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Sarah Spencer DJ Profile

When Sarah 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. 

Sarah 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. Sarah recently founded her own clothing label, Io the Alien (which was, incidentally, her former DJ name here on CHIRP Radio).

Sarah is also passionate about tribal fusion belly dance, stand-up comedy, and labor movement politics, preferably at the same time. Plus she's a great sewer, and teaches the art of sewing at Lillstreet Art Center. 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.

You can find Sarah's two most recent shows here.

Sarah Spencer's Playlists

9/24 - 8am hour
8:53am Alhaji Waziri Oshomah Omhona – Omhona World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife Of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah (Luaka Bop)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Alhaji Waziri Oshomah World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife Of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah at Reckless Records Buy Alhaji Waziri Oshomah at iTunes Buy Alhaji Waziri Oshomah World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife Of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah at eMusic Add to Collection
Kenny Beats - LOUIE album artwork 8:49am Kenny Beats Hold My Head LOUIE (XL)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Kenny Beats LOUIE at Reckless Records Buy Kenny Beats at iTunes Buy Kenny Beats LOUIE at eMusic Add to Collection
Built to Spill - When The Wind Forgets Your Name album artwork 8:47am Built to Spill Gonna Lose When The Wind Forgets Your Name (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Built to Spill When The Wind Forgets Your Name at Reckless Records Buy Built to Spill at iTunes Buy Built to Spill When The Wind Forgets Your Name at eMusic Add to Collection
8:43am The Smashing Pumpkins Local Cinder Open (Eddy St. Demo / 2012 Mix) Pisces Iscariot (Viring)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot at Reckless Records Buy The Smashing Pumpkins at iTunes Buy The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot at eMusic Add to Collection
8:38am Hagop Tchaparian Round Bolts (Text)
Track Notes: Album out 10/21 Buy Hagop Tchaparian Bolts at Reckless Records Buy Hagop Tchaparian at iTunes Buy Hagop Tchaparian Bolts at eMusic Add to Collection
8:34am Bedouin Soundclash Birds of a Feather (feat. Ashleigh Ball) We Will Meet in a Hurricaine (Dine Alone)
Track Notes: New album out 10/21 Buy Bedouin Soundclash We Will Meet in a Hurricaine at Reckless Records Buy Bedouin Soundclash at iTunes Buy Bedouin Soundclash We Will Meet in a Hurricaine at eMusic Add to Collection
8:28am Weyes Blood It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: Out 11/18 Buy Weyes Blood And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow at Reckless Records Buy Weyes Blood at iTunes Buy Weyes Blood And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow at eMusic Add to Collection
Pointer Sisters - Energy album artwork 8:22am Pointer Sisters Dirty Work Energy (Planet)
Track Notes: By request for Matthew. Thanks for listening! Buy Pointer Sisters Energy at Reckless Records Buy Pointer Sisters at iTunes Buy Pointer Sisters Energy at eMusic Add to Collection
8:20am William Tell and the Marksmen Mary Jane The History of Vancouver Rock & Roll: Vol. Four (Vancouver Record Collectors Association)
Track Notes: previously unreleased track from 1960s Buy William Tell and the Marksmen The History of Vancouver Rock & Roll: Vol. Four at Reckless Records Buy William Tell and the Marksmen at iTunes Buy William Tell and the Marksmen The History of Vancouver Rock & Roll: Vol. Four at eMusic Add to Collection
8:15am Dendrons Local People Scare Me 5-3-8 (Innovative Leisure)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Dendrons 5-3-8 at Reckless Records Buy Dendrons at iTunes Buy Dendrons 5-3-8 at eMusic Add to Collection
8:09am Bookclub Without You Around Bookclub (Astoria Tracks)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Bookclub Bookclub at Reckless Records Buy Bookclub at iTunes Buy Bookclub Bookclub at eMusic Add to Collection
8:07am Blondie The Hardest Part Eat To The Beat (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy Blondie Eat To The Beat at Reckless Records Buy Blondie at iTunes Buy Blondie Eat To The Beat at eMusic Add to Collection
8:02am Santigold High Priestess Spirituals (Little Jerk)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Santigold Spirituals at Reckless Records Buy Santigold at iTunes Buy Santigold Spirituals at eMusic Add to Collection
