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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

7/31 - 8am hour
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - This Is a Mindfulness Drill album artwork 8:50am Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Local Soon It Will Be Fire (feat. Moses Sumney) This Is a Mindfulness Drill (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Hypnotic Brass Ensemble This Is a Mindfulness Drill at Reckless Records Buy Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at iTunes Buy Hypnotic Brass Ensemble This Is a Mindfulness Drill at eMusic Add to Collection
Betty Davis - They Say I 8:43am Betty Davis 70's Blues They Say I'm Different (Just Sunshine)
Track Notes: 1974 Buy Betty Davis They Say I'm Different at Reckless Records Buy Betty Davis at iTunes Buy Betty Davis They Say I'm Different at eMusic Add to Collection
Curve - Doppelgänger album artwork 8:39am Curve Already Yours Doppelgänger (Anxious/Charisma)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy Curve Doppelgänger at Reckless Records Buy Curve at iTunes Buy Curve Doppelgänger at eMusic Add to Collection
8:36am Jared Rabin Local Cold Rain and Snow Cold Rain and Snow (self-released)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Jared Rabin Cold Rain and Snow at Reckless Records Buy Jared Rabin at iTunes Buy Jared Rabin Cold Rain and Snow at eMusic Add to Collection
Sleigh Bells - Texis album artwork 8:31am Sleigh Bells Locus Laced Texis (Mom + Pop)
Track Notes: Album out 9/10 Buy Sleigh Bells Texis at Reckless Records Buy Sleigh Bells at iTunes Buy Sleigh Bells Texis at eMusic Add to Collection
Caleb Landry Jones - Gadzooks Vol. 1 album artwork 8:28am Caleb Landry Jones Bogie Gadzooks Vol. 1 (Sacred Bone)
Track Notes: Out 9/24 Buy Caleb Landry Jones Gadzooks Vol. 1 at Reckless Records Buy Caleb Landry Jones at iTunes Buy Caleb Landry Jones Gadzooks Vol. 1 at eMusic Add to Collection
Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time album artwork 8:23am Courtney Barnett Rae Street Things Take Time, Take Time (Mom + Pop)
Track Notes: New album out 11/12 Buy Courtney Barnett Things Take Time, Take Time at Reckless Records Buy Courtney Barnett at iTunes Buy Courtney Barnett Things Take Time, Take Time at eMusic Add to Collection
Evidence - Unlearning Vol. 1 album artwork 8:19am Evidence Delay the Issue (featuring Fly Anakin) Unlearning Vol. 1 (Rhymesayers)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Evidence Unlearning Vol. 1 at Reckless Records Buy Evidence at iTunes Buy Evidence Unlearning Vol. 1 at eMusic Add to Collection
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito album artwork 8:14am Yeah Yeah Yeahs Wedding Song Mosquito (Interscope)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito at Reckless Records Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs at iTunes Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito at eMusic Add to Collection
Ora The Molecule - Human Safari album artwork 8:10am Ora The Molecule Beat Beat Beat Human Safari (Mute)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Ora The Molecule Human Safari at Reckless Records Buy Ora The Molecule at iTunes Buy Ora The Molecule Human Safari at eMusic Add to Collection
Anika - Change album artwork 8:03am Anika Change Change (Sacred Bones)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Anika Change at Reckless Records Buy Anika at iTunes Buy Anika Change at eMusic Add to Collection
The Beatles - Abbey Road album artwork 8:00am The Beatles Here Comes The Sun Abbey Road (Capitol)
Track Notes: Happy wedding day, Mark and Rachel! Buy The Beatles Abbey Road at Reckless Records Buy The Beatles at iTunes Buy The Beatles Abbey Road at eMusic Add to Collection
7/31 - 7am hour
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Through The Looking Glass album artwork 7:55am Siouxsie & The Banshees Hall Of Mirrors Through The Looking Glass (Geffen)
Track Notes: 1987 Buy Siouxsie & The Banshees Through The Looking Glass at Reckless Records Buy Siouxsie & The Banshees at iTunes Buy Siouxsie & The Banshees Through The Looking Glass at eMusic Add to Collection
Prince - The Hits/The B-Sides album artwork 7:49am Prince 17 Days The Hits/The B-Sides (Warner Brothers)
Buy Prince The Hits/The B-Sides at Reckless Records Buy Prince at iTunes Buy Prince The Hits/The B-Sides at eMusic Add to Collection
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising album artwork 7:45am De La Soul Double Huey Skit 3 Feet High and Rising (Tommy Boy)
