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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

8/13 - 6am hour
6:37am The Embryos Local The Tone single (self-released)
Track Notes: New single Buy The Embryos single at Reckless Records Buy The Embryos at iTunes Buy The Embryos single at eMusic Add to Collection
6:33am Of Montreal Nightsift Freewave Lucifer (Polyvinyl)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Of Montreal Freewave Lucifer at Reckless Records Buy Of Montreal at iTunes Buy Of Montreal Freewave Lucifer at eMusic Add to Collection
Bauhaus - The Singles 1981-1983 album artwork 6:30am Bauhaus Ziggy Stardust The Singles 1981-1983 (Beggars Banquet)
Track Notes: 1983 Buy Bauhaus The Singles 1981-1983 at Reckless Records Buy Bauhaus at iTunes Buy Bauhaus The Singles 1981-1983 at eMusic Add to Collection
The Grifters - Crappin 6:23am The Grifters Get Outta That Spaceship & Fight Like a Man Crappin' You Negative (Shangri-La)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy The Grifters Crappin' You Negative at Reckless Records Buy The Grifters at iTunes Buy The Grifters Crappin' You Negative at eMusic Add to Collection
Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly album artwork 6:20am Mazzy Star Blue Flower She Hangs Brightly (Rough Trade)
Track Notes: 1990 Buy Mazzy Star She Hangs Brightly at Reckless Records Buy Mazzy Star at iTunes Buy Mazzy Star She Hangs Brightly at eMusic Add to Collection
Ron Trent presents WARM - What Do the Stars Say to You album artwork 6:15am Ron Trent presents WARM Local Sphere (featuring Jean-Luc Ponty) What Do the Stars Say to You (Night Time Stories)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Ron Trent presents WARM What Do the Stars Say to You at Reckless Records Buy Ron Trent presents WARM at iTunes Buy Ron Trent presents WARM What Do the Stars Say to You at eMusic Add to Collection
Betty Davis - Betty Davis album artwork 6:08am Betty Davis I Will Take That Ride Betty Davis (Just Sunshine)
Track Notes: 1973 Buy Betty Davis Betty Davis at Reckless Records Buy Betty Davis at iTunes Buy Betty Davis Betty Davis at eMusic Add to Collection
Moor Mother - Jazz Codes album artwork 6:05am Moor Mother UMZANSI (featuring Black Quantum Futurism & Mary Lattimore) Jazz Codes (ANTI-)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Moor Mother Jazz Codes at Reckless Records Buy Moor Mother at iTunes Buy Moor Mother Jazz Codes at eMusic Add to Collection
Chicago Afrobeat Project - What Goes Up album artwork 6:03am Chicago Afrobeat Project Local No Bad News (feat. Kiara Lanier Legit) What Goes Up (self-released)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Chicago Afrobeat Project What Goes Up at Reckless Records Buy Chicago Afrobeat Project at iTunes Buy Chicago Afrobeat Project What Goes Up at eMusic Add to Collection
8/12 - 7pm hour
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - This Is a Mindfulness Drill album artwork 7:52pm 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
Peter Murphy - Deep album artwork 7:46pm Peter Murphy Crystal Wrists Deep (Beggars Banquet)
Track Notes: 1989 Buy Peter Murphy Deep at Reckless Records Buy Peter Murphy at iTunes Buy Peter Murphy Deep at eMusic Add to Collection
Civic Center - Settlements album artwork 7:42pm Civic Center Local Cowards Speak Settlements (Chicago Research)
Track Notes: By request for Jane and Ivy Rose. Thanks for listening! Buy Civic Center Settlements at Reckless Records Buy Civic Center at iTunes Buy Civic Center Settlements at eMusic Add to Collection
Skylar Gudasz - Oleander album artwork 7:36pm Skylar Gudasz Friday Night Blues Oleander (Daniel 13 Press)
Track Notes: 2016 Buy Skylar Gudasz Oleander at Reckless Records Buy Skylar Gudasz at iTunes Buy Skylar Gudasz Oleander at eMusic Add to Collection
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes album artwork 7:32pm Tori Amos Happy Phantom Little Earthquakes (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy Tori Amos Little Earthquakes at Reckless Records Buy Tori Amos at iTunes Buy Tori Amos Little Earthquakes at eMusic Add to Collection
Death Bells - Between Here & Everywhere album artwork 7:29pm Death Bells Eternity Street Between Here & Everywhere (Dais)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Death Bells Between Here & Everywhere at Reckless Records Buy Death Bells at iTunes Buy Death Bells Between Here & Everywhere at eMusic Add to Collection
