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Eric Wiersema DJ Profile

I am just a regular guy who loves music of all types and I love turning people onto new music.  I appreciate all types of music but my personal tastes definitely lean toward punk, pop-punk, post-hardcore, and indie folk.  Some of my favorite artists at the moment include: Speedy Ortiz, At The Drive In, Cursive, The Good Life, Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Pinegrove, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, Sleater-Kinney, PUP, and Beach Slang.  I love going to shows in the city, some of my favorite venues include Lincoln Hall, Subterreanean, Empty Bottle, Metro, and Concord Music Hall.  I am interested in volunteering for CHIRP because I love discovering new music and love turning people onto new music and I hope to do both of these through work in the programming department or as a DJ.  Through volunteering with CHIRP, I also hope to become more connected with Chicago's local music community and work with like-minded people who share my intense passion for independent and local music!

Eric Wiersema's Playlists

10/18 - 5pm hour
5:55pm Hot Chip Flutes In Our Heads (Domino)
Track Notes: 2012 Buy Hot Chip In Our Heads at Reckless Records Buy Hot Chip at iTunes Buy Hot Chip In Our Heads at eMusic Add to Collection
5:51pm Vampire Weekend A-Punk Vampire Weeekend (XL)
Track Notes: 2008 Buy Vampire Weekend Vampire Weeekend at Reckless Records Buy Vampire Weekend at iTunes Buy Vampire Weekend Vampire Weeekend at eMusic Add to Collection
5:47pm Ted Leo You're Like Me The Hanged Man (Super Ego)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Ted Leo The Hanged Man at Reckless Records Buy Ted Leo at iTunes Buy Ted Leo The Hanged Man at eMusic Add to Collection
5:43pm Sufjan Stevens Run Away With Me The Ascension (Asthmatic Kitty)
Buy Sufjan Stevens The Ascension at Reckless Records Buy Sufjan Stevens at iTunes Buy Sufjan Stevens The Ascension at eMusic Add to Collection
5:39pm California Wives Local Blood Red Youth Art History (Vagrant)
Track Notes: 2012 Buy California Wives Art History at Reckless Records Buy California Wives at iTunes Buy California Wives Art History at eMusic Add to Collection
5:34pm Anti-Flag Un-American 20/20 Vision (Spinefarm)
Buy Anti-Flag 20/20 Vision at Reckless Records Buy Anti-Flag at iTunes Buy Anti-Flag 20/20 Vision at eMusic Add to Collection
5:31pm Cults No Risk Host (Sinderlyn)
Buy Cults Host at Reckless Records Buy Cults at iTunes Buy Cults Host at eMusic Add to Collection
5:27pm Doves Broken Eyes The Universal Want (Heavenly/Imperial)
Buy Doves The Universal Want at Reckless Records Buy Doves at iTunes Buy Doves The Universal Want at eMusic Add to Collection
5:24pm Travis Valentine 10 Songs (BMG)
Track Notes: 020 marks the 30th anniversary year for the Glasgow post-Britpoppers, who didn’t really gain notoriety until their second album, 1999’s The Man Who, spent 11 weeks atop the UK charts and winning British Album of the Year at the 2000 Brit Awards, and winning the band the Best British Group gong. The band become contemporaries of the comfortable, adult-contemporary and folk-influenced rock that flowed out of Britain in the late 90s and early 00s after the decline of Britpop. Instead of Blur, Oasis, and Pulp, there were Coldplay, Doves, Embrace, and Travis. Travis stood out from their contemporaries for their country inflections, college-rock proclivities (compared to Coldplay’s arena readiness and Doves’ psychedelia), and their Scottishness. On their ninth proper album, 10 Songs, lead singer Fran Healy’s tenor is still clear as day, and the songs teeter between major and minor keys. There are moments of reservation and moments of flourish, like “The Only Thing” (2), which features a steel guitar, a string section, and Susanna Hoffs on co-lead vocals. “Valentine” (3) lumbers and crunches like an outtake from Blur’s self-titled album. But mostly, 10 Songs is a collection of well-executed soft-rock from a band who understands the craftsmanship behind such tunes, instead of just leaning on schmaltz and bombast. Buy Travis 10 Songs at Reckless Records Buy Travis at iTunes Buy Travis 10 Songs at eMusic Add to Collection
5:18pm Disq Daily Routine Collector (Saddle Creek)
Buy Disq Collector at Reckless Records Buy Disq at iTunes Buy Disq Collector at eMusic Add to Collection
5:16pm Spoon Is Love Forever? Transference (Merge)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy Spoon Transference at Reckless Records Buy Spoon at iTunes Buy Spoon Transference at eMusic Add to Collection
