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Sarah Spencer: 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.

Sarah Spencer: Resident Alien's Playlists

1/18 - 8am hour
8:55am Antibalas Fight Am Finish Fu Chronicles (Daptone)
Track Notes: New album out 2/7 Buy Antibalas Fu Chronicles at Reckless Records Buy Antibalas at iTunes Buy Antibalas Fu Chronicles at eMusic Add to Collection
8:47am Radiohead House Of Cards In Rainbows (self-released)
Track Notes: 2007 Buy Radiohead In Rainbows at Reckless Records Buy Radiohead at iTunes Buy Radiohead In Rainbows at eMusic Add to Collection
8:44am PJ Harvey Let England Shake Let England Shake (Vagrant)
Track Notes: 2011 Buy PJ Harvey Let England Shake at Reckless Records Buy PJ Harvey at iTunes Buy PJ Harvey Let England Shake at eMusic Add to Collection
8:42am The Presidents of the United States of America Lump The Presidents Of The United States Of America (Popllama)
Track Notes: 1995 Buy The Presidents of the United States of America The Presidents Of The United States Of America at Reckless Records Buy The Presidents of the United States of America at iTunes Buy The Presidents of the United States of America The Presidents Of The United States Of America at eMusic Add to Collection
8:39am Jamila Woods Local EARTHA LEGACY! LEGACY! (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: Happy birthday to Eartha Kitt would be 97 on Jan 17; RIP 2008 Buy Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! at Reckless Records Buy Jamila Woods at iTunes Buy Jamila Woods LEGACY! LEGACY! at eMusic Add to Collection
8:37am Mick Jenkins Local Flaunt The Circus EP (Cinematic Music Group)
Buy Mick Jenkins The Circus EP at Reckless Records Buy Mick Jenkins at iTunes Buy Mick Jenkins The Circus EP at eMusic Add to Collection
8:32am Smoking Popes Local Need You Around Born to Quit (Johann's Face)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy Smoking Popes Born to Quit at Reckless Records Buy Smoking Popes at iTunes Buy Smoking Popes Born to Quit at eMusic Add to Collection
8:29am The Cure Play For Today Seventeen Seconds (Elektra)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy The Cure Seventeen Seconds at Reckless Records Buy The Cure at iTunes Buy The Cure Seventeen Seconds at eMusic Add to Collection
8:25am Michael Stipe Drive to the Ocean Drive to the Ocean (self-released)
Track Notes: single released as a benefit for Pathway to Paris Buy Michael Stipe Drive to the Ocean at Reckless Records Buy Michael Stipe at iTunes Buy Michael Stipe Drive to the Ocean at eMusic Add to Collection
8:22am Loretta Lynn You Ain't Woman Enough You Ain't Woman Enough (Decca)
Track Notes: 1966 Buy Loretta Lynn You Ain't Woman Enough at Reckless Records Buy Loretta Lynn at iTunes Buy Loretta Lynn You Ain't Woman Enough at eMusic Add to Collection
8:18am Japanese Breakfast Boyish Soft Sounds from Another Planet (Dead Oceans)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Japanese Breakfast Soft Sounds from Another Planet at Reckless Records Buy Japanese Breakfast at iTunes Buy Japanese Breakfast Soft Sounds from Another Planet at eMusic Add to Collection
8:14am Cold Beat Prism Mother (DFA)
Track Notes: New album out 2/28 Buy Cold Beat Mother at Reckless Records Buy Cold Beat at iTunes Buy Cold Beat Mother at eMusic Add to Collection
Stormzy - Heavy Is The Head album artwork 8:07am Stormzy Audacity (featuring Headie One) Heavy Is The Head (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Stormzy Heavy Is The Head at Reckless Records Buy Stormzy at iTunes Buy Stormzy Heavy Is The Head at eMusic Add to Collection
8:03am Prince Kiss Parade (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1986 Buy Prince Parade at Reckless Records Buy Prince at iTunes Buy Prince Parade at eMusic Add to Collection
8:00am The Temptations Little Miss Sweetness Gettin' Ready (Gordy)
