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Io the Resident Alien DJ Profile

When Io was a little girl, the first crushes she ever had were on David Bowie and a young Michael Jackson, and nothing has really changed ever since. From a tender age, she felt a deep attunement to all kinds of music, from New Wave and Metal, to Hip Hop and Soul; she swears it's all good as long as it comes from the heart. 

Io hails from the Canadian West Coast, where she once earned a living working a real adult job in applied statistics, which she gave up to move to Chicago and chase a dream of earning a living as a DJ on community radio. We verified that she knew the position was on a volunteer-basis, to which she replied that was neither here nor there. Okay then.

Io is also passionate about tribal fusion belly dance, stand-up comedy, and labor movement politics, preferably at the same time. Above all, she believes creating space for new artists to emerge within the community, and in coming together as the diverse individuals we are to create real magic, in whatever way that may manifest.

Io the Resident Alien's Playlists

5/16 - 11am hour
Sequoyah Murray - Penalties of Love album artwork 11:59am Sequoyah Murray Penalties of Love Penalties of Love (Thrill Jockey)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Sequoyah Murray Penalties of Love at Reckless Records Buy Sequoyah Murray at iTunes Buy Sequoyah Murray Penalties of Love at eMusic Add to Collection
11:53am Mastodon Oblivion Crack the Skye (Reprise)
Track Notes: 2008; doing show with Coheed & Cambria 6/14 at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island Buy Mastodon Crack the Skye at Reckless Records Buy Mastodon at iTunes Buy Mastodon Crack the Skye at eMusic Add to Collection
11:47am Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Summer Wine Nancy & Lee (Reprise)
Track Notes: 1968 Buy Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Nancy & Lee at Reckless Records Buy Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood at iTunes Buy Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Nancy & Lee at eMusic Add to Collection
11:43am Yeah Yeah Yeahs Gold Lion Show Your Bones (Interscope)
Track Notes: 2006 Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones at Reckless Records Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs at iTunes Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones at eMusic Add to Collection
11:41am The Mystery Lights Can't Get Through To My Head Too Much Tension! (Wick)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy The Mystery Lights Too Much Tension! at Reckless Records Buy The Mystery Lights at iTunes Buy The Mystery Lights Too Much Tension! at eMusic Add to Collection
11:37am shey baba Vertigo Requiem (Virgin EMI)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy shey baba Requiem at Reckless Records Buy shey baba at iTunes Buy shey baba Requiem at eMusic Add to Collection
11:32am John Maus Hey Moon We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon)
Track Notes: Playing the Empty Bottle 7/4 Buy John Maus We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves at Reckless Records Buy John Maus at iTunes Buy John Maus We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves at eMusic Add to Collection
Chris Forsyth - All Time Present album artwork 11:29am Chris Forsyth Tomorrow Might as Well Be Today All Time Present (No Quarter)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Chris Forsyth All Time Present at Reckless Records Buy Chris Forsyth at iTunes Buy Chris Forsyth All Time Present at eMusic Add to Collection
11:24am Jamila Woods Local ZORA LEGACY! LEGACY! (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: Playing Thalia Hall 5/26 Buy Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! at Reckless Records Buy Jamila Woods at iTunes Buy Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! at eMusic Add to Collection
11:20am The Staples Singers Local I'll Take You There Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (Stax)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy The Staples Singers Be Altitude: Respect Yourself at Reckless Records Buy The Staples Singers at iTunes Buy The Staples Singers Be Altitude: Respect Yourself at eMusic Add to Collection
11:17am Aesop Rock & Tobacco 1+1=13 Malibu Ken (Rhymesayers)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Aesop Rock & Tobacco Malibu Ken at Reckless Records Buy Aesop Rock & Tobacco at iTunes Buy Aesop Rock & Tobacco Malibu Ken at eMusic Add to Collection
11:07am Depeche Mode Blasphemous Rumours Some Great Reward (Sire)
Track Notes: 1984 Buy Depeche Mode Some Great Reward at Reckless Records Buy Depeche Mode at iTunes Buy Depeche Mode Some Great Reward at eMusic Add to Collection
