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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

7/16 - 7am hour
Panda Riot - Extra Cosmic album artwork 7:20am Panda Riot Local Remote Viewing Extra Cosmic (self-released)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Panda Riot Extra Cosmic at Reckless Records Buy Panda Riot at iTunes Buy Panda Riot Extra Cosmic at eMusic Add to Collection
Post Office Winter - Music Box album artwork 7:15am Post Office Winter Local Veil/Chapel Music Box (self released)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Post Office Winter Music Box at Reckless Records Buy Post Office Winter at iTunes Buy Post Office Winter Music Box at eMusic Add to Collection
Neneh Cherry - Raw Like Sushi album artwork 7:07am Neneh Cherry Manchild Raw Like Sushi (Virgin)
Track Notes: 1989 Buy Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi at Reckless Records Buy Neneh Cherry at iTunes Buy Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi at eMusic Add to Collection
Σtella - Up and Away album artwork 7:03am Σtella The Truth Is Up and Away (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Σtella Up and Away at Reckless Records Buy Σtella at iTunes Buy Σtella Up and Away at eMusic Add to Collection
Lena Platonos - Lepidoptera album artwork 7:00am Lena Platonos Eros Pantoriana Pandora (Έρως Παντοριάνα Πανδώρα) Lepidoptera (Dark Entries)
Track Notes: 2018 Buy Lena Platonos Lepidoptera at Reckless Records Buy Lena Platonos at iTunes Buy Lena Platonos Lepidoptera at eMusic Add to Collection
7/16 - 6am hour
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... album artwork 6:55am Arrested Development Washed Away 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... (Chrysalis)
Track Notes: 1992 Buy Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... at Reckless Records Buy Arrested Development at iTunes Buy Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of... at eMusic Add to Collection
R.E.M. - Dead Letter Office album artwork 6:50am R.E.M. Crazy Dead Letter Office (IRS)
Track Notes: 1987; Pylon cover Buy R.E.M. Dead Letter Office at Reckless Records Buy R.E.M. at iTunes Buy R.E.M. Dead Letter Office at eMusic Add to Collection
Khruangbin - Mordechai album artwork 6:45am Khruangbin So We Won't Forget Mordechai (Dead Oceans)
Track Notes: 2020 Buy Khruangbin Mordechai at Reckless Records Buy Khruangbin at iTunes Buy Khruangbin Mordechai at eMusic Add to Collection
6:41am The Glass Picture Stairwell The Glass PIcture (Chapter Music)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy The Glass Picture The Glass PIcture at Reckless Records Buy The Glass Picture at iTunes Buy The Glass Picture The Glass PIcture at eMusic Add to Collection
St. Vincent - Daddy 6:36am St. Vincent Down and Out Downtown Daddy's Home (Loma Vista)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy St. Vincent Daddy's Home at Reckless Records Buy St. Vincent at iTunes Buy St. Vincent Daddy's Home at eMusic Add to Collection
Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert album artwork 6:32am Little Simz Standing Ovation Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (AGE 101)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Little Simz Sometimes I Might Be Introvert at Reckless Records Buy Little Simz at iTunes Buy Little Simz Sometimes I Might Be Introvert at eMusic Add to Collection
Christine and the Queens - Redcar les adorables étoiles album artwork 6:29am Christine and the Queens Je Te Vois Enfin Redcar les adorables étoiles (Because)
Track Notes: New album out 9/23 Buy Christine and the Queens Redcar les adorables étoiles at Reckless Records Buy Christine and the Queens at iTunes Buy Christine and the Queens Redcar les adorables étoiles at eMusic Add to Collection
6:24am Annie Fish Local All Things Being Equal It Would Be Nice (self released)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Annie Fish It Would Be Nice at Reckless Records Buy Annie Fish at iTunes Buy Annie Fish It Would Be Nice at eMusic Add to Collection
Daniel Knox - Won 6:19am Daniel Knox Local I Saw Someone Alone Won't You Take Me with You (self-released)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Daniel Knox Won't You Take Me with You at Reckless Records Buy Daniel Knox at iTunes Buy Daniel Knox Won't You Take Me with You at eMusic Add to Collection
