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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

6/19 - 5am hour
Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell - Burn album artwork 5:59am Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell Orion (The Weary Huntsman) Burn (Atlantic Curve)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell Burn at Reckless Records Buy Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell at iTunes Buy Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell Burn at eMusic Add to Collection
6/12 - 8am hour
8:48am Dosh Manhatta Tomorrow 1972 (Max/Min)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Dosh Tomorrow 1972 at Reckless Records Buy Dosh at iTunes Buy Dosh Tomorrow 1972 at eMusic Add to Collection
The Monkees - Music Box album artwork 8:44am The Monkees Valleri Music Box (Rhino)
Track Notes: 1967 Buy The Monkees Music Box at Reckless Records Buy The Monkees at iTunes Buy The Monkees Music Box at eMusic Add to Collection
Alvvays - Antisocialites album artwork 8:40am Alvvays Not My Baby Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
Track Notes: 2017 Buy Alvvays Antisocialites at Reckless Records Buy Alvvays at iTunes Buy Alvvays Antisocialites at eMusic Add to Collection
The Go-Go 8:37am The Go-Go's Our Lips Are Sealed Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's (IRS)
Track Notes: 1981 Buy The Go-Go's Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's at Reckless Records Buy The Go-Go's at iTunes Buy The Go-Go's Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's at eMusic Add to Collection
8:32am Mike Maimone WORK Broke, Not Broken (8eat8)
Track Notes: album out 6/18 Buy Mike Maimone Broke, Not Broken at Reckless Records Buy Mike Maimone at iTunes Buy Mike Maimone Broke, Not Broken at eMusic Add to Collection
Squirrel Flower - Planet (i) album artwork 8:29am Squirrel Flower Hurt a Fly Planet (i) (Polyvinyl)
Track Notes: new album out 6/25 Buy Squirrel Flower Planet (i) at Reckless Records Buy Squirrel Flower at iTunes Buy Squirrel Flower Planet (i) at eMusic Add to Collection
Steve Dawson - At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of a Tree album artwork 8:26am Steve Dawson Local 22 Rubber Bands At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of a Tree (Pravda)
Track Notes: album out 7/16 Buy Steve Dawson At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of a Tree at Reckless Records Buy Steve Dawson at iTunes Buy Steve Dawson At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of a Tree at eMusic Add to Collection
Mia Joy - Spirit Tamer album artwork 8:20am Mia Joy Local Heaven Forbid Spirit Tamer (Fire Talk)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Mia Joy Spirit Tamer at Reckless Records Buy Mia Joy at iTunes Buy Mia Joy Spirit Tamer at eMusic Add to Collection
8:17am The Miracles Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 1: 1959-1961 (Hip-O Select)
Track Notes: 1961 Buy The Miracles The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 1: 1959-1961 at Reckless Records Buy The Miracles at iTunes Buy The Miracles The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 1: 1959-1961 at eMusic Add to Collection
Greentea Peng - MAN MADE album artwork 8:13am Greentea Peng Nah It Ain't The Same MAN MADE (EMI)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Greentea Peng MAN MADE at Reckless Records Buy Greentea Peng at iTunes Buy Greentea Peng MAN MADE at eMusic Add to Collection
XTC - Oranges & Lemons album artwork 8:05am XTC Garden Of Earthly Delights Oranges & Lemons (Virgin)
Track Notes: By request for Curtis! Thanks for listening. Buy XTC Oranges & Lemons at Reckless Records Buy XTC at iTunes Buy XTC Oranges & Lemons at eMusic Add to Collection
6/12 - 7am hour
Ashley MacIsaac - Hi, How Are You Today? album artwork 7:59am Ashley MacIsaac Sleepy Maggie Hi, How Are You Today? (A&M)
Track Notes: 1995 Buy Ashley MacIsaac Hi, How Are You Today? at Reckless Records Buy Ashley MacIsaac at iTunes Buy Ashley MacIsaac Hi, How Are You Today? at eMusic Add to Collection
New Order - Get Ready album artwork 7:53am New Order Crystal Get Ready (Reprise)
Track Notes: 2001 Buy New Order Get Ready at Reckless Records Buy New Order at iTunes Buy New Order Get Ready at eMusic Add to Collection
Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis album artwork 7:49am Dusty Springfield Breakfast In Bed Dusty In Memphis (Atlantic)
Track Notes: 1969 Buy Dusty Springfield Dusty In Memphis at Reckless Records Buy Dusty Springfield at iTunes Buy Dusty Springfield Dusty In Memphis at eMusic Add to Collection
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes album artwork 7:45am 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
Mndsgn - Rare Pleasure album artwork 7:41am Mndsgn Hope You're Doin' Better Rare Pleasure (Stones Throw)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Mndsgn Rare Pleasure at Reckless Records Buy Mndsgn at iTunes Buy Mndsgn Rare Pleasure at eMusic Add to Collection
Morcheeba - Who Can You Trust? album artwork 7:34am Morcheeba Trigger Hippie Who Can You Trust? (Sire)
Track Notes: 1996 Buy Morcheeba Who Can You Trust? at Reckless Records Buy Morcheeba at iTunes Buy Morcheeba Who Can You Trust? at eMusic Add to Collection
Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star album artwork 7:28am Black Star Respiration (featuring Common) Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (Rawkus)
Track Notes: 1998 Buy Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star at Reckless Records Buy Black Star at iTunes Buy Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star at eMusic Add to Collection
Spectacular Diagnostics - Natural Mechanics album artwork 7:27am Spectacular Diagnostics Local Fly Mechanics Natural Mechanics (Group BraCil)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Spectacular Diagnostics Natural Mechanics at Reckless Records Buy Spectacular Diagnostics at iTunes Buy Spectacular Diagnostics Natural Mechanics at eMusic Add to Collection
7:21am Graham County Colorado ...Still Sad (Anthology Recordings)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Graham County ...Still Sad at Reckless Records Buy Graham County at iTunes Buy Graham County ...Still Sad at eMusic Add to Collection
Patsy Cline - The Ultimate Collection album artwork 7:18am Patsy Cline Crazy The Ultimate Collection (Mercury Nashville)
Track Notes: 1961 Buy Patsy Cline The Ultimate Collection at Reckless Records Buy Patsy Cline at iTunes Buy Patsy Cline The Ultimate Collection at eMusic Add to Collection
The Troggs - Archeology (1966-1976) album artwork 7:16am The Troggs I'm On Fire Archeology (1966-1976) (Polygram)
Track Notes: 1974 Buy The Troggs Archeology (1966-1976) at Reckless Records Buy The Troggs at iTunes Buy The Troggs Archeology (1966-1976) at eMusic Add to Collection
Tristen - Aquatic Flowers album artwork 7:13am Tristen Complex Aquatic Flowers (Mama Bird)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Tristen Aquatic Flowers at Reckless Records Buy Tristen at iTunes Buy Tristen Aquatic Flowers at eMusic Add to Collection
Hemai - Strange Beauty album artwork 7:05am Hemai Noa Noa (featuring Emilia Anastazja) Strange Beauty (Tru Thoughts)
Track Notes: 2021 Buy Hemai Strange Beauty at Reckless Records Buy Hemai at iTunes Buy Hemai Strange Beauty at eMusic Add to Collection
Anni Rossi - Rockwell album artwork 7:03am Anni Rossi Local The West Coast Rockwell (4 AD)
Track Notes: 2009 Buy Anni Rossi Rockwell at Reckless Records Buy Anni Rossi at iTunes Buy Anni Rossi Rockwell at eMusic Add to Collection
Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum album artwork 7:00am Cate Le Bon Mug Museum Mug Museum (Wichita)
Track Notes: 2013 Buy Cate Le Bon Mug Museum at Reckless Records Buy Cate Le Bon at iTunes Buy Cate Le Bon Mug Museum at eMusic Add to Collection
6/12 - 6am hour
St. Vincent - Daddy 6:53am St. Vincent Live in the Dream 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
6:48am Slim Harpo I'm A King Bee (Single Version) The Excello Singles Anthology (Hip-O)
Track Notes: 1957-1961 Buy Slim Harpo The Excello Singles Anthology at Reckless Records Buy Slim Harpo at iTunes Buy Slim Harpo The Excello Singles Anthology at eMusic Add to Collection
Jamila Woods - HEAVN album artwork 6:45am Jamila Woods Local LSD (feat. Chance The Rapper) HEAVN (Closed Sessions)
Track Notes: 2016 Buy Jamila Woods HEAVN at Reckless Records Buy Jamila Woods at iTunes Buy Jamila Woods HEAVN at eMusic Add to Collection
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