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Sarah Spencer DJ Profile

Hi! My name is 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. Like all the CHIRP DJs, I play a diverse mix on my show, though I have a soft spot for hip-hop, soul, electronic, and gothy synthy stuff. Ummmmm and disco, singer-songwriter stuff (esp womxn-fronted), heavy rock, jazz, and artsy emotive stuff.

I'm also a working artist; my medium is textiles with a focus on improvisational quilting. My passion for music often mixes into my art, and I've made pieces inspired by Sharon Van Etten, Ibibio Sound Machine, Aldous Harding, the Beatles, and Fever Ray.

I teach in the Textiles department at Lillstreet Arts Center, where I particularly enjoy working with beginners, as well as working with more advanced students teaching garment-making.

Other pies include 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 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

1/28 - 8am hour
Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Inspiration Information 4 album artwork 8:53am Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen Darker Side Of Night Inspiration Information 4 (Strut)
Track Notes: 2009 Buy Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen Inspiration Information 4 at Reckless Records Buy Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen at iTunes Buy Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen Inspiration Information 4 at eMusic Add to Collection
Ron Pope - Dreams album artwork 8:47am Ron Pope Dreams Dreams (self-released)
Track Notes: By request for Matthew. Thanks for listening! Buy Ron Pope Dreams at Reckless Records Buy Ron Pope at iTunes Buy Ron Pope Dreams at eMusic Add to Collection
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax album artwork 8:44am Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax Relax (ZTT)
Track Notes: By request for Jane and Ivy. Thanks for listening! Buy Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax at Reckless Records Buy Frankie Goes to Hollywood at iTunes Buy Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax at eMusic Add to Collection
8:40am July Talk When You Stop Remember Never Before (Six Shooter)
Track Notes: 2023 Buy July Talk Remember Never Before at Reckless Records Buy July Talk at iTunes Buy July Talk Remember Never Before at eMusic Add to Collection
8:34am New Sector Movements These Times (feat. Allysha Joy) These Times EP (First World)
Track Notes: New EP out 2/24 Buy New Sector Movements These Times EP at Reckless Records Buy New Sector Movements at iTunes Buy New Sector Movements These Times EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Yaeji - With a Hammer album artwork 8:31am Yaeji Local For Granted With a Hammer (XL)
Track Notes: New album out 4/7 Buy Yaeji With a Hammer at Reckless Records Buy Yaeji at iTunes Buy Yaeji With a Hammer at eMusic Add to Collection
Fever Ray - Radical Romantics album artwork 8:27am Fever Ray Kandy Radical Romantics (Mute)
Track Notes: New album out 3/9; CHIRP Presents at Salt Shed 5/8 Buy Fever Ray Radical Romantics at Reckless Records Buy Fever Ray at iTunes Buy Fever Ray Radical Romantics at eMusic Add to Collection
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris album artwork 8:22am Art Ensemble Of Chicago Local I Feel Like Dancing The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris (Rogue Art)
Track Notes: 2023 Buy Art Ensemble Of Chicago The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris at Reckless Records Buy Art Ensemble Of Chicago at iTunes Buy Art Ensemble Of Chicago The Sixth Decade: From Paris to Paris at eMusic Add to Collection
8:19am Angel Bat Dawid RE-BIRTHDAY (feat. Terence Etc) RE-BIRTHDAY (International Anthem)
Track Notes: Released in honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Buy Angel Bat Dawid RE-BIRTHDAY at Reckless Records Buy Angel Bat Dawid at iTunes Buy Angel Bat Dawid RE-BIRTHDAY at eMusic Add to Collection
Little Simz - NO THANK YOU album artwork 8:13am Little Simz X NO THANK YOU (Forever Living Originals/AWAL)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Little Simz NO THANK YOU at Reckless Records Buy Little Simz at iTunes Buy Little Simz NO THANK YOU at eMusic Add to Collection
Overmono - Good Lies album artwork 8:06am Overmono Is U Good Lies (XL)
Track Notes: Album out 5/12 Buy Overmono Good Lies at Reckless Records Buy Overmono at iTunes Buy Overmono Good Lies at eMusic Add to Collection
Beastie Boys - Anthology: The Sounds of Science album artwork 8:01am Beastie Boys Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix) Anthology: The Sounds of Science (Capitol)
Track Notes: 1999 Buy Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science at Reckless Records Buy Beastie Boys at iTunes Buy Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science at eMusic Add to Collection
1/28 - 7am hour
