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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

9/23 - 6am hour
Robyn Hitchcock - Robyn Hitchcock album artwork 6:56am Robyn Hitchcock I Want to Tell You About What I Want Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock at Reckless Records Buy Robyn Hitchcock at iTunes Buy Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock at eMusic Add to Collection
Steve Gunn - Other You album artwork 6:52am Steve Gunn Morning River Other You (Matador)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Steve Gunn Other You at Reckless Records Buy Steve Gunn at iTunes Buy Steve Gunn Other You at eMusic Add to Collection
Chaka Khan - Chaka album artwork 6:48am Chaka Khan Local Life is a Dance Chaka (Warner Bros/Tattoo )
Track Notes: 1978 Buy Chaka Khan Chaka at Reckless Records Buy Chaka Khan at iTunes Buy Chaka Khan Chaka at eMusic Add to Collection
Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi album artwork 6:44am Anna Calvi Suzanne And I Anna Calvi (Domino)
Track Notes: 2011 Buy Anna Calvi Anna Calvi at Reckless Records Buy Anna Calvi at iTunes Buy Anna Calvi Anna Calvi at eMusic Add to Collection
Death Grips - The Money Store album artwork 6:39am Death Grips I've Seen Footage The Money Store (Epic)
Track Notes: 2012 Buy Death Grips The Money Store at Reckless Records Buy Death Grips at iTunes Buy Death Grips The Money Store at eMusic Add to Collection
Royal Trux - Accelerator album artwork 6:33am Royal Trux Juicy, Juicy, Juice Accelerator (Drag City)
Track Notes: 1998 Buy Royal Trux Accelerator at Reckless Records Buy Royal Trux at iTunes Buy Royal Trux Accelerator at eMusic Add to Collection
6:30am Greenlights Music Local Just Ask Eye In Team (Self-Released)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Greenlights Music Eye In Team at Reckless Records Buy Greenlights Music at iTunes Buy Greenlights Music Eye In Team at eMusic Add to Collection
Nina Simone - Anthology album artwork 6:24am Nina Simone Revolution Anthology (RCA)
Buy Nina Simone Anthology at Reckless Records Buy Nina Simone at iTunes Buy Nina Simone Anthology at eMusic Add to Collection
Portishead - Portishead album artwork 6:20am Portishead Cowboys Portishead (Go! Beat)
Track Notes: 1997 Buy Portishead Portishead at Reckless Records Buy Portishead at iTunes Buy Portishead Portishead at eMusic Add to Collection
Big Red Machine - How Long Do You Think It 6:15am Big Red Machine Phoenix (featuring Fleet Foxes and Anaïs Mitchell) How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? (Jagjaguwar/37d03d)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Big Red Machine How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? at Reckless Records Buy Big Red Machine at iTunes Buy Big Red Machine How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? at eMusic Add to Collection
Wednesday - Twin Plagues album artwork 6:08am Wednesday Handsome Man Twin Plagues (Orindal)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Wednesday Twin Plagues at Reckless Records Buy Wednesday at iTunes Buy Wednesday Twin Plagues at eMusic Add to Collection
Lou Reed - New Sensations album artwork 6:05am Lou Reed Doin' the Things That We Want To New Sensations (RCA)
Track Notes: 1984 Buy Lou Reed New Sensations at Reckless Records Buy Lou Reed at iTunes Buy Lou Reed New Sensations at eMusic Add to Collection
Sarah Davachi - Antiphonals album artwork 6:03am Sarah Davachi Chorus Scene Antiphonals (Late Music)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Sarah Davachi Antiphonals at Reckless Records Buy Sarah Davachi at iTunes Buy Sarah Davachi Antiphonals at eMusic Add to Collection
9/4 - 8am hour
The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends album artwork 8:51am The Flaming Lips The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu) The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: 2012 Buy The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends at Reckless Records Buy The Flaming Lips at iTunes Buy The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends at eMusic Add to Collection
Ann Peebles - I Can 8:46am Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain I Can't Stand the Rain (Hi)
Track Notes: 1974 Buy Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain at Reckless Records Buy Ann Peebles at iTunes Buy Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain at eMusic Add to Collection
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here album artwork 8:42am Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Fiya Wata Here (Vagrant)
