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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

9/4 - 6am hour
Liam Kazar - Due North album artwork 6:34am Liam Kazar Local So Long Tomorrow Due North (Woodsist/Mare)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Liam Kazar Due North at Reckless Records Buy Liam Kazar at iTunes Buy Liam Kazar Due North at eMusic Add to Collection
Nat King Cole - Sings For Two In Love (And More) album artwork 6:30am Nat King Cole A Handful Of Stars Sings For Two In Love (And More) (Capitol)
Track Notes: 1954 Buy Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love (And More) at Reckless Records Buy Nat King Cole at iTunes Buy Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love (And More) at eMusic Add to Collection
Black Mountain - IV album artwork 6:25am Black Mountain Florian Saucer Attack IV (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: 2016 Buy Black Mountain IV at Reckless Records Buy Black Mountain at iTunes Buy Black Mountain IV at eMusic Add to Collection
Kiefer - When There 6:21am Kiefer when there's love around When There's Love Around (Stones Throw)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Kiefer When There's Love Around at Reckless Records Buy Kiefer at iTunes Buy Kiefer When There's Love Around at eMusic Add to Collection
TV On the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes album artwork 6:16am TV On the Radio The Wrong Way Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go)
Track Notes: 2004 Buy TV On the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes at Reckless Records Buy TV On the Radio at iTunes Buy TV On the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes at eMusic Add to Collection
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project album artwork 6:07am Neneh Cherry Weightless Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Neneh Cherry Blank Project at Reckless Records Buy Neneh Cherry at iTunes Buy Neneh Cherry Blank Project at eMusic Add to Collection
6:05am Famous Mammals Final Decor Famous Mammals (Self-Released)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Famous Mammals Famous Mammals at Reckless Records Buy Famous Mammals at iTunes Buy Famous Mammals Famous Mammals at eMusic Add to Collection
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses album artwork 6:00am Depeche Mode Behind the Wheel Music for the Masses (Sire)
Track Notes: 1987 Buy Depeche Mode Music for the Masses at Reckless Records Buy Depeche Mode at iTunes Buy Depeche Mode Music for the Masses at eMusic Add to Collection
8/28 - 8am hour
The Polyphonic Spree - Together We 8:49am The Polyphonic Spree Section 19 (When The Fool Becomes A King) Together We're Heavy (Hollywood)
Track Notes: 2004 Buy The Polyphonic Spree Together We're Heavy at Reckless Records Buy The Polyphonic Spree at iTunes Buy The Polyphonic Spree Together We're Heavy at eMusic Add to Collection
Dilated Peoples - The Platform album artwork 8:43am Dilated Peoples Triple Optics The Platform (Capitol)
Track Notes: 2000 Buy Dilated Peoples The Platform at Reckless Records Buy Dilated Peoples at iTunes Buy Dilated Peoples The Platform at eMusic Add to Collection
8:39am Polly Panic Purpose Losing Form (Write Hook)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Polly Panic Losing Form at Reckless Records Buy Polly Panic at iTunes Buy Polly Panic Losing Form at eMusic Add to Collection
The Weather Station - Ignorance album artwork 8:34am The Weather Station Robber Ignorance (Fat Possum)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy The Weather Station Ignorance at Reckless Records Buy The Weather Station at iTunes Buy The Weather Station Ignorance at eMusic Add to Collection
Circuit Des Yeux - -io album artwork 8:28am Circuit Des Yeux Local Dogma -io (Matador)
Track Notes: New album 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
Lala Lala - I Want the Door to Open album artwork 8:26am Lala Lala Local Color of the Pool I Want the Door to Open (Hardly Art)
Track Notes: New album out 10/8 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
Girl K - Girl K is For the People album artwork 8:22am Girl K Local Girl K is For the People Girl K is For the People (self-released)