6:15am Angel Olsen Chasing The Sun Big Time (Jagjaguwar)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Angel Olsen Big Time at Reckless Records Buy Angel Olsen at iTunes Buy Angel Olsen Big Time at eMusic Add to Collection
Sessa - Estrela Acesa album artwork 6:07am Sessa Helena Estrela Acesa (Mexican Summer)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Sessa Estrela Acesa at Reckless Records Buy Sessa at iTunes Buy Sessa Estrela Acesa at eMusic Add to Collection
Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children album artwork 6:02am Boards of Canada Eagle In Your Mind Music Has The Right To Children (Matador)
Track Notes: 1998 Buy Boards of Canada Music Has The Right To Children at Reckless Records Buy Boards of Canada at iTunes Buy Boards of Canada Music Has The Right To Children at eMusic Add to Collection
7/9 - 8am hour
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies album artwork 8:53am New Order Blue Monday Power, Corruption & Lies (Qwest)
Track Notes: 1983 Buy New Order Power, Corruption & Lies at Reckless Records Buy New Order at iTunes Buy New Order Power, Corruption & Lies at eMusic Add to Collection
Neko Case - Blacklisted album artwork 8:48am Neko Case Local Deep Red Bells 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
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes album artwork 8:45am Violent Femmes Kiss Off Violent Femmes (Slash)
Track Notes: Playing Thalia Hall 10/4-5 Buy Violent Femmes Violent Femmes at Reckless Records Buy Violent Femmes at iTunes Buy Violent Femmes Violent Femmes at eMusic Add to Collection
Petrol Girls - Baby album artwork 8:42am Petrol Girls Preachers Baby (Hassle Records)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Petrol Girls Baby at Reckless Records Buy Petrol Girls at iTunes Buy Petrol Girls Baby at eMusic Add to Collection
Stella Donnelly - Flood album artwork 8:36am Stella Donnelly Lungs Flood (Secretly Canadian)
Track Notes: New album out 8/26 Buy Stella Donnelly Flood at Reckless Records Buy Stella Donnelly at iTunes Buy Stella Donnelly Flood at eMusic Add to Collection
8:31am Pure Intruders Local How Do You Want Your Love Live a Little (self-released)
Track Notes: New album out this summer Buy Pure Intruders Live a Little at Reckless Records Buy Pure Intruders at iTunes Buy Pure Intruders Live a Little at eMusic Add to Collection
Recoil - Recoil: Selected album artwork 8:26am Recoil Prey Recoil: Selected (Mute)
Track Notes: Alan Wilder from Depeche Mode; albums Liquid and Sub-Human to be re-released on vinyl 8/5 Buy Recoil Recoil: Selected at Reckless Records Buy Recoil at iTunes Buy Recoil Recoil: Selected at eMusic Add to Collection
8:18am George Harrison My Sweet Lord All Things Must Pass (Apple)
Track Notes: 1970 Buy George Harrison All Things Must Pass at Reckless Records Buy George Harrison at iTunes Buy George Harrison All Things Must Pass at eMusic Add to Collection
Bartees Strange - Farm to Table album artwork 8:15am Bartees Strange Hold The Line Farm to Table (4AD)
Track Notes: Playing Thalia Hall 11/8 Buy Bartees Strange Farm to Table at Reckless Records Buy Bartees Strange at iTunes Buy Bartees Strange Farm to Table at eMusic Add to Collection
Widowspeak - Plum album artwork 8:06am Widowspeak Money Plum (Captured Tracks)
Track Notes: Playing the Empty Bottle 7/15 Buy Widowspeak Plum at Reckless Records Buy Widowspeak at iTunes Buy Widowspeak Plum at eMusic Add to Collection
8:03am Greenlights Music Local Bravo Cafe (featuring Alo) A Beautiful Mood (self-released)
Track Notes: 2022 Buy Greenlights Music A Beautiful Mood at Reckless Records Buy Greenlights Music at iTunes Buy Greenlights Music A Beautiful Mood at eMusic Add to Collection
8:00am Christine and the Queens Je te Vois Enfin Because (Because)
Track Notes: New single Buy Christine and the Queens Because at Reckless Records Buy Christine and the Queens at iTunes Buy Christine and the Queens Because at eMusic Add to Collection
7/9 - 7am hour
Marika Hackman - We Slept at Last album artwork 7:58am Marika Hackman Next Year We Slept at Last (Dirty Hit)
Track Notes: 2015 Buy Marika Hackman We Slept at Last at Reckless Records Buy Marika Hackman at iTunes Buy Marika Hackman We Slept at Last at eMusic Add to Collection
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