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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

10/23 - 7am hour
Odetta - At The Gate Of Horn album artwork 7:18am Odetta Gallows Tree At The Gate Of Horn (Tradition)
Track Notes: 1957 Buy Odetta At The Gate Of Horn at Reckless Records Buy Odetta at iTunes Buy Odetta At The Gate Of Horn at eMusic Add to Collection
Julia Shapiro - Zorked album artwork 7:14am Julia Shapiro Death (Xiii) Zorked (Suicide Squeeze)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Julia Shapiro Zorked at Reckless Records Buy Julia Shapiro at iTunes Buy Julia Shapiro Zorked at eMusic Add to Collection
Beth Orton - Sugaring Season album artwork 7:05am Beth Orton Magpie Sugaring Season (ANTI-)
Track Notes: 2012 Buy Beth Orton Sugaring Season at Reckless Records Buy Beth Orton at iTunes Buy Beth Orton Sugaring Season at eMusic Add to Collection
Brett Naucke - Mirror Ensemble album artwork 7:01am Brett Naucke Local The Glass Shifting Mirror Ensemble (American Dreams)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Brett Naucke Mirror Ensemble at Reckless Records Buy Brett Naucke at iTunes Buy Brett Naucke Mirror Ensemble at eMusic Add to Collection
10/23 - 6am hour
Bill Nelson - The Love That Whirls (Diary of a Thinking Heart) album artwork 6:58am Bill Nelson Hope for a Heartbeat The Love That Whirls (Diary of a Thinking Heart) (PVC)
Track Notes: By request for Curtis. Thanks for listening! Buy Bill Nelson The Love That Whirls (Diary of a Thinking Heart) at Reckless Records Buy Bill Nelson at iTunes Buy Bill Nelson The Love That Whirls (Diary of a Thinking Heart) at eMusic Add to Collection
The Psychedelic Furs - The Psychedelic Furs album artwork 6:49am The Psychedelic Furs Sister Europe The Psychedelic Furs (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy The Psychedelic Furs The Psychedelic Furs at Reckless Records Buy The Psychedelic Furs at iTunes Buy The Psychedelic Furs The Psychedelic Furs at eMusic Add to Collection
6:45am Allison Russell Nightflyer Outside Child (Fantasy/Concord)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Allison Russell Outside Child at Reckless Records Buy Allison Russell at iTunes Buy Allison Russell Outside Child at eMusic Add to Collection
6:40am BADBADNOTGOOD Beside April (featuring Arthur Verocai) Talk Memory (XL Recordings)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy BADBADNOTGOOD Talk Memory at Reckless Records Buy BADBADNOTGOOD at iTunes Buy BADBADNOTGOOD Talk Memory at eMusic Add to Collection
Leonard Cohen - More Best Of album artwork 6:33am Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man More Best Of (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1988 Buy Leonard Cohen More Best Of at Reckless Records Buy Leonard Cohen at iTunes Buy Leonard Cohen More Best Of at eMusic Add to Collection
Noga Erez - KIDS album artwork 6:31am Noga Erez Candyman KIDS (City Slang)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Noga Erez KIDS at Reckless Records Buy Noga Erez at iTunes Buy Noga Erez KIDS at eMusic Add to Collection
6:29am William Local Citizen Earth Listen Every Day (Aquariphone)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy William Listen Every Day at Reckless Records Buy William at iTunes Buy William Listen Every Day at eMusic Add to Collection
Pays P. - Ça V Aller album artwork 6:22am Pays P. Olatunji Ça V Aller (Peculiar Works Music)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Pays P. Ça V Aller at Reckless Records Buy Pays P. at iTunes Buy Pays P. Ça V Aller at eMusic Add to Collection
Public Practice - Gentle Grip album artwork 6:19am Public Practice Each Other 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
Dos Santos - City of Mirrors album artwork 6:17am Dos Santos Local Alma Cósmica City of Mirrors (International Anthem)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Dos Santos City of Mirrors at Reckless Records Buy Dos Santos at iTunes Buy Dos Santos City of Mirrors at eMusic Add to Collection
Tara Clerkin Trio - In Spring album artwork 6:08am Tara Clerkin Trio Night Steps In Spring (World of Echo)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Tara Clerkin Trio In Spring at Reckless Records Buy Tara Clerkin Trio at iTunes Buy Tara Clerkin Trio In Spring at eMusic Add to Collection
Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini - Illusion of Time album artwork 6:04am Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini Illusion of Time Illusion of Time (Mute)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini Illusion of Time at Reckless Records Buy Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini at iTunes Buy Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini Illusion of Time at eMusic Add to Collection
M. Ward - Think of Spring album artwork 6:01am M. Ward You've Changed Think of Spring (Anti-)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy M. Ward Think of Spring at Reckless Records Buy M. Ward at iTunes Buy M. Ward Think of Spring at eMusic Add to Collection
10/16 - 8am hour
David Bowie - Station To Station album artwork 8:50am David Bowie Station To Station Station To Station (RCA)
Track Notes: 1976 Buy David Bowie Station To Station at Reckless Records Buy David Bowie at iTunes Buy David Bowie Station To Station at eMusic Add to Collection
William Elliott Whitmore - Ashes to Dust album artwork 8:44am William Elliott Whitmore Midnight Ashes to Dust (Southern)
Track Notes: 2004 Buy William Elliott Whitmore Ashes to Dust at Reckless Records Buy William Elliott Whitmore at iTunes Buy William Elliott Whitmore Ashes to Dust at eMusic Add to Collection
8:41am Fotoform Too Late Horizons (Dismal Nitch)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Fotoform Horizons at Reckless Records Buy Fotoform at iTunes Buy Fotoform Horizons at eMusic Add to Collection
Teleman - Sweet Morning EP album artwork 8:36am Teleman Simple Like Us Sweet Morning EP (Moshi Moshi)
Track Notes: New EP out 11/5 Buy Teleman Sweet Morning EP at Reckless Records Buy Teleman at iTunes Buy Teleman Sweet Morning EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Circuit Des Yeux - -io album artwork 8:31am Circuit Des Yeux Local Vanishing -io (Matador)
Track Notes: New record out 10/22 Buy Circuit Des Yeux -io at Reckless Records Buy Circuit Des Yeux at iTunes Buy Circuit Des Yeux -io at eMusic Add to Collection
Emma Ruth Rundle - Engine of Hell album artwork 8:26am Emma Ruth Rundle Blooms of Oblivion Engine of Hell (Sargent House)
Track Notes: New album out 11/5 Buy Emma Ruth Rundle Engine of Hell at Reckless Records Buy Emma Ruth Rundle at iTunes Buy Emma Ruth Rundle Engine of Hell at eMusic Add to Collection
Hovvdy - True Love album artwork 8:19am Hovvdy True Love True Love (Grand Jury)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Hovvdy True Love at Reckless Records Buy Hovvdy at iTunes Buy Hovvdy True Love at eMusic Add to Collection
The Sugarcubes - Stick Around for Joy album artwork 8:16am The Sugarcubes Leash Called Love Stick Around for Joy (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy The Sugarcubes Stick Around for Joy at Reckless Records Buy The Sugarcubes at iTunes Buy The Sugarcubes Stick Around for Joy at eMusic Add to Collection
Lala Lala - I Want the Door to Open album artwork 8:13am Lala Lala Local DIVER I Want the Door to Open (Hardly Art)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Lala Lala I Want the Door to Open at Reckless Records Buy Lala Lala at iTunes Buy Lala Lala I Want the Door to Open at eMusic Add to Collection
Gang Starr - Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr album artwork 8:05am Gang Starr The Militia (featuring Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx) Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr (Virgin)
Track Notes: 1999 Buy Gang Starr Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr at Reckless Records Buy Gang Starr at iTunes Buy Gang Starr Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr at eMusic Add to Collection
Carolyn Wonderland - Tempting Fate album artwork 8:01am Carolyn Wonderland Broken Hearted Blues Tempting Fate (Alligator)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Carolyn Wonderland Tempting Fate at Reckless Records Buy Carolyn Wonderland at iTunes Buy Carolyn Wonderland Tempting Fate at eMusic Add to Collection
10/16 - 7am hour
Metallica - Metallica album artwork 7:55am Metallica Enter Sandman Metallica (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1991 Buy Metallica Metallica at Reckless Records Buy Metallica at iTunes Buy Metallica Metallica at eMusic Add to Collection
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju album artwork 7:50am Siouxsie & The Banshees Arabian Knights 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
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