Track Notes: 1966; happy birthday to David Ruffin who would have turned 79 today; RIP 1991 Buy The Temptations Gettin' Ready at Reckless Records Buy The Temptations at iTunes Buy The Temptations Gettin' Ready at eMusic Add to Collection
1/18 - 7am hour
7:56am NAO Another Lifetime Saturn (Little Tokyo/RCA)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy NAO Saturn at Reckless Records Buy NAO at iTunes Buy NAO Saturn at eMusic Add to Collection
7:50am Joy Division She's Lost Control Unknown Pleasures (Factory)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy Joy Division Unknown Pleasures at Reckless Records Buy Joy Division at iTunes Buy Joy Division Unknown Pleasures at eMusic Add to Collection
7:47am En Attendant Ana Do You Understand? Juillet (Trouble in Mind)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy En Attendant Ana Juillet at Reckless Records Buy En Attendant Ana at iTunes Buy En Attendant Ana Juillet at eMusic Add to Collection
7:43am Weezer The Good Life Pinkerton (Geffen)
Track Notes: 1996 Buy Weezer Pinkerton at Reckless Records Buy Weezer at iTunes Buy Weezer Pinkerton at eMusic Add to Collection
7:40am Gal Gun Local Pizza Community Beauty Community EP (self-released)
Buy Gal Gun Beauty Community EP at Reckless Records Buy Gal Gun at iTunes Buy Gal Gun Beauty Community EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Baby Huey & The Babysitters - The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend album artwork 7:32am Baby Huey & The Babysitters Local Listen To Me The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (Curtom)
Track Notes: 1971 Buy Baby Huey & The Babysitters The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend at Reckless Records Buy Baby Huey & The Babysitters at iTunes Buy Baby Huey & The Babysitters The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend at eMusic Add to Collection
7:28am The Slits I Heard It Through The Grapevine Cut (Island)
Track Notes: 1979; happy birthday to Ari Up who would have been 58 on Jan 17; RIP 2010 Buy The Slits Cut at Reckless Records Buy The Slits at iTunes Buy The Slits Cut at eMusic Add to Collection
7:23am Deliluh Incantessa Beneath the Floors (Tin Angel)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Deliluh Beneath the Floors at Reckless Records Buy Deliluh at iTunes Buy Deliluh Beneath the Floors at eMusic Add to Collection
7:20am The Ventures Pipeline The Very Best of the Ventures (EMI)
Track Notes: lead guitarist, Bill Bogle would have been 86 on Jan 16; RIP 2009 Buy The Ventures The Very Best of the Ventures at Reckless Records Buy The Ventures at iTunes Buy The Ventures The Very Best of the Ventures at eMusic Add to Collection
7:16am The Clash Know Your Rights Combat Rock (Epic)
Track Notes: 1982 Buy The Clash Combat Rock at Reckless Records Buy The Clash at iTunes Buy The Clash Combat Rock at eMusic Add to Collection
7:13am Rose City Band Rip City Rose City Band (Thrill Jockey)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Rose City Band Rose City Band at Reckless Records Buy Rose City Band at iTunes Buy Rose City Band Rose City Band at eMusic Add to Collection
7:06am Oval Twirror Scis (Thrill Jockey)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Oval Scis at Reckless Records Buy Oval at iTunes Buy Oval Scis at eMusic Add to Collection
7:03am Goldfrapp A&E Seventh Tree (Mute)
Track Notes: 2008 Buy Goldfrapp Seventh Tree at Reckless Records Buy Goldfrapp at iTunes Buy Goldfrapp Seventh Tree at eMusic Add to Collection
1/18 - 6am hour
6:59am Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Some Velvet Morning Nancy & Lee (Reprise)
Track Notes: 1967 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
6:55am Square Peg Round Hole Gold Makes Blind Branches (National Sawdust Tracks)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Square Peg Round Hole Branches at Reckless Records Buy Square Peg Round Hole at iTunes Buy Square Peg Round Hole Branches at eMusic Add to Collection
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