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Io the 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.

Io the Resident Alien's Playlists

6/20 - 10am hour
10:42am Seablite Pillbox Grass Stains and Novocaine (Emotional Response)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Seablite Grass Stains and Novocaine at Reckless Records Buy Seablite at iTunes Buy Seablite Grass Stains and Novocaine at eMusic Add to Collection
10:37am Neko Case Local I Wish I Was The Moon Blacklisted (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: 2002 Buy Neko Case Blacklisted at Reckless Records Buy Neko Case at iTunes Buy Neko Case Blacklisted at eMusic Add to Collection
10:33am Nico These Days Chelsea Girl (Polydor)
Track Notes: 1967 Buy Nico Chelsea Girl at Reckless Records Buy Nico at iTunes Buy Nico Chelsea Girl at eMusic Add to Collection
10:30am Julia Shapiro Shape Perfect Version (Hardly Art)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Julia Shapiro Perfect Version at Reckless Records Buy Julia Shapiro at iTunes Buy Julia Shapiro Perfect Version at eMusic Add to Collection
10:23am R.E.M. What's The Frequency, Kenneth? Monster (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 1994 Buy R.E.M. Monster at Reckless Records Buy R.E.M. at iTunes Buy R.E.M. Monster at eMusic Add to Collection
10:19am XTC Making Plans For Nigel Drums & Wires (Virgin)
Track Notes: 1979 Buy XTC Drums & Wires at Reckless Records Buy XTC at iTunes Buy XTC Drums & Wires at eMusic Add to Collection
10:16am Ice Baths Simulation Decadent Sprinter (Blank Editions)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Ice Baths Decadent Sprinter at Reckless Records Buy Ice Baths at iTunes Buy Ice Baths Decadent Sprinter at eMusic Add to Collection
10:07am Esthero That Girl Breath From Another (Work)
Track Notes: 1998 Buy Esthero Breath From Another at Reckless Records Buy Esthero at iTunes Buy Esthero Breath From Another at eMusic Add to Collection
Tomoko Soryo - Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 album artwork 10:04am Tomoko Soryo I Say Who Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 (Light in the Attic)
Buy Tomoko Soryo Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 at Reckless Records Buy Tomoko Soryo at iTunes Buy Tomoko Soryo Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 at eMusic Add to Collection
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow album artwork 10:00am Sharon Van Etten Seventeen Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: By request for Mr. Weather! 2019 Buy Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow at Reckless Records Buy Sharon Van Etten at iTunes Buy Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow at eMusic Add to Collection
6/20 - 9am hour
9:57am Pelican Local WST Nighttime Stories (Southern Lord)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Pelican Nighttime Stories at Reckless Records Buy Pelican at iTunes Buy Pelican Nighttime Stories at eMusic Add to Collection
9:50am Lydia Loveless Same To You Real (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: 2016 Buy Lydia Loveless Real at Reckless Records Buy Lydia Loveless at iTunes Buy Lydia Loveless Real at eMusic Add to Collection
9:47am Big Mama Thornton Big Mama's New Love Sassy Mama! (Vanguard)
Track Notes: 1975 Buy Big Mama Thornton Sassy Mama! at Reckless Records Buy Big Mama Thornton at iTunes Buy Big Mama Thornton Sassy Mama! at eMusic Add to Collection
9:45am Jungle Busy Earnin' Jungle (XL)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Jungle Jungle at Reckless Records Buy Jungle at iTunes Buy Jungle Jungle at eMusic Add to Collection
9:34am The Who Won't Get Fooled Again Who's Next (Decca)
Track Notes: By request for Lou; 1971 Buy The Who Who's Next at Reckless Records Buy The Who at iTunes Buy The Who Who's Next at eMusic Add to Collection