Track Notes: 1989 Buy De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising at Reckless Records Buy De La Soul at iTunes Buy De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising at eMusic Add to Collection
Nina Simone - Anthology album artwork 7:42am Nina Simone Rich Girl Anthology (RCA)
Track Notes: 1978; Hall & Oates cover Buy Nina Simone Anthology at Reckless Records Buy Nina Simone at iTunes Buy Nina Simone Anthology at eMusic Add to Collection
Half Waif - Mythopoetics album artwork 7:39am Half Waif Fortress Mythopoetics (Anti-)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Half Waif Mythopoetics at Reckless Records Buy Half Waif at iTunes Buy Half Waif Mythopoetics at eMusic Add to Collection
Brigid Mae Power - Head Above the Water album artwork 7:32am Brigid Mae Power Wedding of a Friend Head Above the Water (Fire)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Brigid Mae Power Head Above the Water at Reckless Records Buy Brigid Mae Power at iTunes Buy Brigid Mae Power Head Above the Water at eMusic Add to Collection
7:29am Heavy Manners Local Flamin' First (2021 Fresh Mix) single (self-released)
Buy Heavy Manners single at Reckless Records Buy Heavy Manners at iTunes Buy Heavy Manners single at eMusic Add to Collection
The 6ths - Wasps 7:26am The 6ths San Diego Zoo Wasps' Nests (London)
Track Notes: By request for Curtis. Thanks for listening, and good luck to Sasha on his big move! Buy The 6ths Wasps' Nests at Reckless Records Buy The 6ths at iTunes Buy The 6ths Wasps' Nests at eMusic Add to Collection
Vince Staples - Vince Staples album artwork 7:21am Vince Staples Sundown Town Vince Staples (Motown)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Vince Staples Vince Staples at Reckless Records Buy Vince Staples at iTunes Buy Vince Staples Vince Staples at eMusic Add to Collection
Beth Ditto - Fake Sugar album artwork 7:18am Beth Ditto Fire Fake Sugar (Virgin)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Beth Ditto Fake Sugar at Reckless Records Buy Beth Ditto at iTunes Buy Beth Ditto Fake Sugar at eMusic Add to Collection
7:14am Emily Jane Powers Local None to Come Isometry (self-released)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Emily Jane Powers Isometry at Reckless Records Buy Emily Jane Powers at iTunes Buy Emily Jane Powers Isometry at eMusic Add to Collection
Atoms for Peace - AMOK album artwork 7:07am Atoms for Peace Judge, Jury and Executioner AMOK (XL)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy Atoms for Peace AMOK at Reckless Records Buy Atoms for Peace at iTunes Buy Atoms for Peace AMOK at eMusic Add to Collection
Devo - Oh No It 7:04am Devo Peek-A-Boo Oh No It's Devo / Freedom of Choice (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy Devo Oh No It's Devo / Freedom of Choice at Reckless Records Buy Devo at iTunes Buy Devo Oh No It's Devo / Freedom of Choice at eMusic Add to Collection
Manzanita Y Su Conjunto - Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974 album artwork 7:01am Manzanita Y Su Conjunto Un Sábado por la Noche Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974 (Analog Africa)
Buy Manzanita Y Su Conjunto Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974 at Reckless Records Buy Manzanita Y Su Conjunto at iTunes Buy Manzanita Y Su Conjunto Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974 at eMusic Add to Collection
7/31 - 6am hour
The Bangles - Different Light album artwork 6:58am The Bangles If She Knew What She Wants Different Light (CBS)
Track Notes: 1986 Buy The Bangles Different Light at Reckless Records Buy The Bangles at iTunes Buy The Bangles Different Light at eMusic Add to Collection
Sparks - Lil 6:51am Sparks I Married Myself Lil' Beethoven (Lil' Beethoven)
Track Notes: 2002 Buy Sparks Lil' Beethoven at Reckless Records Buy Sparks at iTunes Buy Sparks Lil' Beethoven at eMusic Add to Collection
Rancid - Trouble Maker album artwork 6:49am Rancid Ghost of a Chance Trouble Maker (Hellcat/Epitaph)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Rancid Trouble Maker at Reckless Records Buy Rancid at iTunes Buy Rancid Trouble Maker at eMusic Add to Collection
Arthhur - Occult Fractures album artwork 6:45am Arthhur Local Keep Moving Occult Fractures (Self-Released)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Arthhur Occult Fractures at Reckless Records Buy Arthhur at iTunes Buy Arthhur Occult Fractures at eMusic Add to Collection
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