5:13pm Katilyn Too Good To Be True single (Self-Released)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Katilyn single at Reckless Records Buy Katilyn at iTunes Buy Katilyn single at eMusic Add to Collection
5:07pm Wilco Local Pot Kettle Black Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)
Track Notes: 2002 Buy Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot at Reckless Records Buy Wilco at iTunes Buy Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot at eMusic Add to Collection
5:02pm Lydia Loveless Say My Name Daughter (Honey, You're Gonna Be Late)
Buy Lydia Loveless Daughter at Reckless Records Buy Lydia Loveless at iTunes Buy Lydia Loveless Daughter at eMusic Add to Collection
10/18 - 4pm hour
4:57pm Phoebe Bridgers Smoke Signals Stranger in the Alps (Dead Oceans)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Phoebe Bridgers Stranger in the Alps at Reckless Records Buy Phoebe Bridgers at iTunes Buy Phoebe Bridgers Stranger in the Alps at eMusic Add to Collection
4:53pm Jeffrey Lewis Cult Boyfriend A Turn in the Dream-Songs (Rough Trade)
Track Notes: 2011 Buy Jeffrey Lewis A Turn in the Dream-Songs at Reckless Records Buy Jeffrey Lewis at iTunes Buy Jeffrey Lewis A Turn in the Dream-Songs at eMusic Add to Collection
4:49pm PUP The Coast The Dream Is Over (SideOneDummy)
Track Notes: 2016 Buy PUP The Dream Is Over at Reckless Records Buy PUP at iTunes Buy PUP The Dream Is Over at eMusic Add to Collection
4:45pm American Football Local Never Meant American Football (Polyvinyl)
Track Notes: 1999 Buy American Football American Football at Reckless Records Buy American Football at iTunes Buy American Football American Football at eMusic Add to Collection
4:39pm Bethany Thomas Local The Air Is Smoke BT/She/Her (Self-released)
Buy Bethany Thomas BT/She/Her at Reckless Records Buy Bethany Thomas at iTunes Buy Bethany Thomas BT/She/Her at eMusic Add to Collection
4:34pm Death Bells New Signs of Life New Signs of Life (Dais)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Death Bells New Signs of Life at Reckless Records Buy Death Bells at iTunes Buy Death Bells New Signs of Life at eMusic Add to Collection
4:31pm Yves Tumor Gospel for a New Century Heaven to a Tortured Mind (Warp)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Yves Tumor Heaven to a Tortured Mind at Reckless Records Buy Yves Tumor at iTunes Buy Yves Tumor Heaven to a Tortured Mind at eMusic Add to Collection
SuperKnova - American Queers album artwork 4:27pm SuperKnova Local Serotonin Serenade American Queers (Midwest Action / Worry)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy SuperKnova American Queers at Reckless Records Buy SuperKnova at iTunes Buy SuperKnova American Queers at eMusic Add to Collection
4:22pm Neptune's Core Local White Lies Can't Have it All (self-released)
Buy Neptune's Core Can't Have it All at Reckless Records Buy Neptune's Core at iTunes Buy Neptune's Core Can't Have it All at eMusic Add to Collection
4:19pm Sleater-Kinney End Of You The Hot Rock (Kill Rock Stars)
Track Notes: 1999 Buy Sleater-Kinney The Hot Rock at Reckless Records Buy Sleater-Kinney at iTunes Buy Sleater-Kinney The Hot Rock at eMusic Add to Collection
4:17pm Bikini Kill Rebel Girl Pussy Whipped (Kill Rock Stars)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy Bikini Kill Pussy Whipped at Reckless Records Buy Bikini Kill at iTunes Buy Bikini Kill Pussy Whipped at eMusic Add to Collection
4:13pm Grave Digger Healed By Metal Healed By Metal (Napalm)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Grave Digger Healed By Metal at Reckless Records Buy Grave Digger at iTunes Buy Grave Digger Healed By Metal at eMusic Add to Collection
4:07pm Future Islands Born In A War As Long As You Are (4AD)
Buy Future Islands As Long As You Are at Reckless Records Buy Future Islands at iTunes Buy Future Islands As Long As You Are at eMusic Add to Collection
4:04pm Against Me! I Was A Teenage Anarchist White Crosses (Sire)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy Against Me! White Crosses at Reckless Records Buy Against Me! at iTunes Buy Against Me! White Crosses at eMusic Add to Collection
4:01pm IDLES War Ultra Mono (Partisan)
Buy IDLES Ultra Mono at Reckless Records Buy IDLES at iTunes Buy IDLES Ultra Mono at eMusic Add to Collection
10/14 - 11pm hour
11:56pm Janelle Monae Mushrooms & Roses The ArchAndroid (Bad Boy)
Track Notes: 2010 Buy Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid at Reckless Records Buy Janelle Monae at iTunes Buy Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid at eMusic Add to Collection
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