9/24 - 7am hour
Tortoise - Standards album artwork 7:57am Tortoise Local Eros Standards (Thrill Jockey)
Track Notes: 2001 Buy Tortoise Standards at Reckless Records Buy Tortoise at iTunes Buy Tortoise Standards at eMusic Add to Collection
7:52am Public Practice Compromised Gentle Grip (Wharf Cat)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Public Practice Gentle Grip at Reckless Records Buy Public Practice at iTunes Buy Public Practice Gentle Grip at eMusic Add to Collection
7:49am Wyldest Abilene Feed the Flowers Nightmares (Hand in Hive)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Wyldest Feed the Flowers Nightmares at Reckless Records Buy Wyldest at iTunes Buy Wyldest Feed the Flowers Nightmares at eMusic Add to Collection
7:44am Whitney Local Twirl Spark (Secretly Canadian)
Track Notes: 2022; playing 3 shows at Thalia Hall 12/21-23 Buy Whitney Spark at Reckless Records Buy Whitney at iTunes Buy Whitney Spark at eMusic Add to Collection
7:38am The Pharcyde Hey You Labcabincalifornia (Delicious Vinyl)
Track Notes: 1995 Buy The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia at Reckless Records Buy The Pharcyde at iTunes Buy The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia at eMusic Add to Collection
7:34am The Cool Kids Local Black Mags pt. II Volumes (Propelr)
Track Notes: 2020; playing Thalia Hall tonight Buy The Cool Kids Volumes at Reckless Records Buy The Cool Kids at iTunes Buy The Cool Kids Volumes at eMusic Add to Collection
7:30am Scone Cash Players All These Bad Things Brooklyn to Brooklin (Daptone)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Scone Cash Players Brooklyn to Brooklin at Reckless Records Buy Scone Cash Players at iTunes Buy Scone Cash Players Brooklyn to Brooklin at eMusic Add to Collection
7:25am The Prize Wrong Side of Town Wrong Side of Town (Anti Fade)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy The Prize Wrong Side of Town at Reckless Records Buy The Prize at iTunes Buy The Prize Wrong Side of Town at eMusic Add to Collection
7:21am The Go-Go's Head Over Heels Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's (IRS)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy The Go-Go's Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's at Reckless Records Buy The Go-Go's at iTunes Buy The Go-Go's Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's at eMusic Add to Collection
7:17am Preoccupations Ricochet Arrangements (self-released)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Preoccupations Arrangements at Reckless Records Buy Preoccupations at iTunes Buy Preoccupations Arrangements at eMusic Add to Collection
7:08am Sudan Archives Home Maker Natural Brown Prom Queen (Stones Throw)
Track Notes: 2022; CHIRP Welcomes show at Lincoln Hall 10/5 Buy Sudan Archives Natural Brown Prom Queen at Reckless Records Buy Sudan Archives at iTunes Buy Sudan Archives Natural Brown Prom Queen at eMusic Add to Collection
7:00am Solomon Burke A Change is Gonna Come A Change Is Gonna Come (Rounder)
Track Notes: 1985; Sam Cooke cover Buy Solomon Burke A Change Is Gonna Come at Reckless Records Buy Solomon Burke at iTunes Buy Solomon Burke A Change Is Gonna Come at eMusic Add to Collection
9/24 - 6am hour
6:56am Rachika Nayar Heaven Come Crashing (featuring maria bc) Heaven Come Crashing (NNA)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Rachika Nayar Heaven Come Crashing at Reckless Records Buy Rachika Nayar at iTunes Buy Rachika Nayar Heaven Come Crashing at eMusic Add to Collection
6:55am Rachika Nayar Heaven Come Crashing (featuring maria bc) Heaven Come Crashing (NNA)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Rachika Nayar Heaven Come Crashing at Reckless Records Buy Rachika Nayar at iTunes Buy Rachika Nayar Heaven Come Crashing at eMusic Add to Collection
6:46am Jamila Woods Local BASQUIAT (featuring Saba) LEGACY! LEGACY! (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! at Reckless Records Buy Jamila Woods at iTunes Buy Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! at eMusic Add to Collection
6:41am 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
6:34am The Mekons Local Learning to Live on Your Own The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll (Blast First)
Track Notes: 1989 Buy The Mekons The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll at Reckless Records Buy The Mekons at iTunes Buy The Mekons The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll at eMusic Add to Collection
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