Track Notes: 2012 Buy Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Here at Reckless Records Buy Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at iTunes Buy Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Here at eMusic Add to Collection
8:40am Joon Moon Modal B (featuring Liv Warfield) Chrysalis (LDDC/Musique Sauvage)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Joon Moon Chrysalis at Reckless Records Buy Joon Moon at iTunes Buy Joon Moon Chrysalis at eMusic Add to Collection
ABBA - Voyage album artwork 8:32am ABBA Don't Shut Me Down Voyage (Capitol)
Track Notes: New album out 11/5 Buy ABBA Voyage at Reckless Records Buy ABBA at iTunes Buy ABBA Voyage at eMusic Add to Collection
8:28am Jon Langford & Skull Orchard Local The Devil's Replacement Jon Langford's Lucky 7 Series, Part 2 (Tiny Global Productions)
Track Notes: Out 10/29 Buy Jon Langford & Skull Orchard Jon Langford's Lucky 7 Series, Part 2 at Reckless Records Buy Jon Langford & Skull Orchard at iTunes Buy Jon Langford & Skull Orchard Jon Langford's Lucky 7 Series, Part 2 at eMusic Add to Collection
8:26am Blind Adam and the Federal League Local If I Don't Make it Home An Act of Desperation (A-F)
Track Notes: New album out 9/10 Buy Blind Adam and the Federal League An Act of Desperation at Reckless Records Buy Blind Adam and the Federal League at iTunes Buy Blind Adam and the Federal League An Act of Desperation at eMusic Add to Collection
Freestyle Fellowship - The Promise album artwork 8:20am Freestyle Fellowship Ambassadors The Promise (Decon)
Track Notes: 2011 Buy Freestyle Fellowship The Promise at Reckless Records Buy Freestyle Fellowship at iTunes Buy Freestyle Fellowship The Promise at eMusic Add to Collection
8:15am Durand Jones & The Indications Private Space Private Space (Dead Oceans)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Durand Jones & The Indications Private Space at Reckless Records Buy Durand Jones & The Indications at iTunes Buy Durand Jones & The Indications Private Space at eMusic Add to Collection
Dana Gavanski - Yesterday Is Gone album artwork 8:08am Dana Gavanski Catch Yesterday Is Gone (Ba Da Bing!)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Dana Gavanski Yesterday Is Gone at Reckless Records Buy Dana Gavanski at iTunes Buy Dana Gavanski Yesterday Is Gone at eMusic Add to Collection
Cleo Sol - Mother album artwork 8:03am Cleo Sol Promises Mother (Forever Living Originals)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Cleo Sol Mother at Reckless Records Buy Cleo Sol at iTunes Buy Cleo Sol Mother at eMusic Add to Collection
8:00am Billie Holiday It's Like Reaching For The Moon The Best of Billie Holiday (Columbia)
Buy Billie Holiday The Best of Billie Holiday at Reckless Records Buy Billie Holiday at iTunes Buy Billie Holiday The Best of Billie Holiday at eMusic Add to Collection
9/4 - 7am hour
Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray - Leave the Bones album artwork 7:54am Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray Ogou (Pran Ka Mwen) Leave the Bones (Anjunadeep)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray Leave the Bones at Reckless Records Buy Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray at iTunes Buy Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray Leave the Bones at eMusic Add to Collection
Angel Olsen - Aisles EP album artwork 7:48am Angel Olsen If You Leave Aisles EP (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: 2021; cover of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Buy Angel Olsen Aisles EP at Reckless Records Buy Angel Olsen at iTunes Buy Angel Olsen Aisles EP at eMusic Add to Collection
Arcade Fire - Reflektor album artwork 7:42am Arcade Fire Here Comes The Night Time Reflektor (Merge)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy Arcade Fire Reflektor at Reckless Records Buy Arcade Fire at iTunes Buy Arcade Fire Reflektor at eMusic Add to Collection
Ladyhawk - No Can Do album artwork 7:35am Ladyhawk Footprints No Can Do (Triple Crown Audio)
Track Notes: 2012 Buy Ladyhawk No Can Do at Reckless Records Buy Ladyhawk at iTunes Buy Ladyhawk No Can Do at eMusic Add to Collection
Juniore - Un, Deux, Trois album artwork 7:32am Juniore Grave Un, Deux, Trois (La Phonographe)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Juniore Un, Deux, Trois at Reckless Records Buy Juniore at iTunes Buy Juniore Un, Deux, Trois at eMusic Add to Collection
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