Track Notes: New album out 9/10 Buy Girl K Girl K is For the People at Reckless Records Buy Girl K at iTunes Buy Girl K Girl K is For the People at eMusic Add to Collection
Elton John - Honky Château album artwork 8:16am Elton John Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Honky Château (Polydor)
Track Notes: 1972 Buy Elton John Honky Château at Reckless Records Buy Elton John at iTunes Buy Elton John Honky Château at eMusic Add to Collection
The Joy Formidable - Into the Blue album artwork 8:11am The Joy Formidable Into the Blue Into the Blue (Enci)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy The Joy Formidable Into the Blue at Reckless Records Buy The Joy Formidable at iTunes Buy The Joy Formidable Into the Blue at eMusic Add to Collection
8:05am Navy One Shot BLEU (Pretty Boy Worldwide)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Navy BLEU at Reckless Records Buy Navy at iTunes Buy Navy BLEU at eMusic Add to Collection
Sycco - Sycco 8:02am Sycco Past Life Sycco's First EP (Future Classic)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Sycco Sycco's First EP at Reckless Records Buy Sycco at iTunes Buy Sycco Sycco's First EP at eMusic Add to Collection
8/28 - 7am hour
Darkside - Spiral album artwork 7:54am Darkside Lawmaker Spiral (Matador)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Darkside Spiral at Reckless Records Buy Darkside at iTunes Buy Darkside Spiral at eMusic Add to Collection
Emma-Jean Thackray - Yellow album artwork 7:48am Emma-Jean Thackray Say Something Yellow (Movementt)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Emma-Jean Thackray Yellow at Reckless Records Buy Emma-Jean Thackray at iTunes Buy Emma-Jean Thackray Yellow at eMusic Add to Collection
Rhi - The Pale Queen album artwork 7:45am Rhi Swagger The Pale Queen (Tru Thoughts)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Rhi The Pale Queen at Reckless Records Buy Rhi at iTunes Buy Rhi The Pale Queen at eMusic Add to Collection
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju album artwork 7:40am Siouxsie and the Banshees Monitor Juju (PVC)
Track Notes: 1981 Buy Siouxsie and the Banshees Juju at Reckless Records Buy Siouxsie and the Banshees at iTunes Buy Siouxsie and the Banshees Juju at eMusic Add to Collection
Young Fathers - Dead album artwork 7:34am Young Fathers Get Up Dead (anticon.)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Young Fathers Dead at Reckless Records Buy Young Fathers at iTunes Buy Young Fathers Dead at eMusic Add to Collection
Chaka Demus & Pliers - Tease Me album artwork 7:30am Chaka Demus & Pliers Murder She Wrote Tease Me (Island)
Track Notes: By request for Curtis listening in Toronto, Canada! Thanks for listening. Buy Chaka Demus & Pliers Tease Me at Reckless Records Buy Chaka Demus & Pliers at iTunes Buy Chaka Demus & Pliers Tease Me at eMusic Add to Collection
7:27am Air Credits Local DOMESTIC TRASH SERVICE BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HERE (Wasteland Radio New Archives)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Air Credits BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HERE at Reckless Records Buy Air Credits at iTunes Buy Air Credits BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE HERE at eMusic Add to Collection
Joni Mitchell - Clouds album artwork 7:21am Joni Mitchell Both Sides, Now Clouds (Reprise)
Track Notes: 1969 Buy Joni Mitchell Clouds at Reckless Records Buy Joni Mitchell at iTunes Buy Joni Mitchell Clouds at eMusic Add to Collection
Bnny - Everything album artwork 7:18am Bnny Local Promises Everything (Fire Talk)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Bnny Everything at Reckless Records Buy Bnny at iTunes Buy Bnny Everything at eMusic Add to Collection
Kate Fagan - I Don 7:17am Kate Fagan Local Come Over I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool (Manufactured Recordings)
Track Notes: 1980 Buy Kate Fagan I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool at Reckless Records Buy Kate Fagan at iTunes Buy Kate Fagan I Don't Wanna Be Too Cool at eMusic Add to Collection
Massive Attack - Blue Lines album artwork 7:07am Massive Attack Five Man Army Blue Lines (Virgin)
Track Notes: 1991 Buy Massive Attack Blue Lines at Reckless Records Buy Massive Attack at iTunes Buy Massive Attack Blue Lines at eMusic Add to Collection
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