11:04am Product KF Local Pitch-Dark Songs of the Groves (Chicago Research)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Product KF Songs of the Groves at Reckless Records Buy Product KF at iTunes Buy Product KF Songs of the Groves at eMusic Add to Collection
5/16 - 10am hour
10:59am Petrona Martinez Un Niño Que Llora en los Montes de Maria - el Hueso (King Coya Remix) Cumbias de Villa Donde (ZZK)
Track Notes: By request! Buy Petrona Martinez Cumbias de Villa Donde at Reckless Records Buy Petrona Martinez at iTunes Buy Petrona Martinez Cumbias de Villa Donde at eMusic Add to Collection
10:53am Tool Forty Six & 2 Aenima (Volcano)
Track Notes: Playing the Chicago Open Air festival at SeatGeek Stadium this Sunday Buy Tool Aenima at Reckless Records Buy Tool at iTunes Buy Tool Aenima at eMusic Add to Collection
10:47am Ratboys Local Elvis Is in the Freezer GN (Topshelf)
Track Notes: 2017; playing the Square Roots festival in Lincoln Square July 12-14 Buy Ratboys GN at Reckless Records Buy Ratboys at iTunes Buy Ratboys GN at eMusic Add to Collection
10:44am Curtis Mayfield Local Underground Curtis (Curtom)
Buy Curtis Mayfield Curtis at Reckless Records Buy Curtis Mayfield at iTunes Buy Curtis Mayfield Curtis at eMusic Add to Collection
10:41am Lizzo Cuz I Love You Cuz I Love You (Nice Life)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Lizzo Cuz I Love You at Reckless Records Buy Lizzo at iTunes Buy Lizzo Cuz I Love You at eMusic Add to Collection
10:35am FURR Local Fightin' Jail EP (self-released)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy FURR Jail EP at Reckless Records Buy FURR at iTunes Buy FURR Jail EP at eMusic Add to Collection
10:31am Jon Bon Jovi Miracle Blaze of Glory (Mercury/PolyGram)
Track Notes: By request for Fluffy in Andersonville Buy Jon Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory at Reckless Records Buy Jon Bon Jovi at iTunes Buy Jon Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory at eMusic Add to Collection
10:27am The Breeders Cannonball Last Splash (4AD)
Track Notes: Playing the House of Vans 6/15 Buy The Breeders Last Splash at Reckless Records Buy The Breeders at iTunes Buy The Breeders Last Splash at eMusic Add to Collection
10:22am Dream Syndicate Put Some Miles On These Times (ANTI-)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Dream Syndicate These Times at Reckless Records Buy Dream Syndicate at iTunes Buy Dream Syndicate These Times at eMusic Add to Collection
10:19am The Byrds You Ain't Going Nowhere Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1968 Buy The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo at Reckless Records Buy The Byrds at iTunes Buy The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo at eMusic Add to Collection
10:15am Death and Vanilla A Flaw in the Iris Are You a Dreamer? (DFA)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Death and Vanilla Are You a Dreamer? at Reckless Records Buy Death and Vanilla at iTunes Buy Death and Vanilla Are You a Dreamer? at eMusic Add to Collection
10:08am Rupa East West Shuffle Disco Jazz (Numero Group)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy Rupa Disco Jazz at Reckless Records Buy Rupa at iTunes Buy Rupa Disco Jazz at eMusic Add to Collection
10:04am Combo Chimbita Ahomale Ahomale (ANTI-)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Combo Chimbita Ahomale at Reckless Records Buy Combo Chimbita at iTunes Buy Combo Chimbita Ahomale at eMusic Add to Collection
Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike album artwork 10:01am Gogol Bordello Start Wearing Purple Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike (Side One Dummy)
Track Notes: Playing at the Riviera Theatre 6/1 Buy Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike at Reckless Records Buy Gogol Bordello at iTunes Buy Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike at eMusic Add to Collection
5/16 - 9am hour
9:56am Ladytron International Dateline Witching Hour (Island)
Track Notes: 2005 Buy Ladytron Witching Hour at Reckless Records Buy Ladytron at iTunes Buy Ladytron Witching Hour at eMusic Add to Collection
9:53am Patience The Girls Are Chewing Gum Dizzy Spells (Winona)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Patience Dizzy Spells at Reckless Records Buy Patience at iTunes Buy Patience Dizzy Spells at eMusic Add to Collection
9:49am Ethers Local Running Through the Night Ethers (Trouble in Mind)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Ethers Ethers at Reckless Records Buy Ethers at iTunes Buy Ethers Ethers at eMusic Add to Collection
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