Katy J Pearson - Sound of the Morning album artwork 7:23pm Katy J Pearson Confession Sound of the Morning (Heavenly/PIAS)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Katy J Pearson Sound of the Morning at Reckless Records Buy Katy J Pearson at iTunes Buy Katy J Pearson Sound of the Morning at eMusic Add to Collection
Lucy Dacus - Spotify Singles album artwork 7:19pm Lucy Dacus Believe Spotify Singles (Matador)
Track Notes: New single Buy Lucy Dacus Spotify Singles at Reckless Records Buy Lucy Dacus at iTunes Buy Lucy Dacus Spotify Singles at eMusic Add to Collection
PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea album artwork 7:15pm PJ Harvey The Mess We're In (Feat. Thom Yorke) Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island)
Track Notes: 2000 Buy PJ Harvey Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea at Reckless Records Buy PJ Harvey at iTunes Buy PJ Harvey Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea at eMusic Add to Collection
Beach Bunny - Emotional Creature album artwork 7:09pm Beach Bunny Local Entropy Emotional Creature (Mom+Pop)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Beach Bunny Emotional Creature at Reckless Records Buy Beach Bunny at iTunes Buy Beach Bunny Emotional Creature at eMusic Add to Collection
Saul Williams - MartyrLoserKing album artwork 7:06pm Saul Williams Horn of the Clock-Bike MartyrLoserKing (FADER)
Track Notes: 2016 Buy Saul Williams MartyrLoserKing at Reckless Records Buy Saul Williams at iTunes Buy Saul Williams MartyrLoserKing at eMusic Add to Collection
7:02pm Christine and the Queens Je Te Vois Enfin Redcar Les Adorables Etoiles (Because)
Track Notes: New album out 9/23 Buy Christine and the Queens Redcar Les Adorables Etoiles at Reckless Records Buy Christine and the Queens at iTunes Buy Christine and the Queens Redcar Les Adorables Etoiles at eMusic Add to Collection
8/12 - 6pm hour
Bob Moses - Battle Lines album artwork 6:58pm Bob Moses Heaven Only Knows Battle Lines (Domino)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Bob Moses Battle Lines at Reckless Records Buy Bob Moses at iTunes Buy Bob Moses Battle Lines at eMusic Add to Collection
Fado Bicha - OCUPAÇÃO album artwork 6:52pm Fado Bicha Crónica do maxo discreto OCUPAÇÃO (self-released)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Fado Bicha OCUPAÇÃO at Reckless Records Buy Fado Bicha at iTunes Buy Fado Bicha OCUPAÇÃO at eMusic Add to Collection
6:46pm Leonard Cohen Take This Waltz More Best Of (Columbia)
Track Notes: By request for Mark. Thanks for listening! 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
Velvet Underground - Loaded album artwork 6:44pm Velvet Underground Satellite of Love Loaded (Cotillion)
Track Notes: By request for Jane. Thanks for listening! Buy Velvet Underground Loaded at Reckless Records Buy Velvet Underground at iTunes Buy Velvet Underground Loaded at eMusic Add to Collection
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane album artwork 6:37pm David Bowie All The Young Dudes Aladdin Sane (RCA)
Track Notes: 1973 Buy David Bowie Aladdin Sane at Reckless Records Buy David Bowie at iTunes Buy David Bowie Aladdin Sane at eMusic Add to Collection
Gwenno - Tresor album artwork 6:32pm Gwenno N.Y.C.A.W. Tresor (Heavenly)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Gwenno Tresor at Reckless Records Buy Gwenno at iTunes Buy Gwenno Tresor at eMusic Add to Collection
6:27pm CB Radio Gorgeous Local Asking for a Friend Tour Tape '22 (Trouble In Mind)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy CB Radio Gorgeous Tour Tape '22 at Reckless Records Buy CB Radio Gorgeous at iTunes Buy CB Radio Gorgeous Tour Tape '22 at eMusic Add to Collection
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool it Down album artwork 6:24pm Yeah Yeah Yeahs Burning Cool it Down (Secretly Canadian)
Track Notes: New album out 9/30 Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cool it Down at Reckless Records Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs at iTunes Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cool it Down at eMusic Add to Collection
Sun 6:19pm Sun's Signature Bluedusk Sun's Signature (Partisan)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Sun's Signature Sun's Signature at Reckless Records Buy Sun's Signature at iTunes Buy Sun's Signature Sun's Signature at eMusic Add to Collection
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