9:31am Crumb Nina Jinx (self-released)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Crumb Jinx at Reckless Records Buy Crumb at iTunes Buy Crumb Jinx at eMusic Add to Collection
9:27am Vanishing Twin KRK (At Home in Strange Places) The Age of Immunology (Fire)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Vanishing Twin The Age of Immunology at Reckless Records Buy Vanishing Twin at iTunes Buy Vanishing Twin The Age of Immunology at eMusic Add to Collection
9:20am The Thin Cherries Local Espresso Pedals The Thin Cherries on Moose Island (self-released)
Track Notes: By request for Steven D! Buy The Thin Cherries The Thin Cherries on Moose Island at Reckless Records Buy The Thin Cherries at iTunes Buy The Thin Cherries The Thin Cherries on Moose Island at eMusic Add to Collection
9:16am Eleventh Dream Day Local Rose Of Jericho Lived To Tell (Columbia)
Track Notes: 1991 Buy Eleventh Dream Day Lived To Tell at Reckless Records Buy Eleventh Dream Day at iTunes Buy Eleventh Dream Day Lived To Tell at eMusic Add to Collection
9:13am Dollar Band Needles Eye Permanently Reduced (Tall Texan)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Dollar Band Permanently Reduced at Reckless Records Buy Dollar Band at iTunes Buy Dollar Band Permanently Reduced at eMusic Add to Collection
9:05am Tori Amos America Unrepentant Geraldines (Mercury Classics)
Track Notes: 2014 Buy Tori Amos Unrepentant Geraldines at Reckless Records Buy Tori Amos at iTunes Buy Tori Amos Unrepentant Geraldines at eMusic Add to Collection
9:01am Kim Thompsett Soul Song The Hollows (Meniscus Hump)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Kim Thompsett The Hollows at Reckless Records Buy Kim Thompsett at iTunes Buy Kim Thompsett The Hollows at eMusic Add to Collection
6/20 - 8am hour
8:59am Patsy Cline Strange 12 Greatest Hits (MCA)
Track Notes: 1967 Buy Patsy Cline 12 Greatest Hits at Reckless Records Buy Patsy Cline at iTunes Buy Patsy Cline 12 Greatest Hits at eMusic Add to Collection
6/13 - 11am hour
11:53am DeVotchKa How It Ends How It Ends (Cicero)
Track Notes: 2004 Buy DeVotchKa How It Ends at Reckless Records Buy DeVotchKa at iTunes Buy DeVotchKa How It Ends at eMusic Add to Collection
11:48am Nina Simone Keeper Of The Flame High Priestess Of Soul (Philips)
Track Notes: 1967 Buy Nina Simone High Priestess Of Soul at Reckless Records Buy Nina Simone at iTunes Buy Nina Simone High Priestess Of Soul at eMusic Add to Collection
Willis Earl Beal - Nobody knows. album artwork 11:45am Willis Earl Beal Local Coming Through Nobody knows. (XL)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy Willis Earl Beal Nobody knows. at Reckless Records Buy Willis Earl Beal at iTunes Buy Willis Earl Beal Nobody knows. at eMusic Add to Collection
11:41am Kishi Bashi Penny Rabbit and Summer Bear Omoiyari (Joyful Noise)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Kishi Bashi Omoiyari at Reckless Records Buy Kishi Bashi at iTunes Buy Kishi Bashi Omoiyari at eMusic Add to Collection
11:35am Home Body DNA Spiritus (Peace & Rhythm/Feed Tube)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Home Body Spiritus at Reckless Records Buy Home Body at iTunes Buy Home Body Spiritus at eMusic Add to Collection
St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION album artwork 11:30am St. Vincent Los Ageless MASSEDUCTION (Loma Vista)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy St. Vincent MASSEDUCTION at Reckless Records Buy St. Vincent at iTunes Buy St. Vincent MASSEDUCTION at eMusic Add to Collection
11:27am Yeasayer I'll Kiss You Tonight Erotic Reruns (Yeasayer)
Track Notes: 2019 Buy Yeasayer Erotic Reruns at Reckless Records Buy Yeasayer at iTunes Buy Yeasayer Erotic Reruns at eMusic Add to Collection
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