records Buy Helado Negro at iTunes Buy Helado Negro Far In at eMusic Add to Collection
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color album artwork 6:07pm Alabama Shakes Guess Who Sound & Color (ATO)
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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out album artwork 6:00pm The Dave Brubeck Quartet Strange Meadow Lark Time Out (Columbia/Legacy)
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8/23 - 7pm hour
Curtis Mayfield - Roots album artwork 7:55pm Curtis Mayfield Local Beautiful Brother of Mine Roots (Curtom)
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Cub Scout Bowling Pins - Clang Clang Ho album artwork 7:50pm Cub Scout Bowling Pins Magic Taxi Clang Clang Ho (GBV Inc.)
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Wavves - Hideaway album artwork 7:47pm Wavves Thru Hell Hideaway (Fat Possum)
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7:42pm The Cars Moving in Stereo Complete Greatest Hits (Rhino)
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LUMP - Animal album artwork 7:37pm LUMP Gamma Ray Animal (Partisan/Chrysalis)
Buy LUMP Animal at Reckless Records Buy LUMP at iTunes Buy LUMP Animal at eMusic Add to Collection
The Clash - Combat Rock album artwork 7:30pm The Clash Ghetto Defendant Combat Rock (Epic)
Track Notes: Featuring beat poet Allen Ginsberg Buy The Clash Combat Rock at Reckless Records Buy The Clash at iTunes Buy The Clash Combat Rock at eMusic Add to Collection
7:27pm Vince Staples Sundown Town Vince Staples (Motown)
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Django Reinhardt - The Classic Early Recordings In Chronological Order album artwork 7:24pm Django Reinhardt St. Louis Blues The Classic Early Recordings In Chronological Order (JSP)
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Anika - Change album artwork 7:19pm Anika Finger Pies Change (Sacred Bones)
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Pom Pom Squad - Death of a Cheerleader album artwork 7:17pm Pom Pom Squad Crimson + Clover Death of a Cheerleader (City Slang)
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