7:57am Ezra Collective Life Goes On (featuring Sampa the Great) Where I'm Meant To Be (Partisan)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Ezra Collective Where I'm Meant To Be at Reckless Records Buy Ezra Collective at iTunes Buy Ezra Collective Where I'm Meant To Be at eMusic Add to Collection
Ladytron - Time 7:51am Ladytron City of Angels Time's Arrow (Cooking Vinyl)
Track Notes: 2023 Buy Ladytron Time's Arrow at Reckless Records Buy Ladytron at iTunes Buy Ladytron Time's Arrow at eMusic Add to Collection
Le Tigre - This Island album artwork 7:47am Le Tigre I'm So Excited This Island (Universal)
Track Notes: CHIRP Presents le Tigre at the Salt Shed 7/15 Buy Le Tigre This Island at Reckless Records Buy Le Tigre at iTunes Buy Le Tigre This Island at eMusic Add to Collection
Depeche Mode - Violator album artwork 7:43am Depeche Mode World in My Eyes Violator (Mute)
Track Notes: 1990 Buy Depeche Mode Violator at Reckless Records Buy Depeche Mode at iTunes Buy Depeche Mode Violator at eMusic Add to Collection
The Undertones - The Undertones album artwork 7:39am The Undertones Mars Bars The Undertones (Rykodisc)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy The Undertones The Undertones at Reckless Records Buy The Undertones at iTunes Buy The Undertones The Undertones at eMusic Add to Collection
7:35am Babitha Only Fair Brighter Side of Blue (Spunk)
Track Notes: 2023 Buy Babitha Brighter Side of Blue at Reckless Records Buy Babitha at iTunes Buy Babitha Brighter Side of Blue at eMusic Add to Collection
Fauvely - Alligator Rodeo album artwork 7:32am Fauvely Local Dead Green Snake Alligator Rodeo (self-released)
Track Notes: 2023 Buy Fauvely Alligator Rodeo at Reckless Records Buy Fauvely at iTunes Buy Fauvely Alligator Rodeo at eMusic Add to Collection
Surprise Chef - Pash Rash album artwork 7:24am Surprise Chef Pash Rash Pash Rash (Big Crown)
Track Notes: New single Buy Surprise Chef Pash Rash at Reckless Records Buy Surprise Chef at iTunes Buy Surprise Chef Pash Rash at eMusic Add to Collection
J.T. IV - The Future album artwork 7:19am J.T. IV Local Space Baby The Future (Drag City)
Track Notes: 2023 Buy J.T. IV The Future at Reckless Records Buy J.T. IV at iTunes Buy J.T. IV The Future at eMusic Add to Collection
Duckwrth - Chrome Bull album artwork 7:11am Duckwrth Sneaky (featuring Juls) Chrome Bull (Supergood/The Blind Youth)
Track Notes: 2023 Buy Duckwrth Chrome Bull at Reckless Records Buy Duckwrth at iTunes Buy Duckwrth Chrome Bull at eMusic Add to Collection
X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents album artwork 7:08am X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents Germfree Adolescents (EMI)
Track Notes: Going out to Lisa. Thanks for listening! Buy X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents at Reckless Records Buy X-Ray Spex at iTunes Buy X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents at eMusic Add to Collection
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears album artwork 7:01am Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears No More Tears (Epic)
Track Notes: 1991 Buy Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears at Reckless Records Buy Ozzy Osbourne at iTunes Buy Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears at eMusic Add to Collection
1/28 - 6am hour
Underworld - Beaucoup Fish album artwork 6:54am Underworld Jumbo Beaucoup Fish (V2)
Track Notes: 1999 Buy Underworld Beaucoup Fish at Reckless Records Buy Underworld at iTunes Buy Underworld Beaucoup Fish at eMusic Add to Collection
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju album artwork 6:47am Siouxsie & The Banshees Monitor Juju (Polydor/PVC)
Track Notes: 1981 Buy Siouxsie & The Banshees Juju at Reckless Records Buy Siouxsie & The Banshees at iTunes Buy Siouxsie & The Banshees Juju at eMusic Add to Collection
PJ Harvey - B-Sides, Demos & Rarities album artwork 6:44am PJ Harvey The Big Guns Called Me Back Again B-Sides, Demos & Rarities (UMe/Island)
Track Notes: Let England Shake b-side Buy PJ Harvey B-Sides, Demos & Rarities at Reckless Records Buy PJ Harvey at iTunes Buy PJ Harvey B-Sides, Demos & Rarities at eMusic Add to Collection
Fran - Leaving album artwork 6:42am Fran Local Palm Trees Leaving (Fire Talk)
Track Notes: Playing Constellation 2/10 Buy Fran Leaving at Reckless Records Buy Fran at iTunes Buy Fran Leaving at eMusic Add to Collection
José González - Visions EP album artwork 6:36am José González Visions Visions EP (Mute)
Track Notes: New EP released 1/26 Buy José González Visions EP at Reckless Records Buy José González at iTunes Buy José González Visions EP at eMusic Add to Collection
The Devotions - Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground album artwork 6:33am The Devotions Devil's Gotten into My Baby Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground (Numero Group)
Track Notes: Originally recorded in 1966 Buy The Devotions Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground at Reckless Records Buy The Devotions at iTunes Buy The Devotions Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground at eMusic Add to Collection
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