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Sarah Spencer DJ Profile

Welcome to the Alien Broadcast with me, Sarah Spencer. I'm a multi-passionate weirdo that keeps her fingers in many pies, and one of those pies is sweet, sweet music. I've been a DJ at CHIRP since I first moved to Chicago from Vancouver, Canada in 2018, and I've hosted the Saturday morning show since 2020.

I'm a working fine artist, working primarily with textiles making weird, unwashable quilts. My passion for music often mixes into my art, and I've made pieces inspired by Sharon Van Etten, David Bowie, Ibibio Sound Machine, Aldous Harding, Queen Latifah, Fever Ray and more. You can check out my work here: https://www.iothealien.com

Other random tidbits: I have a lifelong passion for comedy. I spent time performing improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy. I trained as a dancer for many years in a number of styles, though my favorite moves come from a fusion of belly dance and various urban street styles. I will rip up any dancefloor if the music hits right. I also love to sing and be a general emotive maniac, and I imagine I will do more stuff of this nature in the future. We'll see.

You can find Sarah's two most recent shows below:

Sarah Spencer's Playlists

6/15 - 8am hour
musclecars - Sugar Honey Iced Tea! album artwork 8:52am musclecars Ha Ya! (Eternal Life) (feat. Natalie Greffel) Sugar Honey Iced Tea! (BBE Music)
Track Notes: 2024 Buy musclecars Sugar Honey Iced Tea! at Reckless Records Buy musclecars at iTunes Buy musclecars Sugar Honey Iced Tea! at eMusic Add to Collection
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One album artwork 8:46am The Kinks Lola Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One (Reprise)
Track Notes: 1970 Buy The Kinks Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One at Reckless Records Buy The Kinks at iTunes Buy The Kinks Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One at eMusic Add to Collection
8:42am LowDown Brass Band Local Activate $itizens of the World (DIBS)
Track Notes: 2024 Buy LowDown Brass Band $itizens of the World at Reckless Records Buy LowDown Brass Band at iTunes Buy LowDown Brass Band $itizens of the World at eMusic Add to Collection
MRCY - VOLUME 1 album artwork 8:38am MRCY Flowers In Mourning VOLUME 1 (Secretly Canadian)
Track Notes: 2024 Buy MRCY VOLUME 1 at Reckless Records Buy MRCY at iTunes Buy MRCY VOLUME 1 at eMusic Add to Collection
RAH & The Ruffcats - Orile to Berlin album artwork 8:31am RAH & The Ruffcats Agidi Orile to Berlin (Sonar Kollectiv)
Track Notes: Album out 7/12 Buy RAH & The Ruffcats Orile to Berlin at Reckless Records Buy RAH & The Ruffcats at iTunes Buy RAH & The Ruffcats Orile to Berlin at eMusic Add to Collection
Common & Pete Rock - The Auditorium Vol. 1 album artwork 8:27am Common & Pete Rock Local Wise Up The Auditorium Vol. 1 (Loma Vista/Concord)
Track Notes: New album out 7/12 Buy Common & Pete Rock The Auditorium Vol. 1 at Reckless Records Buy Common & Pete Rock at iTunes Buy Common & Pete Rock The Auditorium Vol. 1 at eMusic Add to Collection
Nubya Garcia - Odyssey album artwork 8:24am Nubya Garcia The Seer Odyssey (Concord Jazz)
Track Notes: New album out 9/20 Buy Nubya Garcia Odyssey at Reckless Records Buy Nubya Garcia at iTunes Buy Nubya Garcia Odyssey at eMusic Add to Collection
Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire, Immediately album artwork 8:15am Perfume Genius On The Floor Set My Heart On Fire, Immediately (Matador)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Perfume Genius Set My Heart On Fire, Immediately at Reckless Records Buy Perfume Genius at iTunes Buy Perfume Genius Set My Heart On Fire, Immediately at eMusic Add to Collection
The Hu - The Gereg album artwork 8:11am The Hu Shoog Shoog The Gereg (Eleven Seven)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy The Hu The Gereg at Reckless Records Buy The Hu at iTunes Buy The Hu The Gereg at eMusic Add to Collection
Justice - Hyperdrama album artwork 8:02am Justice Neverender (featuring Tame Impala) Hyperdrama (Ed Banger/Because Music)
Track Notes: Playing Radius 10/23 Buy Justice Hyperdrama at Reckless Records Buy Justice at iTunes Buy Justice Hyperdrama at eMusic Add to Collection
6/15 - 7am hour
Sampa The Great - As Above, So Below album artwork 7:58am Sampa The Great Can I Live? (featuring W.I.T.C.H.) As Above, So Below (Loma Vista/Concord)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Sampa The Great As Above, So Below at Reckless Records Buy Sampa The Great at iTunes Buy Sampa The Great As Above, So Below at eMusic Add to Collection
7:55am Halima Overdue EXU (drink sum wtr)
Track Notes: 2024 Buy Halima EXU at Reckless Records Buy Halima at iTunes Buy Halima EXU at eMusic Add to Collection
Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book album artwork 7:50am Chance the Rapper Local All Night (featuring Knox Fortune) Coloring Book (self-released)
Track Notes: 2016 Buy Chance the Rapper Coloring Book at Reckless Records Buy Chance the Rapper at iTunes Buy Chance the Rapper Coloring Book at eMusic Add to Collection
7:43am Fela Kuti My Lady Frustration The '69 LA Sessions (Knitting Factory)
Track Notes: By request for Matthew. Thanks for listening! Buy Fela Kuti The '69 LA Sessions at Reckless Records Buy Fela Kuti at iTunes Buy Fela Kuti The '69 LA Sessions at eMusic Add to Collection
The Clash - London Calling album artwork 7:38am The Clash Rudie Can't Fail London Calling (Epic)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy The Clash London Calling at Reckless Records Buy The Clash at iTunes Buy The Clash London Calling at eMusic Add to Collection
Angélica Garcia - Gemelo album artwork 7:34am Angélica Garcia Juanita Gemelo (Partisan)
Track Notes: Playing Metro with Nilufer Yanya 10/7 Buy Angélica Garcia Gemelo at Reckless Records Buy Angélica Garcia at iTunes Buy Angélica Garcia Gemelo at eMusic Add to Collection
Ultravox - Vienna album artwork 7:30am Ultravox Passing Strangers Vienna (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy Ultravox Vienna at Reckless Records Buy Ultravox at iTunes Buy Ultravox Vienna at eMusic Add to Collection
Bryony Jarman-Pinto - Below Dawn album artwork 7:22am Bryony Jarman-Pinto Riverside Below Dawn (Tru Thoughts)
Track Notes: 2024 Buy Bryony Jarman-Pinto Below Dawn at Reckless Records Buy Bryony Jarman-Pinto at iTunes Buy Bryony Jarman-Pinto Below Dawn at eMusic Add to Collection
Ann Peebles - Straight from the Heart album artwork 7:19am Ann Peebles Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love Straight from the Heart (Hi)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy Ann Peebles Straight from the Heart at Reckless Records Buy Ann Peebles at iTunes Buy Ann Peebles Straight from the Heart at eMusic Add to Collection
7:16am Greenlights Music Local Show Some Love 3AM Smoke (self-released)
Track Notes: 2024 Buy Greenlights Music 3AM Smoke at Reckless Records Buy Greenlights Music at iTunes Buy Greenlights Music 3AM Smoke at eMusic Add to Collection
Angel Bat Dawid - The Oracle album artwork 7:07am Angel Bat Dawid Local The Oracle The Oracle (International Anthem)
Track Notes: Headlining CHIRP Independent's Day at Schubas 6/23 Buy Angel Bat Dawid The Oracle at Reckless Records Buy Angel Bat Dawid at iTunes Buy Angel Bat Dawid The Oracle at eMusic Add to Collection
Alan Vega - Insurrection album artwork 7:01am Alan Vega Cyanide Soul Insurrection (In The Red)
Track Notes: 2024 Buy Alan Vega Insurrection at Reckless Records Buy Alan Vega at iTunes Buy Alan Vega Insurrection at eMusic Add to Collection
6/15 - 6am hour
6:57am Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, & Dave Okumu Perfect Shade of Blue The Solution is Restless (Play It Again Sam)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, & Dave Okumu The Solution is Restless at Reckless Records Buy Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, & Dave Okumu at iTunes Buy Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, & Dave Okumu The Solution is Restless at eMusic Add to Collection
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead album artwork 6:50am The Decemberists June Hymn The King Is Dead (Capitol)
Track Notes: 2011 Buy The Decemberists The King Is Dead at Reckless Records Buy The Decemberists at iTunes Buy The Decemberists The King Is Dead at eMusic Add to Collection
Neko Case - Blacklisted album artwork 6:48am Neko Case Local Tightly Blacklisted (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: 2002 Buy Neko Case Blacklisted at Reckless Records Buy Neko Case at iTunes Buy Neko Case Blacklisted at eMusic Add to Collection
Habibi - Dreamachine album artwork 6:45am Habibi Do You Want Me Now Dreamachine (Kill Rock Stars)
Track Notes: 2024 Buy Habibi Dreamachine at Reckless Records Buy Habibi at iTunes Buy Habibi Dreamachine at eMusic Add to Collection
Interpol - Antics album artwork 6:38am Interpol Take You on a Cruise Antics (Matador)
Track Notes: Playing the Salt Shed 11/18 for Antics' 20 Year Anniversary Buy Interpol Antics at Reckless Records Buy Interpol at iTunes Buy Interpol Antics at eMusic Add to Collection
Yaz - Upstairs at Eric 6:33am Yaz Situation Upstairs at Eric's (Sire)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy Yaz Upstairs at Eric's at Reckless Records Buy Yaz at iTunes Buy Yaz Upstairs at Eric's at eMusic Add to Collection
King Hannah - Big Swimmer album artwork 6:30am King Hannah New York, Let's Do Nothing Big Swimmer (City Slang)
Track Notes: Playing Empty Bottle 6/29 Buy King Hannah Big Swimmer at Reckless Records Buy King Hannah at iTunes Buy King Hannah Big Swimmer at eMusic Add to Collection
6:23am The Supremes You Keep Me Hangin' On The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6: 1966 (Hip-O Select)
Track Notes: 1966 Buy The Supremes The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6: 1966 at Reckless Records Buy The Supremes at iTunes Buy The Supremes The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 6: 1966 at eMusic Add to Collection
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